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5 Reasons Why Chinese is Difficult

5 Reasons Why Chinese is Difficult Chinese is not the easiest language for an English speaker to learn! In fact, it takes much longer to learn Chinese than many other languages (Spanish, French, German…). The United States State Department estimates it to take almost 88 weeks to be advanced conversational. So, what’s the deal? Why[…]

Chinese Characters Vs. Chinese Words

Chinese Characters Vs. Chinese Words

Chinese Characters Vs. Chinese Words – What’s the difference? How many are there of each? Do you know the difference between Chinese characters vs Chinese words? It’s not that difficult if you understand how the Chinese language is organized. Some of the confusion comes from that fact that Chinese is a phonetic language and doesn’t[…]

How to say bye in Chinese – 4 different ways from TutorMandarin

How to say bye in Chinese When you are learning a new language it’s important to learn multiple ways to say the same. This is what native speakers do. They don’t just say “how are you? fine and you?” every time we greet. You need to learn these phrases so you can understand them when[…]

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[…]

total number of chinese words

How Many Chinese Words Are There? How many Chinese Characters?

How many in Chinese Characters How many words are there in the Chinese language? Or how many Chinese characters are there? Is it the same or does it make a difference? Chinese is not English. Chinese is a comprised of pictograms that are referred to as characters. Characters are used alone or combined together to[…]

how to ask name in mandarin

How to Ask Name in Mandarin?

How to ask name in Mandarin? Getting to know someone else isn’t always that simple — especially when it is in another language. Trying to speak even just a few sentences in the native language of a foreigner you want to get to know, always shows your interest and respect to that person. And as we[…]