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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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Beginner Chinese learning tips

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. […]

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World 5: An Epic world for Epic Chinese learning

The HSK world 5 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.

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Beginner Vocabulary

10 Ways to Say Goodbye in Mandarin

One of the first things you learn in Chinese is to say hello. But do you also know how to say goodbye in Mandarin? Knowing how to say goodbye is just as important as knowing how to say hello, yes, no and thank you in Chinese. In fact, knowing how to take leave from someone […]

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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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Beginner Chinese culture

Chinese Names: The 5-Step Guide to Create Yours

Living the life in China but still being considered as a Laowai? Well, it’s time for you to get yourself a Chinese name. Chinese names are a great way to show you want to fit in Chinese society… that is if you choose your name well! So we put together a 5-step guide to help you […]

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How to Say OK Like a Real Chinese

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 […]

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20 fundamental Chinese phrases you need to know

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”] in Mandarin […]

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Ninchanese

Beta update: better voice recognition in Chinese

Your Nincha Team has been working hard these past few days – weeks – on a beta update for Ninchanese that a lot of you Nincha learners had been asking for: improving our dialogue stages! And now, as you Nincha Learners requested this the most: we’ve dedicated this update to improving the way our voice recognition works […]

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Voice recognition technology : Are dreams of a real babbel fish becoming true?

Microsoft has just announced a new voice recognition technology that not only translates what you’re saying into another language, rearranges the words into the other language’s correct order but also plays back the results using your own voice (see demo after the jump), making it that much more realistic. Is this going to enable us to […]