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Mandarin Learning Tips Blog

Learning Chinese through Music

Alexander Tumbler | July 06, 2021

A good song is the quintessence of the linguistic, poetic, and musical components of the beauty of speech. By emphasizing the pronunciation and intonation of each syllable, a song is a valuable tool for improving conversational language skills for foreign language learners. Like no other language, this applies to Chinese, with its phonetic features.

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Chinese Tongue Twisters For Beginners

Jinna Wang | December 02, 2019

If your children attends school in an English-speaking country, they are undoubtedly familiar with these sayings:

“She sells sea shells by the sea shore.”

Or, “Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.”

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Challenges in Translating Chinese Creative Literary Works

Ofer Tirosh | November 26, 2019

Translation in general is no easy feat. But any translation work involving Chinese entails unique and complex set of challenges. Keep note that Chinese dialect in this article’s context is Mandarin. Chinese translation becomes more challenging when translating creative pieces.

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15 most common Chinese quotes and proverbs to level up your Mandarin skills

Pierre Cerchiaro | November 20, 2019

There's nothing like a Chinese proverb to learn Chinese. Chinese proverbs are short, easy to remember, and reflect the philosophy and art of living in the Chinese way. The use of Chinese proverbs allows you to create a real connection with your Chinese friends, and to make yourself 100% understood.

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6 Best Chinese Movies for Language Learners (2019)

Sean Patrick Hopwood | November 14, 2019

One of the most interesting parts of learning a language is learning about the culture surrounding it. And immersion is one of the most effective language-learning techniques. As a matter of fact, that's how we learned our very first language!

 

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