Chinese Words with Multiple Meanings

Have you found a Chinese word could have different meanings for different contexts? “这个大学很水,硕士学位含金量很低。” Do you know what meanings of “水” and “含金量” in this sentence? Do they simply just refer to water and gold content? Just like some words in English, for example, when is your “date” of birth? My favourite fruit is “date”. … Read more

Chinese Jokes: A Collection

You may have come across some Chinese jokes that you do not fully understand. Do you know most of them are related to Chinese traditional customs or Chinese slang words? Here are 8 funny Chinese jokes to give you a brief picture of Chinese society. By the way, you can learn lots of famous Chinese … Read more

How to Get and Use Chinese Nicknames

Want to get a Chinese nickname for yourself? Do you know how Chinese people give a nickname for their kids, colleagues, friends or spouse? What do you need to avoid when getting a Chinese nickname? Some examples of Chinese nicknames (昵称, nì chēng) are shown below. They are categorised by different types of people – … Read more

15 Interesting Chinese Tongue Twisters

Note: You may discover an audio version of this blog article on your favorite podcast provider. Struggle with the four tunes in Chinese, ā á ǎ à? You can’t help but pause at the moment you have a Chinese word like “自己” (zì jǐ) or “出租车” (chū zū chē)? Want to speak clearly and fluently … Read more

Useful Chinese Chengyu for Daily Conversation

Have you heard of Chinese Chengyu before? Only 4 Chinese characters to express a big idea? Do you know what Chengyu the Chinese people frequently use in their daily life? If not, it’s time for you to find out! What is Chengyu (成语, chéng yǔ) ? Chengyu are a type of Chinese idioms, which mostly … Read more

Typing in Chinese: Keyboards & Tips and Tricks

We know many of you are curious about how to type out Chinese characters on a device. What does a Chinese keyboard look like? What if I don’t know how to write Chinese characters but I do know pinyin? How to type in Chinese more efficiently? Let’s find out! What keyboard and input method should … Read more

8 Tips for Chinese Greetings

Feeling awkward when first speaking in Chinese? Don’t worry. We are here to help you know Chinese greetings so that you can speak like a native and impress your Chinese friends. Click here maayot.com to know more about Chinese Learning. And below are 8 tips for Chinese greetings to help you through: 1. About “你好” … Read more

5 Reasons Why You Should Start Learning Chinese Now

Chinese might be a notoriously difficult language to learn. The tonal system is alien to most speakers of Indo-European languages, and Chinese character is yet another daunting challenge,  even for native speakers themselves! However, in this article, we will debunk some of the myths surrounding learning Chinese and the impressive amount of benefits you will … Read more

10 Chinese Popular Slang Words You Need to Know

Nowadays, Chinese slang is mostly forming from the Internet and native speakers are using them all the time. As a Chinese learner, you need to know some Chinese slang to understand Chinese culture and get closer with your Chinese friends. Why Do We Learn Chinese Slang? Chinese has been becoming a popular language all over … Read more

Chinese in 5 mins a day: Learner’s Guide & Schedule 2020

Learning Chinese doesn’t require hours of daily studying. You don’t need to go abroad or study the language full-time. Only consistency. You can study a few minutes every day and make massive progress. All you need is to keep it regular. As many studies have shown, learning at regular intervals increases knowledge retention. To help … Read more