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 …
Imagine a world without hobbies.
You get off work, head home, finish your chores and then stare at the wall until it’s dinner time.
That’s a pretty boring picture, isn’t it?
Having hobbies is important.
Hobbies offer you a …
China is a diverse nation—geographically, culturally and linguistically!
Even after spending months or years learning Mandarin Chinese, you’ll still end up unable to understand someone while on your travels through China.
That’s because the Chinese language has 7 major dialects…
The Chinese 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.…
“I’m too busy.”
It’s a phrase we’ve all said a time or two before.
No matter what it is we’re trying (or dreaming) to accomplish, it simply feels like there’s never enough time in the day.
We all know …
Saying sorry is important.
Whether we’ve just stepped on someone’s toe, knocked over a glass of milk, arrived late for a meeting or received heartbreaking news, we apologize more than we think we do.
As a result, it’s only natural …
Having a digital dictionary is essential for Chinese learners because of all the extra features it typically has:
- A character drawing option
- Pronunciation based on characters/pinyin (and vice versa)
- Stroke order
- And radical search and English-Chinese/Chinese-English translations, of course.