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Chinese Learning Tools

eChineseLearning not only gives you the most effective learning methods, but also recommends the most useful study tools for your Mandarin learning journey. In this special edition, beyond giving you specific tools to help you master Chinese, we are going to introduce an essential kitbag of things you might need while traveling in China or living in China. Read on, and you will find everything you could possibly need in order to practice and perfect your Chinese in any given situation or scenario.

Just how well can you identify where words belong in a sentence? These Level 4 YCT sentence formation questions will put your understanding of word order, parts of speech, grammar conventions, and vocabulary to the test, so make sure you have your “thinking cap” on!
Level 4 Sentence Formation
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Being able to generate correct sentences is an important step in learning a language. However, language proficiency is really tested when one is asked to identify errors or construct a phrase from its component parts. These kinds of questions are necessary when preparing for the Youth Chinese Test (YCT), so let’s give some a try!
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Almost 3 weeks have passed since 2022 began, so we thought we’d check in on how everybody’s New Year’s resolutions are going! This is usually when we start slacking in our goals – the “新年 xīn nián ” (new year) is not so “ 新 xīn” anymore, and sticking to a “愿望 yuàn wàng ” (resolution) may not ...


In China, sharing a bowl of Laba congee with family and friends is a time-honored practice that also warms up a cold day and empty stomach. It is also a prelude to the Chinese New Year. The Laba Festival is an ancient Chinese folk festival with a lot of knowledge passed down from generation to ...


While it’s easy to pronounce brand names in your native tongue, have you ever tried to say them in their original creator’s language? French names tend to be challenging for English speakers, that is until they’ve tried to pronounce them in Chinese! Let this be your guide to finally be able to say the most ...


It’s typical to hear parents lament that their children are not able to focus and that their grades are not as good as previous report cards. As children grow older, their minds wander and they would much rather spend their attention on the things they are interested in, which can lead to boredom when it ...


Earlier this month, “Spider-Man: No Way Home” came out in theaters, and since its debut it’s pulled in nearly $800 million – and on track to make over $1 billion (it probably has already, if you’re reading this after Christmas).
With all eyes on “蜘蛛侠 (Zhīzhū xiá)”, we thought we’d take this opportunity to introduce you to ...


In the northern hemisphere and many western countries, the holiday season brings images of presents, family, and snow to mind. While mittens, a crackling fire, and mugs of hot cocoa symbolize warmth and coziness to many people, have you ever stopped to wonder: what brings that same nostalgia and comfort to Chinese people who don’t ...


Childhood is a magical time. For the child, everything they see and do is a new experience in one way or another, a chance to interact with and learn from the world in a different way. As parents, we marvel at how our children seem to change and grow from one day to the next, ...


“不 (bù)” and “没 (méi)” are the two most commonly seen and widely used negative adverbs in modern Chinese. They also occupy a very important position in modern Chinese, but unfortunately many students often confuse their meanings. This article will start with an analysis of the different usages, with the goal of helping you understand ...


Children usually start to imitate the behavior of adults when they are around two years old. For example, if you do housework, they also like to lend a helping hand. At this stage, letting children learn to do housework is an excellent time to guide children to use their brains. This has the potential to ...


When you come to China, what questions do you expect to get from other people? Unsure? Well, that’s why we not only have a list of questions, but also possible answers for you! Now you can prepare to confidently handle situations from random encounters, to eating at restaurants, to checking into a hotel!
Drum roll, please…

Questions ...


Being able to generate correct sentences is an important step in learning a language. However, language proficiency is really tested when one is asked to identify errors or construct a phrase from its component parts. These kinds of questions are necessary when preparing for the Youth Chinese Test (YCT), so let’s give some a try!
Form ...


While learning Chinese, you’ve more likely than not come across these three words: ”的”, “得” and “地” – all pronounced “de”. These three characters are like three brothers, and they often pop up in our lives. Although they have the same pronunciation, their different looks come with different usages. Many Chinese students mix them up, so today we’re going to set ...


Being able to generate correct sentences is an important step in learning a language. However, language proficiency is really tested when one is asked to identify errors or construct a phrase from its component parts. These kinds of questions are necessary when preparing for the Youth Chinese Test (YCT), so let’s give some a try!
Form ...


Within the last few years the Thanksgiving holiday has begun to see a shift in how it’s celebrated and some families are opting to no celebrate the day at all in light of its harrowing history. In that case, it’s appropriate to focus on the gratitude portion of the holiday. Gratitude is an important concept ...


With all that goes on every day, and all that could go wrong, we sometimes forget to be grateful. Of course, with Thanksgiving (感恩节 Gǎn ēn jié) right around the corner gratitude is in the air in the U.S., but we thinking that no matter where you are or who you are it’s important to ...


The best education is one that is not preachy, and the most beneficial education is one that is practiced. There are many simple and practical activities to teach Chinese. We share some of these activities to engage your children in Chinese learning. It’s worth trying!

Chinese games:

1. 1,2,3 Wooden Man
Recently, the TV series “Squid Game” has ...


American cowboy boots, Dutch clogs, Scottish kilts, French berets – some clothing is so iconic it’s immediately recognizable. But what about Chinese sartorial traditions? Chances are the phrase “traditional Chinese clothing” may not bring anything specific to mind when you hear it, and that’s why we’re talking about it today!
Like Chinese culture, traditional Chinese garments ...


Many students preparing for Chinese proficiency exams do fill-in-the-blank questions over and over, because they’re finished quickly and often straightforward. However, there’s a lot of value in practicing sentence formation, because a) it tests your knowledge of word order and function in making sentences, and b) it solidifies grammatical concepts you may not be so ...


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