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.read more
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?read more
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 choose the perfect Chinese names according to your personality or your taste. All you have to do is to keep a paper and a pen next to you and write down your ideas as you go along.read more
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 people will always bring you good things, especially if you make the effort to say them in their native language. Try these expressions to see!read more
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 你好 nǐhǎo hello, 谢谢 xièxie thank you, 不客气 búkèqi you're welcome, and 请 qǐng please in Mandarin Chinese, but these don’t seem enough? If you have some time before you go, we suggest you go learn Chinese a little more (we know a great place). No time, you’re leaving next week? Worry not, we’ve got your back. We’ve prepared 20 survival sentences that you’ll find yourself using all the time in China! This Mandarin survival kit has everything you need to face anything. Learn these 20 phrases and know that, whatever happens, you’ll be ready to deal with it! Ready?read more
Welcome to Ninchanese! Ninchanese has a simple and intuitive interface and system you can use to have fun learning Chinese; but we’ve found some features and aspects can sometimes be overlooked. We want you to have a blast learning Chinese on Ninchanese so here are a few great tips to have a fully enjoyable Chinese learning experience on Ninchanese. Use these 10 tips and tricks to get the most out Ninchanese.read more
Yes is a very useful word to learn in any language. You use it to show you agree, to show your enthusiasm, to seal a deal and in many many different situations. As a Chinese learner, you were surely taught that while there is no direct equivalent to Yes in Chinese, 是 is an acceptable substitute. But there is more!
Whatever your Chinese level, watching a Chinese movie in Chinese with subtitles is a great idea to learn some Chinese a little differently. It’s a cool way to take a break from your relentless studying while enjoyably practicing your Chinese listening and reading comprehension, strengthening your grasp of the language’s rhythm and syntax and learning more about Chinese culture!read more
Don’t you love the sight of a great sale? How awesome is it to score a miaowtastic item 90% off? One of the members of our Google + Chinese language community pointed out something though: discounts in Chinese are confusing. It’s true. Discounts in Chinese don’t have a % sign on them AND they don’t work the same way they do in the West.
So how do you understand sale signs in China? Here’s what you need to know to never miss out on a great sale!
With 2013 all wrapped up, and 2014 fresh and full of new opportunities, here’s a round up of our top blog posts of 2013 from Ninchanese! Cute cats, fashion, learning tips, infographics, strange buildings… there’s something for everyone!read more