Pinyin Practice

When people first start learning Chinese, they sometimes don’t realize that learning the Pinyin romanization system is an important early step in the process. But just like any part of learning a language, Pinyin is a skill that needs to be practiced, not just knowledge to be learned. The path to Pinyin Ever since people … Read more

How Many Words Are in Chinese?

There are many things that make learning Chinese difficult for people who grew up speaking English. Besides the different sound system, different writing system and different grammar, Chinese also has a nearly completely dissimilar vocabulary. Unlike most learners of European languages, Chinese learners find that the two languages have no cognates and relatively few loanwords. … Read more

How to Type in Pinyin

Do you think pinyin is complicated? Don’t know how to type in pinyin to communicate in Chinese?  Here, we’ll teach you how to type Chinese using the pinyin system on your phone and computer. Let’s dive in! The Basics of Typing in Pinyin Firstly, you have to grasp the basics of the pinyin system. The … 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

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

How to Learn Chinese Faster

Chinese language is commonly regarded as notoriously hard to learn, especially for native English speakers. In general, Chinese is everything what European languages aren’t and differs from English at almost every possible level. The complicated writing system, tones and cultural differences all make Chinese very scary to English speakers. In this article we have prepared … 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

The HSK Exam 2020 Reform (HSK 3.0) | Complete Guide

The influence of the Chinese language is ever-growing, and in February 2021 Chinese became the sixth official language of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), joining English, Spanish, French, Russian and Arabic. With the increasing presence of Chinese on the international scene, it is only logical that proficiency standards are reorganized. One such standardized … Read more

How Long Does it Take to Learn Chinese?

3 crucial factors you should consider. Congratulations! Since you found Maayot, we suspect you are considering to learn Chinese or have already started. Despite what you have heard about its tones, complicated writing system and cultural differences, you still decided to give it a try. It is impressive, since Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin) is widely considered … Read more

Mandarin vs Cantonese Differences

Cantonese and Mandarin are dialects of the Chinese language and are both spoken in China. They are two related languages and share the same base alphabet. But as a spoken language they are distinct and have some major differences that depend on variety of aspects. In today’s post, we are going to take a close … Read more