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A guide to Chinese calligraphy: handwriting tips for beginners

A guide to Chinese calligraphy: handwriting tips for beginners

Learning the Chinese language can be a tough order for any Western speaker. The two main Chinese languages, Mandarin and Cantonese, come from the Sino-Tibetan branch of languages. Meanwhile, most Western speakers speak a language from the Indo-European branch of languages. This means that there are very few similarities that Western speakers can familiarize themselves[…]

“No Pictures Here.” – Free Learn Chinese PDF

“No Pictures Here.” – Free Learn Chinese PDF

B1-L23 No picture here (Preview) Sign up to get the FREE PDF & Trial Class Download PDF Learn Chinese with PDF: Lessons Overview If you go to a tourist attraction in Chinese-speaking countries and are told by the local staff that you cannot take pictures here. Can you understand? And how do you ask someone[…]

Chinese 24 Solar Terms and Winter Solstice (Dongzhi Festival)

Chinese 24 Solar Terms and Winter Solstice (Dongzhi Festival)

Winter’s coming in the Northern Hemisphere! And speaking of winter, there’s winter solstice, or midwinter, an astronomical phenomenon that has the shortest daytime and longest nighttime of the year. Winter Solstice in Chinese culture, also known as “Dongzhi” (冬至,  Dōngzhì), is coming this year on December 22nd, which would be one of the annual celebrated[…]

“How to Go to the Post Office?”- Learn Chinese PDF For Free

“How to Go to the Post Office?”- Learn Chinese PDF For Free

B1-L21 How to go to the post office? (Preview)   Sign up to get the FREE PDF & Trial Class Download PDF Learn Chinese PDF: Lesson Overview You are planning to hang out with your friends but you are all not familiar with that place. You have to discuss with them in Chinese about how[…]

Famous Chinese Myths You Must Know Part 2 –  China’s Four Great Folktales

Famous Chinese Myths You Must Know Part 2 – China’s Four Great Folktales

As mentioned in previous article Famous Chinese Myths You Must Know (Part 1), some of the Chinese myths have a comparative “Western version,” how the universe and men were created, scary fairy tales, and love stories. In part 2, you will know the famous and classic Chinese folktales that together, they are called “China’s Four[…]

Advanced Chinese Pickup Lines – Video and Translation

Advanced Chinese Pickup Lines – Video and Translation

This is a video from Youtuber “Potter King” Who goes around trying some great/cheesy/terrible pickup lines on some unsuspecting bystanders. This uses advanced Chinese so we’ve translated it below with some descriptions of why it’s funny. If you can pull these off…. then your Chinese and your game is really next level. If this is too[…]

“Buy Some More” – Free Learn Chinese Grammar PDF

“Buy Some More” – Free Learn Chinese Grammar PDF

  B1-L20 Buy some more (Preview)  Sign up to get the FREE PDF & Trial Class Download PDF Chinese Lessons Overview Do you love shopping? No matter you love to shop in the department store or supermarket, this lesson would teach you useful Chinese speaking if you want to describe your shopping schedule. Who did[…]

TutorMandarin to provide 5000+ original Chinese sentences to Hanping Dictionary apps

TutorMandarin to provide 5000+ original Chinese sentences to Hanping Dictionary apps

Hanping Dictionary APPs will include 5,000 of TutorMandarin’s original Chinese example sentences to match its database of Chinese words. Sentences will be incorporated into both of Hanping Chinese Dictionary Android apps – Hanping Lite & Hanping Pro. Hanping is a set of Chinese language-learning apps that offer English, Pinyin or Chinese characters (Hanzi) in a user-friendly[…]

Romantic Mandopop (Lyrics Included) and TV Series-  “No Ifs” and “My Queen”

Romantic Mandopop (Lyrics Included) and TV Series- “No Ifs” and “My Queen”

Malaysian Mandopop Singer Fish Leong & “No Ifs”– To Whom Being Confused in Relationships Here come the Mandarin drama and romantic song recommendation! “No Ifs” (没有如果, méiyǒu rúguǒ) is a theme song and opening credit to the Taiwanese TV series “My Queen” (败犬女王, Bài quǎn nǚwáng), or “Queen of No Marriage”. The song is sung by[…]

Top Tips for Choosing a Good Chinese Tutor in Singapore

Top Tips for Choosing a Good Chinese Tutor in Singapore

Finding an excellent Chinese tutor in Singapore can be difficult. Good Chinese tutors, or good coaching teachers in general, must have certain qualities, skills, experiences, teaching methods to stand out from the rest. Many parents only care about qualifications when selecting tuition teachers, but it’s not the only criteria that affect learning efficiency. Following are[…]

“I’m Single, Therefore I’m Proud” – 11/11 Singles’ Day in China

“I’m Single, Therefore I’m Proud” – 11/11 Singles’ Day in China

Singles’ Day China – Double 11 Holiday Background “I’m single, therefore I’m proud.” is the main meaning behind this newly-invented holiday originated from China. The 11/11 Day (光棍节, Guānggùn jié) is on November 11th in China, and now the neighboring Taiwan celebrates this holiday, too. It’s also known as Double Eleventh Day, Singles’ Day, or[…]

Famous Chinese Myths You Must Know

Famous Chinese Myths You Must Know

Famous Chinese Myths v.s. Western Myths We all know that in Genesis, God created the heavens and the earth; we all know the famous lovers Romeo and Juliet from Shakespeare’s play and also, the worldwide fairy tale Hansel and Gretel.  But do you know that there are Chinese versions of the creation of the universe,[…]

Learn Chinese Online PC Version Coming Out – TutorMandarin

Learn Chinese Online PC Version Coming Out – TutorMandarin

Not only on the app, TutorMandarin is now on your PC as well, allowing our students to learn Mandarin with their professional tutors more flexible! TutorMandarin is a revolutionary e-learning mobile app that students can learn to speak Chinese with their tutors online anywhere on their phone. Tutormandarin offers 1-on-1 online Chinese courses based on[…]

The Chinese Walking Dead – Zombies in Chinese Cultures

The Chinese Walking Dead – Zombies in Chinese Cultures

The world just celebrated Halloween by dressing themselves in various movie characters or many kinds of ghosts from different countries. Zombie is always a good choice when people are trying to dress up and act horrifying. You must be too familiar with zombies image like those in The Walking Dead. However, the zombies in China[…]