Nincha, the lucky cat, loves traveling! Today, he’s taking the train and telling us in Mandarin Chinese why he likes traveling by train so much! Let’s see what he has to say about trains and let’s learn how to say taking the train in Mandarin.read more
Looking for good modern Chinese dictionaries to complete your Chinese learning? You’ve come to the right place! From online dictionaries to dictionary applications, we’ve reviewed 8 Chinese dictionaries to help you choose the one that will suit you the best. Without further ado, here’s our selection of the best free online Chinese dictionaries currently available!read more
How many Chinese characters do I need to learn? You may have wondered that when starting Mandarin, as many many learners do when embarking on the wonderful journey that is learning Chinese. Read on to know the answers to these essential questions and all about Chinese characters. Besides learning how many characters there are in Chinese, you’ll see how many the average Chinese knows and how much you need to learn to reach conversational fluency in Chinese!read more
From the start, we’ve wanted you, our learners, to be involved in the process of building Ninchanese to turn Ninchanese into the best way to learn Chinese it can be. And, you have. We’re very grateful for the time you take to tell us your ideas, and wanted to give back to you somehow. This got us thinking: why don’t we take this a step further and become more open about what we’re working on now and what’s next? Why don’t we involve you, our learners even more in Ninchanese’s development? And that’s what we just did: we launched a public roadmap!read more
Did you know Hong Kong’s street food stalls made the Michelin list not too far back? If Chinese street food listed is in the prestigious guide, you know it’s gotta be good. But with so many options to choose from, where do you start? Not to worry, we’re here to help. With this drool-worthy list of 9 Chinese street food treats you need to try asap, you have everything you need to go on an eating adventure like no other. The best part? The items listed here all cost 1 dollar or less so there’s nothing stopping you from tasting and sampling these street food Chinese delicacies. So, ready to leave Chinese restaurants behind and to go outside to eat wonderful Chinese street food?read more
As you may know, today is the Lantern Festival in China! 元宵节快乐！ Yuánxiāojié kuàilè! Happy Lantern Festival!
Lantern Festival marks the last day of the Spring Festival and officially ends the Chinese New Year celebrations. This fun festival is mostly celebrated at nighttime to see the colorful lanterns flying high in the dark sky.In addition to seeing the lanterns flying, during this festival, families gather to attend four other major activities on this special day. Let’s learn the five must-do activities for a happy Lantern Festival so you can join in in the fun!read more
Ninchanese wants to change the way we all learn Chinese. Since its inception, its goal has been to offer an enjoyable and effective way to learn Chinese. After more than 3 years of hard work, including a year of private beta and thousands of beta user feedback messages, we’re happy to announce today: Ninchanese is now accessible to all in open beta! You can now give the application a try and change the way you learn Chinese! Read on to see what being in open beta changes for you and Ninchanese.read more
Valentine’s day is almost here! Chinese people, usually do not celebrate love on February 14, since it’s a Christian celebration coming from the Roman antiquity era. On July 7, Qīxī day (七夕), Chinese people hold their own celebration of love (Christmas and the Chinese New Year are also great excuses to ask for gifts from your significant other).
But young Chinese people like to immerse themselves in western culture and sometimes plan romantic activities on this special day, February 14. Let’s take this opportunity to spread our love in Chinese with 6 different ways to tell that special person you like them.read more
The Holidays are upon us! Are you excited? Feeling curious to know how Christmas and the Holidays are celebrated in China? Read on below to discover the purrfect words in Chinese for the Holidays you’ll be learning so you can wish happy holidays to those around you in Mandarin Chinese.read more
It’s been a while since our last blog article about an update, as we’ve been working on all sorts of improvements but keeping things under wraps, and silent doing little updates here and there (adding a new progress indicator, for instance). Our last major update added more content: World 2 and World 3 and plenty of new stages, wohoo!read more