the top 40 easy characters in mandarin chinese

40 Easy Chinese Characters

Easy Chinese Characters When my non-Chinese-speaker friends saw me writing my diary in Mandarin, they always gasped and thought that I was writing some kind of mysterious and complicated code. Chinese characters, or Hànzì, seem to be one of the hardest parts for many Chinese learners since the complicated strokes and appearances, which are so[…]

Unterstanding China - PART XX - Know your Chinese Zodiac Animals - Blog

Know Your Chinese Zodiac Animal – Part 1

  Chinese Zodiac Animal You might have noticed that many Chinese market or department stores hang the ornaments of chicken on their front doors or ceiling. That’s because Chinese people celebrate Chinese New Year during the 27th of January and the 1st of February 2017 and the Chinese zodiac animal of the upcoming year is[…]

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Tang Poetry and Poems You Need To Know

  Chinese Literature Tang Poems Chinese literature is very beautiful! Tang Poetry was generally composed in the Tang Dynasty and represents Chinese cultural history. Most people say it is China’s greatest contribution to the world literature. As you might be more familiar with traditional English language poems, which are mainly confined to rhyme, meter, and[…]

China Emergency Number

China Emergency Number You Need to Know

    China Emergency Number You Need to Know Accidents don’t follow any rules. Most of them happen in moments when we don’t expect it at all. Although most of us aren’t willing to encounter ones, we must handle some emergent situation or troubles during our trips to foreign countries. We already learn the most[…]

Time zones in China

Time Zones in China

Time Zones in China – What to Know We all know that Russia (俄国 – Éguó*) is the largest country in the world with approximately 17,098,242 square kilometers. It covers more than one-eighth of the Earths’ inhabited land and boasts an impressive 11 time zones (时区 – shíqū*). It’s neighbor China (中国 – Zhōngguó*) has[…]

how to count in chinese using hands

Chinese Number Gestures |Counting in Chinese and Learning Numbers with Hands

  Chinese Number Gestures Learning numbers and counting in Chinese with hands We’ve learnt numbers in Chinese previously, so today let’s talk about something related ”Chinese hand counting”. The beauty of the Chinese numerable signals is that you can count from one to nine just by using one hand. You don’t need to be a nine-fingered[…]

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Chinese food list with pictures | The best Chinese dishes to order

Chinese food list with pictures | The best Chinese dishes to order Some people who haven’t been to Asia before and thinking about going on vacation or even living in China, have prejudices about chinese food. Due to this TutorMandarin wants to introduce you some typical dishes and what foreigners might be aware of, to[…]

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Air Pollution in China Facts | Better Know Your AQI

Air Pollution in China Facts If you are thinking about traveling or living in mainland China, then you’re probably concerned about pollution. While you’ve undoubtedly heard many horror stories about different types of pollution (water, food, sound), today we will focus primarily on the air quality in China and smog in particular. To give some[…]

Nineties in China

Nineties in China vs. Now | Facts you need to know

Nineties in China vs. Now | Fun Facts The Nineties in China were a crazy time! How well do you know the trends and fashion of that period? This video comedically exaggerates the difference in Chinese culture during the 90’s vs now as made by TMD Shanghai. Enjoy learning Chinese culture from yester years and compare it[…]