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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 borders have been dampening your spirit a little, here are 9 meowsome reasons to learn or keep learning Chinese.

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Ninchanese9 meowsome reasons to still learn Chinese even though China is CLOSED
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“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“The Lion-Eating Poet”: the meowsome one-sound poem you can only read
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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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NinchaneseHSK 3.0 April 2022 Update: Did the new HSK 3.0 come out?
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Thanksgiving in Chinese: Stuff your face with these Words

This week’s all about food, family, saying thanks, and being grateful for the help of the native Americans that allowed the first pilgrims to survive. We’re talking about… You guessed it, Thanksgiving! So quite naturally, as a Chinese learner, you might be asking yourself: how do you say Thanksgiving in Chinese? How do you talk about Thanksgiving dishes in Chinese? Also, does Ninchanese celebrate Thanksgiving? Yes! Keep reading, and you’ll get answers to all these questions! Ready to stuff your face and your brain?

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NinchaneseThanksgiving in Chinese: Stuff your face with these Words
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Chinese vocabulary for meat: All you need to know for Beef, Chicken, Pork and more!

As a meat-eater, you’ll find yourself in heaven in China. There are all sorts of meats to discover and eat! And by all sorts, we really do mean all sorts, including parts you perhaps seldom eat. So, to make deciphering a Chinese menu easier, there’s a whole new stage on Ninchanese dedicated to meats!  To give you a taste, here’s a list of the essential Chinese meat vocabulary to know … and that you’ll be learning on the app. Warning: this list of Chinese words for meat may make you very hungry!

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NinchaneseChinese vocabulary for meat: All you need to know for Beef, Chicken, Pork and more!
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New HSK Levels 2021: No need to panic! What to expect (April 28th Update)

It’s everywhere suddenly in your Chinese learning sphere online. The Chinese Proficiency tests are changing? There’s going to be a new HSK exam instead? And it’s going to become massive and impossible to do? Feeling on the verge of a panic attack like never before? Take a deep breath. The Nincha Team behind Ninchanese is here to help and set a few things straight. It turns out there’s no reason to panic… yet (and possibly, ever).

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NinchaneseNew HSK Levels 2021: No need to panic! What to expect (April 28th Update)
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Components vs Radicals: Which are best for your Chinese learning?

As Chinese learners, we are always looking for tools and hacks to increase our Chinese learning efficiency. We want to learn as fast and as efficiently as possible. So today, we’re putting two techniques to the test: Chinese character components vs. radicals. How do they stack up? Which should you choose to learn?

While Chinese radicals have interesting use, Chinese components bring more benefits to your learning. Let’s explore so we can prove that to you!

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NinchaneseComponents vs Radicals: Which are best for your Chinese learning?
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Where are you from? Nationalities in Chinese

If you meet a Chinese person, there’s a good chance they’ll ask you, “where are you from”?  Do you know how to say your nationality in Mandarin Chinese? Are you curious to know how to talk about where you come from in Chinese? Read more to discover all the nationalities in Chinese and how you can answer this question!

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NinchaneseWhere are you from? Nationalities in Chinese