Lucky Numbers in Chinese

In Western countries, due to the religious reason, 7 is a ubiquitous lucky number which many believe that it is associated with creationism. But some numbers have been thought to be lucky, while others are considered unlucky. So, does 7 be thought as lucky in Chinese culture, too?   Unfortunately, not!   To learn a Read more about Lucky Numbers in Chinese[…]

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![…]

Christmas facts about China

With a table, full of mouth-watering delicacies, and shopaholic annual procurement, Westerns celebrate Christmas very hard! But on the other side, what does a non-Christian country like China spend this western holiday? Today at TutorMandarin, we will unmask the secret of Christmas in China and teach you some Christmas greetings in Chinese. Even though, there Read more about Christmas facts about China[…]

Chinese time zones

We all know that Russia (俄国 – Éguó*) is the largest country in the world with approximately 17,098,242 square kilometres. It covers more than one-eighth of the Earths’ inhabited land and boasts an impressive 11 time zones (时区 – shíqū*). Its’ neighbour China (中国 – Zhōngguó*) has with 9,596,960 square kilometres roughly the size of Read more about Chinese time zones[…]

Counting in Chinese with hands

We’ve learnt numbers in Chinese previously, so today let’s talk about something related ”Chinese hand counting”. The beauty of the Chinese numerable signals is that you can count from one to nine just by using one hand. You don’t need to be a nine-fingered mutant! For most people of western countries, it is quite surprising, Read more about Counting in Chinese with hands[…]

Chinese Food Slang

  There is a Chinese proverb “吃饭皇帝大” (chī fàn huáng dì dà), which literally means “Food is bigger than the emperor”. It shares a similar meaning with the English slang “someone’s bread and butter”, which is “Nothing is more important than eating”. You can see how essential food is in Chinese life from this notion. Read more about Chinese Food Slang[…]

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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[…]

Chinese food – more than just instant noodles

Some people who haven’t been to Asia before and thinking about going on vacation or even living in China, have prejudices about chinese food. Due to this TutorMandarin wants to introduce you some typical dishes and what foreigners might be aware of, to make their experience as special as possible. First of all, people should Read more about Chinese food – more than just instant noodles[…]

How to write Chinese with a keyboard

Quick answer: People in China text in Chinese. Long answer: The nature of this question hints that you want to know how keyboards or typing in Chinese works — since it’s done with thousands of complex characters instead of 26 letters. Here’s the best visual we can give you for now with an explanation. Let’s say you’re Read more about How to write Chinese with a keyboard[…]

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[…]