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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. […]

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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 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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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 […]

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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 thank you in Chinese: 4 Ways to Show Your Gratitude

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 […]

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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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10 tips to get the most out of Ninchanese

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 that 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 […]

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7 ways to say Yes in Chinese

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, [zh zh=”是”] is an […]

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Good Chinese subtitles to learn Chinese with movies

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 […]