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Tips for Reading Chinese

[Guest Post] 7 Useful Tips for Reading in the Chinese Language

Tips for Reading in the Chinese Language People from all around the world are interested in learning Chinese more than ever. Some of them do it for business purposes and others for the pure fun out of it. Whatever your reasons for learning Chinese are, you’ll inevitably come to a really challenging step along the[…]

I can’t speak Chinese at all! Can I survive in China?

I can’t speak Chinese at all! Can I really survive in China? The answer is… yes! If you’re asking this question, then you’re probably not in China! Because honestly, you can survive in almost any major city in China with limited Chinese at the beginning. Most people that study abroad to China are amazed at[…]

pros and cons of studying in taiwan and china

Study abroad China vs. Taiwan? Pros and Cons.

Study abroad in 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,[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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![…]

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[…]

chinese culture for kids

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

Chinese Culture for Kids 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 got free Chinese lessons and resources for[…]

taiwanese mandarin vs maianland chinese

Is there a difference between Mandarin in China and Taiwanese Mandarin?

Is there a difference between Mandarin in China and Taiwanese Mandarin? The answer is “yes!” Taiwanese Mandarin is different than Mandarin in China.  The difference between Mandarin in China is Taiwan is pretty much just like the difference in English between two different locations. Mandarin Accents, Mandarin Dialects, and Taiwanese Mandarin Even within English, there[…]