Mandarin

10 Common Beginner Mistakes in Chinese

1. 学 vs 学习 (xué / xuéxí) Both words mean ‘to study’ or ‘to learn’, whereas 学习 can be used both transitively and intransitively, 学 in normally reserved for transitive use. e.g. 我学(习)汉语,她学(习)法语。Wǒ xué(xí) hànyǔ, tā xué(xí)fǎyǔ. I study Chinese, she studies French. 我学习,他不学习。Wǒ xuéxí, tā bù xuéxí. I learn, he doesn’t learn. In the second …

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HSK1-2 Levels Summary I

About HSK: The whole name of HSK is Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (汉语水平考试), known also as the Chinese Language Proficiency Test. This test is developed by the HSK Test Center at Beijing Language and Culture University (BLCU) for non-Chinese speakers. It can be taken by all age groups and all levels. If your mother tongue is not …

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3 things you need to know before taking online CHINESE classes

——for intermediate and higher levels This article is not going to repeat the advantages of taking online classes, but to share with you some tips that I think are necessary to know before you purchase your first online CHINESE class. 1/There are no good teachers, only appropriate Most people tend to find a teacher with …

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