Vocabulary

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Chinese Proverbs: How to Use Them to Learn a Language

In need of a little motivation boost? Try Chinese proverbs, they are great for motivation. How? They teach you how to be successful in life through wise and quite funny sayings. Apply them to your learning sessions and they’ll be more efficient. Use them to inspire you and grow your language skills. Thanks to these 7 Chinese proverbs we’ve collected, you’ll want to give your best in everything you’ll do.

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ninchaChinese Proverbs: How to Use Them to Learn a Language
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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 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!

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ninchaHow to say thank you in Chinese: 4 Ways to Show Your Gratitude
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Useful and Essential Chinese Expressions That Will Help You Fit in in China

As a human well-integrated into society, you just can’t avoid taking part in those happy events that rhythm your life, such as a birthday party, a celebratory meal or simply an after-work drink to unwind with your colleagues or friends after a long week of work. What do you say in these situations to express your blessings and good wishes, like a native Chinese would? Lean in, we’re going to tell you the key Chinese expressions to know for smooth social interactions in Mandarin Chinese.

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ninchaUseful and Essential Chinese Expressions That Will Help You Fit in in China
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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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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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Old Man Christmas and Other Purrfect Words in Chinese for the Holidays

The Holidays are upon us! Are you excited? Feeling curious to know how Christmas and the Holidays are celebrated in China? Read on below to discover the purrfect words in Chinese for the Holidays you’ll be learning so you can wish happy holidays to those around you in Mandarin Chinese.

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NinchaneseOld Man Christmas and Other Purrfect Words in Chinese for the Holidays
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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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