A1 Grammar

Introducing Your Family Surname in Chinese with XING

Introducing Your Family Surname in Chinese with ‘XING’: The Quick Guide

Family is a key part of Chinese culture. Confucianism believes that the concept of family is as important as that of a nation or the world. This is why Chinese people attach great importance to their family surnames. Consequently, when you first get to know a Chinese person, it’s customary to ask his family name instead of his full name or given …

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Introduce Your Name in Chinese with JIAO the Beginner Guide

How to Introduce Your Name in Chinese with ‘JIAO’: The Beginner’s Guide

‘My name is’ and ‘what’s your name’, this would often be the very first interaction between you and a native Chinese speaker. An appropriate self-introduction starting with your name is the first step for people to know you. In this article, we’ll help you master the art of introducing your name in Chinese right away with …

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days of the week in Chinese

Different Ways of Saying “Days of the Week” in Chinese: The Must-Read Guide

“Days of the week” in Mandarin Chinese requires a bit more attention than learning their names in most other languages. This is because unlike most other languages, Chinese has three sets of ways to express the seven days of the week, and they are all used commonly in daily conversation. Luckily, all three systems follow …

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er or liang

ER vs LIANG: A Complete Guide to Understanding 二 (èr) and 两 (liǎng) in Chinese

Are you confused about when to use 二 (èr) and when to use 两 (liǎng) in Chinese? It can be tricky for Chinese beginners as both er and liang are translated as ”two” in English. Then, what’s the difference between 二 (èr) and 两 (liǎng)?  Luckily for you, you have this article, which will guide you …

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