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    Finding an excellent Chinese tutor in Singapore can be difficult. Good Chinese tutors, or good coaching teachers in general, must have certain qualities, skills, experiences, teaching methods to stand out from the rest. Many parents only care about qualifications when selecting tuition teachers, but it’s not the only criteria that affect learning efficiency. Following are several qualities you should know to ensure your children will have the best learning experiences from their Chinese teachers.

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    Although it is a cliche that “qualification is not everything”, and that you should also consider your tutor’s academic background and credentials as it’s a direct measure of the tutor’s knowledge. There are many part-time students f…


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    “I’m single, therefore I’m proud.” is the main meaning behind this newly-invented holiday originated from China. The 11/11 Day (光棍节, Guānggùn jié) is on November 11th in China, and now the neighboring Taiwan celebrates this holiday, too. It’s also known as Double Eleventh DaySingles’ Day, or Bachelor’s Day. Unsurprisingly, the four continuous number “1” perfectly represent “a single individual” and thus this day November 11th is the best choice. “光棍节” (Guānggùn jié) literally means “bare sticks holiday” in Chinese.

    Nov.11th – The singles are invincible.


    Interestingly, the double 11 Singles’ Day is originated, as being said, from the student activities in Nanjing University in 1993. Yes, the activities that, from the very beginning, four ma…



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    We all know that in Genesis, God created the heavens and the earth; we all know the famous lovers Romeo and Juliet from Shakespeare’s play and also, the worldwide fairy tale Hansel and Gretel.  But do you know that there are Chinese versions of the creation of the universe, the escorts who bring the souls of the deceased to the Underworld, famous romantic lovers and even similar fairy tales? The legends and characters in Chinese myths, shaped the rich Chinese culture and religion and passes down to all Chinese people for a warning, enlightening or appreciating.

    If you are not yet familiar with Chinese cultures and religions, you must know these Chinese myths that Chinese people grow up with. These famous Chinese myths are common and interes…


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    Not only on the app, TutorMandarin is now on your PC as well, allowing our students to learn Mandarin with their professional tutors more flexible! TutorMandarin is a revolutionary e-learning mobile app that students can learn to speak Chinese with their tutors online anywhere on their phone.

    Tutormandarin offers 1-on-1 online Chinese courses based on HSK standard, which leads you step-by-step to speak Chinese with confidence and fluency. The courses include spoken Chinese, business Chinese, HSK preparation, and topic classes. Students can choose their suitable courses and levels based on their goals and purposes.     

    With interactive classroom and also daily contents, vocabulary and videos, TutorMandarin app provides all-aspect learn Chine…

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    The world just celebrated Halloween by dressing themselves in various movie characters or many kinds of ghosts from different countries. Zombie is always a good choice when people are trying to dress up and act horrifying. You must be too familiar with zombies image like those in The Walking Dead. However, the zombies in China are totally different from the appearance and even the way they “walk”!

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    Yes, zombies (僵尸, Jiāngshī) in China cannot walk at all! In fact, one of the most classic image of Chinese zombies is that they can only jump around with their both arms raised forward. Zombies in Mandarin “僵尸” literally means “stiff corpse.”

    Chinese zombies hopped, but they were actually hopped pretty fast in Chinese people’s recogn…


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    It’s time to learn Chinese phrases. Are you traveling to China or maybe just starting your learning Chinese journey? Well, it’s best to get moving quickly by learning the most commonly used Chinese phrases and words. But how to learn them most efficiently? Most effectively? Most… easily???Through the best mandarin learning software!!

    Below is a list of 11 apps that all put hundreds of Chinese phrases right in your pocket. Several have free audio, can be used offline, or have important example sentences. See which phrasebook is right for you — or download them all! It’s up to you.



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    A nice free Chinese phrasebook app. If you’re traveling and just want to learn some simple phrases — this is fi…







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    It’s that time again. Time to find a job. This time though, you’re not going to settle for the first thing that comes along. You’re going to China, and with that move comes the opportunity to change more than just location. 

    If there’s anywhere in the world where starting a new career is a definite possibility, it’s in China. As the financial markets and economy of the country continue to grow, so too do the opportunities. We’re talking about finding something which you just didn’t think you would have been able to land before; jobs which you’ve always dreamed about doing.

    This guide (of sorts), aims to take you through that process. Starting with figuring out what’s actually available.


    The first step on any job seekers path to employment is …



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    To learn a language fully you need to hear it, write it, speak it, and READ IT! Learning to read Chinese is one of the most difficult aspects of this Asian language. But instead of just rote memorization, how can you learn to read Chinese characters and understand them in cultural context? 

    Following are 6 of the best learn to read Chinese apps. These apps have great and appropriate content to read with different levels. These apps have built in translators and dictionaries while you’re reading. These apps provide you ways to personalize and customize your reading Chinese experience!

    Come with us and explore some of the best apps to learn to read Chinese.



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    You are planning to hang out with your friends but you are all not familiar with that place. You have to discuss with them in Chinese about how do you get there, what kind of transportation you should take, which station you should go to, how's that place like. How do you describe the information of how to go to another place in Chinese? In this lesson, you will know Chinese vocabulary about verb of taking transportation, public transportation names,  and full sentences to describe your destination and purposes. 

    Beginner Chinese lessons topic "Going to work by Walking" is a 50-minute TutorMandarin lesson. Beginner 1 level is for learners who cannot or speak a little bit of Chinese. Hence, we'll teach you basic but useful words in life, sim…

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    Get out your smartphones, go to the App Store or Google Play and start going through this list on the best learn to speak Chinese apps! In this article, we’ve selected 5 apps that will actually help your speaking Chinese — because they all help you get speaking with real people, both language partners and real teachers. 

    Each app in the list comes with a link, description, pricing, and a few comments. If we missed a great app — tell us in the comments! Alright, let’s go.




    Cost Free
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    Learn to speak Chinese app Hellotalk is avaiable for iOS and Android

    If you’re looking to do language exchange through phone calls, audio bubble recordings, or just messaging — then HelloTalk is right for you! While not …








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    Teacher’s day on Google display.

    No matter your country is, there may be a national teacher’s day. The dates of teacher’s day depending on different countries. Many countries have their teacher’s day based on the birthday of national iconic education figures. Therefore, unlike many international holidays, teacher’s days around the world have different dates from country to country.

    The teacher’s day was just celebrated in Taiwan last week on September 28th, 2017. And in China, teacher’s day is currently on September 10th. There’s a consideration for China government to change the date of teacher’s day to September 28th, but so far stays September 10th.

    In commemorate of Confucius, the iconic educator in Chinese history, the birthday of him 9/…


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    Chinese mid-autumn festival (中秋节, Zhōngqiū jié) is the second biggest festival a the Chinese New Year. It is held on the 15th of August according to the Chinese Lunar calendar. Lasting 3 to 7 days, depending on the year and where it falls in the calendar. In China and the surrounding regions, people get a day off for the festival if it falls on weekdays. Other countries have different ways of celebrating that that may not grant a festival day. There are many legends behind the Mid-Autumn festival but the most popular one is surrounded by romance, sacrifice, and honor.


    Chang E ( the moon goddess )

    The story is beautiful, romantic and inspirational. It starts with a young woman named Chang E (嫦娥, Cháng’é). She was an immortal who was cast down…



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    Where do you live? How to ask about someone's address in Chinese language? You hang out with your friends and accidentally separated from your friends. When you call them and try to find where they are, you find out you cannot fully understand each other in Mandarin. "Where are you? What? What's 'Túshū guǎn'? And you mean inside? or outside?" You go to a bookstore asking for someone help you with the book you cannot reach. "Hmm, left, left, left again. Oh, no, sorry, up there..." When someone asks you where do you live, how do you describe specifically? How to describe all this location in Mandarin Chinese? This is a beginner Chinese 50-minute TutorMandarin lesson and we'll teach you basic but useful words in life, simple conversation and …

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    “The Fierce Wife” (Chinese: 犀利人妻, Xī lì rén qī) is a popular Taiwanese TV series released in 2010. The drama is starred by main charactersSonia Sui (隋棠), Wen Sheng Hao (温升豪), Chris Wang (王宥胜) and Amanda Zhu (朱芯仪). “The Fierce Wife” was such a blockbuster that it was described as “the most talked-about TV show in Taiwan.” The new- coined term “Xiaosan” or “Little Three” (小三, Xiǎosān), meaning “the other woman” in the story, has become a popular and widely-used word thanks to the show. Not only “Xiaosan” but also may classic lines from the TV series became a hit and common-used sentences in people’s daily life.

    After one year of its release in Taiwan, “The Fierce Wife” entered the Japanese market in 2011, renamed “Does Marriage Guarantee Happ…

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    Chinese Tattoo Designs

    September 25, 2017 by TutorMandarin

    There are too many ways of getting a wrong Chinese tattoo: Chinese characters that are back-to-front, are misspell, in the wrong order, or have a different meaning. It is easier to get a bad Chinese tattoo than getting a good one, especially in western countries.

    In case that you become a burlesque in the eyes of Chinese people, we are here to save you!

    One of the best ways to make sure, that you picked the right Chinese characters for your tattoo, is tolearn Chinese! Due to their experience, our tutors at TutorMandarin know that Chinese language learning is frustrated as many characters look so similar that it is very hard to tell the difference from! Therefore we have created customized class to meet your needs! Help yourself out with the …

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    The Chinese have a rich culture which they have managed to sustain for thousands of years and they are still strong at it handing it down generations. While they have several beliefs and taboos they are keen to follow, there are some main culture facts one needs to know and understand especially if you intend visiting the country or living around the Chinese community. Some are more commonly identified even when watching some Chinese movies whereas others are bound to capture your attention. The following are some of the top Chinese culture facts you should know.  

    Have fun Chinese language learning through the Chinese Culture!

     


    Confucius

    Confucianism was developed by the Chinese philosopher Confucius (孔子, Kǒngzǐ). It provides an outline on t…



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    How to learn Chinese online for free? How can I learn Chinese to read and speak well in Chinese and for free while using online resources? How to learn Chinese?There are many free online Chinese language learning tools. Sometimes it seems like finding a needle in a haystack might be easier, than finding the right learning platform or system, that fits you the best.



    At TutorMandarin – Professional Mobile Mandarin Tutoring we have free weekly content that you can learn Chinese language from, selected curriculums are fully available, and more. There are plenty of other websites and apps to learn from for free as well:



    Starting with writing apps like Zizzle or Skritter, which are great to get a feeling for the writing rules of Chinese character…




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    How can you say you already done or haven't done something yet in Chinese? This is a beginner Chinese 50-minute TutorMandarin lesson about the title, "I have eaten my lunch." Beginner 1 level is for learners who cannot or speak a little bit of Chinese. Hence, we'll teach you basic but useful words in life, simple conversation and how to express your needs in this level. To maximize your Chinese-learning efficiency,  experience the student-centered learning environment with our online professional tutors. For more useful Chinese sentences in daily life, don't forget to go TutorMandarin Chinese language blog! Please visit TutorMandarin blogs where contains rich articles about Chinese culture, language learning and more! Read the full PDF fre…

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    “Chengyus” are a type of traditional Chinese idioms which consists of four characters. They were commonly used in ancient Chinese literature and are still widely used in spoken Chinese. Though only four characters, Chengyus often have a deep meaning behind them and is interwoven with the moral concepts from classical Chinese mythology. If you’re ever looking to get a complex point across quickly, then there’s no better way than four characters Chengyu in Chinese!



    In China, students have to learn many, many Chengyus with their meanings as a part of school curriculum. Since they are so widely known (even from an early age) native Chinese people pepper Chengyus into their daily conversations with ease. However, if you’ve never learned Chengyu…


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    “Chengyus” are a type of traditional Chinese idioms which consists of four characters. They were commonly used in ancient Chinese literature and are still widely used in spoken Chinese. Though only four characters, Chengyus often have a deep meaning behind them and is interwoven with the moral concepts from classical Chinese mythology. If you’re ever looking to get a complex point across quickly, then there’s no better way than four characters Chengyu in Chinese. In China, students have to learn many, many Chengyus with their meanings as a part of school curriculum. Since they are so widely known (even from an early age) native Chinese people pepper Chengyus into their daily conversations with ease. Howeve…


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    Do you know about vegetables' names in Chinese? Sometimes the food is regional or local, and China doesn’t naturally have that type of food. Sometimes, China has a version of that plant or vegetable that is slightly dissimilar to the one you’re looking for. Sometimes the Chinese word is more closely related to the original botanical definition and hard to find.Therefore, we going to give you a brief introduction of vegetables in the Chinese language as a Chinese language learning journey.  Anyways, in China, you’ll find both Kale Greens as well as Collard Greens. Let's learn how to say Kale greens in Chinese and let’s learn how to say Collard Greens in Chinese. Read the full blog article here.

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    What can you do? or What do you like to do? When you want to know more about your friends and want to know what they can do? How to ask them in Chinese? You are admiring your friends' language skills or talent in playing sports, and you want to ask them to teach you, how can you speak in Chinese? This is a beginner Chinese 50-minute TutorMandarin lesson. After the lesson, you will know: 



    1. How to say "Can you + ability" in Chinese. 



    2. Ask your friends if they can "teach" you something or "learn" something from you.



    3. Degree compliment - How to use the word to modify a verb.  



    4. How to say "How is it" in Mandarin.



    5. How to express "I said..." or "He says..." in Chinese. 



    Plenty of exercises will help you review and practice what you just le…












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    "How to learn Chinese language with minimum effort?" What do you think about this question? At first glance, Chinese language learning seems mission impossible for foreigners. Don't worry!! Nothing is impossible because the word itself is “I’m possible”! These are just some of the tips that I’ve learned during my Chinese learning journey. Learning Chinese is really fun and easy. You just need to meet the right mentor and the right method. After that, you just need to practice daily by including Chinese in your daily lifestyle. I hope my sharing of my learning experiences helps, and don’t forget to stay tuned with TutorMandarin where you can find rich content about Chinese! Read the full blog from here.

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    Many people think that Chinese is just one language. When they hear a person from China speaking, they immediately say that the person is speaking in Chinese. But that is not the case since there are several versions of spoken Chinese. There are Cantonese, Hunanese (Xiang, Hsiang), Hakka, Shanghainese, Mandarin, and Taiwanese. Each variant is different, although there are similarities as well. As a whole, Chinese is the top in demand language when it comes to translation services. But what are the differences between Cantonese vs Mandarin?



    We have to clarify that Mandarin or Cantonese is not Chinese because there are several Chinese languages and dialects. Overall, Chinese (all languages) is spoken in 37 countries, with 1.3 billion people …


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    Do you like playing the ball with your friends? This is a beginner Chinese 50-minute TutorMandarin lesson about the title, "Can you go and play the ball together?" Beginner 1 level is for learners who cannot or speak a little bit of #Chinese. Hence, we'll teach you basic but useful words in life, simple conversation and how to express your needs in this level. How can you invite your Chinese friends to hang out with you? After this lesson, you will know how to invite others to do sports, have a dinner, or watch the movie together. If people invite you to somewhere, but you don't want to go out because of bad weather, how can you kindly reject in Chinese? Read the full PDF free Chinese lessons here.

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    Guest Post from Startup Living China site!

    Moving to China can be a wonderful and thrilling experience for those who are interested in Chinese culture, the booming business opportunities of China’s economy, and the chance to learn a new language in a completely foreign environment. However, making the move to China can be very daunting. Here are our top tips for people who are considering living and learning Mandarin Chinese in China. Read the full blog here.

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    Guest posts with the fine folks at Skritter!

    Like the Western’s Valentine’s Day, there is a very sweet yet sad love story behind the Chinese Valentine’s day as well. I’m going to explain everything you need to know about the Chinese Valentine’s Day, starting from the stars, the legend, and the traditions. If you’re curious about the differences between the Chinese and Western Valentine’s Day, keep on reading. Full blog here.

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    As we all know “Games of Thrones” (冰与火之歌: 权力游戏, Bīng yǔ huǒ zhī gē: Quánlì yóuxì) season 7 finale is this Sunday. It is really exciting for all of us (fans)! I love every part of the show especially the witty humor, the lyrical dialogues, the complicated moral questions and of course, the quotes! Today I’m going to tell you about my most favorite quotes from Game of Thrones and teach you how to say that in Chinese! If you are a Chinese learner, don’t miss this article! Read the full article here.Please check for learn Chinese  to learn Chinese 1-on- with Mandarin tutors!

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    If you are either a fan of “Supernatural” or “Once Upon a Time”, you will know how “mean, selfish and powerful” dragons are. I enjoy reading all kinds of books (especially mystery and mythology!) but when I first encountered stories about dragon slayers, I was shocked. My first thought was… Are Dragons Really Bad?

    Most stories describe dragons as evil and mean creatures who bring nothing but destruction to mankind. It was really hard for me to absorb this information as it is totally the opposite in Chinese Mythology.

    Read to find out more about if the dragons from the Chinese mythology. Read the full blog here.

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    This is a beginner Chinese 50-minute TutorMandarin lesson about the title, "He watches movie at home." Beginner 1 level is for learners who cannot or speak a little bit of Chinese. Hence, we'll teach you basic but useful words in life, simple conversation and how to express your needs in this level. Some people just love to watch movies both in theaters or at home. Or what's your hobby when you are free? Let's learn how to say activities in Chinese and how to describe your feelings! To maximize your Chinese-learning efficiency,  experience the student-centered learning environment with our online professional tutors. Read the full PDF free Chinese lessons here.

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    Birthday is really important for almost everyone! When you are having a conversation with your Chinese friends, you guys are probably discussing your birthdays, telling your birthday plan or how to celebrate. After this lesson, you can celebrate birthday with your friends and wish your friends happy birthday! Make sure you can confidently talk about your birthday plan in Chinese as well as give your friends an unforgettable birthday! Read the full PDF free chinese lessons here.

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    Have you ever been invited to Chinese wedding before? Is one of your Chinese friends getting married soon? Or are you planning to propose your Chinese girlfriend/boyfriend?

    Chinese people really take marriage seriously. In the past, the wedding was usually arranged through matchmaking between families.The parent and the family decide the marriage rather than the couple themselves. The marriage was a commercial trade to strengthen the two families’ social status, wealth, etc. Although it’s supposed to be the biggest celebration for the two lovers. Read the full blog here.

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    "I'm going to class tomorrow." This is a beginner Chinese 50-minute TutorMandarin lesson about the title, "I am going to class tomorrow." Beginner 1 level is for learners who cannot or speak a little bit of Chinese. Hence, we'll teach you basic but useful words in life, simple conversation and how to express your needs in this level. Are you hungry? Let's start with ordering food in Chinese! To maximize your Chinese-learning efficiency,  experience the student-centered learning environment with our online professional tutors. Read the full PDF chinese lessons here.

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    Are you hungry? Do you know how to order food in Chinese? 


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    China has the second largest economy and is also one of the largest trading partners of US. Therefore, it is not surprising that you’ve decided to learn Chinese. The next big step will be choosing the right teacher. There’s a saying “finding a business partner is just like finding a spouse“. You need to be very careful to find someone whom you can work with for a long time. So does learning Chinese, it’s not a short journey. Therefore, you need to find the tutor that you can efficiently study with for the long term. I’m going to provide the most important checklist on “How to choose a Chinese tutor” so that you can find the right tutor for you. Read the full blog here.

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    2. How to use adjectives in Mandarin.


    4. Use possession in Chinese to ask whether someone has something. 

    5. Proper quantitative in different objects. Read the full PDF free chinese lessons here.

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    China is a very big country with long and established traditions and customs. One of the well-known traditions is the Chinese people love to play with words and their meanings. After reading this article, you'll understand more about the tradition of using good luck symbols as decoration. Read the full article here.

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    How to write in #Chinese? Is it easy or difficult? Chinese characters are built on radicals which are similar to alphabets in English. In this article you will learn about strokes, stroke orders and radicals which are the most basic in Chinese writing. After reading this, you will be able to write Chinese characters even if you don't know what they mean. Read the full blog here.

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    Do you know what are the 5 best apps for learning #Chinese this year 2017? I’m going to tell you about 5 very useful Chinese apps that I’ve used for learning Chinese and are your best bet to learn in 2017! First, you had to find and purchase study materials. And, even if they were good study materials, you still needed to find a native speaker who was good at teaching. If you didntl live in China or somewhere with a Chinese speaking population (aka the whole Western world!) this was very difficult. Read the full blog here.

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    There is a Chinese proverb “吃饭皇帝大” (chī fàn huáng dì d� ), which literally means “Food is bigger than the emperor”. It shares a similar meaning with the English slang “someone’s bread and butter”, which is “Nothing is more important than eating”'''.

    You can see how essential food is in Chinese life from this notion. It’s undeniable how Chinese people love to eat. Do you know that China has boasted one of the world’s greatest and most varied cuisines. So, it’s not surprising, that the Chinese culture is deeply influenced by “Food”, therefore, they’ve created many phrases related to it…Let’s look through it now! Read the full blog here.

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    Have you ever been to networking event in Chinese countries and ended up being awkward, because you don’t speak or know anything about this foreign language or culture?

    Do not fear, after reading this post, I can guarantee that you will get an overview of the most common Chinese New Year Traditions. I’ll also share some of the famous new year greetings. Read the full blog here.

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    4. Positive v.s. negative expressions in Chinese. Read the full PDF Chinese lessons here.

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    Today, let’s take a look at five Chinese “lucky aspects” that are seen as bringers of good fortune in Chinese culture. We will discover lucky colors, animals, puns, and numbers. We will also help you know how to express and understand these lucky images in Mandarin. Read full blog here.

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    his is an online beginner Mandarin Chinese class taught by TutorMandarin. This topic class is about Chinese culture, specifically how to say "cheers" in Chinese! You will learn all the necessary vocabulary and customs to drink in China. 

    This is a video with a real TutorMandarin professional tutor using our original curriculum teaching through our PC software. It should give you the clearest look at the real class experience at TutorMandarin. See full video on youtube.

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    Are you curious about interesting Chinese culture facts? You may know that China has the world’s largest population, about 1.38 billion people, followed by India and US. For the record, one in every five people is Chinese. As the most-populated country, China owns a wide variety of cultures, traditions and historical myths. Not only China, but also other Chinese-speaking countries Taiwan, Macau, Singapore, Hong Kong, shares some of the similar cultural backgrounds. Read full blog here.

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