If I asked you to name the parts of speech, could you name all of them?
Nouns. Verbs. Adjectives. Adverbs. Pronouns. Prepositions. Conjunctions. Determiners. Interjections.
Those are the nine parts of speech that we learned about in school.
I don’t …
One of the easiest ways to make your language skills sound more advanced is by connecting your thoughts using conjunctions like “and.”
Just look at the difference:
I like to eat chicken. I also like to eat beef.
I like …
Did you have breakfast this morning?
没有 (méi yǒu).
No, I definitely didn’t say that I had mayonnaise for breakfast—even though that’s what it might sound like at first!
What I said is that no, I didn’t have breakfast…
If you’re a beginner in Chinese, there’s every chance that you’ve already learned how to say the months in Mandarin.
It’s simple, really.
Because many aspects of the language are logical, just knowing the numbers in Chinese gets you …
Flour is an important ingredient in just about every baking recipe.
Whether you’re making a cake, brownies, cupcakes or a loaf of bread, flour is a necessity.
Even though you can’t taste it, most recipes require cups of it!
The Monday blues. Hump Day (a.k.a Wednesday). Thirsty Thursdays.
Whether literal or symbolic, each day of the week has meaning for us.
And given that we’re always looking forward to the weekend, we talk about the days of the …
Learning the seasons in Chinese is more than just knowing how to talk about the weather.
It’s also about discovering the different holidays and traditions in each season and diving deep into Chinese culture.
In this blog post, I’m …