Growing Up With Chinese: A Great Video Series To Get Started Learning Mandarin

One fantastic and free Chinese video series to watch to get started learning Mandarin is called Growing Up With Chinese (成长汉语). It is a series officially made by CCTV (China Central Television) and is quite professionally made. It starts out at the very beginning level, assuming no prior knowledge of Mandarin, and builds up all the way up to advanced levels. Continue reading “Growing Up With Chinese: A Great Video Series To Get Started Learning Mandarin”

My New Favourite Chinese Language Drama

I recently started watching a new Chinese drama called 親愛的翻譯官Les Interprète. It is a drama about French language interpreters. It stars 楊冪 (Yang Mi) and 黃軒 (Huang xuan). Continue reading “My New Favourite Chinese Language Drama”

Google Translate’s Brilliant Chinese Handwriting Tool

If you want a way to handwrite Chinese Characters by using a website and drawing them with your mouse, I believe that Google Translate’s Chinese handwriting tool is the best.

The reasons are numerous why you might want to use such a tool. If you encounter a new character that you have never seen before, or see a character for which you don’t know the character’s pronunciation, finding the character in a dictionary may be difficult. So drawing the character is the next best thing. Drawing any new character you encounter will help you remember the character better. Continue reading “Google Translate’s Brilliant Chinese Handwriting Tool”

Chinese Restaurants In Greater China

This is part 5 of my series of articles on Chinese restaurants around the world. This article contains pictures of Chinese restaurants in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan that I have taken. A discussion about the culture of Chinese food will also be included. Continue reading “Chinese Restaurants In Greater China”

Chinese Restaurants In The US

This is part 4 of my series of articles on Chinese restaurants around the world. This article contains pictures of Chinese restaurants in America that I have taken. In addition, I will discuss about fortune cookies, which you can find in nearly every Chinese restaurant in the US.
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