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

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

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 vs Japanese

China and Japan are two ancient nations that throughout centuries influenced each other through trade, literature, art as well as military conflicts. Chinese is a language spoken mainly by people living in China and has several varieties or dialects that are spoken in China itself. It is believed that more than a fifth of the … Read more

10 Tips To Learn Chinese From Movies

As we all know, learning foreign languages through multimedia platforms can greatly improve our learning effect and efficiency, and make the learning process more interesting. Among them, watching foreign language movies is a very good channel for people to learn a new language. Today, we are going to discuss the advantages of learning a foreign … Read more

C-Pop: What Is It –Artists And Groups You Need To Know

Language sense is one of the most important parts of any language. In daily communication, language sense can greatly improve the quality of communication. One of the key benefit of listening to the songs in a foreign language, can make the brain subtly accept the language sense. In addition, the sentences in the song are … Read more

Loanwords in Chinese—the Chinese Words Borrowed From English

In the process of the formation of a language, it is rarely all formed by an individual language, and there are often cross-lingual word exchanges, that is, one language borrowed words from another language. The purpose of borrowing foreign words is to enrich the language, especially the lexical system of the language. When two or … Read more

Colors in Chinese

Learning colours is an essential part of learning a new language. Without any doubts, it is one of the most basic topics you need to go through: describing objects by their color is an essential part of life. In this article, we will talk about colors (颜色, yánsè) in Mandarin as well as explain their … Read more

5 Best Chinese Roku Channels

Roku is a great streaming device that changed the way we use TV by just connecting it to Wi-Fi. Roku added multiple features on our old good TV that allow us to adapt other streaming services like YouTube or Netflix, as long as other channels from all over the world.  Learning Chinese is very easy … Read more

Simplified vs Traditional Chinese

When people start to learn Chinese, they will find that there are two types of Chinese in terms of writing—traditional and simplified Chinese. Then the next question is that which one should I learn? In this article, we will discuss some of the background of simplified and traditional Chinese, explore the differences between them. Hope … Read more