Looking to spice up your Chinese language skills and impress your friends with some cool and casual phrases? Learning slang expressions can be a fun and exciting way to take your language proficiency to the next level. Get ready to add some serious sass to your Chinese vocabulary!read more
The Holidays are upon us! Bet you’re excited! Want to know how to say Christmas in Chinese for the occasion? Feeling curious to know how Christmas and the Holidays are celebrated in China? Read on below to discover purrfect words in Chinese for the Holidays! Better yet, there’s a special free world on Ninchanese so you can learn those words. Let’s learn how to wish everyone happy holidays in Mandarin Chinese!read more
This week’s all about food, family, saying thanks, and being grateful for the help of the native Americans that allowed the first pilgrims to survive. We’re talking about… You guessed it, Thanksgiving! So quite naturally, as a Chinese learner, you might be asking yourself: how do you say Thanksgiving in Chinese? How do you talk about Thanksgiving dishes in Chinese? Also, does Ninchanese celebrate Thanksgiving? Yes! Keep reading, and you’ll get answers to all these questions! Ready to stuff your face and your brain?read more
Let’s talk dragons. Yeah, those magnificent mythical creatures. Dragons are super popular in Chinese, so it is no surprise that many Chinese words contain the character dragon. To say dragon in Chinese, you say 龙 lóng, by the way.
If I asked you to think about words that had the character dragon in them in Chinese, you’d probably think of words like a dragon boat, a dragon fruit, and you’d be purrfectly right. But today, we’re here to talk about unusual dragon words. Words in Chinese you’ll be surprised to learn there’s a dragon in! So without further ado, here are unexpected words that contain the character dragon inread more
The spookiest, scariest times are upon us. We’re of course talking about Halloween!
Maybe you already know how to say Halloween in Chinese, but do you know any other frightful words around Halloween in Chinese? It’s the purfect time to learn some so you can have a complete Halloween spooky kit in Chinese.
Before you turn into an I-scream (get the frightful Halloween joke?), let’s see 15 Halloween in Chinese words!read more
Lucky us, there’s a delicious Chinese festival happening right now! It’s time for 中秋节, the Mid-Autumn festival! What better way to celebrate a festival than learning the meowsomest Mid-Autumn festival traditions, food, and stories? Read on, for, in this article, we’ll see what the Mid-Autumn festival is all about. We’ll also explore how China celebrates this festival and its origins!read more
As a meat-eater, you’ll find yourself in heaven in China. There are all sorts of meats to discover and eat! And by all sorts, we really do mean all sorts, including parts you perhaps seldom eat. So, to make deciphering a Chinese menu easier, there’s a whole new stage on Ninchanese dedicated to meats! To give you a taste, here’s a list of the essential Chinese meat vocabulary to know … and that you’ll be learning on the app. Warning: this list of Chinese words for meat may make you very hungry!read more
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.read more
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