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

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! China is really big! In[…]

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[…]

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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 only[…]

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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[…]

jokes in chinese for all mandarin learners

[Guest Post] 5 Fun and Easy Jokes in Chinese to Impress Your Friends

  5 Fun and Easy Jokes in Chinese to Impress Your Friends Chinese culture is one of the oldest continuous cultures in the world. This immense country contains nearly a fifth of the world’s population. As a result, it’s no surprise that Chinese culture embraces a huge range of different influences and styles. They have[…]

is Chinese a phonetic language

Is Chinese a phonetic language?

Is Chinese a phonetic language? English speakers tend to have a lot of question about how Chinese as a language…. actually works. Is Chinese a phonetic language? What is the Chinese alphabet? How do Chinese learn their own language? Well, let’s go through these one at a time. Chinese is NOT a phonetic language Let’s[…]

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How to write your name in Chinese? | The 100 Most Common English Names in Chinese

How to write your name in Chinese? The 100 most common men’s and women’s names in Chinese Even if you don’t have a “Chinese Name,” you still have a Chinese name. That’s because the Chinese language takes common English names and puts them into the most phonetically similar sounds available in Chinese. Take the names[…]

mandarin and chinese

What’s the difference beween Chinese and Mandarin? Is Mandarin Chinese?

Usually, when you hear Mandarin you immediately associate it with Chinese. Heck, the two words usually appear right next to each other – “Mandarin Chinese!” But what exactly is the difference between Chinese and Mandarin? What does Mandarin mean by itself? Understanding the Chinese Language Chinese is the umbrella term for the whole language. It[…]

learn chinese through english

How to learn Chinese through English

How to learn Chinese through English? Many students don’t even know how to approach learning the Chinese language at the beginning. To learn English (or other romance languages!), you first learn the letters of the alphabet, their sounds, how they combine into words, and so on and so forth. But, how to learn Chinese if there’s[…]