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General Chinese

eChineseLearning provides a huge number of Chinese resources for Chinese language learners. The materials in this section are designed to teach Chinese to non-native Chinese learners of various skill levels. These basic Chinese language materials are edited by eChineseLearning's professional teaching staff. And best of all, they are totally FREE! If you are interested in learning Chinese, the basic Chinese language resources in this section will be of a great use to you!

Dragons are deeply rooted in Chinese culture, as the dragon is one of the most important creatures that can symbolize China. Have you ever heard that Chinese people call themselves as “descendants of dragons”? This may sound strange to people in the West, as dragons are normally seen as evil and unlucky in the Western ...


In the last article, you learned the song and the slogan which reflects the spirit of the World Cup:“One World, One Dream”. Can you and your children sing it yet? Besides football, what other ball games do you and your kids like to play in daily life? Basketball, volleyball, tennis or baseball? Do you want ...


The Doha World Cup 2022 in Qatar is only two and a half months away! If you’re a football fan, I’m sure your excitement is starting to surge! If you’re not, you can still watch the games with your children because there will be so much fun!

Every four years, the World Cup brings together the world’s best national ...


Schools reopen after summer vacations spanning over one or two months! Dear parents, have you prepared your child to go back to school? What else you can do for them besides buying them new school bags, clothes, and stationery?

If your kids are learning Chinese now, you can teach this catchy Chinese song of “Going to ...


Welcome, parents! We have returned with the third and final session of our Peppa Pig series. Having learnt a fair few lines from this childhood classic, today we will touch upon two new sentence structures. The session comes in the form of a video from one of our experienced teachers, and we will learn how ...


Hello again, parents! We are back with part 2 of our Peppa Pig session. Last week, the Chinese expressions learnt from one classic line in Peppa Pig, were well received by parents and children.

Hopefully your child has had a chance to practice the phrases from the previous lesson. Remember, repeat, repeat, repeat! There is ...


Hello Parents! Welcome back to eChineseLearning! Today we will provide a new dimension through which to explore the magical world of Mandarin. We will introduce a unique, creative area of language study, one which transcends the typical grammar-led sessions and takes a deep dive into a wonderful culture – Peppa Pig! In Chinese, Peppa Pig ...


Besides barbecue, you can also see a lot of appealing food or snacks in the streets of China in hot summer days. Do you know what else Chinese people like to eat in summer? Starting from this article, we’re going to introduce to you three snacks that Chinese people love to enjoy in this season. ...


The Chinese teachers at eChineseLearning often encounter the age-old problem relating to 不 (bù), and 没 (méi). When the teacher asks certain questions to which the answer could be ‘no’, many non-Chinese native students would use the wrong negation word to answer.
For example, let’s take the question ‘Jīntiān nǐ qù xuéxiào ma? 今天你去学校吗?’ (are you ...


Dear parents, if your child is learning Chinese now, it’s better for him or her to learn how to use the “bǎ 把” sentence and the “bèi 被” sentence structure correctly, and how to switch between them flexibly. It will make your kid’s Chinese expressions more authentic.

Watch the following video and learn the two common ...


The teachers at eChineseLearining have found that many non-Chinese children felt confused about the use of “zhe 着” and “le 了”, and kept making mistakes when using the two characters. Watch the video below, and your kid will find it easy to learn how to use them correctly.

Here is a quiz below. Let your ...


There is an old saying in China that goes, “Food is the paramount necessity of the people”. In the last article, we introduced to you that in China, it is OK to “chī (吃)” something that is not food, and we believe that you won’t be surprised when you hear someone say chī shí táng ...


We believe your child is enjoying a pleasant time during the summer vacation now. Maybe he or she is excited about going to a summer camp, maybe excited about going on a family trip, or maybe you are enjoying a wonderful vacation in another country together now. No matter what he or she does in ...


What kind of Chinese food do you like best? Is it Mapo Tofu (Stir-Fried Tofu in Hot Sauce), Beijing Roast Duck or Yuxiang Rousi (Shredded Pork with Spicy Garlic Sauce)? But do you know that in Chinese, you can also “chī shí táng (吃食堂) eat a canteen”?
You may wonder, why a canteen could be “eaten”?
In ...


It is well known that songs can be a very effective tool for kids to learn Chinese. Learning to sing Chinese songs can encourage your child to speak in Chinese more, at the same time improve his or her fluency, enunciation and articulation and the language points in the songs will be much easier to ...


Some say Chinese is the most difficult language to learn, while others think the opposite, as in Chinese, all gender pronouns are generally called “tā”, while in some languages like German, there are at least nine.
In this article, we’ll introduce you to gender pronouns in Chinese. Here are some sentences for you to better learn ...


Sleep is as important for good health as diet and exercise. However, in this day and age, many people, especially the younger generations enjoy staying up late at night. Normally we call these people “night owls”. Do you know how to say it in Chinese?
In Chinese, night is translated to “yè (夜)”, and “owl” translated ...


First and foremost, please let your child do the following quiz:

Choose the right measure word to fill in each blank:

A. zhī 只   B. tóu 头   C. gè 个

一()苹果

一()大象

一()老虎

You may know that there are many differences in the expressions between Chinese and English. As you can see in the quiz above, in English, “a” or “an” can be ...


Have you heard of “Liú gēng hóng nǚ hái (刘畊宏女孩)” before? What is “Liú gēng hóng nǚ hái (刘畊宏女孩)” exactly?
During the home quarantine in Shanghai amid the COVID pandemic, Liu Genghong, aka Will Liu, a 49-year-old singer from Taiwan went viral for his workout live streams. He has been working out for over 30 years ...


Is your child reluctant to speak Chinese because of poor expression? Has your child ever been teased for inaccurate Chinese expressions? In Chinese, tone changes of words or characters are commonly seen, so if children do not learn those certain rules well, they are likely to make mistakes when they speak Chinese.
Normally, it’s difficult ...


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