The Best Paper Chinese Dictionaries

Last updated: December 20, 2016 at 16:14 pm
While these days, there are many great smartphone apps and websites with online Chinese dictionaries, paper Chinese dictionaries are still around and still very useful. In fact, sometimes, paper dictionaries can be better than digital dictionaries because you can be more focused using them, and you don’t have the distractions of your computer or smartphone. You just have the book. Here is a list of what I think are the best paper Chinese dictionaries. Continue reading “The Best Paper Chinese Dictionaries”

Mandarinportal Now Has Social Media Accounts

Last updated: December 20, 2016 at 16:15 pm
I am excited to announce that now has social media accounts. Its Facebook page is located at
The Twitter page is located at
In addition, there is a Diaspora account located at

Ideas For Continuing To Study Chinese

Last updated: August 30, 2017 at 22:47 pm
Learning a language can be hard, especially Mandarin Chinese. You have to continually review or be exposed to the language otherwise you might forget a lot. Even if you are not in China, you can still study Chinese, practice your Chinese with native speakers, and continue to progress in your Chinese language ability or at least maintain the level you already have. Here are some good ideas for continuing to study Chinese. Continue reading “Ideas For Continuing To Study Chinese”

Ways In Which Chinese Is Easier Than English

Last updated: September 11, 2017 at 10:58 am
In some ways, Chinese is more systematic and logical than English. Both languages of course have exceptions in grammar etc, but in some cases, Chinese is actually easier than English. This post will discuss some of the ways in which Chinese can be easier and more logical than English. Continue reading “Ways In Which Chinese Is Easier Than English”

A Bilingual Chinese-English T-Shirt

A few days ago, I went shopping. I saw an interesting bilingual t-shirt, so I took pictures of it. An example of a shirt that says very different things in different languages. The English says Tokyo. The Chinese says 紐約洛杉磯 meaning New York Los Angeles. I think this was clearly made for a “coolness” factor rather than it actually making sense.

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