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How to Make Comparisons in Chinese Posted by on Apr 16, 2018

How to Make Comparisons in Chinese

An important step in making it out of the beginner phase and into an intermediate level of Chinese is being able to make comparisons. Thankfully, it’s not that hard to get the hang of. This post will show you how to make comparisons in Chinese. First, let’s learn the most important character you’ll need. The…

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A Guide to Telling Time in Chinese Posted by on Feb 23, 2018

A Guide to Telling the Time in Chinese

An important skill to master when learning a language is how to tell the time. In addition, you’ll also want to learn how to talk about days, weeks, months, and years. We’ve had several great posts on how to do this in Chinese over the years. If you’re new here, chances are you’ve missed them…

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Most Popular Posts of 2017 Posted by on Dec 28, 2017

Can you believe we’re about to say goodbye to 2017 and hello to 2018? Time flies (时间飞逝 – shí jiān fēi shì)! The end of the year is always a great time to reflect on the past and look forward to the future. We love looking at the year-end stats and seeing which posts were…

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What Are You Doing? in Chinese Posted by on Dec 26, 2017

What Are You Doing? in Chinese

When teaching English to my Chinese students, I find that it’s always a bit difficult for them to switch between the simple present and the simple present continuous tenses in English. That is, the different between saying “I go” and “I am going.” Thankfully, this really isn’t so tough in Chinese. In this post we’re…

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Directions and Locations in Chinese (Part Three) Posted by on Jul 17, 2017

Taking the Beijing Subway

We’ve already learned so much about directions and locations in Chinese through the first two posts. Go back and read them if you haven’t already, as you’ll need the language learned in those for this final post. Part One gave a list of places and common location words, and Part Two teaches how to ask…

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Directions and Location in Chinese (Part One) Posted by on Jul 12, 2017

In our last post, we learned some useful Chinese for travelers. There were a few phrases about directions in there, but there’s lots more you’ll want to learn to be able to ask for and understand directions. We’re here to help you do just that. This first post will be a list of common places…

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Chinese Adjectives Posted by on Mar 15, 2017

How to Make Comparisons in Chinese

Learning adjectives is an important aspect of studying any language. After all, you need adjectives to describe people, places, and things. Building up your vocabulary with more and more adjectives will help increase your fluency in no time. A great way to learn adjectives is to learn two opposite words at the same time. We’re…

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