TutorMandarin Google Play Android App Launch

TutorMandarin Launches Android APP on Google Play!

“Mandarin Goes Mobile” w/ new APP, TutorMandarin 1-on-1 online Chinese classes taught by certified Mandarin tutors through a state-of-the-art Android app that features a virtual classroom, full in-app courses, interactive daily content, and more. TutorMandarin is available now on Google Play.    TutorMandarin has officially launched its Android app today on the Google Play Store, Read more about TutorMandarin Launches Android APP on Google Play![…]

Chinese Tongue Twister Challenge

Using a lot of alliteration in sentences, tongue twisters are definitely a great way to practice and improve your pronunciation, accent and fluency when learning a language. You would notice a remarkable improvement in your proficiency of language when practicing a few twisters everyday. Today, we at TutorMandarin will try to teach you how to Read more about Chinese Tongue Twister Challenge[…]

如虎添翼 – Like adding wings to a tiger

What is it? The chengyu 如虎添翼 (rú hǔ tiān yì) breaks down into the words: like (如Rú) tiger (虎hǔ) add (添tiān) wings (翼yì). This translates nicely to “like adding wings to a tiger” in English. Now, what does it mean to add wings to a tiger? As you can tell from other chengyus, the tiger Read more about 如虎添翼 – Like adding wings to a tiger[…]

Is it enough to only know how to type in Chinese and not write by hand?

There are a couple of questions most people might think of, while learning Chinese! Nowadays it is more common to write an email or a letter via PC than with your hand. Hence some people are not sure how important it really is to be able to write Chinese characters by hand, we want to Read more about Is it enough to only know how to type in Chinese and not write by hand?[…]

Chinese swear words

Speaking vulgarly is so common for all, regardless of nationalities, even in a furious mood or some certain situation. Knowing different versions of cursing words is somehow like building a “lingua franca” among friends. So today, let’s learn some 粗話 (cūhuà – bad words) in Chinese for fun. Before we start, we would seriously warn Read more about Chinese swear words[…]

How to learn Chinese online for free from TutorMandarin online Mandarin tutoring

How to improve your Chinese skills online for free

How can I learn to read and speak Chinese well and for free while using online resources? Often there come up a lot of questions like this, when someone starts to learn a new language. So, is it possible in 2016? Maybe! Let’s explore why and why not. “Free” and “Online” Resources There are many Read more about How to improve your Chinese skills online for free[…]

TutorMandarin Ask About Time in Chinese How to ask the time

Ask About Time

Whether you are making travel arrangements or asking others schedule in Chinese-speaking countries, you have to know how to times,  dates, and more in Chinese. Learning how to talk and ask about time can help you organize the itinerary, and avoid you from confusion. Vocabulary  English Chinese Pinyin morning 早上 zăoshàng noon 中午 zhōngwŭ afternoon Read more about Ask About Time[…]

Learn Chinese from Jokes TutorMandarin

Learn Chinese from jokes

Let’s learn Chinese jokes and learn Chinese from jokes! Every nation has a special humor, influenced by peoples’ culture. Therefore, it is not surprising that it is quite helpful to know some good jokes, if you want to make new friends in a Chinese speaking country. To understand a joke 笑话 (xiào huà) in Chinese, Read more about Learn Chinese from jokes[…]

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Trivia -Vegetables’ names in Chinese

    Have you wondered… what is the Chinese word for collard greens? A lot of times with foods, translation don’t always work so well for a variety of reasons. Sometimes the food is regional or local, and China doesn’t naturally have that type of food. Sometimes, China has a version of that plant or Read more about Trivia -Vegetables’ names in Chinese[…]

Reasons for learning Mandarin instead of a Chinese dialect

Mandarin will get you the most bang for your buck. The number of people who are speaking Chinese is still growing. Today, Mandarin is the most spoken language with 1,310 million speakers worldwide. Approximately 900 million of those are native speakers and 410 million people have learned Chinese as a second language. Spoken language Mandarin Read more about Reasons for learning Mandarin instead of a Chinese dialect[…]