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.
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.
Transform your next trip to the grocery store into a language learning experience. With this list of Chinese vocabulary for the supermarket, you’ll be able to practice finding and purchasing foods in Chinese either in China or a Chinese grocery store in your hometown.
Mandarin Chinese language consonants consist of 25 consonant sounds, 23 that occur at the beginning of a syllable and 2 that occur at the end of a syllable. To master the Mandarin Chinese language, you must first learn to recognize the consonants and memorize their pronunciation.
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.
Ever wondered what the Chinese word for soldier is? Here is an introduction to the word and how its character came into existence.
What is the Chinese word for sunrise? The Chinese words for sunrise and sunset both have an interesting story and etymology detailing how their characters came into being. The story behind the characters can also help the new language student to more easily remember the words.
In Chinese, both ancient and modern, several words exist that mean “nature.” Learn about the Chinese word for nature, such as 自然 【zìrán= nature】and 大自然 【dàzìrán=nature】, and see examples of how they are used.
Here you learn how to use Chinese character words for losing and throwing away: 丢【diū=lose】, 弄丢 【nòng diū= lose and take the responsibility】and 丢掉 【diūdiào=throw away】. These three Chinese character words can be easily confused by foreigners or students new to the language.
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).