Help with Learning to Write and Speak Chinese
Are you trying to learn Chinese in a school or second language learning program? Here we offer study guides, learning strategies, vocabulary quizzes, grammar help and more, all designed to help you learn to understand, speak, read and write in the Chinese language.
- Chinese Grammar: The Difference of Verb and Verb + ‘qilái’
The differences between Verb and Verb + 起来【qǐlái】often confuse Chinese beginners, here you learn how to use them with examples.
- How To Say and Write Good Luck in Mandarin
Learn Chinese word for "good luck": 好运【hǎoyùn】, 幸运【xìngyùn, and 福【fú】, and see examples of how they are used. Learn to wish "good luck" to others!
- How to Type in Chinese Using MS Word in Windows XP
Are your learning Mandarin Chinese? Discover how to type in Chinese using your regular keyboard and Microsoft Word.
- Common Sentence Structures in Mandarin Chinese
This article presents some of the most commonly used sentence patterns in Mandarin Chinese. Examples of how to use each sentence structure will be given, and pinyin as well as English translations will be provided.
- Nine Methods of Simplifying Chinese Characters
Mainland China has officially decided to simplify traditional Chinese characters for faster writing — and to help shorten the learning curve of this sometimes complex language.
- Ten Chinese Idioms to Learn
This article presents 10 Mandarin Chinese idioms with analysis and explanation. You'll also find several examples of how to use these idioms in every day speech.
- How to Form Time in Chinese
Time in Chinese is called 时间 【shíjiān=time】in which 时 【shí=time, hour】and 间 【jiān=within a definite time】, so the literal meaning is time within a definite time. Learn how to form time in Chinese characters (Mainland China).
- Chinese Word for Happiness: The Differences of Gaoxìng, Kuàilè and Xìngfú
The Chinese word for happiness has degrees of "happiness" i.e. 高兴 【gāoxìng】(the least lasting), 快乐【kuàilè】(quite extended lasting) and 幸福 【xìngfú】(the long lasting).
- Begin Learning Chinese: The First Fifty Words
What are the 50 most-used Chinese words? Build up your vocabulary by learning the words on this list. The best way to learn Chinese is by incorporating these words into your everyday usage. Learning a new language can be an easy task if you practice often.