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facts about China

Facts about China for Kids

Facts about China for Kids China has a rich history that has inspired today’s list of facts about China. The People’s Republic of China is the country’s official name. It has its capital in Beijing. Some of the fun facts about China range from its people, geographic features, wildlife, nature, as well as their religion.[…]

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[…]

wheres the best place to study mandarin chinese

Where’s the best place to study Chinese?

Where’s the best place to study Chinese? Well to answer this question, you have to first consider what matters to you the most in your study trip in addition to learning the language. What are you Mandarin Chinese goals?  If your goal is purely to immerse yourself in a Mandarin-speaking environment and you do not[…]

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![…]

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[…]

many chinese characters in Chinese alphabet

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

how to write your chinese name

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[…]