Where to study Chinese in China.

Are you interested in studying in China? Are you thinking about where to go? If you are, please check the guest post from our friend LTL Mandarin School! Congratulations, you’ve just decided to go to study Mandarin in China, so you are about to start one of the most important experiences in your life, the Read more about Where to study Chinese in China.[…]

Getting “In Character”: The Evolution of Written Chinese

Guest Post: Chloe Lindeman There’s no question that Chinese characters are a mixed bag. On one hand, they can be hard to learn since they’re not phonetic and sometimes seem totally random. On the other hand, they’re really cool! To give you an idea how we ended up with this set of characters, here’s a Read more about Getting “In Character”: The Evolution of Written Chinese[…]

10 Reasons Why Chinese is Easy

Similar word order as English You often find that a direct translation from English to Chinese, word by word, pretty well. Because Chinese uses the same “subject + verb + object” sentence order as English.   Nouns don’t have gender! In most Latino languages, genders are a huge source of frustration. It makes no sense Read more about 10 Reasons Why Chinese is Easy[…]

What Do Chinese People Eat When New Seasons Are Coming?

There is an old saying in China: 民以食为天(mín yǐ shí wéi tiān)(Food is the first necessity of the people.; Food is god for the people. I prefer the latter translation). We think that we should eat different food during different seasons to obey the natural rules and make the body keep healthy. So we have Read more about What Do Chinese People Eat When New Seasons Are Coming?[…]