Have you ever wondered what the most popular Chinese surnames are? This hub lists the ten most common Chinese family names and cites examples of well-known Chinese having these surnames.
China is as linguistically diverse as Europe. There are various languages and dialects spoken everywhere. This hub suggests the five best Chinese dialects to learn for the serious traveler to China.
Learning Chinese at DLI in Monterey, California, did much to stimulate my interest in learning foreign languages for conversational fluency. It also led to a career with the Chinese language.
The Chinese language is today not only one of the most widely spoken languages in the world, it is also a profound language with a rich history, being among the world's oldest surviving languages.
You can teach yourself Mandarin! Review of different methods and our family's experience of learning Chinese on our own.
For intermediate learners with at least 12 months experience of continuous Mandarin Chinese study, break free from the dull textbooks and monotonous flashcards and blast your Chinese to the next level
The Taiwanese language is rich in words borrowed from Japanese and other languages. This hub lists common Taiwanese words borrowed from the Japanese who ruled Taiwan from 1895 until 1945.
Guide to learning and remembering important Chinese characters a visitor to China should learn to make a trip to China safer and more enjoyable. Includes warning characters,days/months/year and sizes.
Proficiency in a foreign language is quickly lost if the language is not often used. Drawing on my experiences of learning Mandarin, Taiwanese, and Thai, I suggest ways to maintain language skills.
I review five popular methods my husband and I have used to teach ourselves Mandarin. I give pros, cons and tips for studying effectively.