Many times I will know all the characters in a name but one & I'll ask what that one character means. 9 times out of 10 the response is, "That character has no meaning". While it might be true ...
When searching for airline flights, for example, there may be an option to filter by ticket price, or filter by airline, or filter by flight duration. I am looking for the Chinese translation of ...
Unlike English, Chinese is not a spelling language, which means there is no hint from the characters for pronunciation!!! Therefore, we can only work on the characters themselves to figure a way to ...
I'm having trouble acquiring both Mandarin pronunciation and tones (hampered by the opacity of Pinyin for beginners). I've learned various languages to various degrees and some people consider me to ...
My son attends Chinese classes and one of the techniques they focus on is teaching the children to learn 成语接龙. From my observation this allows someone to learn a large number of 成语 as it prompts you ...
A simple question, trying to say, let's have a lesson from 4 to 5 -- want to make sure that "to" is indeed 到.
Just came across a an interesting "shi" sound Poet that gives a great example of how hard it is to learn Mandarin Chinese because there are too many homophones! Q: How many commonly used "shi" ...
While visiting Dr. Sun Yat-sun Classical Chinese Garden in Vancouver, B.C. I noticed the sign "&" (Ampersand) is posted everywhere. The tour guide said that "&" means money in Chinese, it is ...
Does anyone know where to get a list of US universities in both chinese and english? thanks