Master Chinese Pronunciation: 2,000 Exercises to Break Through PinYin & Tones

The Chinese pronunciation is a difficult part for students, particularly for beginners. The system of writing Chinese in alphabets is called Pinyin. One of the first steps in learning Chinese is to get used to its pronunciation. The key to overcome the pronunciation challenge is to speak more. I would like to recommend this mobile…

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Speak like Mark Zuckerberg

As a Chinese teacher, it’s always a delight for me to discover people who are able to speak Chinese, and in this case famous people. Recently the Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has impressed us all with his Chinese skills by doing a Chinese Q&A at Tsing Hua University in China. Have you watched his interview…

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How to learn Chinese effectively – Interview with 毛立思 Maurice Paulusse

As a Chines teacher, one of the most frequent questions people ask me is: “is it really possible to master Chinese?” The answer is of course yes. Today I had the pleasure to interview my friend 毛立思 (máo lì sī) Maurice who speaks fluent Chinese, to share with you his secrets of learning Chinese. Maurice…

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8 Chinese phrases you should know

In our daily life, we always hear some frequently used phrases such as “Sure” “No problem” “You know” “Oh my god” etc. These phrases are called “口头禅 [kǒu tóu chán]”in Chinese. Don’t underestimate these phrases: they can reflect one’s personality, values and attitude about their work or life. If you always start your sentences with…

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Colors used in Chinese idioms

In Chinese there are many expressions and idioms coming from colors. The metaphors can lighten up the whole conversation and let you impress Chinese native speakers. In this blog, we will teach a few commonly and widely used phrases or idioms with colors. Hope they will color up your Chinese! 1. 红红火火 [hóng hóng huǒ…

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