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New Year’s Resolution – Learn Chinese Posted by on Jan 15, 2018

New Year's Resolution - Learn Chinese

The start of the year is a popular time to work on some New Year’s Resolutions (新年计划 – xīn nián jì huà). As Ayana discussed in her recent post, some popular resolutions are to lose weight or quit smoking. If you’re reading this blog, then chances are one of your New Year’s Resolutions is to…

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15 Chinese Words Using Lao Posted by on Aug 1, 2017

There are thousands upon thousands of Chinese characters. While it’s certainly a Herculean task to learn them all, there are a few hundred you can focus your energy on that are very common and important. One such character is 老 (lǎo). Not only does this mean “old” or “elderly,” but it also refers to being “skilled”…

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5 Years of Blogging in China Posted by on Aug 17, 2015

They say time flies when you’re having fun, and that old adage must be true, because it’s already been five years since I started writing and making videos for the Chinese Language & Culture Blog. Sitting here now, it’s hard to imagine going back to that place and time when I started here. At the…

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The Chinese Character for “Person” Posted by on Dec 10, 2014

One of the first, easiest, and most important characters you’ll learn in Chinese is the one for person (人 – rén). Back in the day, this character was actually a pictograph depicting a man. As you can see, it has been abbreviated over time. Check out this short video to learn how to properly write this character…

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Great Ways to Learn Chinese – YouTube Posted by on Nov 24, 2014

Over the past few months, I’ve been sharing some tips on great ways to learn Chinese on the ‘net. Here are the previous posts in case you missed them: BBC Real Chinese: This great series from the BBC teaches you some basic Chinese and also a lot about the culture. FluentU: Learn Chinese from real…

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100 Most Common Chinese Characters (61-80) Posted by on Sep 9, 2014

Keep on practicing the 100 most common Chinese characters with the 4th video that teaches you characters #61-80: 没 – méi is not, have not 日 – rì sun, day 于 – yú in, at, for, to, by 起 – qǐ rise, start 还 – hái still, yet 发 – fā send, deliver 成 –…

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100 Most Common Chinese Characters (41-60) Posted by on Aug 12, 2014

We’re working our way through the 100 most common Chinese characters in short videos, and today we’re moving along with #s 41-60. Learn 20 more important Chinese characters in under two minutes by following along and practicing your pronunciation.

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