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How to Choose Chinese Gifts – Learn about Chinese gift etiquette & culture

Gift giving etiquette varies in different cultures. Usually, in Chinese gift-giving culture, the “meaning” of the gift is more valuable than the “price”. Therefore there’s a Chinese proverb “千里送鹅毛,礼轻情意重 (Qiānlǐ sòng émáo lǐ qīng qíngyì zhòng)”, meaning to sent goose feather from afar, it’s a light gift with heavy meaning behind it. For Chinese, the proverb[…]

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You Rock if You Know – 15 Funny Chinese Words

Some Chinese learners may think learning Chinese is too hard, not if you know the funny sides of this language!  There are lots of funny Chinese words that you cannot easily guess the word meanings only from their surface.However, after you know their meanings and why, you will be impressed and in love with this[…]

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Free Chinese Classes | TutorMandarin Summer Giveaway

Here comes the summer vacation! Wondering how to fulfill your summer? Learn something new and broaden your knowledge seem to be a good idea to invest yourself. What about learning a new foreign language and experiencing different cultures? Or are you planning to learn Chinese but haven’t taken action? If you are planning a trip[…]

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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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What People Do in Taoist Temple?

No matter if you’ve already visited Asia or not, you might have heard of those exotic temples. The churches in Western countries are fascinating to Asian people. Likewise, the temples are intriguing to westerners. There are certain ways to pray in Churches and some rules to obey. The same thing goes to Chinese temples. Today[…]

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Learn Chinese Characters Like a Duck to Water

Chinese characters are probably one of the most complicated parts of Chinese language learning. However, it might be the main reason why some of you start to learn Chinese language or some who decided to back out from it. Chinese language is not like other languages that are pronounced the way how it’s written, you[…]

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Learn Country Names in Chinese

Country Names in Chinese | TutorMandarin Online Chinese Learning The very first thing you learn when you have your first lesson in any foreign languages is how to introduce yourself. Your name, your country, and your hobbies. Check out how to introduce your name in Chinese here! How to ask about hobbies in Chinese here![…]

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Understand Chinese Zodiac Animals – Part 2

Last time we’ve already given you some information about the Chinese Zodiac Animal – All in all 12 different animals with different attributes. Today we will continue with the next 4 zodiac animals: dragon (龙 / 龍 lóng), snake (蛇 shé), horse (马 / 馬 mǎ) and goat (羊 yáng).   Missed our last post[…]

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Know Your Chinese Zodiac Animal – Part 1

You might have noticed that many Chinese market or department stores hang the ornaments of chicken on their front doors or ceiling. That’s because Chinese people celebrate Chinese New Year during the 27th of January and the 1st of February 2017 and the Chinese zodiac animal of the upcoming year is a “Rooster”!   The[…]

Learn the Chinese Alphabet in 5 Minutes

Chinese language learning is more than just learning to Chinese writing. The pronunciation of a word makes the difference. Before we can start to teach you the different tones in Mandarin (Pinyin), it is helpful to learn the phonology of standard Chinese, or also called the Chinese Alphabet. We created a video about different groups[…]