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Vocabulary for using a computer in Chinese
Vocabulary for using a computer in Chinese: Vocabulary for using a computer in Chinese

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

Standardised Chinese proficiency tests
Standardised Chinese proficiency tests: Why you should take HSK or TOCFL

Mandarin Tutorials & Tests
Here you will find a collection of tutorials and tests that are designed to gradually improve your Mandarin Chinese Language skills. Pay special attention to your tones - the key to mastering Mandarin Chinese.

Simplified and traditional Chinese characters
Simplified character, Traditional character, Simplification, Handwriting, Literacy

Learning Mandarin through language exchange
Learning Mandarin through language exchange: Tips and suggestions to make it work

How to learn Chinese grammar
How to learn Chinese grammar: Sentence patterns, particles and conjunctions

From big to small, background to foreground
From big to small, background to foreground: Sorting information in Chinese

Aspiration in Mandarin Chinese
Aspiration in Mandarin Chinese: What it is and why you want to get it right

Common problems when using SRS to learn Chinese
Common problems when using SRS to learn Chinese: Things to avoid when using spaced repetition software

Spaced repetition software and learning Chinese
Spaced repetition software and learning Chinese: What SRS is and why it's good for you

How to use spaced repetition software to learn Chinese
How to use spaced repetition software to learn Chinese: Designing flashcards, learning the right words

Learning Mandarin? Start here!
Learning Mandarin? Start here!: Suggestions on how to get started learning Chinese

Learning intonation in Mandarin Chinese
Learning intonation in Mandarin Chinese: Tips and tricks for learning intonation in a tonal language

One Chinese character, multiple pronunciations
One Chinese character, multiple pronunciations: How to learn the pronunciation of tricky Chinese characters

Pronouncing the first tone in Mandarin Chinese
Pronouncing the first tone in Mandarin Chinese: The basics plus some common mistakes

Four main types of Chinese characters
Four main types of Chinese characters: Learning characters by understanding them

How to pronounce Beijing, capital of China
How to pronounce Beijing, capital of China: Some quick and dirty tips and an in-depth explanation

Chinese character type: Combined ideograms
Chinese character type: Combined ideograms: Learning characters by understanding them

Pictographs - Chinese characters as pictures
Pictographs - Chinese characters as pictures: The most basic character formation category

Chinese character type: Semantic-phonetic compounds
Chinese character type: Semantic-phonetic compounds: Learning characters by understanding them

Zi - "child" - Chinese character profile
Zi -

Choosing a Chinese Name by Number of Strokes
The fine art of choosing a good Chinese name includes considering the number of strokes that make up each of the three characters.

Two In Mandarin Chinese - The Two Forms of Two - Liang Er
There are two ways to say

Mandarin Pronouns
There are just a few pronouns in Mandarin Chinese, and unlike many European languages there are no subject / verb agreements to worry about. Just a few simple rules tells you everything you need to know about Mandarin pronouns.

Mandarin Vocabulary - Colors
Learning the names of Mandarin colors gives you more than just descriptive vocabulary. Mandarin colors also have strong cultural meanings, so you can gain some insight into Chinese culture by learning about color associations.

Mandarin Vocabulary - Answering Questions
Mandarin does not have words which mean

Characters - Learn To Read Chinese Characters
To the untrained eye, Chinese characters may seem like a random collection of lines, but characters have a logic of their own which can reveal clues to their meaning and pronunciation.

Common Chinese Family Names
There are thousands of Chinese family names, but only about 100 are used by most of the population of China, Taiwan, and overseas Chinese. This list of 20 of the most popular names will get you acquainted with the sounds of Chinese surnames and the customs surrounding names and introductions.

Mandarin Tone Exercises - The Four Tones
Mandarin tones are an essential part of the language. These tutorials and quizzes will help you master the four tones of Mandarin.

Where Do You Live? - Mandarin Chinese Lesson
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.

Auntie - A Yi - Mandarin Chinese Dictionary Entry
The Mandarin Chinese word for

The Chinese Zodiac in Mandarin
The Chinese Zodiac is based on the Chinese lunar calendar. Each of the 12 signs of the Chinese Zodiac lasts for one year from the first day of the lunar year.

Chinese Chops - The History And Usage Of Chinese Seals
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.

Ma - Chinese Character Profile for Horse
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.

Most Common Mandarin Words - Part One - A B C
The most common Mandarin Chinese words, arranged by Pinyin spelling, part one - A B C.

Most Common Mandarin Words - Part One - A B C
The most common Mandarin Chinese words, arranged by Pinyin spelling, part one - A B C.

Most Common Mandarin Words - Part One - A B C
The most common Mandarin Chinese words, arranged by Pinyin spelling, part one - A B C.

Most Common Mandarin Words - Part One - A B C
The most common Mandarin Chinese words, arranged by Pinyin spelling, part one - A B C.

Most Common Mandarin Words - Part One - A B C
The most common Mandarin Chinese words, arranged by Pinyin spelling, part one - A B C.

Most Common Mandarin Words - Part One - A B C
The most common Mandarin Chinese words, arranged by Pinyin spelling, part one - A B C.

Most Common Mandarin Words - Part One - A B C
The most common Mandarin Chinese words, arranged by Pinyin spelling, part one - A B C.

Most Common Mandarin Words - Part One - A B C
The most common Mandarin Chinese words, arranged by Pinyin spelling, part one - A B C.

Most Common Mandarin Words - Part One - A B C
The most common Mandarin Chinese words, arranged by Pinyin spelling, part one - A B C.

Tang Yuan Recipe - Making Tang Yuan for Dong Zhi - Midwinter in Mandarin Chinese
Tang yuan is a dish of glutinous rice balls served in a sweet broth. In Chinese culture, tang yuan is served on Dong Zhi - the winter solstice, and by eating tang yuan you welcome in the winter and become one year older.

Good - Mandarin Chinese Character Profile for Good – 好 Hǎo
The Mandarin Chinese character hao is made up of two radicals - nu and zi. Hao means 'good' in English, and also functions as an intensifier.

Mandarin Chinese Language Lessons from About.com
Learn to speak Mandarin with this easy guide to language lessons, Chinese characters, and reading and writing tips.

Character Lookup With Mouse Input
Sometimes we need to look up Chinese characters in a dictionary, but we don't know the Pinyin spelling. There are alternate methods for finding characters, such

Situational Mandarin Chinese Lessons - Learn Mandarin Chinese for Specific Situations
Each of these lessons focuses on a particular situation. Learn Mandarin Chinese vocabulary and common phrases, and practice your listening and pronunciation skills with the associated audio files.

Asking for directions in Mandarin Chinese
Asking for directions in Mandarin Chinese: Finding your way in Mandarin

Learning Mandarin through music and lyrics
Learning Mandarin through music and lyrics: Why music should be part of your study plan

Mandarin Grammar - Essential Mandarin Grammar
Here are some lessons on basic Mandarin Chinese grammar. These are the Mandarin Chinese grammar rules you need to know right from the start.

Music Mandarin: Eason Chan - “Ten Years"
Music Mandarin: Eason Chan - “Ten Years

Mandarin multitasking with "yibian... yibian..."
Mandarin multitasking with

Tone changes of the character "yi"
Tone changes of the character

Tone changes of the character "bu" (not, no)
Tone changes of the character

Yi - "one" - Chinese character profile
Yi -

Music Mandarin: Cui Jian - "I have nothing"
Music Mandarin: Cui Jian -

Chinese festivals
Chinese festivals: An introduction to the festivals you should know about

Fraud-proof Chinese numerals
Fraud-proof Chinese numerals: The banker's way of writing Chinese numbers

How to learn Chinese characters efficiently
How to learn Chinese characters efficiently: Learning and remembering words

Improving your Chinese with podcasts
Improving your Chinese with podcasts: Three podcasts to increase your listening ability

How tone pairs can improve your Mandarin pronunciation
How tone pairs can improve your Mandarin pronunciation: Mastering tones and tone changes in Chinese

English loanwords in Mandarin
English loanwords in Mandarin: Making sense of words borrowed into Chinese

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

Chinese Names
Names are very important in Chinese culture. They can affect a person's self-esteem and influence the expectations of others. To choose an auspicious name for their baby, parents can consult a fortune teller who will consider the baby's Zodiac sign, family name, and parental expectations to choose characters which are harmonious with each other and offer the best chance for success in life.

Daily Mandarin Phrases for Developing Mandarin Vocabulary
This series of Mandarin lessons presents a new phrase or word for every day of the year, along with examples of how to use them. This is a great way to develop your Mandarin vocabulary.

Mandarin Chinese Dictionary Arranged Alphabetically by Pinyin Spelling
This dictionary of Mandarin Chinese is arranged alphabetically according to the Pinyin spelling of Mandarin words and phrases.

Mandarin Chinese Audio Lab - Audio Clips For Learning Mandarin Chinese
This selection of audio clips will help you with Mandarin Chinese pronunciation. The Mandarin Chinese Audio Lab is a good place practice your tones and to polish your speaking and listening skills.

Daily Mandarin Lessons for April
All the daily Mandarin lessons, complete with audio files for listening and pronunciation practice, for April.

Mandarin Chinese Dictionary - Words and Phrases Beginning wtih S
A list of Mandarin words and phrases beginning with S in Pinyin romanization.

Mandarin Chinese Dictionary - Words and Phrases Beginning wtih T
A list of Mandarin words and phrases beginning with T in Pinyin romanization.

Mandarin Chinese Dictionary - Words and Phrases Beginning wtih W
A list of Mandarin words and phrases beginning with W in Pinyin romanization.

Mandarin Chinese Dictionary - Words and Phrases Beginning with X
A list of Mandarin words and phrases beginning with X in Pinyin romanization.

Mandarin Chinese Language Learning Materials - Intermediate Mandarin Chinese - Mandarin Grammar - Developing Your Mandarin Vocabulary
Develop your Mandarin Chinese language skills with these resources that explain Mandarin grammar and Chinese characters.

Daily Mandarin Lessons for January
All the daily Mandarin lessons, complete with audio files for listening and pronunciation practice, for January.

Daily Mandarin Lessons for November
All the daily Mandarin lessons, complete with audio files for listening and pronunciation practice, for November.

Mandarin Language Learning Materials - Mandarin Basics - Mandarin Phrases - Developing Your Mandarin Skills
Learning the Mandarin language need not be difficult. We have plenty of resources to help you learn Mandarin Chinese, including grammar guides, pronunciation practice, and audio files.

Practical Mandarin Chinese - Mandarin Chinese Vocabulary and Phrases for Everyday Use
Practical Mandarin Chinese will help you out in certain situations, whether in business meetings, traveling through China, or ordering food.

Audio Quizzes - Test Your Listening Comprehension with Mandarin Chinese Audio Quizzes
Test your listening comprehension with this collection of audio quizzes. Each of these quizzes is based on audio recordings of Mandarin vocabulary or tones.

Mandarin Chinese Vocabulary Quizzes - Test Your Mandarin Chinese Vocabulary
Test your Mandarin Chinese vocabulary on a variety of topics. These are text based quizzes based on vocabulary lists and grammar lessons.

Chinese Proverbs - Learn Chinese Proverbs
Chinese proverbs are little nuggets of wisdom that have been handed down over the centuries. They provide insight into human behavior and Chinese culture.

Mandarin Chinese Dictionary - Words and Phrases Beginning wtih B
A list of Mandarin words and phrases beginning A according to Pinyin romanization.

Mandarin Chinese Dictionary - Words and Phrases Beginning wtih C
A list of Mandarin words and phrases beginning C according to Pinyin romanization.

Mandarin for Chinese Festivals - Learn Mandarin for Chinese Festivals
Chinese festivals have origins dating back thousands of years. They are rooted in legend and folklore, and often have a story to explain the beginnings of the festival. The greetings and phrases associated with each festival can best be understood by learning about the legends surrounding them.

Mandarin Names of Countries, Cities, and Regions
Mandarin geographical names are often quite different from their English equivalents. Mandarin names often cannot be simple phonetic equivalents, because the meanings of the Chinese characters must be considered.

Getting Started with Basic Mandarin Chinese Vocabulary
Lessons for those who are just starting to learn Mandarin Chinese.

The Place of Mandarin in Chinese Culture
Mandarin is not the only language in the Chinese world, but as the official language of China, it is the most important. Find out about the role of Mandarin, its variations, and other Chinese languages.

Mandarin Chinese Jokes - Learn Some Mandarin Chinese Jokes
Jokes are a true test of your proficiency in a foreign language. Some of these Mandarin Chinese jokes depend on word play that requires a good knowledge of Mandarin, but others translate well into English.

Situational Vocabulary for Learning Mandarin Chinese
Mandarin Chinese words and phrases that you are likely to encounter in specific situations.

Chinese Songs for Learning Mandarin - Learn Chinese Songs for Improving Your Mandarin Chinese
Singing Mandarin Chinese songs is a good way to learn and practice new Mandarin Chinese vocabulary. There are many children's songs which are ideal for expanding your Mandarin Chinese vocabulary.

Mandarin Chinese Vocabulary Lists Organized by Subject
Vocabulary lists organized by subject.

The Most Common Mandarin Chinese Words
This list of the 800 most common Mandarin Chinese words is a good place to start with your Mandarin vocabulary study. Make sure you have a good foundation in all of these words before proceeding on to more advanced topics.

Tones - Tutorials and Tests for Mandarin Tones
Tones are an essential part of Mandarin Chinese. Use these tutorials and tones to learn the proper pronunciation of Mandarin Chinese.

Comparisons - Learning Mandarin Chinese Comparisons
Comparisons are an important grammatical function. Mandarin Chinese comparisons follow a simple pattern and are much easier to learn than many other languages.

Past and Future - Indicating Past and Future in Mandarin Chinese
There are several ways to indicate past and future in Mandarin Chinese.

Mandarin Particles - Learn About Mandarin Particles
Mandarin particles are used for a variety of grammatical functions including showing aspect, time indications, and completion of actions.

Writing Mandarin - Computer Input, Handwriting & Calligraphy
Being able to write Chinese characters adds a new level to your understanding of the Mandarin language. Computer input methods allow you to easily write Chinese characters, but unless you know the correct form of each character your writing may have a lot of mistakes. Learning how to hand-write Mandarin is an essential skill for anyone who is serious about the language.

Is Shanghainese Different Than Mandarin?
Shanghainese is spoken in the Shanghai district. Shanghainese is distinct from Mandarin Chinese, but both languages use Chinese characters for writing.

Household Chores - Mandarin Chinese Household Chores Vocabulary - Mandarin Chinese Vocabulary List
Learn the Mandarin Chinese words for common chores with this household chores vocabulary list. Each entry has an audio pronunciation guide and animated Chinese characters showing the correct stroke order.

Household Chores - Mandarin Chinese Household Chores Vocabulary - Mandarin Chinese Vocabulary List
Learn the Mandarin Chinese words for common chores with this household chores vocabulary list. Each entry has an audio pronunciation guide and animated Chinese characters showing the correct stroke order.

Hospital - Mandarin Chinese Hospital Vocabulary - Mandarin Chinese Vocabulary List
This Mandarin Chinese vocabulary list covers the names of objects, places, and people found in the hospital. Complete with an audio pronunciation guide and animated graphics showing the stroke order of the Chinese characters.

Hospital - Mandarin Chinese Hospital Vocabulary - Mandarin Chinese Vocabulary List
This Mandarin Chinese vocabulary list covers the names of objects, places, and people found in the hospital. Complete with an audio pronunciation guide and animated graphics showing the stroke order of the Chinese characters.

Hospital - Mandarin Chinese Hospital Vocabulary - Mandarin Chinese Vocabulary List
This Mandarin Chinese vocabulary list covers the names of objects, places, and people found in the hospital. Complete with an audio pronunciation guide and animated graphics showing the stroke order of the Chinese characters.

Geography - Mandarin Chinese Geography Vocabulary - Mandarin Chinese Vocabulary List
Learn how to describe the physical world in Mandarin Chinese with this Geography vocabulary list. Each geography vocabulary item has an animated Chinese character showing the correct stroke order, as well as an audio pronunciation guide.

Geography - Mandarin Chinese Geography Vocabulary - Mandarin Chinese Vocabulary List
Learn how to describe the physical world in Mandarin Chinese with this Geography vocabulary list. Each geography vocabulary item has an animated Chinese character showing the correct stroke order, as well as an audio pronunciation guide.

Laundry - Mandarin Chinese Laundry Vocabulary - Mandarin Chinese Vocabulary List
Learn the common Mandarin Chinese words related to doing the laundry with this vocabulary list. Don't be caught with dirty socks when you can learn how to do your laundry in Mandarin Chinese.

Laundry - Mandarin Chinese Laundry Vocabulary - Mandarin Chinese Vocabulary List
Learn the common Mandarin Chinese words related to doing the laundry with this vocabulary list. Don't be caught with dirty socks when you can learn how to do your laundry in Mandarin Chinese.

Fast Food - Mandarin Chinese Fast Food Vocabulary - Mandarin Chinese Vocabulary List
Despite being unhealthy, fast food is popular throughout the world. If you want to order fast food in Mandarin Chinese, this vocabulary list and pronunciation guide will help.

Fast Food - Mandarin Chinese Fast Food Vocabulary - Mandarin Chinese Vocabulary List
Despite being unhealthy, fast food is popular throughout the world. If you want to order fast food in Mandarin Chinese, this vocabulary list and pronunciation guide will help.

Fast Food - Mandarin Chinese Fast Food Vocabulary - Mandarin Chinese Vocabulary List
Despite being unhealthy, fast food is popular throughout the world. If you want to order fast food in Mandarin Chinese, this vocabulary list and pronunciation guide will help.

Entertainment - Mandarin Chinese Entertainment Vocabulary - Vocabulary List
This list of Mandarin Chinese words related to entertainment covers different types of movies, television shows and stage productions.

Entertainment - Mandarin Chinese Entertainment Vocabulary - Vocabulary List
This list of Mandarin Chinese words related to entertainment covers different types of movies, television shows and stage productions.

At The Playground - Mandarin Chinese Vocabulary For The Playground - Mandarin Vocabulary List
This vocabulary list covers common items and activities found at the playground. Each entry has an audio pronunciation guide, and animated graphics showing the stroke order of the Chinese characters.

At The Playground - Mandarin Chinese Vocabulary For The Playground - Mandarin Vocabulary List
This vocabulary list covers common items and activities found at the playground. Each entry has an audio pronunciation guide, and animated graphics showing the stroke order of the Chinese characters.

Buildings - Mandarin Chinese Vocabulary For Buildings - Mandarin Chinese Vocabulary List
Learn the Mandarin Chinese names of common buildings with this Mandarin Chinese vocabulary list. Each entry has an audio pronunciation guide and animated Chinese characters.

Buildings - Mandarin Chinese Vocabulary For Buildings - Mandarin Chinese Vocabulary List
Learn the Mandarin Chinese names of common buildings with this Mandarin Chinese vocabulary list. Each entry has an audio pronunciation guide and animated Chinese characters.

Buildings - Mandarin Chinese Vocabulary For Buildings - Mandarin Chinese Vocabulary List
Learn the Mandarin Chinese names of common buildings with this Mandarin Chinese vocabulary list. Each entry has an audio pronunciation guide and animated Chinese characters.

Telephone - Mandarin Chinese Telephone Vocabulary - Mandarin Chinese Vocabulary List
Learn Mandarin Chinese vocabulary related to the telephone and types of telephone calls. Each entry has an audio file for pronunciation practice, as well as animated graphics showing the stroke order of Chinese characters.

Cars - Mandarin Chinese Cars Vocabulary - Mandarin Chinese Vocabulary List
Mandarin Chinese vocabulary related to types of cars and car parts. This vocabulary will help you discuss cars and car problems in Mandarin Chinese. Each entry has an animated graphic showing how the Chinese characters are written, as well as an audio pronunciation guide.

Cars - Mandarin Chinese Cars Vocabulary - Mandarin Chinese Vocabulary List
Mandarin Chinese vocabulary related to types of cars and car parts. This vocabulary will help you discuss cars and car problems in Mandarin Chinese. Each entry has an animated graphic showing how the Chinese characters are written, as well as an audio pronunciation guide.

Cars - Mandarin Chinese Cars Vocabulary - Mandarin Chinese Vocabulary List
Mandarin Chinese vocabulary related to types of cars and car parts. This vocabulary will help you discuss cars and car problems in Mandarin Chinese. Each entry has an animated graphic showing how the Chinese characters are written, as well as an audio pronunciation guide.

Cars - Mandarin Chinese Cars Vocabulary - Mandarin Chinese Vocabulary List
Mandarin Chinese vocabulary related to types of cars and car parts. This vocabulary will help you discuss cars and car problems in Mandarin Chinese. Each entry has an animated graphic showing how the Chinese characters are written, as well as an audio pronunciation guide.

Cars - Mandarin Chinese Cars Vocabulary - Mandarin Chinese Vocabulary List
Mandarin Chinese vocabulary related to types of cars and car parts. This vocabulary will help you discuss cars and car problems in Mandarin Chinese. Each entry has an animated graphic showing how the Chinese characters are written, as well as an audio pronunciation guide.

Bank - Mandarin Chinese Bank Vocabulary - Mandarin Chinese Vocabulary List
Learn the Mandarin Chinese names of common and people found at the bank. This vocabulary list contains common words and phrases related to banks, and each entry has an animated graphic showing the stroke order of each Chinese character, and an audio file for pronunciation practice.

Bank - Mandarin Chinese Bank Vocabulary - Mandarin Chinese Vocabulary List
Learn the Mandarin Chinese names of common and people found at the bank. This vocabulary list contains common words and phrases related to banks, and each entry has an animated graphic showing the stroke order of each Chinese character, and an audio file for pronunciation practice.

Most Common Mandarin Words - Part Five - L
The most common Mandarin Chinese words, arranged by Pinyin spelling, part five - L.

Most Common Mandarin Words - Part Five - L
The most common Mandarin Chinese words, arranged by Pinyin spelling, part five - L.

Most Common Mandarin Words - Part Five - L
The most common Mandarin Chinese words, arranged by Pinyin spelling, part five - L.

Most Common Mandarin Words - Part Three - G H
The most common Mandarin Chinese words, arranged by Pinyin spelling, part three - G H.

Most Common Mandarin Words - Part Three - G H
The most common Mandarin Chinese words, arranged by Pinyin spelling, part three - G H.

Most Common Mandarin Words - Part Three - G H
The most common Mandarin Chinese words, arranged by Pinyin spelling, part three - G H.

Most Common Mandarin Words - Part Three - G H
The most common Mandarin Chinese words, arranged by Pinyin spelling, part three - G H.

Most Common Mandarin Words - Part Three - G H
The most common Mandarin Chinese words, arranged by Pinyin spelling, part three - G H.

Most Common Mandarin Words - Part Three - G H
The most common Mandarin Chinese words, arranged by Pinyin spelling, part three - G H.

Most Common Mandarin Words - Part Three - G H
The most common Mandarin Chinese words, arranged by Pinyin spelling, part three - G H.

Most Common Mandarin Words - Part Three - G H
The most common Mandarin Chinese words, arranged by Pinyin spelling, part three - G H.

Most Common Mandarin Words - Part Three - G H
The most common Mandarin Chinese words, arranged by Pinyin spelling, part three - G H.

Office Materials & Objects - Learn the Mandarin Chinese Names of Office Materials & Objects
This list of Mandarin Chinese vocabulary will teach you the names of common items found in the office. Each entry has an audio file for listening and pronunciation practice.

Tools - The Names Of Common Tools In Mandarin Chinese
Learn the names of common tools in Mandarin Chinese with this tools vocabulary list. Each entry has an audio link for pronunciation and listening practice.

Tools - The Names Of Common Tools In Mandarin Chinese
Learn the names of common tools in Mandarin Chinese with this tools vocabulary list. Each entry has an audio link for pronunciation and listening practice.

Planets And Outer Space - Mandarin Vocabulary List For Planets And Outer Space
Learn the Mandarin Chinese words for each of the planets and other objects in outer space.

Planets And Outer Space - Mandarin Vocabulary List For Planets And Outer Space
Learn the Mandarin Chinese words for each of the planets and other objects in outer space.

Chinese Character Profiles - Learn About Chinese Characters
Chinese characters have interesting stories behind their development. The history of Chinese characters and the way they evolve can reveal clues to Chinese history and culture.

Chinese Proverbs - Learning Mandarin Chinese with Chinese Proverbs
Chinese proverbs are strongly rooted in Chinese culture. These four-character expressions are hundreds of years old, but still have relevance in today's society.

Review - Chinese For Dummies
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.

Review - The Lady in the Painting
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 big help to the intermediate student of Mandarin Chinese.

Review - Learning Chinese The Easy Way
Learning Chinese The Easy Way consists of two stories in Chinese characters and explanations about the origins and development of the Chinese writing system. This book teaches a very limited set of characters, and is best suited to those with no previous experience in reading and writing Chinese characters.

Revew - Yong Ho's Beginner's Chinese
Yong Ho's Beginner's Chinese is an excellent choice for learning Mandarin Chinese. Although best supplemented with additional materials, Yong Ho's Beginner's Chinese provides a good foundation in the basics of Mandarin Chinese.

Review - Mandarin Chinese Learning Through Conversation
Mandarin Chinese Learning Through Conversation is a book aimed at the beginner student of Mandarin Chinese. Each book in the 2 books series of Mandarin Chinese Learning Through Conversation covers about 400 words, with plenty of reinforcement and review.

Review - Chinese 24/7
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.

Mandarin Chinese Apps
This selection of apps for hand-held devices can help you learn Mandarin Chinese.

Review - Tuttle's Learning Chinese Characters
Tuttle's Learning Chinese Characters offers a way to memorize 800 of the most common Chinese characters.

Mandarin Conditional Sentences
Mandarin conditional sentences are stated with the Mandarin Chinese words ruguo and yaoshi. The conditional statement is usually preceded with jiu, which is not always translated into English.

The Types Of Chinese Characters
There are six different types of Chinese characters, ranging from simple pictographs to more complex compound characters. Understanding how the types of Chinese characters have evolved can be an important tool in studying reading and writing Chinese characters.

Strokes Used In Chinese Characters
Strokes are the fundamental building blocks of Chinese characters. All Chinese characters can be written with the 8 basic strokes, and many dictionaries use stroke count as a method of classifying Chinese characters.

Year Of The Rat
The year of the rat occurs every 12 years in the Chinese zodiac. People born in the year of the rat are said to be intelligent and ambitious.

Year Of The Ox
The year of the ox occurs every 12 years in the Chinese zodiac. People born in the year of the ox have strong characters and are hard workers.

Putonghua - Standard Mandarin Chinese
Putonghua is the official language of the People's Republic of China. Putonghua, also known as Mandarin Chinese, is based on the Beijing dialect, and was originally the language of the Chinese imperial court.

Year Of The Dragon
The Year of the Dragon begins on January 23, 2012. Learn Mandarin phrases associated with the Year of the Dragon, and the personality traits of those born under this Chinese Zodiac sign.

The Five Elements
The Five Elements form the cornerstone of Chinese philosophy and culture. Find out about the five elements while learning related Mandarin Chinese vocabulary.

Integration Of The Five Elements
The five Chinese elements are integrated into many aspects of Chinese life and culture. Learn about the integration of the five elements, as well as related Mandarin Chinese words and phrases. Page 2.

Mandarin Chinese Input Methods
It used to take years of study to write Chinese characters, but now anyone with a computer can write Chinese charcters by learning a few simple rules of pronunciation.

All - Using the Adverb Dou to Mean All
The Mandarin Chinese adverb

Yang - Chinese Character Profile for Sheep - Yang
The Chinese character for sheep is a pictograph showing the head, body and horns of a sheep. The Chinese character for sheep is also a radical which is used in other, more complex characters. It can add a phonetic or semantic element to the new characters.

Xin - Chinese Character Profile for Trust - Xin
The Chinese character for trust or mail is composed of two elements - the radical for person and the radical for word. This character shows a person standing by his or her word - a symbol of trust.

Shi - Chinese Character Profile for Stone - Shi
The Chinese character for stone is pronounced shi. As a radical, it is used to form more complex characters which often have something to do with stones, geology or strength. Learn related vocabulary based on the Chinese character shi.

Chong - Chinese Character Profile for Insect - Chong
The Chinese character for insect or worm is a pictograph showing a snake. As a radical, it is the basis for many other Chinese characters, many of which have to do with the animal world.

Er - Chinese Character Profile for Ear - Er
The Chinese character for ear is pronounced er. It is a pictograph, and the earliest forms where a naturalistic depiction of an ear, but the modern form is more stylized. Learn Mandarin vocabulary related to er.

Lao - Chinese Character Profile for Old - Lao
The Chinese character for old looks like an old man with a cane and is pronounced lao. It is used in many words relating to aging and respect.

Hei - Chinese Character Profile for Black - Hei
The Chinese character for black is evolved from the original character which showed a window or vent over a fire, giving the idea of the blackness of soot.

London Bridge - Mandarin Chinese Song for Learning Mandarin Chinese
London Bridge is Falling Down is a well-known English children's song. It has been translated to Mandarin Chinese, so learning the Mandarin version of this song is a good way to learn some new vocabulary.

Mountain - Shan - Chinese Character Profile For Mountain - Shan
The Chinese character for mountain is a pictograph showing three peaks of a mountain range. The character is a radical and is used in many other more complex characters related to mountains and height.

Eternal - Chinese Character Profile For Eternal - Yong
The Chinese character for eternal contains the eight essential strokes of Chinese calligraphy. It is based on the radical for water, itself an appropriate metaphor for eternal.

Zhu - Chinese Character Profile For Bamboo - Zhu
The Chinese character for bamboo is zhu, a pictograph showing two shoots stems of bamboo.

Yu - Chinese Character For Jade - Yu
The Chinese character for jade is a pictograph showing a string of jade pieces. As a radical, it is used in many characters related to gems and things of value.

Shui - Chinese Character Profile For Sleep - Shui
The Chinese character for sleep is constructed of the eye radical and character meaning droop, which also supplies the phonetic component.

Zuo - Chinese Character Profile For Left - Zuo
The Chinese character for left shows a hand holding a carpenter's square.

You - Chinese Character Profile For Right - You
The Chinese character for right is composed of two elements - a hand and a mouth.

Xiao - Chinese Character Profile for Laugh - Xiao
The Chinese character xiao means laugh or smile. The character xiao is composed of the radical for bamboo, which provides the meaning, and the character yao, which provides the sound.

Niao - Chinese Character Profile for Bird - Niao
The Chinese character for bird is pronounced niao, and is a pictograph of bird. The character niao is also a radical which is used in other more complex characters, most of them related to birds.

Bopomofo – Zhuyin Fuhao - Learning Chinese Characters with Bopomofo
Bopomofo is a phonetic system used for learning Chinese characters. It is widely used in Taiwan, but Mainland China uses a Romanization system called Pinyin.

Stroke Counts - Using Stroke Counts In Chinese Dictionaries
Chinese dictionaries often have several different ways to look up characters. The stroke count method classifies characters by the number of strokes used to draw the character.

Tips For Learning Mandarin Chinese - Learning Styles For Learning Mandarin Chinese
There are many ways to learn Mandarin Chinese, and finding out the best way for you depends on understanding your learning style.

Where To Learn Mandarin Chinese - Find Out Where To Learn Mandarin Chinese
Mandarin Chinese is one of the most popular languages, so there are many ways to learn it. From elementary level classes to Asian language schools, you have plenty of choices when it comes to learning Mandarin Chinese.

Action Phrases - Learning Action Phrases in Mandarin Chinese
In this fast-paced world, action phrases in any language are essential to know. Here are some Mandarin Chinese action phrases with audio files for pronunciation and listening practice.

Mandarin Ordinal Numbers - Learning Ordinal Numbers in Mandarin Chinese
Ordinal numbers are used to describe the order of objects or people. Mandarin Chinese ordinal numbers are very easy to construct, and have just one form.

Mandarin Parts Of Speech - Learning Mandarin Parts Of Speech
Become familiar with the terms of Mandarin grammar with this list of common Mandarin parts of speech.

Where - Asking Where Things Are - Mandarin Chinese Lesson
Find out how to ask about the location of things and people, or where things take place, with this Mandarin Chinese lesson.

Choosing a Chinese Name - Character Combinations
Having a Chinese name is important for Mandarin students, but Chinese names must be considered in context with surnames. A bad combination of surnames and given names may cause embarrassment to the bearer.

Recently in Mandarin Chinese - Zui Jin
The Mandarin Chinese word for

Respect in Mandarin Chinese - Zun Zhong - Daily Mandarin Lesson
The Mandarin Chinese word for

This in Mandarin Chinese - Zhe Ge
The Mandarin Chinese word for

Umbrella in Mandarin Chinese - Yu San
The Mandarin Chinese word for

Zai Bu Zai - Asking About Presence in Mandarin Chinese
Mandarin Chinese can use a positive / negative sentence as a question. Zai bu zai uses this question form to ask about the presence of a person.

Bank in Mandarin Chinese - Yin Hang
The Mandarin Chinese word for

Together in Mandarin Chinese - Yi Qi
The Mandarin Chinese word for

Everything in Mandarin Chinese - Yi Qie
The Mandarin Chinese word for

Yi Yang - Daily Mandarin Lesson - The Same in Mandarin Chinese
When comparing objects and people, we often say that they are the same, or not the same. The Mandarin Chinese phrase for

Continuosly in Mandarin Chinese - Yi Zhi
The Mandarin Chinese word for

Interesting in Mandarin Chinese - You Qu - Daily Mandarin Lesson
The Mandarin Chinese word for

Swim in Mandarin Chinese - You Yong
The Mandarin Chinese word for

Xu Yao - Daily Mandarin Lesson - Need in Mandarin Chinese
The Mandarin Chinese word for

Speech in Mandarin Chinese - Yan Shuo
The Mandarin Chinese word for

Invite in Mandarin Chinese - Yao Qing
The Mandarin Chinese word for

Ye Xu - Daily Mandarin Lesson - Maybe in Mandarin Chinese
The Mandarin Chinese word for

Certain in Mandarin Chinese - Yi Ding
The Mandarin Chinese word for

Yi Jing - Daily Mandarin Lesson - Already in Mandarin Chinese
The Mandarin Chinese word for

Child in Mandarin Chinese - Xiao Hai
The Mandarin Chinese word for

Xiaojie - The Mandarin Chinese Title for Young Women
Titles are very important in Chinese culture. The title for addressing young women is

Rainy in Mandarin Chinese - Xia Yu
The Mandarin Chinese word for

Daily Mandarin Vocabulary Lesson - Xihuan
The Mandarin Chinese verb for

Xing Qu - Daily Mandarin Lesson - Interest in Mandarin Chinese
The Mandarin Chinese word for

Xing Yun - Daily Mandarin Lesson - Lucky in Mandarin Chinese
The Mandarin Chinese word for

Rest - Xiu Xi - Daily Mandarin Lesson - Rest in Mandarin Chinese
The Mandarin Chinese word for

Xi Wang - Daily Mandarin Lesson - To Hope in Mandarin Chinese
The Mandarin Chinese word for

Training in Mandarin Chinese - Xun Lian
The Mandarin Chinese word for

Fast in Mandarin Chinese - Xun Su
The Mandarin Chinese word for

Agree in Mandarin Chinese - Tong Yi
The Mandarin Chinese word for

Wang Ji - Daily Mandarin Lesson - Forget in Mandarin Chinese
The Mandarin Chinese word for

Problem in Mandarin Chinese - Wen Ti
The Mandarin Chinese word for

We in Mandarin Chinese - Women
The Mandarin Chinese word for

Believe in Mandarin Chinese - Xiang Xin - Daily Mandarin Lesson
The Mandarin Chinese word for

Xianzai - Talking About the Present in Mandarin Chinese
The Mandarin Chinese word for

Gossip - Tingshuo - Gossip in Mandarin Chinese - Daily Mandarin Lesson
If you hear something through the grapevine, you can express this idea in Mandarin Chinese with the word

All in Mandarin Chinese - Suo You
The Mandarin Chinese word for

They in Mandarin Chinese - Tamen
The Mandarin Chinese word for

Doesn't Like in Mandarin Chinese - Tao Yan
The Mandarin Chinese word for

Te Bie - Daily Mandarin Lesson - Special in Mandarin Chinese
The Mandarin Chinese word for

Business in Mandarin Chinese - Sheng Yi
The Mandarin Chinese word for

Shenme - Mandarin Chinese Question Word - What
The Mandarin Chinese word for

Shenme Shihou - Asking When in Mandarin Chinese
The Mandarin Chinese phrase for asking

Truth in Mandarin Chinese - Shi Hua - Daily Mandarin Lesson
The Mandarin Chinese word for

Time in Mandarin Chinese - Shi Jian
The Mandarin Chinese word for

World in Mandarin Chinese - Shi Jie - Daily Mandarin Lesson
The Mandarin Chinese word for

Fact in Mandarin Chinese - Shi Shi
The Mandarin Chinese word for

To Know Someone in Mandarin Chinese - Ren Shi
The Mandarin Chinese word for

Easy in Mandarin Chinese - Rong Yi
The Mandarin Chinese word for

Ruguo - Saying If in Mandarin Chinese
The Mandarin Chinese word for

Shang Ke - Daily Mandarin Lesson - Attend Class in Mandarin Chinese
The Mandarin Chinese phrase for

Sheng Qi - Daily Mandarin Lesson - Angry in Mandarin Chinese
The Mandarin Chinese phrase for

Nan Kan - Daily Mandarin Lesson - Ugly in Mandarin Chinese
The Mandarin Chinese word for

Pian Yi - Daily Mandarin Lesson - Inexpensive in Mandarin Chinese
The Mandarin Chinese word for

Ping Chang - Daily Mandarin Lesson - Usually in Mandarin Chinese
The Mandarin Chinese word for

Li Hai - Daily Mandarin Lesson - Great in Mandarin Chinese
The Mandarin Chinese word for

Gift in Mandarin Chinese - Li Wu
The Mandarin Chinese word for

Mafan Ni - Making Polite Requests in Mandarin Chinese
Politeness smooths social relations in any language, and Mandarin Chinese is no exception. The polite way to make requests is to preface them with

Mang - Are You Busy in Mandarin Chinese - Daily Mandarin Lesson
The word for

Air in Mandarin Chinese - Kong Qi
The Mandarin Chinese word for

Happy in Mandarin Chinese - Kuai Le - Daily Mandarin Lesson
The Mandarin Chinese word for

Difficult in Mandarin Chinese - Kun Nan
The Mandarin Chinese word for

Amazing in Mandarin Chinese - Liao Bu Qi
The Mandarin Chinese word for

Understand in Mandarin Chinese - Liao Jie
The Mandarin Chinese word for

Liao Tian - Chatting in Mandarin Chinese
Chatting is just a part of Chinese culture as anywhere. When you get together with your Mandarin-speaking friends, you will chat (liao tian) to get the latest gossip.

Do Your Best in Mandarin Chinese - Jin Li - Daily Mandarin Lesson
The Mandarin Chinese word for

Consider in Mandarin Chinese - Kao Lu - Daily Mandarin Lesson
The Mandarin Chinese word for

Possible in Mandarin Chinese - Ke Neng
The Mandarin Chinese word for

Jie Hun - Daily Mandarin Lesson - Married in Mandarin Chinese
The phrase for

Introduce in Mandarin Chinese - Jie Shao
The Mandarin Chinese word for

Explain in Mandarin Chinese - Jie Shi
The Mandarin Chinese word for

To Finish in Mandarin Chinese - Jie Shu
The Mandarin Chinese word for

Huoche - Fire Vehicle - Train in Mandarin Chinese
The Mandarin Chinese term for

Jian Dan - Daily Mandarin Lesson - Simple in Mandarin Chinese
The Mandarin Chinese word for

Health - Jian Kang - Daily Mandarin Lesson - Health in Mandarin Chinese
The Mandarin Chinese word for

Proud in Mandarin Chinese - Jiao Ao
The Mandarin Chinese word for

Classroom in Mandarin Chinese - Jiao Shi
The Mandarin Chinese word for

Story in Mandarin Chinese - Gu Shi - Daily Mandarin Lesson
The Mandarin Chinese word for

Hao Xiang - Daily Mandarin Lesson - Seem Like in Mandarin Chinese
The Mandarin Chinese word for

Regret in Mandarin Chinese - Hou Hui - Daily Mandarin Lesson
The Mandarin Chinese word for

Gang Cai - Daily Mandarin Lesson - Just a Moment Ago in Mandarin Chinese
The Mandarin Chinese phrase for

To Change in Mandarin Chinese - Gai Bian
The Mandarin Chinese word for

Touching in Mandarin Chinese - Gan Dong
The Mandarin Chinese word for

Da Suan - Daily Mandarin Lesson - Plan in Mandarin Chinese
Anytime you are making plans, you can use the Mandarin Chinese phrase

Promise in Mandarin Chinese - Da Ying
The Mandarin Chinese word for

Things - Dong Xi - Daily Mandarin Vocabulary Lesson
The Mandarin Chinese word

Dui Bu Qi - Daily Mandarin Lesson - Sorry in Mandarin Chinese
There are many ways to say

Independent in Mandarin Chinese - Du Li - Daily Mandarin Lesson
The Mandarin Chinese word for

Duoshao Qian - How Much Money in Mandarin Chinese
Asking the price of things is a useful survival skill when traveling in a foreign country. The Mandarin phrase for

Fang Bian - Daily Mandarin Lesson - Convenient in Mandarin Chinese
The Mandarin Chinese word for

Hui - Talking About Skill in Mandarin Chinese
There are several words in Mandarin Chinese that can be translated as

Answer in Mandarin Chinese - Da An
The Mandarin Chinese word for

Of Course in Mandarin Chinese - Dang Ran
The Mandarin Chinese word for

Dan Shi - Daily Mandarin Lesson - But in Mandarin Chinese
There are a few different ways to say

Apologize in Mandarin Chinese - Dao Qian
The Mandarin Chinese word for

Daily Mandarin Vocabulary Lesson - Chabuduo
The Mandarin word for

Chang Ge - Singing Songs in Mandarin Chinese
Karaoke is popular in America, but it is part of the culture in many Asian countries. If you visit a country where Mandarin Chinese is spoken, you may be asked to

Chao Ji Shi Chang - Daily Mandarin Lesson - Supermarket in Mandarin Chinese
The Mandarin Chinese phrase for

Graduate in Mandarin Chinese - Bi Ye
The Mandarin Chinese word for

Cannot in Mandarin Chinese - Bu Neng - Daily Mandarin Lesson
The Mandarin Chinese word for

Participate in Mandarin Chinese - Can Jia - Daily Mandarin Lesson
The Mandarin Chinese word for

Office - Ban Gong Shi - Daily Mandarin Lesson - Office in Mandarin Chinese


Bang Zhu - Daily Mandarin Lesson - To Help in Mandarin Chinese
The Mandarin Chinese phrase for

Ban Jia - Daily Mandarin Lesson - Moving House in Mandarin Chinese


Bao Zhi - Daily Mandarin Lesson - Newspaper in Mandarin Chinese
This daily Mandarin lesson gives example sentences and audio files for the Mandarin Chinese word for

Ordering Beverages - Learning How to Order Beverages in Mandarin Chinese
China is famous for its tea, but there are lots of other beverages to sample when you are visiting a Mandarin-speaking country.

Health Vocabulary - Learn Mandarin Chinese Health Vocabulary
Mandarin health vocabulary may come in handy when visiting a Mandarin-speaking country. If you ever need to see a doctor, this Mandarin health vocabulary may be useful.

Marketing - Mandarin Chinese Vocabulary Related to Marketing
This Mandarin business vocabulary will help business people market their products in China and other Mandarin-speaking countries.

Business Presentations - Mandarin Chinese Vocabulary for Business Presentations
Presentations are an important and effective tool in the world of business. This list of Mandarin Chinese terms for business presentations will help you make an effective presentation.

Mandarin Vocabulary Exercise - Saying Goodbye
Standard greetings are important in any language, Mandarin being no exception. After a polite greeting, you must also know how to say goodbye.

Mandarin Olympic Sports - Learning Mandarin Chinese Vocabulary for Olympic Sports
China is hosting the 2008 summer Olympics. Anyone who is traveling to China for the summer Olympics can brush up on their Mandarin by learning the names of all the sports competitions in Mandarin Chinese.

Types of Stores - Shopping in Mandarin - Go to the Right Type of Store
If you need to do some shopping while visiting a Mandarin-speaking country, make sure you go to the right type of store for the items you want to buy.

Post Office Vocabulary - Mandarin Chinese Post Office Vocabulary
This list of common words and phrases will help you in the post offices of China or Taiwan.

Mandarin Country Names – Africa – African Countries and Nationalities in Mandarin Chinese
Mandarin names of African countries.

Discounts - Learn About Mandarin Chinese Discounts
Mandarin Chinese discounts are expressed as a percentage of the original price. So when you see a sign offering 9 zhe, the discount price is 10% off the original.

Mandarin Country Names – Middle East – Middle Eastern Countries and Nationalities in Mandarin Chinese
Mandarin names of Middle Eastern countries.

The Lady Stands - Mandarin Chinese Joke
Mandarin Chinese jokes are often impossible to translate. This Mandarin Chinese joke depends on the fact that Chinese characters can be read from right to left or from left to right. It is an untranslatable joke, but you may learn some vocabulary and insight into Chinese culture.

One Day To Live - Mandarin Chinese Joke
This Mandarin Chinese joke can be understood by students anywhere in the world.

Chinese Proverbs - Contradiction - Explaining Chinese Proverbs
This Chinese proverb tells of a peddler who claimed his spear could piece anything, and his shield could not be pierced. The proverb is said whenever anyone contradicts themselves.

Dai Sui Tong - Mandarin Chinese Joke
This Mandarin Chinese joke is about a student named Dai Sui Tong. His name is confused with a similar-sounding command - can you guess what it is?

Dragon Boat Festival - Learning About Dragon Boat Festival
Dragon Boat Festival is one of the three most important holidays in Chinese culture. It celebrates the life of Qu Yuan, a poet who lived more than 2000 years ago, and was a champion of integrity.

Chinese Proverbs - Three in the Morning, Four in the Afternoon - Explaining Chinese Proverbs
This Chinese proverb refers to people who try to deceive, or to people who cannot make up their mind.

Chinese Proverbs - Spilled Water Is Hard To Retrieve - Explaining Chinese Proverbs
This Chinese proverb tell the story of the scholar Zhu Mai Chen. When he was poor his wife divorced him, but when he was rich, his wife wanted him back, but spilled water is hard to retrieve.

Traditional Characters - What Are Traditional Characters?
Traditional characters have been in use for more than 2000 years. They originated during the Han Dynasty, and the traditional characters are based on even older forms of writing.

How to Think in Mandarin - Learning How to Think in Mandarin
Learning how to think in Mandarin is a challenging process, but one that is necessary for fluency.

How To Learn New Vocabulary - Tips For Learning New Mandarin Vocabulary
Here are a few ideas for learning new Mandarin Chinese vocabulary. Try several different methods to see what works best, but be sure to practice all your new words as often as possible.

Chinese Character Radicals - Using Chinese Character Radicals for Dictionary Lookup
Chinese character radicals are a system of classification for organizing Chinese dictionaries. Radicals are used to locate Chinese characters within a dictionary.

Pronouncing The Mandarin NG - Learn To Pronounce The Mandarin NG Sound
There are two finals that use the Mandarin NG sound - ang and eng. The NG sound is similar to the English NG sound in singer, except that the tongue is placed near the back of the mouth, blocking air flow.

Direct Object Marker - Using the Particle Ba As a Direct Object Marker - Mandarin Grammar
The ba particle is used in Mandarin Chinese to bring the object of the sentence before the verb. This sentence structure can be used to emphasize the direct object.

Mandarin Chinese Tones - Mandarin Chinese Tones and Syllables with Tone Variations
Mandarin is a tonal language with four distinct tones. Mandarin Chinese tones are usually constant for every syllable, but sometimes the tone will change when used in combination with other tones or syllables.

Descriptive Pairs - Mandarin Chinese Adjective Pairs Or Adverb Pairs
Learn to use descriptive pairs of Mandarin Chinese adverbs and adjectives with this Mandarin Chinese grammar lesson.

As Soon As - Saying As Soon As In Mandarin Chinese With Yi - Jiu
To say as soon as in Mandarin Chinese, use the yi ... jiu construction.

Verb Suffix Zhe - Continuing Action in Mandarin Chinese
The Mandarin Chinese verb suffix zhe can indicate that an action is continuing, or that two actions are happening at the same time.

Jiu - Mandarin Particle - Indicating Precision And Immediacy
The Mandarin Chinese particle jiu is used to indicate precision and immediacy.

Mandarin Activity Verbs
Mandarin activity verbs are used for actions and activities which have duration. They are distinct from stative verbs and achievement verbs.

Mandarin Chinese Negatives - Forming Mandarin Chinese Negatives - Saying No in Mandarin
Mandarin Chinese does not have a single word which means

Because - Giving Reasons in Mandarin Chinese
To give reasons in Mandarin Chinese, you can use a two-phrase sentence. The first phrase begins with yinwei - because. The second phrase begins with suoyi - therefore. Even though suoyi is not usually translated in English, it is required in Mandarin sentences.

Emphasis in Mandarin Chinese - Adding Emphasis Using Shi De - Mandarin Chinese Grammar
Parts of a Mandarin Chinese sentence can be emphasized using the shi .. de construction. Emphasis is placed on the phrase or word following shi, and de is placed at the end of the sentence.

Superlatives in Mandarin Chinese - Using Mandarin Chinese Superlatives
The Mandarin Chinese particle zui is used for forming superlatives. It is placed before the verb to make superlatives like best, highest, and tallest.

A Little Bit - You Yi Dian - Adjective Modifier
Mandarin adjectives can be modified with intensifiers placed before the adjective. One of the most common intensifiers is you yi dian which means

Place Words - Using Mandarin Place Words
There are three types of Mandarin place words and they are are used to describe a position or place.

The Adverbial DE Particle - Mandarin Chinese Grammar - Forming Adverbs with the DE Particle
The Mandarin Chinese DE particle is used as an adverbial marker which converts stative verbs into adverbs.

Approximate Numbers Using Duo - Using Duo for Approximate Numbers in Mandarin Chinese
Approximate numbers are used in both conversation and writing when we don't know or don't need to specify the exact number or quantity of something. In Mandarin Chinese, approximate numbers can be indicated with the particle

Mandarin Chinese Aspect - Determining Time Frames in Mandarin Chinese - Mandarin Chinese Grammar
Mandarin Chinese does not have tenses like the English tenses for past, present, and future. Time frames can be determined in a number of ways, including aspect and time markers.

Contrast - Showing Contast With Suiran / Danshi - Contrast in Mandarin Chinese
When we wish to show that two ideas contrast, we can make a sentence using suiran (although) and danshi (but).

Resultative Verb Endings - Using Resultative Verb Endings in Mandarin Chinese
Mandarin Chinese resultative verb endings are used to show the result or possible result of an action. Resultative verb endings are a very common sentence structure used in Mandarin conversation and writing.

Chinese Proverbs - Lan Yu Chong Shu - Said of People or Things Which Are False
This Chinese proverbs is said about people or things which are not what they seem to be. It comes from a story about a man who pretended to be a musician.

One Rice A Thousand Gold - Yi Fan Qian Jin - Chinese Proverb
An old woman gave a hungry boy some rice, and he was so grateful he finally repaid her with a thousand gold pieces. This proverb reminds us of the value of assistance.

Sun - Chinese Character Profile For Sun - Ri
The Chinese character for sun is a pictograph showing a square sun with a stroke through it. This character is also a radical and is used in many complex characters related to the sun, days and brightness.

Heart - Chinese Character Profile For Heart - Xin
The Chinese character for heart is a pictogram showing a human heart. The character for heart is also a radical and is used in many other more complex characters.

Look See - Chinese Character Profile for Look or See - Kan
The Chinese character for look is a compound of two characters and shows a hand over an eye.

Eye - Mu - Chinese Character Profile For Eye - Mu
The Chinese character for eye is a pictogram showing a stylized eye standing on end. The earliest versions of this character where more naturalistic.

Home - Mandarin Chinese Character Profile for Home – 家 Jiā
The Mandarin Chinese character jia is made up of two radicals - shi and mian. Jia means 'family' or 'house' in English.

Tree - Mandarin Chinese Character Profile for Tree – 木 Mù
The Mandarin Chinese character mu is a radicals as well as an independent character. It is a pictograph representing a tree.

You - Mandarin Chinese Character Profile for You – 你 Nǐ
The Mandarin Chinese character for

I - Mandarin Chinese Character Profile for I – 我 Wǒ
The Mandarin Chinese character meaning I or me is made up of the radical for sword, and depicts a hand holding a sword.

Person - Mandarin Chinese Character Profile for Person - 人 Rén
The Mandarin Chinese character meaning person shows the two legs and torso of a human body.

Simplified Chinese Characters - Learning About Simplified Chinese Characters
Simplified Chinese characters are used in Mainland China, Singapore, and Malaysia. Simplified characters were introduced in the 1950s in an effort to reduce illiteracy.

Rain - Chinese Character Profile - Yu Rain
The Chinese character for rain is a pictograph showing raindrops falling from a cloud in the sky.

Shell - Bei - Chinese Character Profile For Bei - Shell - Currency
The Chinese character for shell also means money, since cowrie shells were used as currency in ancient China.

Chinese Character Profile - Huo - Fire
The Chinese character for fire is a pictograph showing the flames of a fire. The character is also a radical and is used in many characters related to fire, burning, heat, and anger.

Woman - Chinese Character Profile For Woman - Nu
The Chinese character for woman is a pictograph which shows a woman taking a large stride. This character is also a radical which is used in many Chinese characters related to femininity.

Speak - Shuo - Chinese Character Profile For Speak - Shuo
The Chinese character for speak is shuo, made up of the radical yan and the character dui. Its literal meaning is an exchange of words.

Mandarin Chinese Quiz - Listening Comprehension - Choose the Correct Mandarin Chinese Audio Clip
A listening comprehension quiz based on the question Do you speak Mandarin?

Mandarin Tone Quiz - Test Your Knowledge of Mandarin Tones
A short quiz to test your recognition of the four Mandarin tones.

Fei Ji - Airplane - Mandarin Chinese Dictionary Entry
The Mandarin Chinese word for

Gao Xing - Happy - Mandarin Chinese Dictionary Entry
The Mandarin Chinese word for

Guang Jie - Window Shopping - Mandarin Chinese Dictionary Entry
The Mandarin Chinese word for

Nimen - You -Plural - Mandarin Chinese Dictionary Entry
The Mandarin Chinese word for

Ai - Short - Mandarin Chinese Dictionary Entry
The Mandarin Chinese word for

Review of Teach Yourself Mandarin Chinese
Teach Yourself Mandarin Chinese is an excellent textbook for learning Mandarin Chinese on your own.

Review - Reading And Writing Chinese - William McNaughton
Reading and Writing Chinese is one of the standards for learning Chinese characters. The revised edition is available in either simplified or traditional Chinese characters and covers more than 2,000 of the most common Chinese characters.

Review - eStroke Chinese Character Animation Software
eStroke is a software tool for learning how to write Chinese characters. It shows the stroke order of each Chinese character and produces animated graphics as well as worksheets which show the stroke order as well as the direction of each stroke.

Anki Flashcards - Review of Anki Flashcard Program
The Anki flashcard system is a useful tool for learning Mandarin Chinese or any other subject. It can be used on all the major computer platforms as well as portable devices such as cell phones and the iPod touch.

Hungry - Mandarin Chinese Dictionary Entry for Hungry - E
The Mandarin Chinese word for

Russia - Mandarin Chinese Dictionary Entry for Russia - Eguo
The Mandarin Chinese word for

Kitchen Items - Mandarin Chinese Vocabulary List - Kitchen Items In Mandarin Chinese
Learn the Mandarin Chinese names of common kitchen items and utensils with this Mandarin Chinese vocabulary list. Includes audio sound files for pronunciation practice.

Kitchen Items - Mandarin Chinese Vocabulary List - Kitchen Items In Mandarin Chinese
Learn the Mandarin Chinese names of common kitchen items and utensils with this Mandarin Chinese vocabulary list. Includes audio sound files for pronunciation practice.

Xia - Shrimp - Mandarin Chinese Dictionary Entry
The Mandarin Chinese word for

Pi Sa - Pizza - Mandarin Chinese Dictionary Entry
The Mandarin Chinese word for

Nan - Hard - Mandarin Chinese Dictionary Entry
The Mandarin Chinese word for

Han Bao - Hamburger - Mandarin Chinese Dictionary Entry
The Mandarin Chinese word for

Qian Zi - Pliers - Mandarin Chinese Dictionary Entry
The Mandarin Chinese word for "pliers" is qianzi.

Most Common Mandarin Words - The 800 List Of Most Common Mandarin Words - A - B
The 800 most common Mandarin words, each showing the stroke order of the Chinese characters, and the English definition.

Most Common Mandarin Words - The 800 List Of Most Common Mandarin Words - A - B
The 800 most common Mandarin words, each showing the stroke order of the Chinese characters, and the English definition.

Most Common Mandarin Words - The 800 List Of Most Common Mandarin Words - A - B
The 800 most common Mandarin words, each showing the stroke order of the Chinese characters, and the English definition.

Most Common Mandarin Words - The 800 List Of Most Common Mandarin Words - A - B
The 800 most common Mandarin words, each showing the stroke order of the Chinese characters, and the English definition.

Most Common Mandarin Words - The 800 List Of Most Common Mandarin Words - A - B
The 800 most common Mandarin words, each showing the stroke order of the Chinese characters, and the English definition.

Most Common Mandarin Words - The 800 List Of Most Common Mandarin Words - A - B
The 800 most common Mandarin words, each showing the stroke order of the Chinese characters, and the English definition.

Most Common Mandarin Words - The 800 List Of Most Common Mandarin Words - A - B
The 800 most common Mandarin words, each showing the stroke order of the Chinese characters, and the English definition.

Most Common Mandarin Words - The 800 List Of Most Common Mandarin Words - A - B
The 800 most common Mandarin words, each showing the stroke order of the Chinese characters, and the English definition.

Learn Chinese - Reasons To Learn Chinese
There are many reasons to learn Chinese. If you learn Chinese you will have more travel, business and cultural opportunities available.