Family in Chinese

Family is important, and it impacts everyone in their childhood and adulthood. Whether in good or bad times, families can always give us love and support to go a long way. Many research shows the importance of family time, which can enhance or worsen one’s mental health. Today, we’re going to learn about the Chinese … Read more

Difference between Mandarin and Chinese

The difference between Mandarin and Chinese is that Mandarin is one of the many Chinese languages. The term “Chinese”, although it is commonly used when referring to Mandarin, actually encompasses many smaller languages in China and Chinese communities outside of it. China is the most populous country in the world with its population being twice … Read more

Numbers in Chinese 1 – 100

Counting 1 – 100 is an essential skill when you want to learn a new language, and it’s the same for learning Chinese. The fun fact is that you only need to know 11 numbers to count to 100 in Chinese! Once you’ve mastered the basic 1 – 10 Chinese numbers, you can already count … Read more

Chinese Pokemon Names

Pokemons are all the same internationally. Right? The legendary games and anime series have been a global success and it is almost impossible to have never heard of this Japanese franchise. The name “Pokémon” is actually a shortcut for “Pocket Monster” (jap. ポケットモンスター Poketto Monsutā) and the main plot of the games, films and anime series … Read more

Chinese Numbers 1 to 10

Today, Chinese people use Chinese numbers and Arabic numbers to count and record in their daily lives. While the Chinese alphabet could be a bit challenging to learn, the good news is that numbers are easy! Once you master them, you can tell the time, date and even ask for a number from someone you … Read more

What does YYDS mean in Chinese?

The internet is growing fast, and generation Z is surfing the internet daily – even tech-savvier than the elders. And suddenly, those from Mainland China filled the internet with their Chinese internet slang. The Weibo trending searches show celebrities posting on social media, asking for the slang words’ meaning. Is the Chinese internet slang so … Read more

Chinese Alphabet

Is there a “Chinese alphabet”? In short: no. The structure of Indo-European languages based on the Latin alphabet means that we very often implicitly look for equivalents of the alphabet in other languages. And while in Arabic or Korean we can talk about the alphabet (understood as a set of phonetical characters used to create … Read more

Goodbye In Chinese

“Hello”, “thank you”, “goodbye”, these are the most commonly used words in our daily life, and the first words we learn in any foreign language. We believe that you’ve already learned how to say “hello” and “goodbye” in Chinese, for example “你好“,“再见”. In fact, like “hello”, there are also number of ways to say goodbye … Read more

8 Best Chinese Learning Blogs

Learning to read and write Chinese was once possible almost exclusively at paid language courses. With its booming economy, China has taken its official language to the international stage with the creation of Confucius Institutes that have promoted it around the world. Fortunately, the development of new technologies allows us now to access different cultures … Read more

Learning Two Languages at Once

Learning several languages at once is a challenge, but also a fantastic opportunity for personal development. Knowledge of foreign languages is today one of the most sought-after skills. But does learning two or more languages at the same time give the expected results? Or maybe it is better to postpone the struggle with one language … Read more