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different simplified and traditional characters

List of different simplified and traditional characters

What is this list of different Simplified and Traditional Characters? Chinese has several written variations including Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese. Mainland Chinese typically use Simplified Chinese Characters, but Taiwan, Hong Kong, and others still use Traditional Chinese Characters. Simplified Chinese in Mainland China is a recent phenomenon and has only been incorporated nationally since the[…]

chinese songs for kids

Chinese Songs for Kids

Chinese Songs for Kids Here at TutorMandarin, we love teaching kids Chinese! And what better way to learn Chinese than through songs! Songs are a great way to make language learning fun and memorable. If the song is catchy enough, you’ll sing it over and over and over. As a bonus, many popular kids Chinese[…]

learning Chinese language for beginners pdfs

Learning Chinese Language for Beginners PDFs

  Learning Chinese Language for Beginners PDFs Welcome Chinese learning beginners! When starting out with a new language, it’s important to get all the great (and free!) resources you can to help you learn Chinese effectively. But remember, the goal is to learn Chinese effectively (be able to speak the language with other native speakers[…]

improve Chinese tones

How do I improve Chinese tones?

How do I improve Chinese tones? If you’re asking yourself about how to improve Chinese tones, that’s a good thing! Having a strong foundation with great tones and pronunciation is imperative to speak fluent Chinese. Plus, with the tones, there’s only 5 of them! Students should spend time early getting their tones right and to set[…]

4 Facts about China for Kids

Facts about China for Kids We’ve selected 4 facts about China for kids that will hopefully get you interested in the country and wanting to learn more. If you’re interested in the Chinese language, then check out our Chinese course for kids. Ready? Let’s go! 1. China is the 4th biggest country in the world![…]

Top 10 Reasons “Why Learn Chinese?”

Why Learn Chinese? The top 10 reasons to learn Chinese from TutorMandarin There are tons of reasons to learn a second language, especially Chinese. We’ll choose some of our most compelling arguments — but know there’s plenty more. As always, feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments. Alright, let’s go! The top 10[…]

How to say bye in Chinese – 4 different ways from TutorMandarin

How to say bye in Chinese When you are learning a new language it’s important to learn multiple ways to say the same. This is what native speakers do. They don’t just say “how are you? fine and you?” every time we greet. You need to learn these phrases so you can understand them when[…]

celebrities speak Chinese

Which celebrities speak Chinese?

Which celebrities speak Chinese? … and how well? It’s very hot right now to learn Chinese and even celebrities are getting in on it. But which celebrities speak Chinese and which are just faking it? Listen for yourself and see our Chinese teacher‘s review of their language abilities. Maybe your Chinese is even better than[…]

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[…]

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[…]