Learning Mandarin in Beijing, China - Claudia's story
Learning Mandarin in Beijing, China – Claudia’s story

November 7, 2014 | No Comments

This article is recommended by LTL (Living The Language) Mandarin School in Beijing. It's written by Claudia Nobbs, who is currently learning mandarin

推销员 Chinese mini story
Chinese mini story – 推销员 The Salesman [Elementary Level] 5

November 3, 2014 | 2 Comments

The two salesmen finally sold their products to the woman. However, the tall guy was worried whether people would return their products if they finall

Top Chinese slang in 2013 – 不作死就不会死 no zuo no die

August 28, 2014 | 2 Comments

  People say we are living in the age of absurdity. China, as an example, is right in the duration of rapid changes in economy, people's menta

Spoken mandarin: where to pause, where to connect

July 9, 2014 | 2 Comments

The most exciting moment of learning mandarin is probably when you can orally express yourself in fluent and pleasant mandarin. To make yourself under

JLC Chinese Reading, Listening and Speaking practice 12
Reading, Listening and Speaking practice 15

July 4, 2014 | No Comments

This practice is best to be taken after Lesson 19 to 24. To go to previous practice, click here. Please study the new words in the table before

送别 - Farewell song in a girl's memoir of the old Beijing - 城南旧事
送别 – Farewell song in memory of a girl from Old Beijing – 城南旧事

November 10, 2013 | 12 Comments

How many of you remember your favorite childhood movies? Isn't it true that those old movies and songs remind you of the old good times that you h

A Holmes and Watson joke in Chinese [Elementary Level]
A Holmes and Watson joke in Chinese [Elementary Level]

November 4, 2013 | 4 Comments

This is a joke that has been provided by a reader recommendation. Thanks Joseph for your recommendation and English translation. In this Chinese jo

Chinese contemporary poem - By Your Side 与你同行
Chinese contemporary poem – By Your Side 与你同行

October 28, 2013 | 13 Comments

席慕容 xí Mùróng ‘s love poems are so pure and genuine. Sometimes they're full of wisdom too. Real love sometimes is just simple wishes. T

"Wind" and "Shadow" that you shouldn't chase - Chinese idiom 捕风捉影
“Wind” and “Shadow” that you shouldn’t chase – Chinese idiom 捕风捉影

October 22, 2013 | 2 Comments

Some Chinese idioms are easier to be learned by switching the character order and turning them into normal word order first. For example, idiom 捕

How to ask for people's opinions in Chinese?
How to ask for people’s opinions in Chinese?

October 7, 2013 | 7 Comments

In our everyday conversation with people, we often need to ask for people's opinions or invite new thoughts. There are many ways to do that. However,

JLC Chinese Character Lesson 37 – gan, qian 干赶竿肝杆千迁纤
JLC Chinese Character Lesson 37 – gan, qian 干赶竿肝杆千迁纤

June 20, 2013 | No Comments

This is a Learn Mandarin Online Chinese Character Lesson series copyrighted by Just Learn Chinese. If this is your first time reading this, please rea

How did English movie titles being translated into Chinese: three Hollywood classic love movie examples
How do English movie titles being translated into Chinese: three American classic love movie examples

February 28, 2013 | 2 Comments

I've noticed an interesting culture difference in naming movie titles between Chinese movies and English movies. In this post, I'd like to analyze a b

What exactly is “painted skin” – Chinese movie 画皮 2 [PAINTED SKIN: THE RESURRECTION]

January 24, 2013 | 2 Comments

If you ask any native Chinese who was the very first Chinese that wrote horror or ghost stories, you might get the same answer from anyone you ask -

How to improve your spoken mandarin without a partner to talk to

January 3, 2013 | 7 Comments

In an ideal world, if you can find a partner to practice your spoken mandarin everyday, sure enough it will help to maintain and enhance your speaking

Chinese calligraphy is displayed through the writing of “Christmas 圣诞” in Chinese

December 20, 2012 | 2 Comments

The journey of learning Chinese should not just about the language itself. Knowing how the language was written by hand in traditional China is also i

Chinese radical show – “eye” radical (52)
Chinese radical show – “eye” radical (52)

November 7, 2012 | 2 Comments

In this series you'll meet Chinese radicals that frequently appear in Chinese characters. To make it simple for you to memorize, I’ll just simply ma

The sickness that is not health related - Chinese slangs on "mental weirdness"
The sickness that is not health related – Chinese slang on “mental weirdness”

October 25, 2012 | 2 Comments

Usually it's not appropriate to ask about people's health issue for no reason. However, if you really have to ask out of necessity or sincere care, yo

Can China expat really gain business success in China?

February 25, 2012 | 6 Comments

China expats are a special group of people who came to live in China in the last 20 years or so for all kinds of reasons. They came to study, to te

The ten least expensive cars you can buy from China market
What does the least expensive Chinese car look like?

March 4, 2012 | No Comments

Ever thought about study or work in China if you haven't yet? Ever thought about driving a car in China? As far as you know the gap between the ric

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