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![…]

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[…]

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How to count to 99 in Chinese

Let’s learn how to count in Chinese today. Good news, the numerical system in Chinese is very straightforward and simple! Different from English, it doesn’t require you to count multiples of ten such as twenty, or forty in unique way, and it doesn’t require you to add “-teen” after numbers that come after ten. So Read more about How to count to 99 in Chinese[…]

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How to boost your speaking and listening skills in Chinese

  We think this is an important and often overlooked question. Having started studying Chinese from scratch later in life… it is very difficult to even understand what “good Chinese” or “correct Chinese” sounds like. A lot of people who decide to study Chinese at University have language courses with several second generation Chinese, who Read more about How to boost your speaking and listening skills in Chinese[…]

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Learn how to say “Thank You!” in Chinese

When starting to learn Chinese there are certain necessary phrases you need to learn first. And isn’t it better to start with the polite ones? So we’re going to start with a word second in importance only to ‘Ni Hao!’. A word you you will hear frequently throughout your time in China (restaurants, transportation, taking Read more about Learn how to say “Thank You!” in Chinese[…]

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What’s your name?

Getting to know someone else isn’t always that simple — especially when it is in another language. Trying to speak even just a few sentences in the native language of a foreigner you want to get to know, always shows your interest and respect to that person. And as we all know – It is all Read more about What’s your name?[…]

Only China Foodies Will Know

Calling all Chinese learners that are also foodies, listen up! Come learn some new ways to talk about food with the passion it deserves. Come commiserate about the Chinese food problems we all have (Shandong pancakes being sold out, eating your nut bracelet). Come enjoy this great video from TM Shanghai. Vocabulary 螃蟹 pángxiè crab 红烧 hóngshāo braised 发胖 fāpàng Read more about Only China Foodies Will Know[…]

Chinese Tongue Twister Challenge

We all love a good tongue twister. Because of tones, Chinese tongue twisters can be combinations of the same phonetic sounds over and over but with changing tones to make a phrase. If you want to impress your Chinese friends, learn some from these videos and wow them with your skills. Check out this Chinese Read more about Chinese Tongue Twister Challenge[…]

Chinese Girlfriends | North vs. South

If you don’t know the difference between northern and southern Chinese girls — this video is a must watch. If you think you know the difference, then check your understanding with this video. If you think you definitely know, then enjoy a good laugh as these differences are beautifully visualized by TMD Shanghai. Vocabulary 北方 Read more about Chinese Girlfriends | North vs. South[…]