Intermediate

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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 你好 nǐhǎo hello,  谢谢 xièxie thank you,   不客气 búkèqi you're welcome, and    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?

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nincha20 fundamental Chinese phrases you need to know
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Chinese Street Food: The Guide

Did you know Hong Kong’s street food stalls made the Michelin list not too far back? If Chinese street food listed is in the prestigious guide, you know it’s gotta be good. But with so many options to choose from, where do you start? Not to worry, we’re here to help. With this drool-worthy list of 9 Chinese street food treats you need to try asap, you have everything you need to go on an eating adventure like no other. The best part? The items listed here all cost 1 dollar or less so there’s nothing stopping you from tasting and sampling these street food Chinese delicacies. So, ready to leave Chinese restaurants behind and to go outside to eat wonderful Chinese street food?

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ninchaChinese Street Food: The Guide
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Top 10 Chinese pop songs and more

If you weren’t living under a rock in 2014-2015, then the song 小苹果 and its very strange lyrics and music video are probably familiar to you. We want you to stay on top of what music songs are popular in China right now so we’ve selected for you the top 10 Chinese songs you need to know right now. Listen to these to get into the Chinese musical groove and get ready to rule the KTV! You’ll definitely impress your friends by knowing these up and coming trendy songs!

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ninchaTop 10 Chinese pop songs and more
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6 ways to show your love in Chinese

Chinese people, usually do not celebrate love on February 14, since it’s a Christian celebration coming from the Roman antiquity era. On July 7, Qīxī day (七夕), Chinese people hold their own celebration of love (Christmas and the Chinese New Year are also great excuses to ask for gifts from your significant other).

But young Chinese people like to immerse themselves in western culture and sometimes plan romantic activities on this special day, February 14. Let’s take this opportunity to spread our love in Chinese with 6 different ways to tell that special person you like them.

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Ninchanese6 ways to show your love in Chinese
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Ready for some serious Chinese learning? World 4 is here!

Fearing you’re going to be spending too much time with your family these holidays and looking for a way to get away? We might have just what you need: a fresh new world to explore on Ninchanese! Yup, we’re very proud to announce the arrival of World 4: Rock on, Tiger! on the app.

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NinchaneseReady for some serious Chinese learning? World 4 is here!
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Voice and stroke order animation update

Welcome to this week’s beta update! There were quite a lot of things in store in this week’s beta update to keep improving your Chinese learning experience. A new voice for the app’s sounds, way better stroke order animations, improved word pages, and more await you in the app!

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NinchaneseVoice and stroke order animation update
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The Automatic Sound, Stars and Awesome Popup Beta Update

It’s been a while since our last blog article about an update, as we’ve been working on all sorts of improvements but keeping things under wraps, and silent doing little updates here and there (adding a new progress indicator, for instance). Our last major update added more content: World 2 and World 3 and plenty of new stages, wohoo!

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NinchaneseThe Automatic Sound, Stars and Awesome Popup Beta Update
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World 3 is out – Intermediate level now available

Hot on the wheels of World 2, we’re very excited to be now giving you access to World 3 of Ninchanese in Early Access! We worked hard to bring you plenty of new content at an intermediate level of Mandarin Chinese. Intermediate learners, this is for you: pre-order and get access to plenty of new content to skyrocket your Chinese level.

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NinchaneseWorld 3 is out – Intermediate level now available
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A Roadmap for Ninchanese: our Post-Kickstarter Plan

Ninchanese is funded on Kickstarter! It’s both really exciting and humbling to have so many backers believe in us and in our gamified Chinese learning app! We now have our work cut out to keep improving and growing Ninchanese. Read on to see what features we’ll be bringing to Ninchanese in the next 6 months!

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NinchaneseA Roadmap for Ninchanese: our Post-Kickstarter Plan