Chinese Puns

What are puns? A pun is a type of jokes that exploits a different possible meaning of a word; in short, puns are homophonic jokes. They are very common in Mandarin because Chinese is full of homonyms: words that sound the same but have a different meaning. In ancient Chinese many words had very different … Read more

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

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

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