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7 Chinese Cultural Faux Pas to Avoid

October 18th, 2013 | By Michael Hurwitz

Chinese culture has been around for a long, long

5 Super Easy Language Hacks for Living in China

October 9th, 2013 | By Michael Hurwitz
While there’s certainly no express lane on the Chinese language learning journey, it’s important not to be intimidated by the challenges ahead!

Chinese Dialects: Cantonese, Shanghainese, and Putonghua

October 4th, 2013 | By Melissa Judson

Last week I wrote about different dialects in China and why English speakers learning Chinese don’t need to

Chinese Dialects: Do you need to know them?

September 27th, 2013 | By Melissa Judson
If you have been studying Chinese for a little while, you may have noticed that you have an easier time understanding some Chinese speakers more than others.

A Song to Wow Your Chinese Friends

September 6th, 2013 | By Yangyang Cheng
Let's add more fun to your learning journey! I’ve hand selected this lovely Chinese pop song for you to learn “Mice Love Rice - lǎo shǔ ài dà mǐ (老鼠爱大米)".

Your New Favorite Chinese Idiom

September 5th, 2013 | By Yangyang Cheng
As a student of Chinese, you have probably already learned some Chinese idioms (or at least heard about how many there are!) Chinese people use idioms all the time so it's important to have a few unde

What’s the difference between zhongwen, hanyu, putonghua, guoyu and huayu?

September 4th, 2013 | By Yangyang Cheng
There are so many different ways to say “Chinese language”. What’s the difference between zhōng wén (中文), hàn yǔ (汉语), pǔ tōng huà (普通话), guó yǔ (国语) and huá yǔ (华语)?   Here's my answer.