Directions in Chinese

Directions are an essential topic in any language. Today, let’s see how to properly talk about directions in Mandarin. Four main directions (方向 fāngxiàng): 北 běi – north 东 dōng – east 南 nán – south 西 xī – east As you may know, Chinese loves two-syllable words and avoids single syllable words. This is … Read more

Translate You Are Beautiful to Chinese

Saying “You are Beautiful” is an excellent way to strike up a conversation or praise people around you. After all, learning the Chinese language is not only about writing and reading. It can connect you to the vibrant Chinese culture. What’s more, praising someone beautiful might earn you more pretty friends!  We’ll share how you … Read more

Bad Words in Chinese

We always teach proper and common Chinese words on our Chinse blog. But today, we thought you might want to know a bit of Chinese bad words. These are some words that teachers don’t teach, yet the Chinese use them very often.  It is essential to learn some insults, so people don’t take advantage of … Read more

Funny Chinese Words

Learning a new language is often challenging yet fun. It all depends on how you look at it and how you learn it. Undeniably, the Chinese language is the most complex language to learn. But, it is also among the most interesting ones! Today, let’s learn some funny Chinese words related to animals. You’ll find … Read more

Pinyin vs Mandarin

What is pinyin? Pinyin is a standardized transcription of Mandarin to Latin alphabet, meanwhile Mandarin is the official language of the People’s Republic of China. It is certain that you have seen pinyin in your life, especially if you started learning Chinese: it is an extremely useful tool for Chinese learners. Many new students of … Read more

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