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Top 10 Chinese Culture Facts You Should Know

Top 10 Chinese Culture Facts You Should Know The Chinese have a rich culture which they have managed to sustain for thousands of years and they are still strong at it handing it down generations. While they have several beliefs and taboos they are keen to follow, there are some main culture facts one needs[…]

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[Guest Post] Education and the Blockchain

Education and the Blockchain – Should We be Teaching Blockchain in Schools? It goes without saying that tech progress is moving at a rapid pace. Futurists point to Moore’s law – the idea that tech capabilities double every two years – as evidence for tech’s expansion into nearly every facet of our lives. Teaching Technology[…]

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How to learn Chinese language with minimum effort

How to learn Chinese language with minimum effort? At first glance, Chinese language learning seems mission impossible for foreigners. But nothing is impossible because the word itself is “I’m possible!” It is true that Chinese characters are unique and totally different from other western languages that you have learned before. But the Chinese language also[…]

Cantonese vs Mandarin

[Guest Post] Cantonese vs Mandarin: Similarities and Differences

Cantonese vs Mandarin: Similarities and Differences Many people think that Chinese is just one language. When they hear a person from China speaking, they immediately say that the person is speaking in Chinese. But that is not the case since there are several versions of spoken Chinese. There are Cantonese, Hunanese (Xiang, Hsiang), Hakka, Shanghainese,[…]

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Chinese Mythology: Are Dragons Really Bad?

Chinese Mythology: Are Dragons Really Bad? If you are either a fan of “Supernatural” or “Once Upon a Time”, you will know how “mean, selfish and powerful” dragons are. I enjoy reading all kinds of books (especially mystery and mythology!) but when I first encountered stories about dragon slayers, I was shocked. My first thought was…[…]

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How to write in Chinese – a Beginner’s Guide

How to write in Chinese – A Beginner’s Guide in Chinese Writing Learning Chinese can be a bit scary and seems impossible at the first glance. They just seem like scary blocks of words if you don’t know the idea of how they were formed.You will have no idea where to start. Chinese characters are[…]

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The best 5 Chinese apps for learning Chinese in 2017

The best 5 Chinese apps for learning Mandarin in 2017 How technology makes it easier to learn Mandarin through Chinese App? In the past, before the internet, learning a new language (especially Mandarin Chinese) was quite challenging for Chinese learners. First, you had to find and purchase study materials. And, even if they were good study[…]

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Chinese New Year Traditions – A Beginner’s Guide to CNY Traditions

Chinese New Year Traditions You Need to Know!   Have you ever been to networking event in Chinese countries and ended up being awkward, because you don’t speak or know anything about this foreign language or culture? Do not fear, after reading this post, I can guarantee that you will get an overview of the most[…]

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I Want To Learn Chinese

The Chinese language is one of the most difficult languages in the world. If you had friends who learn Chinese, you may hear them complaining about standard Chinese tones and complicated characters. We can divide Chinese language learning into standard Chinese, as known as Mandarin, and Chinese variants such as Cantonese. Certainly, the number of[…]

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40 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 not easy to[…]

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Typhoon Season: Preparations That Must be Done.

When is typhoon season? “Typhoon”, also known as “Hurricane” in North and South America, refers to“Cyclone” in India. It is one of the most famous natural disasters in Asia! Usually, the typhoon season starts from mid-June to August or even early September. It is estimated that there are around 26 typhoons or more per summer,[…]

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What is Pinyin?

  Have you ever come up with the question of “what is pinyin?” when you first come across Chinese language learning? Have you ever wondered how does it works or where does it come from? Let’s find out what pinyin is together here at Tutormandarin.  If you just drop by this article and want to[…]