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Chinese Characters

Impress your friends and colleagues by writing Chinese. Besides the wow factor, learning Chinese characters gives you a deeper understanding of the Mandarin language.

Mandarin Language Spotlight10

How to learn to understand spoken Chinese

How to learn to understand spoken Chinese: Overcoming common problems with listening ability

Learning to hear the different sounds in Mandarin

Learning to hear the different sounds in Mandarin: Distinguishing between Chinese sounds and tones

How to learn Chinese characters efficiently

How to learn Chinese characters efficiently: Learning and remembering words

Qixi Festival - Chinese Valentine's Day

Qixi Festival - Chinese Valentine's Day: The story of the Weaver Maid and the Cowherd

The three DE particles in Mandarin: 的, 地 and 得

The three DE particles in Mandarin: 的, 地 and 得: How to tell them apart and use them correctly

The third tone in Mandarin Chinese

Learning the third tone in Mandarin Chinese: Avoiding common problems and getting it right

Essential classroom Mandarin Chinese

Essential classroom Mandarin Chinese: Learning Chinese in Chinese

How to pronounce Xi Jinping, president of China

How to pronounce Xi Jinping, president of China: Some quick and dirty tips and an in-depth explanation

How to pronounce "thank you" in Chinese

How to pronounce 谢谢 (謝謝) ”xièxie” in Chinese without sounding like a tourist, i.e. with correct pronunciation.

Situational Mandarin: At the airport

Situational Mandarin: At the airport: Words and phrases useful when going to the airport

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