pros and cons of studying in taiwan and china

Study abroad China vs. Taiwan? Pros and Cons.

Study abroad China vs. Taiwan? Pros and Cons. If you’re considering study abroad China vs. Taiwan — great! You are going to have a fantastic time wherever you go and hopefully, you will see your Chinese level increase rapidly! Where you choose to study is based on many factors – language, geography, lifestyle, career, hobbies,[…]

How to Start Learning Chinese

How to start learning Chinese? To many people, Chinese is a strange and exotic language that is supposed to be quite difficult. So, how do you go about approaching studying the language? This is an article for those that want to start learning Chinese but have no idea where to start. Well, let us tell you[…]

Do I need to learn Chinese characters

I can already read Pinyin. Do I need to Learn Chinese Characters?

Do I need to learn Chinese characters? The short answer is YES! If you ever want to be more than a beginner who “speaks a little bit of Chinese” then you should learn Chinese characters. Why Learn Chinese Characters? First of all, Pinyin did not even exist several decades ago! If you don’t know, Pinyin[…]

What is the HSK exam

What is the HSK exam and should I take it?

What is the HSK exam? The Hànyǔ Shuǐpíng Kǎoshì (HSK) is the pinyin of the Chinese word 汉语水平考试. The English translation is the Chinese Proficiency Test” or “the Chinese Standard Exam.” The HSK is China’s only standardized test of Mandarin Chinese language proficiency for non-native speakers. The test is administered by Hanban, an agency of the Ministry of[…]

4 ways to say Tutor in Chinese

4 Ways to Say Tutor in Chinese

Are you learning Chinese from a real teacher? Or is it tutor? Is she actually a professor and now you’re worried about what the correct term is to use? No worries. Today we’ll look at 4 ways to say tutor in Chinese. Speaking of… if you’re looking for top Chinese tutors that can help you[…]

best way to learn Chinese characters

What’s the Best Way to Learn Chinese Characters?

What’s the best way to learn Chinese characters? To learn Chinese characters, you need to learn “radicals” first. Chinese characters can be categorized into 6 types: Pictograms, Ideograms Ideogrammic compounds Phono-semantic compounds Transformed cognates Rebus Among all Chinese characters, more than 90% of them are Phono-semantic compounds. A Phono-semantic compound consists of a radical related[…]

10 fun facts about china for kids

10 Facts about China for Kids

10 Fun Facts about China for Kids There are so many fun facts about China! But today we’re going to choose just 10 of them for kids. Hopefully, you learn something and your interest in China grows! China is an exciting country with a huge population and a fascinating history. Over one billion people live there[…]

5 Ways How to say Chinese in Chinese

How to say Chinese in Chinese? Although the question “how to say Chinese in Chinese?” may seem silly, this is actually a great question. How do you say Chinese in Chinese? Well, it depends on which type of Chinese you’re talking about. Today we’re going to learn ways to express the differentiation variations of the[…]

Chinese Characters Vs. Chinese Words

Chinese Characters Vs. Chinese Words

Chinese Characters Vs. Chinese Words – What’s the difference? How many are there of each? Do you know the difference between Chinese characters vs Chinese words? It’s not that difficult if you understand how the Chinese language is organized. Some of the confusion comes from that fact that Chinese is a phonetic language and doesn’t[…]

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[…]