18th July 2017

TutorMandarin Chinese Language Blog

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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?

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[…]

The Best HSK Apps of 2018 for Android and iOS

The Best HSK Apps of 2018 for Android and iOS

The Best HSK Apps If you’re reading this article, you probably already know what the HSK is. The HSK stands for 汉语水平考试 (hànyǔ shuǐpíng kǎoshì) which translates to “Chinese Proficiency Test.” The HSK is an international standardized exam which tests Chinese language proficiency for Chinese as a second language learners. The HSK can be taken[…]

Chinese Lessons for Kids – Free PDF lesson “My name is…”

Chinese Lessons for Kids – Free PDF lesson “My name is…”

Chinese Lessons for Kids PDF ilovepdf_com-0   Chinese Lessons for Kids Youtube Video Chinese Lessons for Kids: K1L2 “My name is…” 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[…]

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

[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[…]

Chinese for Kids – Free PDF lesson “Hello! Good Morning!”

Chinese for Kids – Free PDF lesson “Hello! Good Morning!”

Chinese for Kids PDF ilovepdf_com-1 Chinese for Kids Youtube Video Chinese For Kids: K1L1 “Hello! Good Morning!” 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[…]

“I am Reading Books.” – Free Learn Chinese Book PDF

“I am Reading Books.” – Free Learn Chinese Book PDF

B1-L22 I am reading books (Preview) Sign up to get the FREE PDF & Trial Class Download PDF Learn Chinese Book PDF: Lessons Overview It must be the most common questions – “What are you doing?” “Are you available now?” These questions seem pretty simple, but can you answer in fluent  and understandable Chinese?  Beginner[…]

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

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[…]

Teach Mandarin Online with… TutorMandarin!

Teach Mandarin Online with… TutorMandarin!

  Application link: https://www.tutormandarin.net/en/become-a-tutor/ Greetings English-speaking, Chinese tutors! We’re glad you found us. TutorMandarin is a leading online Chinese tutoring software and service that prides itself on using professional tutors who help students learn to really speak Chinese! Are you ready to teach Mandarin online with TutorMandarin? Qualifications Professional tutor Degree in Chinese as a[…]

How to count to 10 in Chinese?

How to count to 10 in Chinese?

How to count to 10 in Chinese? Let’s learn how to count to 10 in Chinese today! And what better place to start then numbers 1 through 10? Today we’ll teach out how to pronounce each Chinese number, do the correct hand gesture, and even write out the character itself! First, watch the video below[…]

Learn Chinese Tones in 3 Minutes w/ “The Dentist Story”

Learn Chinese Tones in 3 Minutes w/ “The Dentist Story”

Learn Chinese Tones in 3 Minutes w/ “The Dentist Story” Chinese is a tonal language. But if you have never learned tones before… how do you learn Chinese tones? Is there anything from English you can reference to make learning Chinese tones easier? Well, today we’ve got good news. English actually DOES use tones! In[…]

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[…]

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 name in Chinese? | The 100 Most Common English Names in Chinese

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[…]

What’s the difference beween Chinese and Mandarin? Is Mandarin 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[…]

How to 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[…]