many chinese characters in Chinese alphabet

How many characters are there in the Chinese alphabet?

How many characters are there in the Chinese alphabet? When people ask the questions “how many characters are there in the Chinese alphabet?” it usually means they’re interested but don’t quite understand non-phonetic languages. First, let’s clarify some things. Chinese is a pictorial language that doesn’t have an “alphabet” like Westerns are thinking of. Chinese[…]

What other languages are spoken in China

What other languages are spoken in China?

What other languages are spoken in China? We all know that Chinese is spoken in China, but what other languages are spoken in China? Hold on a minute. Do we actually know that Chinese is the main language in China? Do we even know what the Chinese language is? For example, is it the same[…]

traditional vs simplified Chinese

Traditional vs Simplified Chinese: What’s the difference?

Traditional vs Simplified Chinese: What’s the difference? Before we explore traditional vs simplified Chinese, let’s take a look at the history. Listen to it explained in simple terms by our own education manager, Teacher Yao’An. A short history of Simplified Characters A long, long time ago there were only traditional Characters and that’s the only[…]

Mandarin Chinese language Lessons

Mandarin Chinese language lessons

Mandarin Chinese language lessons from TutorMandarin TutorMandarin offers Mandarin Chinese language lessons from professional tutors using original, systematic courses. Our courses are all original and designed to get you speaking Chinese as fast as possible. We’re immensely proud of them and we’re even more proud when they help students learn to finally speak Chinese! Our[…]

chinese culture for kids

Chinese Culture for Kids – Free PDF Lesson “Dragon Boat Festival”

Chinese Culture for Kids PDF Kids dragon boat festival 1 Download PDF Chinese Culture for Kids PDF “Dragon Boat Festival” Are you looking for Chinese for kids resources? Well, then you’re in luck! Whether you’re learning mandarin for kindergarten, teaching Mandarin to pre-schoolers, or just wondering how to teach your child mandarin Chinese — we’ve[…]

chinese measure words

Chinese Measure Word List | TutorMandarin

Chinese Measure Word List Chinese measure words are used together with numerals to indicate the quantity of a noun, and sometimes even of an action. There’re tons of measure words in Chinese, just like there are in English. Any time you say an amount of something, you can use a measure word. 4 cups of coffee. 10[…]