Mandarin Weekly #30: Resources for students of Mandarin Chinese

Issue #30 of Mandarin Weekly, with links and resources for people learning Mandarin Chinese, is available at

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This week’s topics:

  • Improving your comprehension
  • Useful Chengyu (four-character idioms)
  • Shapes!
  • You’re so (insert compliment here)
  • South American countries
  • Different ways to say “the same”
  • Not my cup of tea
  • Tips for mastering Chinese
  • 树 (shù) vs 木 (mù)
  • Talking about adoption
  • 但是 vs. 可是
  • What do you like about studying Chinese?

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