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Qixi festival: the Chinese Valentine’s day

Today is the Qixi festival! What is the Qixi festival? It’s a romantic day when lovers exchange gifts! Let’s celebrate love! 七夕快乐! Qī xī jié kuài lè! Happy Chinese Valentine’s!

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Is Chinese difficult to learn?

In a word, yes. But not for the reasons you might think. It depends on why you want to learn Chinese.

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9 meowsome reasons to still learn Chinese even though China is CLOSED

When learning a language, sometimes it’s good to check in with oneself and reassess one’s goals. Why are you learning Chinese? What’s your motivation? Whether it’s for personal growth, interest, or obtaining a specific objective, there is a myriad of good reasons to learn Mandarin Chinese. And, just in case the pandemic and the closed […]

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Partners

That’s Mandarin: Review of their NihaoCafe Live Online Classes

What are That’s Mandarin live online classes like? Should you give their NihaoCafe online platform a try? We checked them out so you could get an idea of what to expect!

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Advanced Chinese culture Intermediate

“The Lion-Eating Poet”: the meowsome one-sound poem you can only read

Did you know there’s a famous poem in Chinese composed of one sound and one sound only? What is this one-sound poem? How do you read a poem with only one sound? Welcome to the tale of the “Lion-Eating poet in the Stone Den”.

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Ninchanese

New Ninchanese Android App and Traditional Chinese Available

A new version of the Android app is out, and meowsome news: Traditional Chinese has graduated out of beta! Read on for details.

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Partners

LTL Mandarin’s Live Flexi Classes: A review

Recently, LTL Mandarin School launched Flexi Classes. Its alluring promise is of offering live Mandarin classes 24/7 – no matter your time zone or where you are. Now, this was something we had to check out. Are these classes really live? How does it work? Here’s our review of LTL Mandarin School’s Flexi Classes.

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HSK 3.0 April 2022 Update: Did the new HSK 3.0 come out?

With March having come and gone, one burning question is on all Chinese learners’ lips: did the new HSK 3.0 come out as it was supposed to? Short answer: No. But, dive in, learner, because this is juicy.

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Ninchanese

Upgrade with a full peace of mind: 3D Secure on Ninchanese

Because we care about keeping your payments safe, a new layer was added to our checkout process: 3D secure. It might not be the most fascinating topic in the world, but it’s essential for your online payment safety and ours. So, read on to learn more about 3DS (if you want) and why this means […]

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Chinese character Vocabulary for Beijing winter Olympics sports

China is in the spotlight for the Winter Olympics sport and so it was time for learning the Winter Olympics in Chinese. The 2022 Winter Olympics start on the  4 February 2022 and is taking place in Beijing, China. So, it’s time to learn Some Winter sports in Mandarin Chinese.

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