• Post time: Feb-26-2020

    China is one of the world’s four ancient civilizations, and the written history of China dates back to the Shang Dynasty over 3,000 years ago. Here, we’ve outlined China’s history in a basic introduction and hope you have a good overview of it. The Shang Dynasty (c. 1600–1046 BC) The Shang ...Read more »

  • Post time: Feb-25-2020

    To express that a verb is carried out briefly or “a little bit,” you can add 一下 (yīxià) after it. Sometimes 一下 (yīxià) can soften the tone. Note: The pinyin for 一下 is written “yīxià” but pronounced “yíxià” due to a tone change rule!   Structure: Subj...Read more »

  • Post time: Feb-24-2020

    We want to give you some of the names of your favorite Pokémon in Chinese. You will be able to talk to and understand Chinese fans of the series. You’re welcome! The Story of Pokémon To generally summarize the story, Pokémon (神奇宝贝 shénqí bǎobèi, lit. “Magical Darlings” or based on the video g...Read more »

  • Post time: Feb-21-2020

    Learning a foreign language means you have more opportunities connecting with people from different countries. In that case, asking “where are you from?” in Chinese can be very useful and practical in your social life.   Which country are you from in Chinese? Q: 你是哪国人? (Nǐ shì nǎ guóré...Read more »

  • Post time: Feb-20-2020

    The weather is getting warmer and spring will be here soon. Here is a beautiful Chinese poem about spring, called 春晓 chūnxiǎo (Spring Dawn). 春眠不觉晓, 处处闻啼鸟, 夜来风雨声, 花落知多少. Chūn mián bù jué xiǎo, chùchù wén tí niǎo, Yè lái fēngyǔ shēng, Huā luò zhī duōshǎo. I slumbered this spri...Read more »

  • Post time: Feb-19-2020

    When you work for a company or do other sorts of physical (and even mental) activities for another party, you’re likely to use the Chinese preposition 为 (wèi). This character is often translated into English as “for,” but is sometimes unnatural or unnecessary, depending on the ...Read more »

  • Post time: Feb-18-2020

    Need motivation to begin (or continue) studying Mandarin Chinese? Luckily, the language itself contains many inspiring sayings related to learning. The history of education in China can be tracked back to the 16th century B.C. In ancient times, learning Confucianism was the most efficient way to ...Read more »

  • Post time: Feb-17-2020

    Family relations can reach out over several generations and through many extensions. English terms for family members only consider two factors: generation and gender. While in English, there is only one way to say “aunt,” for example, there are multiple ways to say “aunt”...Read more »

  • Post time: Feb-14-2020

    You might already know how to say “I love you” in Mandarin: it’s 我爱你 (wǒ ài nǐ). But sometimes you need a bit of a variety other than these three words. 1. 我喜欢你 (wǒ xǐhuan nǐ) – I like you This literally means ‘I like you’, or ‘I fancy you’ but as Chinese people can be shy about expressin...Read more »

  • Post time: Feb-13-2020

    In China you will certainly find yourself needing to take a taxi at some point. Compared to many other countries, taxis in China are generally an affordable and convenient way to get where you want to go quickly. Let’s take a look at some essential phrases for taking a taxi in China! 1. 师傅,到…...Read more »

  • Post time: Feb-12-2020

    There are many reasons why learning Chinese is important. Here are seven reasons why it is good and helpful to learn Chinese. 1. Chinese is the most spoken language in the world If you’re going to learn another language, why not make it the language that’s the most spoken in the world? More than ...Read more »

  • Post time: Feb-11-2020

    Today we’re going to explain the three “de” particles of Chinese. These particles are some of the hardest components of Chinese grammar. Even native speakers often mix them up. There are three de particles. They are all pronounced “de” with the neutral tone when used as a particle, which is why p...Read more »

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