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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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NinchaneseLTL Mandarin’s Live Flexi Classes: A review
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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 writing. And even more, if you want to prepare for all the levels of HSK. So let’s see why learning Mandarin Chinese is advantageous.

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NinchaneseWhy learn Mandarin Chinese, the language of Confucius?
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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 to share a bit of my experience in writing characters and maybe a helpful additional way of learning Chinese. To be clear, I’m not talking about the art of Chinese Calligraphy but just casual hand-writing. Handwritten Chinese with a pen a piece of paper.

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NinchaneseWriting Chinese characters: The purpose
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The super hidden (and insanely useful) tone trick no one tells you about

An easy way to memorize and pronounce tones! The first time you hear a Chinese speaking a sentence, were you like “wow, I understand nothing and why do they sound like they’re going on a rollercoaster”?  No wonder, you’re hearing tones for the first time! They may seem daunting, but I have a secret to tell you. There’s a super easy tone trick to know: you’re actually already using tones in English, so all you need to do is apply that knowledge to your Chinese! Read on so I can explain more.

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NinchaneseThe super hidden (and insanely useful) tone trick no one tells you about
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Phonetic Components: The Secret Trick to Guessing the Pronunciation of Chinese Characters

How do the Chinese read aloud unknown characters? That’s something we’ve all wondered once. What if we told you there was a trick that could help you guess the pronunciation of any character you run into? Read on to unlock the secret to pronouncing 80% of all Chinese characters: phonetic components and you’ll be able to pronounce any Chinese character you meet, whether it’s on a street sign or on a restaurant menu!

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NinchanesePhonetic Components: The Secret Trick to Guessing the Pronunciation of Chinese Characters
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Top 10 Fun Activities to Keep Learning Chinese This Summer

Summer is almost here! Time for many outdoor activities such as picnics, tanning, swimming but also forgetting about your Chinese learning. How can you prevent that from happening? Check out these 10 ways to avoid summer Chinese learning loss in having fun.

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NinchaneseTop 10 Fun Activities to Keep Learning Chinese This Summer
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The Best Free Chinese Dictionaries For Learners

Are you looking for good modern Chinese dictionaries to complete your Chinese learning? Then, 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. So, without further ado, here’s our selection of the best free online Chinese dictionaries available!

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NinchaneseThe Best Free Chinese Dictionaries For Learners
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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 Chinese, you’ll see how many the average Chinese knows and how much you need to learn to reach conversational fluency in Chinese!

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NinchaneseHow Many Chinese Characters Do I Need To Learn?
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How to Use Practical Words Like 和 and 还有 to Order All You Want in Chinese

Do you like your coffee better with milk or sugar? That’s definitely something you want the waiter to be aware of when having a drink in a Chinese coffeeshop! Let’s learn about the best Chinese expressions to say “I’ll have a… with that”.

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NinchaneseHow to Use Practical Words Like 和 and 还有 to Order All You Want in Chinese
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10 Popular Chinese TV Shows to Help You Learn Chinese

Are you a big TV show fan and looking for a fun way to improve your Chinese? You can do both by watching Chinese TV shows. Watching Chinese TV shows is a really good and enjoyable method to level up your Chinese. The Nincha team knows that having fun makes learning more effective so we’ve made a list of popular Chinese TV shows to watch to practice your listening skills. Who said you can’t have fun when studying?

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Ninchanese10 Popular Chinese TV Shows to Help You Learn Chinese