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How to learn write Chinese characters

Learning is endless for people. A lot of foreign celebrities in their own has reached a peak, start to learn Chinese. This is in order to their culture be able to better inheritance, and the same Chinese is a beautiful language, such language use the lifetime to learn is not enough. Printed Chinese characters are not the same as hand written Chinese characters. Many foreigners make the mistake of just to learn copying the Chinese characters from a book. That is not how Chinese characters are…

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Added by Faye Xu on August 27, 2015 at 3:05pm — No Comments

Chinese learning is to learn the most beautiful language

China's heritage is in addition to the Chinese culture, Chinese language also has been spread so far. Chinese began to gradually popular trend in the world, more and more people come to China’s central city - Shanghai, started the way of Chinese learning.

When foreigners want to better understand the local conditions and customs of China and understand Chinese consumer psychology, Chinese learning is the best way. But foreigners are faced with a lot of confusion, Chinese tone and…

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Added by Faye Xu on August 24, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

To make friends and share culture by learning Chinese

The language and culture of each country are impassability. Actually Chinese tutor, teaching students to learn Chinese at the same time also can feel the different cultural differences, and their interaction with students, I think this is the charm of Chinese teacher. Recently heard a story, is about a rural Chinese teacher and Korean students.

For more than two years, Xiaowu from xi 'an has been teaching Mrs Kim from South Korea to learn Chinese, at the same time of getting paid, she …

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Added by Faye Xu on August 18, 2015 at 1:44pm — No Comments

How to learn speak mandarin Chinese

I think there are many mehtod to learning spoken mandarin Chinese, but few good method. Spoken and written language is different, so the spoken language class and another class learning method is not the same. Intensive reading class question is can't read,and spoken language class can not listen and can not say. So how to study well?  

I think if every day live with Chinese friends is very good. But there are a few problems with this method.    

The first question is have no ti…

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Added by Faye Xu on August 17, 2015 at 2:39pm — No Comments

Be Unique by Learning Chinese

China is in great need of foreign experts. It needs them so much that when I arrived in Shanghai I received a high paying job offer every day. It is something I have never seen anywhere in the world. The Chinese government has also set up a Shanghai Employment Promotion Center to help foreigners not only find jobs but to help them get settled into a new environment. The center even helps the foreigner obtain visas English is the common language at the center. If a foreigner has learned Chines…

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Added by Faye Xu on August 10, 2015 at 2:38pm — No Comments

To learn Chinese idiom: Han Dan Xue Bu

The story of a farmer trying to become a nobleman from Han Dan

Once upon a time there was a farmer from the provinces. He visited the city of Han Dan. He was very impressed with the way the men of Han Dan walked. They had an air about them and pride that he found very appealing. He decided that he would study this style of walking. He kept trying to do it but to no avail. First he followed a handsome nobleman through the center of town but he couldn’t get the feel of the walk. The he t…

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Added by Faye Xu on July 28, 2015 at 1:26pm — No Comments

Using Soap Operas to learn Chinese

CCTV broadcasts Soap Operas in every country in the world. Learning to understand Chinese can be difficult. Today we have the fortune to have television worldwide. It is a wonderful tool for learning Chinese. The Soap operas use everyday vocabulary that you will be required to use and understand if you are living in a Chinese speaking country. Even if you don’t understand all the words, most of the time it is possible to figure out what is going on.

I recommend making a point of watchi…

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Added by Faye Xu on July 27, 2015 at 1:16pm — No Comments

New Ways to learn Chinese

Recently there is such a demand for teaching English the salaries are quite high in China and Taiwan. Previously the salaries for being and English teacher were about 1000 US a month plus room and board. Today the salaries have doubled. If you are interested in subsidizing your Mandarin language courses you can teach English at the same time. What I recommend is signing up for an on line TEFL(Teaching English as a Foreign Language) course while learning Chinese in Shanghai. Normally the cours…

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Added by Faye Xu on July 13, 2015 at 1:49pm — No Comments

Free Chinese text books and learning tools teach you how to learn Chinese

Everyone is amazed when they hear that all diplomats are pretty fluent speakers of mandarin in 6 months time. The program that they used was developed around 1976 and I find it still to be the best that is available today. Madaringarden tell you that is not in the public domain it is available with the recordings and the text at the following web site.…

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Added by Faye Xu on June 30, 2015 at 1:23pm — No Comments

Learn to speak Chinese beginning with ear training

A young lady with an incredible education came to me to try to help her get a head start with her mandarin. Anna had studied violin for 4 years but she didn’t like it. Knowing Anna had musical knowledge I first started teaching her the tones in one key. If you can play a C scale later you can play the others. If you try all scales at the same time it is too difficult. We used that concept teaching the four tones. She got it immediately of course. The one area she had difficulty in was differe…

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Added by Faye Xu on June 25, 2015 at 1:10pm — No Comments

Studying Mandarin Chinese Makes You Smarter

When I began to study Mandarin Chinese it was difficult for me to memorized 8 words a day. After a couple months I was memorizing 25 words a day. I thought I was hot stuff for being able to do that. I arrived at the Mandaringarden language school only to find out my fellow students were memorizing 70 words a day! After understanding how the brain works, I too was able to memorize 70 words a day. They were all younger than I. I had took psychology lessons. One of the courses we had to take…

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Added by Faye Xu on June 23, 2015 at 1:17pm — No Comments

Language Chinese is Easy

Most of the Mandarin teachers don’t speak western languages fluently. Also traditional Mandarin was used as a means to keep down the people. When I first started studying language Chinese at Mandaringarden my goal was to communicate not to be a mandarin scholar. I was angry as instead of giving us the vocabulary to communicate we were given 10 different ways to say the same thing. To me that was a waste of time. At present I’m a very fluent mandarin speaker but due to my age finding it diffic…

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Added by Faye Xu on June 22, 2015 at 10:59am — No Comments

Learn the ways to remember Chinese new words

I arrived in Taiwan and found myself in a cute little hotel right beside the subway stop. In Main land China the subway is called the di tie but there was a name in Taiwan for the subway I had never heard before. It was called the jie yun. It just didn’t make sense to me to use this new word. Also when I lived in…

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Added by Faye Xu on June 16, 2015 at 1:32pm — No Comments

Learn Chinese Pinyin to use on your computer

The invention of pin yin which is the Romanization method used in Mainland China for Mandarin is a wonderful tool. It is just about the same pronounciation in Spanish except for a couple of letter. Learn Pinyin is the first step of learning Chinese.All Chinese use this system to enter the character in a computer. There are a couple sounds like the U with two dots over it is not in the English keyboard system. Also I’ve never found it written how to deal with that problem. Whenever you need to…

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Added by Faye Xu on June 15, 2015 at 3:15pm — No Comments

The Value of Learning Write Chinese Characters

I only recently learned to read and write Chinese. I’m not as good as a native but now I have the tools to check my understanding and look up whatever I need on my iphone. Throuh learn Chinese at Mandaringarden in Shanghai that I realized if you can’t write it is not possible to use the dictionary. The importance of being able to write by hand is the following. I was quite proud that my reading was getting pretty good. Now that I learn wrote in Chinese instead of a two sentence e mail I got a…

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Added by Faye Xu on June 11, 2015 at 1:26pm — No Comments

The best place you learn Mandarin is in China

The Chinese idiom or cheng yu is always difficult for foreigners to know when to use them. If you want to use them skillfully, come to China Mandaringarden will be a good place to learn mandarin.There are thousands of Cheng yus. A chengyu is a four letter saying normally referring to a story. In English we have just as many but we don’t seem to make such an issue out of it. Gua Mu Xiang Kan is a very common cheng yu. It means to see things in a different light or to treat someone with increas…

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Added by Faye Xu on June 9, 2015 at 1:29pm — No Comments

Che Shui Ma Long

Che Shui Ma Long is a language Chinese saying describing heavy traffic. It is s Cheng yu that shows the age of language Chinese and how much traffic you will see. The Che Shui refers to a stream of traffic. The is similar to English where we might say a stream of people. The Ma Long is referring to horses that are like dragons switching their tails from side to side or maneuvering in Traffic. Remembering Cheng yus can be difficult but this one should be easy. Just imagine a river made up of h…

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Added by Faye Xu on June 7, 2015 at 10:35am — No Comments

Why learn Chinese chengyus

A Chengyu is a four letter idiom normally referring to a story in Classical Chinese literature. It used to be that the more chengyu you knew meant that your education level was higher. At Mandaringarden I have been told that is one of the things that makes Chinese hard as you must know the literature to understand the Chengyu. So why learn Chinese chengyus? I personally don’t see any difference than our English expressions. Our expressions like, “…

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Added by Faye Xu on June 4, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Chinese learning is not only mandarin

Most of us in the West don’t know that we don’…

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Added by Faye Xu on June 3, 2015 at 1:27pm — No Comments

How to use the Chengyu to learn Chinese

I was looking for a good definition of the popular Cheng yu that is Sai weng shi ma on the Mandaringarden. On my quest for looking for the story about this Cheng yu I found that Sai weng shi ma can best be translated to a blessing in disguise. In Chinese these Cheng yu normally refer to a story from Chinese literature. The story behind this cheng yu is how something bad may actually be good. It is about and old man who lives on the border of a province. His horse disappeared. When the horse r…

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Added by Faye Xu on June 2, 2015 at 1:19pm — No Comments

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