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Chinese Spring Festival: Everything You Need to Know

When is the Chinese Spring Festival? 春节 / chūnjié, also known as the Spring Festival and the Chinese New Year, is observed in accordance with the traditional Lunar calendar, so the exact dates differ from year to year. In 2021, the Spring Festival will be celebrated on February 12, but the seven-day public holiday will …

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The Beginner’s Guide to Chinese Numbers

A native speaker of Russian, translator and passionate learner of English and Chinese. Always ready to extend a helping hand to those in need of language learning advice.
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Math may be a human construct, but numbers are an essential part of life. From bustling open-air markets to somber business meetings, your grasp on numbers determines your chances of success. So how does one learn Chinese numbers? With the help of the following article, of course 🙂    Reading Chinese Numbers Chinese Numbers from …

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Best Online Chinese Dictionary: A Handy Guide

Francesca Rossi is an experienced writer currently focused on researching and writing articles. She studied languages in Italy and in the USA, her works include English-Italian and Chinese-Italian translations as well as content creation and creative writing for different blogs and websites. She is currently based in Europe.
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One of the first problems you might encounter when studying Chinese is how to look up the meaning of characters you’ve never seen before. Since Chinese doesn’t use an alphabet, trying to look for a character on a paper dictionary can be a lengthy and tricky process, especially when you don’t know the pinyin of …

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Chinese Characters: The Key to Fluency

A native speaker of Russian, translator and passionate learner of English and Chinese. Always ready to extend a helping hand to those in need of language learning advice.
Galina Kuzmina
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Some people claim that you can learn Chinese without mastering its “overly complicated” writing system, while others live in fear of hanzi, preferring to give up on learning the language whatsoever. In this article, we will try to find the ins and outs of Chinese characters and to answer the age-old question of, Do I …

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How to Say Goodbye in Chinese [Complete Guide]

While a polite greeting always makes a great first impression to someone you meet, a proper way to end a conversation will help your friendship go a long way. In China, mastering casual and formal ways to say goodbye in Chinese is considered an essential part of polite conversation. To speak Chinese like a pro, …

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Typing in Chinese: The Most Detailed Guide

As you progress from a beginner to an intermediate learner of Chinese, the likelihood of having to produce Chinese text increases. A skill you need to learn at this stage is typing in Chinese on your computer or smartphone.  But there are about 2500 commonly used Chinese characters! Does that mean that I have to …

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Learn Chinese and Crush it: 2021 Complete Guide

Have you always wished you could learn Chinese but felt intimidated by how hard it seems? Or maybe you’ve tried to study Chinese in the past but ended up giving up. Have you ever felt envious of others who seem to have a gift for language learning? What if someone could give you the roadmap …

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Meet Jiayu Yan, the Voice Behind Your Chinese Lessons

You have already heard her voice so many times, but you have no idea who she is! It is her voice that gives life to the complicated Chinese characters. It is her voice that guides you to pronounce Chinese like a native speaker. She is the voice behind ChineseSkill’s lessons – Yan Jiayu (闫嘉煜). Q: …

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HSK 3 Vocabulary List [PDF]

Hey Chinese learners, to help you study Chinese and pass HSK successfully, we present you the full list of 300 words required to know to pass HSK 3. Please note, to pass HSK 3, you’ll also need the 150 HSK 1 words and the 150 HSK 2 words. HSK (Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi or Chinese Proficiency …

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HSK 2 Vocabulary List

Hey Chinese learners, to help you study Chinese and pass HSK successfully, we present you the full list of 300 words required to know to pass HSK 2.  HSK (Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi or Chinese Proficiency Test) is a standardized Chinese proficiency test administered by Confucius Institute Headquarters (also known as Hanban). And HSK 2 is …

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