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How Many Chinese Characters Do I Need to Learn?

How Many Chinese Characters Do I Need to Learn? Various numbers have been suggested. The largest paper dictionary includes more than 55,000 Chinese characters in it, but the fact is that around 50,000 are rare and not known by most of people. Current studies show that: With the most common 500 characters you can recognize...

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How to Say Teach Someone a Lesson in Chinese Mandarin?

How to Say Teach Someone a Lesson in Chinese Mandarin? Have you heard the popular Chinglish “Let me give you some colors to see see.” ? You might have found it a nice thing to say but it’s not. In Chinese Mandarin, you want someone to pay for his bad behavior and say 给你点颜色看看(gěi nǐ...

July 7, 2017September 26, 2018by
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Is There Any Similarities Between Chinese And English?

Is There Any Similarities Between Chinese And English? Of course there are. Chinese and English are from different families of languages and cultures. They are widely divergent in writing, sentence structure and vocabulary. That is to say, learning the other language shall be a challenge. However, it is lucky of Chinese learners nowadays as Pinyin are invented....

July 7, 2017September 26, 2018by
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Is It a Better Way to Learn Chinese?

Is It a Better Way to Learn Chinese? When it comes to language learning, almost everyone has experienced moments they ran into obstacles. It is not an easy thing for a person to endure the endless period of time remembering new words and phrases, both pronunciation and meanings. There are some tactful methods which came...

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Should We Learn Pinyin First?

Should We Learn Pinyin First? As a total beginner to learn Chinese you may found it hard to decide where to start. Answers from people are usually Pinyin, tones or oral Chinese. To learn Chinese systematically, Pinyin would cost a huge part of your time. Well, since it plays a vital role in Chinese phonetic...

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My Other Half-Different Ways to Say “Wife”

My Other Half-Different Ways to Say “Wife” I have a very interesting student who learns Chinese with our private online Chinese course. Yesterday we were talking about the different ways of saying “wife”. He already knew 太太(tài tɑi) and 妻子(qī zi) were used for formal situations and 老婆(lǎo po) for informal situations. I told him...

July 6, 2017September 26, 2018by
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Private Chinese Class & Group Chinese Class, Which Is Better?

Private Chinese Class & Group Chinese Class, Which Is Better? Usually when it comes to Chinese learning course, people have to choose from group classes and private ones. How to make a decision as they both have their advantages and disadvantages? Here is an analysis of these two types of lessons for your reference. Private...

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Great Apps for Chinese Learning

Great Apps for Chinese Learning Are you suffering from making a decision for which App to use for learning Chinese? Among hundreds of options you may get lost without having an idea of what you are looking for. So what to consider? Content: Firstly make sure you are heading for a certain area of Mandarin...

July 6, 2017October 22, 2018by
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Give a Presentation in Chinese

Give a Presentation in Chinese Yes you are right. This is an article about how to give a presentation in Chinese. It sounds ridiculous because you might be an expert since high school. But today what we are talking is to give a presentation not only in Chinese mandarin, also in Chinese way. So you are...

July 6, 2017September 26, 2018by
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Is Learning Chinese A Waste of Your Time?

Is Learning Chinese A Waste of Your Time? For beginners it may sometimes occur that a different language is hard to start with. The answer to it depends on the circumstances you are under. If you’d like to maximum your return on investment by learning Chinese in terms of a high paid job, the answer...

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