MandarinMania.com https://mandarinmania.com Free Chinese Learning Materials & Resources Tue, 01 Jun 2021 21:08:14 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=6.1.1 https://mandarinmania.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/cropped-Fb-profile-32x32.jpg MandarinMania.com https://mandarinmania.com 32 32 How to Use Chinese Punctuation Marks https://mandarinmania.com/chinese-punctuation-marks/ Tue, 01 Jun 2021 20:38:56 +0000 https://mandarinmania.com/?p=185077 Today we are going to take a simple, yet deep dive into Chinese Punctuation Marks. First, we’ll talk about five familiar punctuation marks that function in Chinese in much the same way as they do in the west. After that, we’ll discuss 8 punctuation marks that are completely different from those found in the west, …

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How to Browse Netflix By Genre & Easily Find Chinese Content https://mandarinmania.com/how-to-browse-netflix-by-genre/ Sun, 28 Feb 2021 22:27:19 +0000 https://mandarinmania.com/?p=117441 Chances are you feel like me when you are browsing Netflix. Although they boast 1000s of titles, I am presented with the same 100 or so shows in every last row of the home page. Their new “play something” feature isn’t any better. It has yet to pick something I actually want to watch. When you …

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Go For Love Faraway With Taiwan’s “Falling Into You” https://mandarinmania.com/go-for-love-faraway/ Mon, 02 Nov 2020 18:06:07 +0000 https://mandarinmania.com/?p=79567 No doubt you can agree that 2020 has been absolutely crazy!  Never before did I even consider entering a bank fully masked.  Meanwhile, my Viki.com subscription largely went to waste as I had much bigger fish to fry.  I have to agree with netizens who feel like we are trapped in Jumanji.   During a …

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Are You a Chinese Student Studying in the UK? https://mandarinmania.com/chinese-uk/ Thu, 30 Jul 2020 22:25:31 +0000 https://mandarinmania.com/?p=79341 Are you studying Chinese in the United Kingdom? If so, please take a brief moment to help a fellow student, Paulina, with her Master’s Research. Your time is very appreciated. Hello! My name is Paulina, I study in London, but I’m originally from Poland. I’ve been very interested in Chinese culture and language, so I …

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Learn All the Sounds of Pinyin With Our Video Series https://mandarinmania.com/learn-pinyin-video-series/ Wed, 08 Jul 2020 20:14:07 +0000 https://mandarinmania.com/?p=75930 One of the beauties of learning Chinese is that the language repeats the same 409 sounds over and over.  This makes learning proper pronunciation much easier than you may think.  To assist in your endeavor to learn pinyin, I am excited to tell you that my video series, “Learn All the Sounds of Pinyin” is …

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Learn Biblical Mandarin Easily With Parts 2 & 3 of Our Video Series https://mandarinmania.com/learn-biblical-mandarin/ Tue, 16 Jun 2020 03:19:08 +0000 https://mandarinmania.com/?p=73936 Time is so precious.  I have spent the majority of mine working on finishing HSK 5 and 6’s Vocabulary Pages.  After all, HSK is the foundation of most Chinese students learning.   Today, however, I decided to give attention to my Biblical Mandarin video series.  I cannot believe it has been almost four months since …

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When Not to Use 了 When Talking About The Past https://mandarinmania.com/when-not-to-use-%e4%ba%86/ https://mandarinmania.com/when-not-to-use-%e4%ba%86/#respond Sun, 14 Jun 2020 20:56:18 +0000 https://mandarinmania.com/?p=73761 Do Chinese people say the particle 了 (le) every time when they are talking about something that’s happened in the past? First, let’s do a small exercise designed to show when and when not to use 了(le) after the verb. Please complete the following paragraph by choosing whether or not to add 了(le) after the …

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Advice for English Speakers Learning to Write Chinese https://mandarinmania.com/learning-to-write-chinese/ https://mandarinmania.com/learning-to-write-chinese/#respond Wed, 10 Jun 2020 20:15:13 +0000 https://mandarinmania.com/?p=73367 Since I started tutoring to help others with their Mandarin Chinese, I began proofreading many many essays. Consequently, this led me to find common mistakes that Chinese learners often make when writing Mandarin Chinese. Here are some systematic mistakes that I found repeatedly. I’d like to share with you some corrections you should adopt to …

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Beautiful HSK 4 Vocabulary Videos Are Now Available https://mandarinmania.com/hsk-4-vocabulary-videos-available/ https://mandarinmania.com/hsk-4-vocabulary-videos-available/#respond Sun, 07 Jun 2020 01:16:18 +0000 https://mandarinmania.com/?p=73204 Atmosphere. Who doesn’t love a pleasant atmosphere? From restaurants to your living room, most people enjoy surroundings that make them feel good. My approach to learning is no different. Whether it be choosing the best location for a reading nook, or designing a lesson to share with you, I put great effort into creating a …

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A Complete List of Exceptions in Pinyin https://mandarinmania.com/pinyin-exceptions/ https://mandarinmania.com/pinyin-exceptions/#respond Tue, 02 Jun 2020 17:40:09 +0000 https://mandarinmania.com/?p=72978 When you first learn a new language, it is very important to read the pronunciation system correctly.   As a Korean and English learner, it took me three entire months to adequately figure out the pronunciation to the point that I could read the two languages well. Luckily, in Mandarin, the pronunciation system is relatively easy as …

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