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Category Archives: Basic Chinese

How Do I Teach My Children Mandarin Chinese?

Learning Chinese Chinese is becoming a very important language. I’m sure you know that which is why you’re reading this. The great news about teaching your children Mandarin so that you don’t need to know Chinese yourself! The other thing as well is that children can pick up languages like a sponge. The earlier they Read More…

Applying the Lessons of the book, ‘Make It Stick’

This week I’m listened to Peter Brown’s book, Make It Stick on Scribd. The book’s ultimate aim is to teach readers how they can learn better and remember longer. The main takeaways from the book can certainly be applied to Learning Chinese 中文. The most effective learning methods are: 1) Active Retrieval 2) Spaced Repetition Read More…

Free Chinese eBook Until 30 March on Amazon

To help you keep your mind sharp during this trying period, we are making the Chinese Language eBook for FREE on Amazon.com until Monday, March 30. Learning the Chinese Language This book is normally priced at USD $9.99 and will stay free over the weekend. You can grab your copy here. Enjoy!

You ask; we answer!

Q: Hi, I’m a beginner student of Chinese and have been studying Chinese on and off for the past year. I’ve found that there are many different ways of saying the days of the week like xingqiyi or libaiyi and there’s also ri. Which one should I use and what is the difference between them? Read More…

You ask; we answer!

One of our students recently asked us this question: I notice that in Chinese there are many ways of saying often. I came across the words “changchang, jingchang, tongchang, pingchang” so far. Can you tell me what is the difference between them? We will certainly try. You are correct, there are many ways of expressing Read More…

International Brand Names in Chinese

As every other language, Chinese language has undoubtedly been undergoing many changes, such as new vocabulary and even new sentence structures, particularly under the influence of English. New words have been seeping into Mandarin since Qing dynasty, but the process has been much more notable in the recent decades. This has been propelled by the Read More…

Update: LearnMandarin poster with 50 most common radicals coming out soon!

Dear students, As you already know we’ve recently announced that we are working on creating a set of physical flashcards that are going to be extremely beneficial to those in the beginning stages of their language learning journey. The entire set of 300 cards which we have named Core Vocabulary, will be available for purchase soon Read More…

Travel Time: Hangzhou part I

上有天堂,下有苏杭。 (Shàng Yǒu TiānTáng, Xià Yǒu Sū Háng) Paradise in Heaven, Suzhou and Hangzhou on earth. Hangzhou (杭州 HángZhōu) is considered to be the cradle of Chinese civilisation with its history spanning over more than 2,200 years. Besides being a major tourist attraction and being renown for its scenic beauty, Hangzhou is also the provincial Read More…

A quick update from our CEO:

Hi everyone, we have listened to your requests and decided to publish a set of physical flashcards designed to help you learn faster and more efficiently. This set of flashcards which we have named Core Vocabulary, includes 300 most frequently used words and characters and covers most of the vocabulary from our Module 1. The Read More…

Top 10! Resources for writing Mandarin Chinese

1. Lang-8 Established back in 2006, Lang-8 today boasts more than 750,000 users from 190 different countries around the world. The concept of Lang-8 is simple: new users register on the website and provide the information on which language they want to learn or are currently learning (target language) and which is their native language. Once their Read More…

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