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10 Excellent Teaching Channels for English to Mandarin

  Chinese has become the second International language lately. As you all know, the first International language is English. Obviously, knowing English before we devote ourselves into Mandarin is much more efficient than learning Mandarin blindly. There are several bilingual teaching channels out there for your Mandarin learning purpose. Don’t worry I am going to[…]

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The Chinese Word for Love | Different ways to say “love” in Mandarin

The Chinese Word for Love When learning a language, one of the first things you should learn is to say “I love you!” In fact, many people learn the word for “love” in tons of different languages, just in case! So, let’s learn not just the Chinese word for love, but at least 5 ways[…]

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How to memorize Chinese pinyin tone marks | TutorMandarin

 How to memorize Chinese pinyin tone marks? Chinese is a tonal language with 4 tones and 1 non-tone! For someone that’s never learned a tonal language before, this can be quite difficult to get used. It means you have to add pitch to every word you say and be able to do it smoothly and[…]

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Learn Chinese Through Mandarin TV Series “The Fierce Wife”

Mandarin TV Series “The Fierce Wife” “The Fierce Wife” (Chinese: 犀利人妻, Xī lì rén qī) is a popular Taiwanese TV series released in 2010. The drama is starred by main characters Sonia Sui (隋棠), Wen Sheng Hao (温升豪), Chris Wang (王宥胜) and Amanda Zhu (朱芯仪). “The Fierce Wife” was such a blockbuster that it was[…]

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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[…]

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Learn Chinese Through Mandarin Movie – “Our Times”

Mandarin movie “Our Times” – Enjoyable way to learn Mandarin “Our Times”, Mandarin name “我的少女时代” (Wǒ de shàonǚ shídài), is a Taiwanese comedy romance film directed by Frankie Chen (陈玉珊, Chényùshān). 我的少女时代 literally means “The Time of My Maiden Years”. The film released worldwide in 2015. The plot is the memory of the leading actress’[…]

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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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7 tips on “How to choose the right Chinese tutor?” China has the second largest economy and is also one of the largest trading partners of US. Therefore, it is not surprising that you’ve decided to learn Chinese. The next big step will be choosing the right teacher. There’s a saying “finding a business partner[…]

a Beginner guide in Chinese writing

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[…]