Chinese chengyu and phrases

Chinese Chengyu – 如虎添翼 – Like adding wings to a tiger

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[…]

bargaining skills

How to bargain in Chinese + How to haggle in China

How to Bargain in Chinese In China, it is all about “bargaining”! Everything is negotiable! Therefore, besides shopping in supermarkets or malls, you should try to bargain with Chinese vendors in markets. The first price is always too high and especially if a foreigner asks for. Therefore, people should know some basic Chinese phrases to[…]

Christmas in China | Fun Facts about celebrating Xmas in 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 the Chinese language. Even[…]

type in Chinese

Type in Chinese or Handwriting?

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[…]

Chinese swear words

Chinese Swear Words + Chinese Curse Words

Chinese Swear Words & Chinese Curse Words Every language, every culture has their own ways to express discontent. So, when learning Chinese it’s necessary to explore this aspect of the language – Chinese swear words. You need to know when others are swearing at you or when you might need to curse right back at[…]

China Emergency Number

China Emergency Number You Need to Know

Accidents don’t follow any rules. Most of them happen in moments when we don’t expect it at all. Although most of us aren’t willing to encounter ones, we must handle some emergent situation or troubles during our trips to foreign countries. We already learn the most important emergency contact numbers during our childhood by our[…]

Time zones in China

Time Zones in China

Time Zones in China – What to Know We all know that Russia (俄国 – Éguó*) is the largest country in the world with approximately 17,098,242 square kilometers. It covers more than one-eighth of the Earths’ inhabited land and boasts an impressive 11 time zones (时区 – shíqū*). It’s neighbor China (中国 – Zhōngguó*) has[…]

how to count in chinese using hands

Chinese Number Gestures |Counting in Chinese and Learning Numbers with Hands

  Chinese Number Gestures Learning numbers and 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[…]

learn chinese food slang and more

Chinese Food Humor | Chinese Slang about Food

  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.[…]

How to improve Chinese online

Learn Chinese Online for Free | Best Resources for Learning Chinese

Learn Chinese Online for Free How to learn Chinese online for free?How can I learn Chinese to read and speak well in Chinese 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![…]

time in Chinese

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 the Chinese language. Learning how to talk and ask about time can help you organize the itinerary, and avoid you from confusion. So, let’s learn “how to ask about time” as[…]

funny Chinese Jokes with english examples

Funny Chinese Jokes to help you learn Mandarin

    Funny Chinese jokes and Easy Chinese Jokes to learn Mandarin Every nation has its own special brand of humor — born from its unique cultural and historical background. When learning Chinese you have to learn some funny Chinese jokes! It will not only improve your language skills but will also give you a[…]