What is the HSK exam

What is the HSK exam and should I take it?

What is the HSK exam? The Hànyǔ Shuǐpíng Kǎoshì (HSK) is the pinyin of the Chinese word 汉语水平考试. The English translation is the Chinese Proficiency Test” or “the Chinese Standard Exam.” The HSK is China’s only standardized test of Mandarin Chinese language proficiency for non-native speakers. The test is administered by Hanban, an agency of the Ministry of[…]

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Chinese Sports List with Pictures | TutorManadrin

List of Sports in Chinese with Pictures Do you know your sports in Chinese? There’re many types of sports in the world. Which ones do you enjoy? There are  all types of competitive physical activity or games which, through casual or organized participation, aim to use, maintain or improve physical ability and skills. Today, we[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]

10 best blogs for chinese learners

The 10 Best Blogs for Chinese Learners

The 10 Best Blogs for Chinese Learners Currently, Chinese is the second largest international language and is becoming increasingly popular to learn as a second language. For those of you looking to find the best Chinese language learning content on the internet, we’re here today to recommend you the top 10 trustworthy and useful blogs[…]

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How to Teach Chinese to Your Kids as a Non-Native Speaker

How to Teach Chinese to Your Kids (as a Non-Native Speaker!) Mandarin Chinese, the official language of Taiwan and China is one of the most popular languages with approximately 1 billion speakers worldwide. It also has a powerful economy that will be impactful for years to come. Now, while Chinese is among the most difficult language[…]

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18 Things You Didn’t Know About Chinese Culture

18 Things You Didn’t Know About Chinese Culture   China. The most populated country on the planet. With around 1.4 billion people, or 20% of the world’s population, you would think there are no secrets left regarding China’s rich heritage and culture. But I’ve got news for you. This vast country has a unique cultural[…]

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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[…]

chinese 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[…]

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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[…]