Just using a few of these nine phrases will definitely help you practice your Mandarin and connect with native Chinese speakers, especially if you’re trying to make language learning pals on the internet.
“Ever since the Tang Dynasty, the design of Chinese women’s costumes had kept to the same straight style: flat and straight lines for the chest, shoulders and hips, with few curves visible; and it was not until the 1920’s that Chinese women came to appreciate ‘the beauty of curves’, and to pay attention to figure when cutting and making up dresses, instead of adhering to the traditional style.”
“The hairstyle of the women of the Song Dynasty still followed the fashion of the later period of the Tang Dynasty, the high bun being the favoured style. Women’s buns were often more than a foot in height.”
What was ancient Chinese fashion like? How did it evolve as Dynasties changed and replaced each other? This infographic shows how Women’s dress fashion evolved in China throughout the age, and shows how much each new ruler sought to impose their style on its Chinese denizens.
In this Podcast, you will learn:
(i) How to refer to some things which make you fearful
(ii) To talk with others about trying to conquer such fears
Watching Chinese movies based on books allows you to delve into the labyrinth of Chinese pop culture through film. You’ll get a glimpse into the Chinese literary scene, while also meeting some of China’s top directors and stars.
Spring rolls, also named ‘spring pancakes’ (春饼) or ‘thin pancakes’ (薄饼), are a traditional Chinese Chinese New Year food. They … More
It is said that if there should be wonderlands on the earth, Jiuzhai Valley must be one of them. There is no equal elsewhere that has sceneries and fables of dreamlike eloquence, or natural purities like a fairyland as it.
One of the classic dishes of the Han people (90% of Chinese). Sweet and sour pork has a bright orange-red color, and a delicious sweet and sour taste.
When learning a language, it is important to combine extensive methods with intensive methods. Extensive methods rely on consuming a lot of relatively easily understood content and focusing on the general gist rather than nuance. When studying extensively, use context to learn new words or just quickly look them up and move on.
Speaking a language is essentially a behavior, and how do we learn behavior?
A lot of the time when we can’t seem to get pinyin right, it’s because we’re not shaping our mouths or using our tongues the same way that native speakers do.
Seeing and picturing the mouth movements of a fluent speaker is a visual lesson that everyone can use to get rid of English-speaking habits that challenge their progress.
Afraid to try out your Chinese pronunciation?
Some say that Mandarin Chinese is so hard to learn.
They say the phonetic system pushes you so far from your comfort zone that it makes pronunciation a nightmare.