Mandarin Pinyin and the difference between them

Mandarin Pinyin. What’s the difference between Pinyin and Mandarin?

What’s the difference between Pinyin vs. Mandarin? Short Answer First, Mandarin refers to a whole language dialect and is the standard dialect for Chinese. Pinyin is just the romanization of the pronunciation of Chinese. Expanding on differences between Pinyin vs. Mandarin There are Chinese characters and their pronunciations. Chinese characters are pictorial, which makes them[…]

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Learn Chinese Tones in 3 Minutes w/ “The Dentist Story”

Learn Chinese Tones in 3 Minutes w/ “The Dentist Story” Chinese is a tonal language. But if you have never learned tones before… how do you learn Chinese tones? Is there anything from English you can reference to make learning Chinese tones easier? Well, today we’ve got good news. English actually DOES use tones! In[…]

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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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“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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“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[…]

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Romantic Mandopop (Lyrics Included) and TV Series- “No Ifs” and “My Queen”

Malaysian Mandopop Singer Fish Leong & “No Ifs”– To Whom Being Confused in Relationships Here come the Mandarin drama and romantic song recommendation! “No Ifs” (没有如果, méiyǒu rúguǒ) is a theme song and opening credit to the Taiwanese TV series “My Queen” (败犬女王, Bài quǎn nǚwáng), or “Queen of No Marriage”. The song is sung by[…]

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Learn Chinese song – “Step by Step” by Mayday

  Mayday – Popular band in Taiwan MayDay “五月天” (Wǔyuètiān) is a famous Taiwanese band consists of five members, Ashin, Monster, Stone, Masa, and Guan You. MayDay made their debut in 1999 and has abundant of albums, four best hit albums, and concert albums, all of which sold in impressive numbers including the sales into[…]

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Chinese symbols: The most common Chinese symbols and the true meaning behind them

The most common good luck Chinese symbols and the meaning behind them China is a very big country with long and established traditions and customs. One of the well-known traditions is the Chinese people love to play with words and their meanings. Therefore, the calligraphies of Chinese symbols written on the red square paper is very[…]

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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[…]

Chinese New Year Traditions

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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Chinese Puns

“A bicycle can’t stand on his own because it is two-tired.” You must’ve heard of many puns in English, and you may also “create” puns by playing with the words. Puns can bring fun to the language and in people’s daily lives, too. Not surprisingly, there are also puns in Chinese language, since Chinese words[…]

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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[…]