Four years ago I had the most wonderful opportunity to go to China and work in a digital marketing company in Beijing. It was a brief five month stint, but I grew a strong liking for Chinese food, culture and the intricacies of their language. When...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Imagine learning the four tones, how to read Pinyin, how to read and write Traditional Chinese characters, and how to speak thousands of common everyday Chinese sentences, all in a mere 6 months.
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.