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Why learn Mandarin Chinese, the language of Confucius?

There are several compelling reasons to learn Mandarin Chinese that we’ll see in this article. And today, learning Chinese is accessible thanks to the Ninchanese app, where you’ll be able to learn characters and their tones in a few months and have a pretty decent Chinese level in only a year in listening, speaking, and […]

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Big Numbers in Chinese – The struggle with the zeros and other characteristics

Numbers are everywhere and when learning Chinese you will very soon get to know the basic numbers and count using Chinese. Right after that, there’s the big numbers, you will count even higher: at first up to 100 (一百), then 1000 (一千) and finally 10000 (一万). These are the basics to know, but what if […]

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Writing Chinese characters: The purpose

I think at one point everyone who starts learning Chinese asks themselves the same questions about writing Chinese: Do I need to learn to write Chinese characters? When is the best time to begin with them? Where do you start? How do you write Chinese characters? Are there any rules? With this article, I want […]

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What to do when you can’t find the word you’re looking for with an IME?

Sometimes you think you know a Chinese word, but when you try to type it in your Chinese IME, you can’t find it. I’m sure this has happened multiple times to you. It could be for various reasons, maybe you don’t have the right pinyin. Or maybe there’s a spelling mistake in what you’re typing. […]

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Top 8 Vloggers and their videos about China, Chinese culture and Mandarin

When you study Chinese, watching Chinese TV shows, Vlogs, or Chinese Drama is a great way to improve your spoken and listening skills. We’ve picked the best shows and videos in Mandarin to watch with the help of the Ninchanese community. Discover our top Chinese Vlogger videos!

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Nincha travels: 坐火车 – taking the train

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.

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The Best Free Chinese Dictionaries For Learners

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!

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How Many Chinese Characters Do I Need To Learn?

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 […]

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Chinese Street Food: The Guide

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 […]

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Chinese culture

5 Lantern Festival must-do activities

As you may know, today is the Lantern Festival in China! [zh zh=”元宵节快乐!” py=”Yuánxiāojié kuàilè!” en=”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 […]