One in Chinese

It may be the loneliest number, but it’s also extremely useful. Let’s look at the number one in Chinese, how it’s used, how it’s pronounced and some common words and phrases that include it. Pronunciation In Chinese, “one” is 一 (yī). It’s generally considered the easiest character, because it’s only a single stroke and because … Read more

The Hardest Chinese Character

One of the most daunting parts of learning Chinese is the writing system. When people used to an alphabet of 26 letters start taking on the thousands of characters in Chinese, a question natural comes up: just how hard does this get? The most complicated character One way to gauge the difficulty of a character … 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

Chinese Vegetable Terms That Will Make You Hungry

Everyone knows that vegetables are a vital part of a healthy diet. Let’s learn how to say some of our favorites in Chinese. Vegetables with the character 菜 In Chinese, the word for vegetables is 蔬菜 (shūcài). This 菜 character may be familiar if you’ve learned types of cuisine, as in: 我们吃中国菜吧! (Wǒmen chī zhōngguó … Read more

NMSL Meaning in Chinese

One day, your Chinese friends ask you to create a profile on some Chinese site. You log in, surf the site, and you realize one problem… You can’t understand anything!  Welcome to the realm of internet slang in China. There is one thing you should know, the internet nowadays is filled with Chinese internet slang. … Read more

在 – How to Use It (Grammar)

Chinese is a quite challenging yet interesting language to learn. It is spoken by 70 percent of all Chinese speakers and getting more popular. Many people find it useful to learn as it can be used to communicate with Chinese people and it helps us in education.  However, it is also difficult to learn because … Read more

What in Chinese 

Chinese is now a widely used and highly developed language in the world. It is becoming more and more international. You can also find the invisible impacts of Chinese in many countries and fields. For instance, politics, diplomacy, economy, trade, education, culture, science and technology, and tourism. Many learners all over the world have an … Read more

Food and Drink Vocabularies in Chinese

When we talk about food and drinks, what comes to your mind first? Is it a hot bowl of rice or noodles? Or is it some delicious food in our daily life?  Foods are universal because they can represent the local condition and the characteristics of a country or an area. We have a desire … Read more

Happy Birthday in Chinese

Birthday is one of the most exciting days throughout the year for most people, and China is no exception. It is a special occasion in everyone’s life that doesn’t not only represent the birth of a person but also a mother’s suffering day. Today, we will introduce the phrases commonly used by the Chinese about … Read more

Ways to Say OK in Chinese

We all know Chinese is notoriously difficult to learn but is it really? The truth is, if you only aim to get around with day-to-day conversations, it really isn’t that hard. You can start with some simple phrases and vocabulary, try to understand their various uses while learning some basic grammar and sentence structures along … Read more