Chinese Drama Recommendation

Chinese Drama Recommendation

What is one of the best free ways to learn Chinese? Television! By watching shows or drama, you can learn how native speakers communicate in certain situations, and improve your listening! Furthermore, ALL Chinese shows and movies have subtitles which makes it even more appropriate to learn Chinese. The reason for Chinese subtitles is, that Read more about Chinese Drama Recommendation[…]

Chinese Literature – Tang Poems

Chinese Literature – Tang Poems

Chinese literature is very beautiful! Tang Poetry was generally composed in the Tang Dynasty and represents Chinese cultural history. Most people say it is China’s greatest contribution to the world literature. As you might be more familiar with traditional English language poems, which are mainly confined to rhyme, meter, and genre type, Chinese poems will Read more about Chinese Literature – Tang Poems[…]

How to flirt with a Chinese Girl/ Boy

How to flirt with a Chinese Girl/ Boy

Some people say the appeal of Asian women is undeniable, as most of them get straight black hair, high cheekbones, mysterious eyes, and trim petite bodies. Not to mention, the Chinese girls. Since you’re learning Chinese, you might wanna get a rough idea how to strike up a conversation with an attractive girl (or maybe Read more about How to flirt with a Chinese Girl/ Boy[…]

笨鸟先飞 – A stupid bird flies first

笨鸟先飞 – A stupid bird flies first

The chengyu 笨鸟先飞 (bèn niǎo xiān fēi) breaks down to stupid (笨 – bèn) bird (鸟 – niǎo) first (先 – xiān) flies (飞 – fēi). Simply translated in English: a ‘stupid bird flies first’ or ‘the clumsy bird flies early’. These refers to those that have to work hard to compensates for limited ability. Read more about 笨鸟先飞 – A stupid bird flies first[…]

Lucky Numbers in Chinese

Lucky Numbers in Chinese

In Western countries, due to the religious reason, 7 is a ubiquitous lucky number which many believe that it is associated with creationism. But some numbers have been thought to be lucky, while others are considered unlucky. So, does 7 be thought as lucky in Chinese culture, too?   Unfortunately, not!   To learn a Read more about Lucky Numbers in Chinese[…]

TutorMandarin Launches Android APP on Google Play!

TutorMandarin Launches Android APP on Google Play!

“Mandarin Goes Mobile” w/ new APP, TutorMandarin 1-on-1 online Chinese classes taught by certified Mandarin tutors through a state-of-the-art Android app that features a virtual classroom, full in-app courses, interactive daily content, and more. TutorMandarin is available now on Google Play.    TutorMandarin has officially launched its Android app today on the Google Play Store, Read more about TutorMandarin Launches Android APP on Google Play![…]

Chinese Tongue Twister Challenge

Chinese Tongue Twister Challenge

Using a lot of alliteration in sentences, tongue twisters are definitely a great way to practice and improve your pronunciation, accent and fluency when learning a language. You would notice a remarkable improvement in your proficiency of language when practicing a few twisters everyday. Today, we at TutorMandarin will try to teach you how to Read more about Chinese Tongue Twister Challenge[…]

How to ask about someone’s job?

How to ask about someone’s job?

If you have already started learning Chinese, you might have noticed, that many Chinese learning books teach you how to ask “Are you busy?” (你忙吗? – Nǐ máng ma?) even before you are able to introduce yourself. Wondering why? Chinese people are often quite busy. If you consider that most people only have 5 paid Read more about How to ask about someone’s job?[…]

2016 Review

2016 Review

As the saying goes “Time flies like an arrow, and time lost never returns”, it’s now the end of the year again. Most people start a new year with a lot of good resolutions, which they never implement.   At TutorMandarin we also have set a few new years resolutions – but we don’t want Read more about 2016 Review[…]

如虎添翼 – Like adding wings to a tiger

如虎添翼 – Like adding wings to a tiger

What is it? The chengyu 如虎添翼 (rú hǔ tiān yì) breaks down into the words: like (如Rú) tiger (虎hǔ) add (添tiān) wings (翼yì). This translates nicely to “like adding wings to a tiger” in English. Now, what does it mean to add wings to a tiger? As you can tell from other chengyus, the tiger Read more about 如虎添翼 – Like adding wings to a tiger[…]