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HSK 2 Full Word List | Excel Sheet and PDF Download

Here’s the full list of HSK2 words (plus some!) with all the info you need: Chinese, Pinyin, English and 2 example sentences for each. This is great if you want to make your own flashcard deck (Anki) or just check them off through a spreadsheet. All sentences are originally created by Tutormandarin and are not[…]

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Best Apps to Learn Chinese Free | List from TutorMandarin

It’s so convenient learning Chinese with apps these days…and what’s more convenient than free apps? Today, TutorMandarin will explore the best apps to learn Chinese for free. These free apps will not just teach you a few phrases but will really start you down your language learning journey — taking you step by step up[…]

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HSK 1 Full Word List | Excel Sheet and PDF Download

Here’s the full list of HSK1 words (plus some!) with all the info you need: Chinese, Pinyin, English and 2 example sentences for each. This is great if you want to make your own flashcard deck (Anki) or just check them off through a spreadsheet. All sentences are originally created by Tutormandarin and are not[…]

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Where does the word “Chow” come from?

Where does the word “chow” come from? The word chow refer to food or rather anything edible that you’re going to make a meal out of. It is commonly used in the military in reference to meals. Colloquially, the phrase “chow down” means just to eat quickly and heartily. So what are the origins of the word?[…]

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A guide to Chinese calligraphy: handwriting tips for beginners

Learning the Chinese language can be a tough order for any Western speaker. The two main Chinese languages, Mandarin and Cantonese, come from the Sino-Tibetan branch of languages. Meanwhile, most Western speakers speak a language from the Indo-European branch of languages. This means that there are very few similarities that Western speakers can familiarize themselves[…]

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“No Pictures Here.” – Free Learn Chinese PDF

B1-L23 No picture here (Preview) Sign up to get the FREE PDF & Trial Class Download PDF Learn Chinese with PDF: Lessons Overview If you go to a tourist attraction in Chinese-speaking countries and are told by the local staff that you cannot take pictures here. Can you understand? And how do you ask someone[…]

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Chinese 24 Solar Terms and Winter Solstice (Dongzhi Festival)

Winter’s coming in the Northern Hemisphere! And speaking of winter, there’s winter solstice, or midwinter, an astronomical phenomenon that has the shortest daytime and longest nighttime of the year. Winter Solstice in Chinese culture, also known as “Dongzhi” (冬至,  Dōngzhì), is coming this year on December 22nd, which would be one of the annual celebrated[…]

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“How to Go to the Post Office?”- Learn Chinese PDF For Free

B1-L21 How to go to the post office? (Preview)   Sign up to get the FREE PDF & Trial Class Download PDF Learn Chinese PDF: Lesson Overview You are planning to hang out with your friends but you are all not familiar with that place. You have to discuss with them in Chinese about how[…]

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Famous Chinese Myths You Must Know Part 2 – China’s Four Great Folktales

As mentioned in previous article Famous Chinese Myths You Must Know (Part 1), some of the Chinese myths have a comparative “Western version,” how the universe and men were created, scary fairy tales, and love stories. In part 2, you will know the famous and classic Chinese folktales that together, they are called “China’s Four[…]

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Advanced Chinese Pickup Lines – Video and Translation

This is a video from Youtuber “Potter King” Who goes around trying some great/cheesy/terrible pickup lines on some unsuspecting bystanders. This uses advanced Chinese so we’ve translated it below with some descriptions of why it’s funny. If you can pull these off…. then your Chinese and your game is really next level. If this is too[…]