Mandarin Pinyin and the difference between them

Mandarin Pinyin. What’s the difference between Pinyin and Mandarin?

What’s the difference between Pinyin vs. Mandarin? Short Answer First, Mandarin refers to a whole language dialect and is the standard dialect for Chinese. Pinyin is just the romanization of the pronunciation of Chinese. Expanding on differences between Pinyin vs. Mandarin There are Chinese characters and their pronunciations. Chinese characters are pictorial, which makes them[…]

free chinese lessons for beginners

Free Chinese Lessons for Beginners

Free Chinese Lessons for Beginners Lesson Chinese Title English Title 1 你叫什么名字? What’s your name? 2 你好吗? How are you? 3 你喜不喜欢喝咖啡? Do you like coffee? 4 你家有几口人? How many people in your family? 5 自我介绍 Self-introduction 6 我的家人都喜欢喝咖啡 My family likes to drink coffee 7 我有一张漂亮的照片 I have a beautiful picture 8 这个东西多少钱? How[…]

What is 100 in chinese

What is 100 in Chinese?

What is 100 in Chinese? Answer: The number one hundred in Chinese is 一百 pronounced yībǎi. How to count in Chinese The number system in Chinese is much more logical than in English. The number for one is just one dash (一) and is pronounced (yī). The number two has two horizontal dashes (二 ) and it’s[…]

learn mandarin in 5 mins

How to Speak Chinese in 5 Minutes | The Beginners Guide to Chinese

Ok, so we’re writing this blog post “how to speak Chinese in 5 Minutes” only because so many people have searched it. Disclaimer: you can not learn any language in 5 minutes and if you tell someone that you learned Chinese in 5 minutes… they will either laugh at you or think you’re a lunatic. […]

1000 most common chinese vocabulary

1000 Most Common Chinese Words

Here’s the full list of the top 1000 most common Chinese words 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[…]

500 Most Useful Chinese Words

Here’s the full list of the top 500 most common Chinese words 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[…]

250 Most Important Chinese Words

250 Most Important Chinese Words Here’s the full list of the top 250 most “important” Chinese words 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[…]

top 100 chinese words

100 Most Common Chinese words

Here’s the full list of the top 100 most common Chinese words 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[…]

learn pinyin tones

How to memorize Chinese pinyin tone marks | TutorMandarin

 How to memorize Chinese pinyin tone marks? Chinese is a tonal language with 4 tones and 1 non-tone! For someone that’s never learned a tonal language before, this can be quite difficult to get used. It means you have to add pitch to every word you say and be able to do it smoothly and[…]

Advanced Chinese pickup lines

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[…]

teacher's day in china

Chinese Teacher’s Day and Confucius Quotes

Chinese Teacher’s Day in China and Taiwan No matter your country is, there may be a national teacher’s day. The dates of teacher’s day depending on different countries. Many countries have their teacher’s day based on the birthday of national iconic education figures. Therefore, unlike many international holidays, teacher’s days around the world have different[…]

Cantonese vs Mandarin

[Guest Post] Cantonese vs Mandarin: Similarities and Differences

Cantonese vs Mandarin: Similarities and Differences Many people think that Chinese is just one language. When they hear a person from China speaking, they immediately say that the person is speaking in Chinese. But that is not the case since there are several versions of spoken Chinese. There are Cantonese, Hunanese (Xiang, Hsiang), Hakka, Shanghainese,[…]