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Chinese Puns

  Chinese Puns “A bicycle can’t stand on his own because it is two-tired.” You must’ve heard of many puns in English, and you may also “create” puns by playing with the words. Puns can bring fun to the language and in people’s daily lives, too. Not surprisingly, there are also puns in Chinese language,[…]

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I Want To Learn Chinese

I Really Want To Learn Chinese The Chinese language is one of the most difficult languages in the world. If you had friends who learn Chinese, you may hear them complaining about standard Chinese tones and complicated characters. We can divide Chinese language learning into standard Chinese, as known as Mandarin, and Chinese variants such[…]

Michael Wong Song

Fairy Tale (童话) by Michael Wong (光良)

“Fairy Tale” : The song of Most Popular In Chinese Michael Wong, also well known as 光良(Guāngliáng), born 30 August 1970, is a Malaysian Chinese singer and composer. He has sung and written many love songs those of which have high popularity. Wong began his singing career around 1995 and has released five solo albums[…]

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Ten Years (十年) by Eason Chen 陈奕迅

Ten Years : One Of The Most Popular Songs Eason Chan is a Hong Kong singer and actor. He has been praised by Time magazine as the rising of Cantopop. The media calls him “God of Song” and “King of Asian Pop”. Chan had won multiple Golden Melody Awards and loads of other music awards.[…]

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Why Study Chinese?

  Why study Chinese? Among all the languages around the world, more and more people are learning a second or third language as a career plus, an interest or even a challenge to oneself. In this case, if you are planning to learn a new language, what would it be? English? Spanish? French? Or is[…]

China Tomb Sweeping Day and More

Tomb Sweeping Festival

If you’re currently living or traveling in China or Taiwan, you must know that this weekend until 4th of April is a national holiday. It’s called “Tomb Sweeping Festival”, also know as “Qingming Jie” 清明节. Yes, tomb sweeping day! It’s actually one of the biggest holidays in Chinese society! Don’t worry we’ll explain the origin[…]

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What is Pinyin?

  Have you ever come up with the question of “what is pinyin?” when you first come across Chinese language learning? Have you ever wondered how does it works or where does it come from? Let’s find out what pinyin is together here at Tutormandarin.  If you just drop by this article and want to[…]

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5 Ways to Say Sorry in Chinese

Have you ever bumped into someone and not knowing how to say sorry in Mandarin? Or have you ever heard people saying these phrases throughout your travel in China? Certainly, “Please, thank you, and sorry” are the most useful magic phrases in all around the world. Knowing how to apologize is important and a way[…]

Talk Family tree in Spoken Chinese

Chinese Family Tree

For many Chinese language learners, family titles in Chinese are for sure a pain in the neck. It might rack your brain just trying to say “uncle” or “cousin” right. In Chinese, they give each family member a title. From your mother’s side to your father’s side, to each generation, and gender…etc. For this reason,[…]

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Chinese Leftover Women

  In most parts of the world, women are still living under a lot of stereotypes. For example, women should get married around their twenties and have a baby around thirties. Women should do housework, stay home and take care of the child, women should…etc etc etc. In the 21st century, it’s still hard to[…]

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11 Crucial Chinese Phrases You Must Know

  11 Crucial Chinese Phrases You Must Know Before you head off to China, you must know some basic Chinese in order to interact with locals. In this video, you could not only learn phrases that are extremely useful but also some tips while traveling in China. Here, besides the typical “hellos” and “goodbyes” here[…]

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Ask About Relationships and Marriage

  Ask About Realationship Research shows that healthy relationships can help you live longer, deal with stress, be healthier, and even feels richer! Moreover, relationships play a really important part in our day to day life. Just think about it, no matter it is between you and your friends, your family, or your other half,[…]