I gave myself a little challenge. I approached foreigners, expats, and students and asked them one simple question: What is your most useful Chinese phrase here living in China?[Read more…] about What Are The Most Useful Chinese Phrases?
SUPERCHARGE YOUR MANDARIN
Do you want to get better at everyday Chinese? Do you find yourself struggling to expand your vocabulary? You don’t need Chinese classes. You need this one very simple and effective tip.[Read more…] about Master This One Thing To Speak Better Mandarin Chinese
LEARN THE BASICS
I’ve been in Mexico for the last seven weeks learning Spanish and it really gave me some perspective on beginners learning a new language. I’ve been struggling with remembering phrases and getting my tongue used to speaking in a new accent. I needed to encourage myself to keep practising the basics. So, here are my tops tips for starting to learn Mandarin Chinese as a complete beginner:[Read more…] about How To Start Learning Mandarin Chinese
Struggling to remember Chinese Characters? You’re not alone. They are tricky little things with complex strokes and most look exactly the same?! How on earth do I remember thousands of them?
I’ll teach you my top three ways to memorize Chinese Characters. Want to know a secret? It’s pretty straight forward. Increase your exposure to Chinese Characters as quickly as possible.
The general rule of thumb is that you must be exposed to a character between 7 to 23 times to actually learn it and effectively recall it. This will take place over a few months if you’re not actively exposing yourself to characters. Supercharge your learning by grabbing a comprehensive book, flashcard apps and being diligent with studying.
In part two of the Kuaidi series, we taught you how to tell the Kuaidi delivery person to leave your package at the door. But what if your package contains something really valuable and you don’t want to leave it just anywhere? Maybe it’s one of your favorite Chinese books arriving, finally! Ask him to come back after you’re off work![Read more…] about Talking To Delivery Drivers In China – Please Come Back Later!
How many weeks do you have before you
Hopefully, you’re not looking for a cram method, because if you are, then this isn’t the article for you.
If you have more than six weeks before your exam, wonderful! Keep reading my five-step study plan to pass your next HSK.[Read more…] about How To Pass The HSK Exams Without Crying