As a student, a pet peeve of mine was when someone asked me: “
Are you learning Chinese?”
This irked me because I wasn’t learning Chinese;
I was learning . Mandarin
While this may seem confusing, especially
how long it takes to learn Chinese depends on various factors—such as your native language, current level, experience with languages, etc.
And most importantly: your goal.
Becoming fluent and highly proficient in Mandarin Chinese (and passing the HSK …
Did you know that
? there are actually hundreds of Chinese dialects
But when it comes to learning Chinese, most people opt for the most commonly spoken dialects—Mandarin and Cantonese.
So how does one choose between the two?
This is …
Having hobbies is important.
Hobbies are a way to express yourself, give you something to devote your time to, allow you to escape stressful situations and
reconnect with yourself.
learning Chinese, it only makes sense that you’d …
China is a diverse nation—geographically, culturally and linguistically!
If you’ve ever traveled through China, you’ll soon realize, even if you speak Mandarin Chinese, you’ll still end up unable to understand
the Chinese language has (at least) …
了 (le) particle can do a lot.
It can change situations, express time durations, complete an action and even describe ongoing events.
With all of these varied uses, knowing when and how to apply 了 can be tricky.…
Contrary to popular belief, if you want to
learn Chinese—or any language for that matter—it doesn’t have to take two or three hours a day. Although, if you have that much free time, then go for it! But be …