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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The HSK 5 world is now complete! The Nincha Team has been working tremendously to create and offer you a complete and interactive course to learn Chinese at an advanced level.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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”.
Saying thank you in Chinese is as essential as saying hello in everyday life and is a must-know in your Survival Chinese toolkit. Whether you’re traveling to China or living in China, thank you in Chinese is a basic word you’ll find yourself using all the time. As you know, being polite and thankful towards […]
OK is the most used word all over the world. In addition to the ubiquitous OK, each country has their own specific ways of showing agreement. China is no different. It has in fact many ways to show agreement and consent. As a beginner learning Chinese, not only should you know how to say “yes” but […]
First time going to China? Lucky you! You’re going to have such an amazing time there! What? You’re excited but a little worried because you don’t know many useful Chinese phrases? You know how to say [zh zh=”你好” py=”nǐhǎo” en=”hello”], [zh zh=”谢谢” py=”xièxie” en=”thank you”], [zh zh=”不客气” py=”búkèqi” en=”you’re welcome”], and [zh zh=”请” py=”qǐng” en=”please”] […]
Turning information into lasting knowledge is a science. Really remembering something is a science. And like any science, it requires great tools. One of the most effective memorization methods and tools? Spaced repetition. So much in fact that spaced repetition will absolutely be part of the Ninchanese learning experience. Here’s why we love it. “People need to […]