The nice folks over at Hanbridge Mandarin reached out to me in order to provide me with a free-trial of their online Skype school. In the following review I will give an honest run-down of my first impressions and my experience. Initial Impressions: Hanbridge is a mandarin school based out of Shenzhen, I first learned… Read More Hanbridge Mandarin Review
Imagine if you could play a role playing game and by the end of it, you would be fluent in Chinese? Sounds stupid, right? Traditional logic states it is stupid and that Language Acquisition is something that should be hard, something that should be “earned”. In the eyes of most snooty academics, you shouldn’t be able… Read More Cool Games to learn Mandarin
Everyone has that one friend, the one with the terrible Mandarin accent. They speak in a flat monotone, with no emotion and no respect to timing. It’s as if they were bored and reading pinyin as if it was English. Most of the time, secondary speakers of Mandarin just don’t understand how bad they actually… Read More Songs to Improve Your Mandarin Chinese Accent
My Friend Vera, who used to work at ChinesePod is now involved in the launch of a wonderful Chinese Learning App called HelloChinese. The app is designed by a talented team with a wealth of experience in Academic Chinese learning, and it looks like they have the design side down as well. You can get… Read More HelloChinese App Review
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Here is a quick and dirty list of words that you can use to talk about flavors in Mandarin Chinese, they won’t be poetic, but you’ll be able to express yourself clearer: 1. 苦 (adj) – kǔ – Bitter 一点苦的绿色蔬菜 yì diǎn kǔ de lǜsè shūcài A bitter green vegetable 2. 辣 (adj) – là… Read More 6 Quick and Dirty Chinese Words: How to talk about Flavors in Mandarin Chinese
How to talk about Life Events in Mandarin. Life is marked by several milestones, in this post we’re going to talk about major life events and how to talk about major life events in Mandarin Chinese. Click here for Cheap Chinese Lessons! $7.00 / week! 出生 – Chu Sheng – To be born. You can use this… Read More How to talk about life events in Mandarin Chinese!
Easy Beginner Chinese: How to Introduce Yourself in Mandarin The first thing that most people learn when they learn a language is how to say hello. Use this how to guide to learn a basic mandarin introduction. Click here to get more Chinese lessons! 你好 － Ni3 Hao3 – Falling/Rising Tone x2 First, say the… Read More Easy Beginner Chinese: How to Introduce Yourself in Mandarin Chinese
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Four Useful Chinese Bargaining Phrases + Tips on How to Haggle in Mandarin.` 我不要 – Wo3 bu4 yao4 – I don”t want it / I would not like it. (Useful to tell hawkers that you aren’t interested.) 多少钱 – Duo1 shao3 qian1 – How much is it? How much money? – Useful for asking price. 一点贵 – Yi1Dian3… Read More Useful Chinese Bargaining Phrases – 5 Steps: How to Haggle in Mandarin