The differences between question particles ‘吗'(ma) and ‘呢'(ne)

‘吗’(ma) and ‘呢’(ne) are both located at the end of a sentence to form a question in Chinese.   If you don’t have time to read this article now, you can just get as a PDF and read it later.     「吗」 ‘吗’(ma) is used to ask a general question (yes-no question). If you remove ‘吗’, the …

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Chinese Travel vocabulary – Buying tickets

Useful travel phrases and vocabulary in Chinese let you get ready to travel to China! Want to save this document as a PDF and read it later? Click here. 汽车 qì chē  car 公交车 gōngjiāo chē  bus 大巴 dàbā  coach 出租车 chūzūchē taxi 地铁 dìtiě subway 轻轨qīngguǐ  light rail  动车 dòngchē CRH (China Railway Highspeed) …

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What is Pinyin?

Pinyin is also known to ‘Hànyǔ Pinyin’ or ‘Mandarin Chinese Pinyin’, it is a way to use Roman letters to represent the pronunciation of the Chinese characters, like English Phonetic Alphabet. Pinyin was adopted in 1955, while Chinese characters have over 5000 years of history.     Why did Chinese people adopt the Pinyin system? …

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6 things you should know before start learning a new language

Learning a new language is like commencing an exciting adventure. At the beginning, you want to know everything about it, learn quickly and actively, then you meet some troubles since the journey starts going into a difficult part, you feel a little tired, begin to slow down your steps, but you still want to continue…After …

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