Hi There! We’re building Ninchanese, a web and mobile app to help you learn Chinese in a way we hope you’ll find engaging, fun and rewarding! To know more about Ninchanese and to be part of the beta, head over to Ninchanese.com
Because we believe there’s more to learning a language than just learning vocabulary and grammatical rules – although those parts are important too and we’re actively working on creating great features to help you learn those aspects in an intuitive way -, we’re also launching this blog.
Ninchanese blog will be all about Chinese culture. From the cultural attitudes you need to know about to the random stuff that’ll make you go WTF?! And believe us, there are plenty of interesting, weird and awesome facts about China and the Chinese culture.
This summer head mask fad definitely belongs to the weird and awesome facts about China.
What’s in Ninchanese blog
Why talk about culture? Because language and culture go hand in hand. Understanding a people’s culture is essential when learning their language. Learning a language without the cultural framework in which it exists is like eating Chinese food in most Chinese restaurants outside China: it’s bland. That’s because Chinese restaurants cook standardized, flavorless food they believe western customers like and want.
If you’ve ever been to China, you’ve probably realized that you’d never tasted an authentic Chinese dish before landing in China. Likewise, learning a language without learning the culture of the people that speak that language means learning a flavorless language.
And believe us, you’re missing out. In fact, discovering a new culture is also one of the most enjoyable aspects of learning a new language. Hopefully, this blog’ll show you that.
Towards the best Ninchanese possible. We also want this blog to be a place where we can communicate with you guys, whether you are learning Chinese at school, learning Chinese for business reasons, working on your Mandarin skills for fun or whether you’re just curious about this country where 1,5 billion people live.
We’ll share what we consider essential when learning Chinese. There’ll be stories about learning Chinese and tips on how to improve your Chinese skills.
Lastly, Ninchanese blog will also be where we’ll post updates on how the creation of Ninchanese is going and how much longer you’re going to have to wait until you get to meet Nincha, your future favorite teacher.
We’re working hard on rolling out a beta soon. Stay tuned! And in the meantime, we hope you enjoy Ninchanese blog. Have fun learning Chinese!