Useful Chinese Language Collections
Chinese language is becoming increasingly important in the contemporary world. Having a good command of Mandarin Chinese can be beneficial for career advancement and for those who are interested in Chinese culture.
Useful and free Chinese learning tips for Chinese language learners are offered. Topics include Chinese pinyin, Chinese tones, Chinese characters and more.
Chinese pinyin is a phonetic system to help people learn Chinese easier and make sense of it quicker. The alphabet is the key tool for learning Mandarin Chinese as it encompasses every sound in Mandarin Chinese.
In Chinese language classes, Chinese teachers often use pinyin, a way of writing Chinese using the Roman alphabet, to teach students Chinese pronunciation.
Consonants are another part of pinyin. Learn to correctly pronounce consonants now!
The Chinese conversation lessons cover a wide range of topics and are designed for those who want to learn to communicate freely in day-to-day Chinese.
How do you say "lose face" in Mandarin Chinese? What are the culture connotations?
Are you familiar with any Chinese ghost stories? Have you heard of the famous novel “Strange Tales of a Lonely Studio?”
Chinese people pay considerable attention to format and use of words in formal situations.
Nowadays more and more people are beginning to learn Mandarin Chinese. For the most part, however, they are only focusing on learning how to speak the language.
There are over 80,000 Chinese characters, but most of them are seldom used today. So how many Chinese characters do you need to know?
Every Chinese character is made up of a number of strokes, or single movements of the pen or writing brush. The order and direction in which the strokes are made are very important in producing uniform characters, and learning the basic rules of stroke order can also ease the process of learning to write.
When you start to learn Chinese language, you will notice a few similarities between the structures of the Chinese language and those of English. In fact, the basic sentence pattern in Chinese language, "S-V-O", is the same as that in English.
"Li Dong (立 冬)" is the Beginning of Winter on the lunar calendar! Li Dong is the 19th solar term. There are 24 Solar Terms.
Chinese New Year 2015 is on Feb.19th, 2015. According to Lunar Year Calendar, 2015 is the Year of the Sheep.
Free podcast lessons and learning materials for Chinese learners of all levels (beginner, intermediate and advanced) are offered.
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Jul. 16, 2008
Jul. 16, 2008