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 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

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

To Be in Chinese

How do we say “to be” in Chinese? Without this most basic verb, we cannot really communicate: it is usually the very first verb we get to know when learning a new language. As it usually happens, there are many ways to express presence in Chinese, because it is an old language, very rich in … 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

Good Morning in Chinese

Greeting people is the very first thing we learn when we start our journey with a new language. We could say this is how we invite it into our life. The very good news for you is that expressing greetings in Chinese is not very complicated. As we already explained in our articles about the words Please … Read more

Friend In Chinese

In any of the cultures, a sincere friendship means great value to people. Sometimes, a good friend is like our family member. As human being, develop and maintain friendship has been a very important part of our life. There are many types and levels of friendship: friend, good friend, best friend, childhood friend, girlfriend and … Read more

Please in Chinese

As already explained in the post “Your Welcome in Chinese”, being polite in Chinese is quite easy. Chinese people are very direct when compared with their Korean or Japanese counterparts, and they don’t get offended very easily. Saying “please” in Chinese is actually less complicated than in English. English uses many expressions like “would”, “could”, … Read more