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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[…]

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“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[…]

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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[…]

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“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[…]

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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[…]

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“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[…]

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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[…]

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“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[…]

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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,[…]

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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[…]

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“Going to Work by Walking” – Learn Chinese Lessons PDF

B1-L19 Go to work by walking   Sign up to get the FREE PDF & Trial Class Download PDF Chinese Lessons 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 do you get there, what[…]