Indians are leading a social media campaign to boycott ‘Made in China’ goods to favour Pakistan suppliers, in spite for Beijing having voted against Indian interests in the United Nations. The campaign had originated from a fake letter claiming to have been signed by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, urging Indian consumers to use swadeshi … Continue reading Indians Boycotting ‘Made in China’ Goods
The 12 months in the year in Chinese, first recall numbers 1-12: yī (1), èr (2), sān (3), sì (4), wǔ (5), liù (6), qī (7), bā (8), jiǔ (9), shí (10), shíyī (11), and shí’èr (12). Now, it’s easy just say the number and month together as follows: yīyuè (Jan.), èryuè (Feb.), sānyuè (Mar.), … Continue reading Months & Weather In China – … tiānqì hăo bu hăo?
This article carriers on from the one on Shopping In Chinese and Can You Count In Chinese? The unit of currency in China is called Kuài, as such the units of currency in China are: Yī kuài (1), wǔ kuài (5), shí kuài (10), èrshí kuài (20), wǔshí kuài (50), and yī băi kuài (100). … Continue reading Qǐng wèn, … duōshao qián?
Nĭ chī shénme? (What do you want to eat?) Wŏ chī jiăozi. (Dumplings) Wŏ chī chăomiàn. (Fried noodle) Wŏ chī chăofàn. (Fried rice) Wŏ chī bāozi. (Steamed bun) Wŏ chī miàntiáo. (Noodles) Nǐ chī jiăozi ma? (Do you eat…?) Bù, wŏ bù chī jiăozi. (No, I don’t) Wŏ chī chăomiàn. Try it out – Ask … Continue reading Mandarin Chinese – Do You Like Dumplings?
OMG 玩美咖 is a Chinese YouTube channel dedicated to cultural Chinese lifestyle and local brand fashion, however it is also has consistent video content in Mandarin Chinese, making it perfect for Chinese learners to pick up. There must be other YouTube channels similar however this is just one that I cam across, let me know … Continue reading OMG YouTube Channel- Cultural Chinese Lifestyle & Local Fashion – For Chinese Learners
慢速中文 Slow Chinese is a cultural podcast for Chinese learners. Featuring personal narratives by natives, that are read in Mandarin at a slow speed (2-3 characters per second). It is great for picking up the tones too, and they have written transcripts for reference. They have Pinyin transcripts for the first 100 of the #1 … Continue reading 慢速中文 Slow Chinese – Cultural Podcast for Chinese Learners
Mandarin Companion is a Chinese book series created by Jared Turner and John Pasden. Jared had greatly improved his Chinese by reading but was frustrated at the lack of suitable reading materials. John on the other hand had majored in Japanese, only to have started to learn Mandarin later on in China. Since he has … Continue reading ‘Mandarin Companion’ book series