What are Chinese dialects?

What are Chinese dialects? Chinese is like a big umbrella of languages with a number of various dialects beneath. They are usually classified into 7 large groups. They are Mandarin (Putonghua), Min, Hakka, Yue (Cantonese), Wu, Gan, and Xiang. Each of them also contains many smaller dialects. It’s like English. Within English, there is American[…]

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How to Learn Chinese Fast

How to Learn Chinese Fast These days, you will find many misconceptions about studying a language. The different language-leaning advertisements on the market have easily misguided people into believing that it is not possible to study a new language fast. Nobody should fear studying Mandarin Chinese as their second language. Learn Chinese language for beginners[…]

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A level Chinese vocabulary list

  A level Chinese vocabulary list Ready to learn A LOT of Chinese vocabulary? A large part of learning a new language is just learning the new vocabulary. Chinese vocabulary is no exception. Once you get your pronunciation and tones straightened out, then you’re left with vocabulary and grammar left to do. Today, we’ll give[…]

Chinese 1 Vocab List

Chinese 1 Vocab List Every new language requires learning a lot of new vocabulary from scratch. Chinese is no exception. You are ready to learn Mandarin vocabulary as soon as you know the basic of Chinese — namely, “Pinyin.” Pinyin teaches you how to pronounce each sound in Chinese using the English alphabet. On top[…]

[Guest Post] Why Context is Crucial when Learning Chinese

  The importance of context in Chinese language learning We all know that learning Chinese is not too easy, particularly for westerners who are not used to entirely different symbols and language structures. Reading is usually the first thing students try to figure out, but it’s challenging and time-consuming if you rely solely on your[…]

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[Guest Post] 20 Common Chinese Slang Words

The Chinese language is challenging to access and complicated to learn. It takes time and patience to reach a high level of oral and written skills. If you already know how to greet people, catch on interesting (long!) words, are familiar with the Pinyin system of pronunciation, and read Chinese characters properly, you are then[…]

[Guest Post] 4 Tips to Learn Chinese

Learning Chinese? Great. Today we’re gonna share some of our Chinese wisdom with you on how to learn Mandarin. Enjoy these four pieces of wisdom from the teachers here at TutorMandarin. 1. Set as a Solid Chinese Foundation I`m often asked if students can just skip the boring beginning part and learn the “useful” and[…]

How to test your Chinese level?

How to test your Chinese level? There are several ways to test your Chinese level of proficiency. Today we’ve written about 3 different ways to determine your level. These ways all vary in terms of time, accuracy, and comprehensiveness. Feel free to select the way that works for you! Test your Chinese level with the HSK […]

Tips for Reading Chinese

[Guest Post] 7 Useful Tips for Reading in the Chinese Language

Tips for Reading in the Chinese Language People from all around the world are interested in learning Chinese more than ever. Some of them do it for business purposes and others for the pure fun out of it. Whatever your reasons for learning Chinese are, you’ll inevitably come to a really challenging step along the[…]

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Where’s the best place to study Chinese?

Where’s the best place to study Chinese? Well to answer this question, you have to first consider what matters to you the most in your study trip in addition to learning the language. What are you Mandarin Chinese goals?  If your goal is purely to immerse yourself in a Mandarin-speaking environment and you do not[…]

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TutorMandarin Free Chinese Class Signup Process

TutorMandarin Free Chinese Class Signup Process TutorMandarin offers a free 1-on-1 trial class to all student who signup. If you’re considering taking the trial class, let us show you just how easy it is to sign up and have a great experience! 1. Sign Up For Free Chinese Class Get started with basic email and[…]

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Is it harder to learn Chinese or Japanese?

Is it harder to learn Chinese or Japanese? If you’re deciding what Asian language to study, or just wondering about the difficulty of language learning, you may have asked yourself, “Is it harder to learn Chinese or Japanese?” This is an interesting question! First of all, for native speakers of English, both Chinese and Japanese[…]