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Mandarin Learning Tips Blog

7 Chinese songs that reached 100 million views on Youtube

Pierre Cerchiaro | November 22, 2018

Recently everyone is talking about KPOP, but Chinese songs are often underestimated. Listed below are seven Chinese songs that have reached 100 million views on Youtube, and that you should definitely add on your playlist if you haven’t yet.

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What is the difference between the HSK test & TOCFL test?

Pierre Cerchiaro | November 12, 2018

The HSK and TOCFL exams are the two official Chinese language exams that may be required when applying for a job, university, or even scholarships, in China or Taiwan. It can also help you in your working visa application (in China) and can attract employers all around the world since these certifications can give you more credibility regarding your Mandarin language skills.

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Why Chinese Grammar Sounds Like Yoda Speak

Sara Lynn Hua | May 30, 2018

Yoda is a beloved character from the Star Wars franchise that despite being a Jedi Master, has not quite mastered English. One of the defining characteristics of Yoda is the peculiar order of his words when he speaks. 

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How To Learn Chinese Vocab Fast With This Daily Trick

Sara Lynn Hua | April 25, 2018

Chinese characters are often cited as the scariest part of learning Chinese. As a language filled with pictographs, speakers of English (and other Latin origin languages) may feel intimidated by a language that is not alphabet-based. Not to worry, this daily trick will help you learn and remember Chinese vocabulary fast in your everyday life! 

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What’s the difference between Chinese, Mandarin and Cantonese?

Sara Lynn Hua | April 19, 2018

 This is one of the most common questions we get. Here’s the short answer: Mandarin is a form of the Chinese language. Some call it a dialect. Chinese is an umbrella language term that encompasses multiple dialects/languages, including Mandarin, Cantonese, Hakka, and more. When you look at it closely, there are actually over 200 dialects of Chinese!

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How To Master A New Language

TutorMing | October 31, 2017

 There’s a lot of information on the internet on how to be fluent in a new language, FAST. Many of them will contain tips and tricks, offer mnemonic devices, and even “research-developed study methods” offered at a high price. And while some of these methods are effective, there’s more to learning a language than studying. In fact, to learn a language quickly, you need to have the following components:

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