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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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Advices for Expat Teachers to Learn Mandarin Chinese

Advices for Expat Teachers to Learn Mandarin Chinese Mandarin Chinese is a complex language to study. An English speaker may find it hard to distinguish the tones. A Japanese would face obstacle while curling his tongue. To most non Chinese-speaking citizens, Chinese characters are more like tattoos. For foreign teachers in China, study Chinese not...

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Chinese Pronunciation Challenges

Chinese Pronunciation Challenges Many of the sounds of Mandarin have approximate counterparts in English, but there are few sounds which are more challenging. They don’t have English equivalents and therefore need to be practiced more diligently than the other Mandarin sounds. 1. zh ch sh r These four sounds are similar to the English “j”...

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Learning Chinese Through Immersion

Learning Chinese Through Immersion Language immersion is a common word. The word is used in many different ways, but the basic meaning is the same: By surrounding yourself with the language you're learning, you will learn it much faster than if you regard it as an ordinary class subject. “Learning a language, learning to swim.”...

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Instant, Offline Visual Translation for Travelers

Instant, Offline Visual Translation for Travelers If you’ve just moved to China without having an inkling of the Chinese language, we know how you feel. “When I started living in Shenzhen, I was looking to learn Chinese and not being able to read the characters was very frustrating,” said Thomas, one of our clients from...

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Learn to Write Chinese Characters!

Learn to Write Chinese Characters! Learning to write Chinese characters is one of the most difficult aspects of learning MandarinChinese. There are thousands of different characters, and the only way to learn them is bymemorization and constant practice. All Chinese characters consist of strokes which should be written in a specific order. Learning the stroke...

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A Guide to Online Mandarin Tools

A Guide to Online Mandarin Tools Thanks to the popularity of Mandarin there are plenty of learning resources available. Mandarin students can use online tools for translating, converting traditional characters to simplified characters (and vice-versa), adding phonetics-Pinyin, and making Hanzi flash cards. Here below are some software tools for Mandarin learning. Translating Tools: There are...

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How to Speak Basic Mandarin Chinese in a Day?

How to Speak Basic Mandarin Chinese in a Day? Want to impress your Chinese guests or friends and you have only one day to prepare yourself? No fear! Here let’s teach you how to speak very basic Mandarin in a day. Chances are you have a translator or your Chinese friends know how to speak...

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The Problems and Good Things about Learning Chinese in China

The Problems and Good Things about Learning Chinese in China Problems with learning Chinese in China: A lot of people speak English. The urgency for learning Chinese is reduced because you can usually find English-speaking people who will help you accomplish whatever it is you need to do. People want to practice their English at...

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