Pinyin To Wade-Giles Conversion Table

[lastupdated] Pinyin, is the most common way to romanize Mandarin Chinese today. It is what is used in Mainland China. But there are other romanization systems as well, one of which is Wade-Giles. Wade-Giles was finished in 1892, while Pinyin was developed in the 1950’s. There are still many books, people’s surnames (especially in Taiwan),… Continue reading Pinyin To Wade-Giles Conversion Table

Wade-Giles To Pinyin Conversion Table

[lastupdated] The Wade-Giles system of Romanization is much older system than Pinyin. In fact, it was completed as a system in 1892. Pinyin, on the other hand, is much younger having been developed in the 1950’s. Many old places in China have kept their Wade-Giles spelling. Examples are Peking University (one of Mainland China’s top… Continue reading Wade-Giles To Pinyin Conversion Table

Chinese Characters Radicals List

This article has the 214 Chinese Radicals list used for categorizing all Chinese characters. Though there are thousands of Chinese characters, if you learn these 214 Chinese radicals, learning additional Chinese characters will be much easier. Before modern times, Chinese dictionaries were sorted by radicals, not by some kind of Romanization system like Pinyin, so… Continue reading Chinese Characters Radicals List

Mandarin Chinese 4 Character Tone Drills

[lastupdated] Like we discussed in 2 previous articles, Mandarin Chinese 2 Character Tone Drills and Mandarin Chinese 3 Character Tone drills, getting Mandarin Chinese tones correct is vital if you want to be understood in Mainland China or Taiwan. Mandarin Chinese, being a tonal language, makes it so that pronunciation is even more vital, because… Continue reading Mandarin Chinese 4 Character Tone Drills

Public Domain Chinese Dictionaries

[lastupdated] This article contains a list of several very useful public domain Chinese dictionaries for you to download completely free and legally. In a nutshell, public domain means that for any work the copyright of something has expired, and that you can basically do anything you want with it and usually get it for free.

Mandarin Chinese 3 Character Tone Drills

[lastupdated] Like we discussed in our last article, Mandarin Chinese 2 Character Tone Drills, getting Mandarin Chinese tones correct is vital if you want to be understood in Mainland China or Taiwan. Mandarin Chinese, being a tonal language, makes it so that pronunciation is even more vital, because mispronouncing a tone can create a completely… Continue reading Mandarin Chinese 3 Character Tone Drills

Mandarin Chinese 2 Character Tone Drills

[lastupdated] Do you struggle with speaking Mandarin Chinese tones? Arguably, tones are the most difficult part of Chinese. In order to get good tones, you must practice them over and over, until you master them. While in Mainland China or Taiwan, you risk simply not being understood if you don’t use good tones. This article… Continue reading Mandarin Chinese 2 Character Tone Drills