Simple and easy tips to learn Chinese from foreigner perspective
I created "Chinese Language is not that Hard" scoop.it page to share my experience in learning Chinese. I learned Chinese for almost 3 years and I would love to share to you all simple tips and advices to learn Chinese more quickly. In my opinion, learning Chinese needs strategy and perseverance. It is one of the most difficult language in the world, yet is one of the most widely spoken language in the world. I love Chinese and I want to share to you why I love it.
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There’s one thing that Chinese isn’t short of and that’s idioms 成語（成语 chéng yŭ）, so much so that we can even break them down into sub categories. For the moment, though, we’ll have a look at one category of idioms – those to do with animals. Each idiom lists the pronunciation, the translation, and most importantly examples of how the idiom can be used so you’ll know how to use it yourself!
Chinese idiom is one of my favorite part in Chinese language.. Chinese has a lot of idioms and this idoms are very unique.. They usually consist of only 4 words and some idioms are based on a real story in the past history. This article will show you some idioms that are related to animals.. For some of you may feel a little hard to understand, but don't worry, just have an idea about idioms first..
Anyone who has tried mnemonics for learning Chinese characters knows that some components are easier to link together than others. This article discusses in detail how to deal with abstract or gene...
As I said before, writing chinese is more likely drawing instead of just writing. We can use a technique called mnemonics, it is a technique that aids information retention. Mnemonics aim to translate information into a form that the human brain can retain better than its original form.
This article tells you how to create mnemonics in Chinese...
"I want people to understand China, Chinese and Chinese culture without getting lost in translation"
Shaolan Hsueh, Chineasy
Chinese language is built of ideograms- characters, symbols, or figures that suggest the idea of an object without expressing its name. The ideogram representing woman is often combined with other ideograms for other meanings. For example, the combination of woman 女, and child 子 means good 好; and woman 女 and eyebrow 眉 means flattery 媚。。。
Did you know that every member of a Chinese family is called something different? Depending on whether it's from your mom's side or your dad's side and their seniority? It gets quite confusing, so we will draw it out for you in a family tree and hope you can learn some Chinese along the way!
Note: There are still many more ways to call the same person, for example husband's mother can be called 家姑，家婆，婆婆 or 奶奶. This all depends on where you are from. To keep it simple, we just chose the more generic terms.
Well, well, well, yes, it is very complicated and I haven't known all of those terms yet. Hmm.. However, this video is funny and I would like to share to you all guys, how Chinese people call their family members and relatives. But please don't get confused with all those terms. Just focus on your close/primary family first, and then spread to all of the tree..
An interview with Dashan on his role as Team Attache for Canada at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.
Da Shan (大山) or Mark Rowswell is very famous in China. He is Canadian and best known for his mastery in Chinese. He can speak Chinese very well, as fluently as Chinese, and often perform in chinese performance stage.
Whenever I felt depressed in learning Chinese, I always look at him as my motivation.
UNITED NATIONS, April 19 (Xinhua) -- The United Nations marked the fourth Chinese Language Day here Friday with a series of special activities in an effort to discover the beauty of Chinese language and highlight the historical importance of Chinese culture.
Chinese is one of the UN six official languages. It is one of the world's most widely spoken language and this reflects the importance and power of Chinese language. By learning Chinese, we can communicate with more than a billion people. It means that 1 in 7 people communicate with Chinese in the world. Isn't that cool?
The bottom line here is that, there is a tendency to increase in the importance of Chinese language as universal language.
In this episodes of "Hot Words" Ben takes a comical look at the way Chinese people refer to foreigners, the word Laowai. Lao Wai T-Shirts: http://www.zazzle....
Frankly, it will never happen to me, because.... chinese people will never see me as an foreigner with those typical asian faces.. there are good and bad sides from it.. But, it's true, whenever Chinese people look at foreigner (either Western people or African or European, not Asian), they will likely to call them laowai.. For some reason, it is not so polite, but Chinese people just get used to use those terms and my suggestion is, just don't take it personally....
BBC Languages - Learn Chinese in your own time and have fun with Languages of the world. Your fun Chinese language taster. Pick up essential phrases and learn some fascinating facts about the Chinese language.
In my opinion, the most difficulties foreigner face in learning Chinese is the tone (no.4 (tongue twister) and no.7).. Chinese languange is very sensitive in terms of tone.. Just a little mistake in the tone will come up with different meaning that most time make the speaker feel embarrased. I experienced that before and I also need to keep working on that...
This course helps you learn to read a Chinese menu as quickly and enjoyably as possible. Test yourself by going out for a nice meal in an authentic Chinese restaurant (with someone you're looking to impress).
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