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  • Where Do You Live? Created: Monday, November 19, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
    There are many ways to ask where a person lives, depending on how specific you wish to be, or whether the person is from another country." itemprop="description" Monday, September 19, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
    Shanghainese is spoken in the Shanghai district. Shanghainese is distinct from Mandarin Chinese, but both languages use Chinese characters for writing." itemprop="descriptit3'" --> itemprop="descri...
  • Horse - Ma - Chinese Character Profile Created: Friday, November 26, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
    The Chinese character for horse is a pictograph showing the body and legs of a horse. It is a radical which is used to form other, more complex characters." itemprop="descrTP='t3'" --> itemprop="de...
  • Chinese New Year Created: Thursday, January 17, 2008 Updated: Thursday, February 06, 2014
    Chinese New Year is the most important festival in Chinese culture. These Mandarin Chinese phrases will help you celebrate Chinese New Year." itemprop="description" Sunday, September 23, 2007 Updated: Thursday, October 17, 2013
    Mandarin numbers are essential vocabulary which are used for shopping, telling time, calandar dates and general conversation. This quiz will test your listening comprehension of the Mandarin number...
  • Your Favorite Mandarin Apps Created: Monday, January 30, 2012 Updated: Thursday, October 11, 2012
    Do you have a favorite app for learning Mandarin Chinese? Leave your comments here.
  • Countries - Mandarin Names of Countries - User Suggestions Created: Monday, September 27, 2010 Updated: Thursday, October 11, 2012
    Are there any country names I've missed? Use this form to fill in any gaps in the vocabulary list of Mandarin country names.
  • Mandarin Mistakes - Embarrassing Or Amusing Mandarin Mistakes Created: Tuesday, August 17, 2010 Updated: Thursday, October 11, 2012
    Everyone makes mistakes when learning Mandarin Chinese. In fact, Mandarin students are more likely to make mistakes than students of other languages, because of the large number of homonyms in Mand...
  • Pronouncing The Mandarin NG Sound - User Tips Created: Monday, August 02, 2010 Updated: Thursday, October 11, 2012
    Share your ideas and tips for Mandarin pronunciation of the NG sound, used in the Mandarin finals ANG and ENG.
  • User Tips - Incorporating Mandarin Into Your Everyday Life Created: Friday, October 30, 2009 Updated: Thursday, October 11, 2012
    User tips for incorporating Mandarin Chinese into your everyday life.
  • Mandarin or Cantonese - Is It Better to Learn Mandarin or Cantonese - Share Your Ideas Created: Tuesday, September 15, 2009 Updated: Thursday, October 11, 2012
    Let us know what your thought are. Is it better to learn Mandarin Chinese or Cantonese?
  • Share Your Tips For Learning Mandarin Chinese Created: Friday, August 21, 2009 Updated: Thursday, October 11, 2012
    Please share your tips and ideas for learning Mandarin Chinese.
  • Mandarin Software Tools - Reader Suggestions Created: Friday, June 05, 2009 Updated: Thursday, October 11, 2012
    Mandarin software tools can make it easier to study Mandarin Chinese. Here are some favorites suggested by your fellow students.
  • Mandarin Chinese English Dictionaries - User Reviews Created: Friday, April 03, 2009 Updated: Thursday, October 11, 2012
    Let us know what you think about Chinese - English dictionaries. If you have a favorite, or you've seen one that's terrible, help out the community with your own review.
  • How I Learn Mandarin Chinese Created: Monday, March 22, 2010 Updated: Thursday, October 11, 2012
    Do you have any tips or suggestions for learning Mandarin Chinese? Share your ideas to help out your fellow students.
  • How I Learn Mandarin Chinese Created: Monday, March 22, 2010 Updated: Thursday, October 11, 2012
    Do you have any tips or suggestions for learning Mandarin Chinese? Share your ideas to help out your fellow students.
  • User Tips - Learning New Vocabulary - Share Your Ideas Created: Monday, November 30, 2009 Updated: Thursday, October 11, 2012
    Share your ideas for learning new Mandarin vocabulary.
  • Reader Tips - Learning to Think in Mandarin Created: Wednesday, November 04, 2009 Updated: Thursday, October 11, 2012
    Learning to think in Mandarin Chinese is a challenging process. Share your tips and ideas for learning to think in Mandarin.
  • Review - Survival Chinese Created: Sunday, July 29, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, July 31, 2012
    Survival Chinese is an excellent book for anyone living in China or Taiwan, with lots of practical tips for learning Mandarin Chinese.
  • Review - Chinese For Dummies Created: Friday, July 27, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, July 31, 2012
    Chinese For Dummies is bound to confusing for the beginner, and does not hold much value for those who are truly interested in learning Mandarin Chinese.
  • Mandarin Phrases For Giving And Receiving Gifts Created: Monday, July 30, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, July 31, 2012
    There are many rules in Chinese society around the giving and receiving of gifts.
  • Games Of China Created: Saturday, July 28, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, July 31, 2012
    Learn the Mandarin Chinese names of some of the enduring games of China.
  • Mandarin Phrases For Chinese Medicine Created: Wednesday, July 25, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, July 31, 2012
    Chinese medicine has been used for thousands of years, and still remains popular in Chinese communities around the world.
  • Review - The Lady in the Painting Created: Saturday, July 28, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, July 31, 2012
    The Lady In The Painting is an excellent introduction to learning to read Chinese characters. This version of The Lady In The Painting comes with a CD-ROM with supplementary material that will be a...
  • Review - Chinese 24/7 Created: Monday, April 30, 2012 Updated: Sunday, July 29, 2012
    Chinese 24/7 is intended for Mandarin Chinese learners living in Mainland China. Beside being a language instruction book, it offers tips and advise about daily life in China.
  • Chinese Chops Or Seals Created: Tuesday, November 29, 2011 Updated: Sunday, July 29, 2012
    Chinese chops are used to sign many types of legal documents. Chinese chops have been in use for thousands of years and are an important part of Chinese culture.
  • Mandarin Summer Camps Created: Monday, May 30, 2011 Updated: Sunday, July 29, 2012
    Summer is a great time for kids to learn Mandarin. This list of summer programs offers lots of choices to learn Mandarin in the summertime.
  • Mandarin Chinese Apps Created: Monday, January 30, 2012 Updated: Saturday, July 28, 2012
    This selection of apps for hand-held devices can help you learn Mandarin Chinese.
  • Why Learn Mandarin? Created: Thursday, October 23, 2008 Updated: Saturday, July 28, 2012
    Mandarin Chinese is the most widely-spoken language in the world. This in itself is reason to learn Mandarin Chinese. Learning Mandarin Chinese will also give you access to the world of Chinese bus...
  • Review of Pimsleur Mandarin Chinese Created: Thursday, May 01, 2008 Updated: Saturday, July 28, 2012
    Pimsleur Mandarin Chinese is an audio course that will give Mandarin students a good foundation in pronunciation and basic vocabulary.
  • Review - Fun With Chinese Characters Created: Wednesday, June 02, 2010 Updated: Saturday, July 28, 2012
    Fun With Chinese Characters is a very good series of books giving a new outlook on the Chinese writing system. Illustrated with amusing cartoons, each character is explained in an entertaining fash...
  • Teach Yourself Mandarin Chinese Created: Monday, September 10, 2007 Updated: Saturday, July 28, 2012
    Teach Yourself Mandarin Chinese is an excellent textbook for learning Mandarin Chinese on your own.

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