It’s that time of the year where the weather is warming up! Although we just marched into spring, are some of you already planning for summer vacation?
Mandarin Learning Tips Blog
We’ve been familiar with animals’ sounds since we were children, via the multitude of picture books and Sunday cartoons that teach us their noises along with the ABCs. I’m pretty sure if I asked you what noise a cow makes you’ll automatically think “moo.” Something so fundamental in our early education, like the colors and numbers, is always somehow incorporated into daily life. Whether you’re watching a documentary on Animal Planet or even just swatting at that annoying bee buzzing in your ear, it’s clear animals have a ubiquitous existence in our world.
Communicating in a different language is a challenge, especially if you do not fully understand it. Mistakes occur, and sometimes they are hard to spot. Learning Mandarin can be a strenuous process, but we’re here to make it easier for you. Here are some common mistakes that beginners make in Chinese learning.
Before adapting punctuation marks from the Western world, Chinese text did not contain such symbols. Ancient Chinese text has hundreds and thousands of characters with literally no spaces between them. As the 20th century came around and Eastern text adapted to modernization, Chinese texts also applied punctuation marks to indicate sentence structure. However, even though Chinese punctuation marks called标点符号 (biāo diǎn fú hào), are derived from Western ones, there are many differences between the two.