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Shanghai used book market All Culture Travel
Want to get some good deals on used books? If you’re in Shanghai, then the used book market is a great place to start:
Working together Beginner Grammar
When you do an activity with someone else, Chinese has specific grammar patterns that let you express it:
It’s getting cold All Culture Vocabulary
It’s cold outside, which leads us to an explanation of this period in the Chinese calendar, known as 大寒 (dà hán):
How many characters? Beginner Characters Learning
How many characters do you need to know, in order to read Chinese fluently? Here’s an explanation, or multiple explanations:
Originally… Intermediate Grammar
How can we say “originally” or “obviously” in Chinese? Here are some explanations, especially for those learning for HSK4:
Sending flowers Intermediate Vocabulary Culture
Want to get flowers for someone? If you’re in China, then realize that what and how you give can mean different things:
Work-Chinese balance All Learning
How do you balance learning Chinese with the rest of your life? Here are some thoughts on how to include Chinese with your work and school, from someone who has taught many people:
Year of the Dog All Culture
We’re about to start the Year of the Dog. What does this mean, and how does it describe people born in this year?
My treat! Beginner Grammar Video
Are things going well? Celebrate with others, by treating them. Here’s how you can talk about being so nice to your friends:
Pay on time Intermediate Grammar Video
Don’t forget to pay the credit card bill (and other bills, for that matter) on time. Here’s how you can discuss it in Chinese:
The three “de”s in Chiense Beginner Grammar Characters Video
The three characters 的，得 and 地 are all pronounced “de”, and have similar meanings — but they aren’t the same, as described here:
Chinese talk shows Advanced Video
You can improve your Chinese by watching talk shows. Where do you start? Here are five good ones:
For the kids Beginner Learning
If your children are learning Chinese, what resources can help them to advance? Here are some suggestions:
Whom do you trust? All Learning
How can you decide whom to trust when it comes to learning Chinese? How can you find a good teacher and other resources? Here are some suggestions:
The mouse and the cat Intermediate Story
Are you really upset, or are you just pretending? Here’s a story describing this sentiment in Chinese:
Wolves and sheep Intermediate Story
Is there really a wolf? This short story will tell you not only that, but how to behave with others:
Tone helpers All Reviews Pronunciation
How can you improve your tones in Chinese? Here are some resources you can use that are especially helpful:
Saying thanks Beginner Grammar Culture
How can you thank someone for what they’ve said or done? Here are a few ways people in China do it:
AM and PM in Chinese Beginner Grammar
How do we describe AM and PM time in Chinese?
Using 又 (yòu) with two things Intermediate Grammar
How can we use 又 to describe multiple properties?
Last year Beginner Grammar
Why don’t we say “last year” in Chinese using the same pattern as “last week” and “last month”?