27th July 2016

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The Sky is Dark (天黑黑)by Stefanie Sun 孙燕姿

The Sky is Dark (天黑黑)by Stefanie Sun 孙燕姿

Stefanie Sun is also known as Sng Ee Tze, Sun Yanzi, is both a singer and a songwriter. She is known as the Singaporean Mandopop queen. Stefanie, the award-winning singer, based her career in Taiwan and has sold over 30 million copies of her albums thus far. Her popularity extends to China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Read more about The Sky is Dark (天黑黑)by Stefanie Sun 孙燕姿[…]

Learn Country Names in Chinese

Learn Country Names in Chinese

Country Names in Chinese | TutorMandarin Online Chinese Learning The very first thing you learn when you have your first lesson in any foreign languages is how to introduce yourself. Your name, your country, and your hobbies. Check out how to introduce your name in Chinese here! How to ask about hobbies in Chinese here! Read more about Learn Country Names in Chinese[…]

Know Your Chinese Zodiac Animal – Part 3

Know Your Chinese Zodiac Animal – Part 3

Completing our series about Chinese Zodiac Animals, we want to give you some more information about the probably most important animal of this year, the rooster. Today we will introduce you the last four missing Chinese Zodiac Animals: The monkey (猴 hóu), the rooster (鸡 / 雞 jī), the dog (狗 gǒu) and last but Read more about Know Your Chinese Zodiac Animal – Part 3[…]

Listen to the Sea (听海) by A-Mei 张惠妹

Listen to the Sea (听海) by A-Mei 张惠妹

A-MEI (阿妹) also known as Chang Hui-mei (张惠妹) is a popular Taiwanese aboriginal pop singer and songwriter. She has countless hits start from 1996 until now, released numbers of albums and singles every other year. For example, “Sisters” (姊妹), “You want nothing (from me) after all” (原来你什麼都不要), “Listen to the Sea” (听海),”I Want Happiness” (我要快乐), “Three Read more about Listen to the Sea (听海) by A-Mei 张惠妹[…]

Friends (朋友)by Wakin Chou 周华健

Friends (朋友)by Wakin Chou 周华健

Wakin Chau also is known as HuaJian Zhou (born 22 December 1960), is a singer and actor from Hong Kong. He first started his music career in Taiwan which has released more than 40 albums in Mandarin, Cantonese, and English afterward. Friends play a really important part in our life. No matter how old you are or where Read more about Friends (朋友)by Wakin Chou 周华健[…]

The Moon Represents My Heart (月亮代表我的心) by Teresa Teng 邓丽君

The Moon Represents My Heart (月亮代表我的心) by Teresa Teng 邓丽君

Teresa Teng, Teng Li-Chun or Deng Lijun (January 29, 1953 – May 8, 1995) was a Taiwanese pop singer. She was known for her folk songs and romantic ballads. “When Will You Return?” and “The Moon Represents My Heart” are two of her most popular songs. She recorded songs not only in her native Mandarin but Read more about The Moon Represents My Heart (月亮代表我的心) by Teresa Teng 邓丽君[…]

How to order food in Chinese

How to order food in Chinese

How to order food in Chinese Food is deeply rooted in Chinese culture. For most Chinese people, socializing around food and mealtimes is very important, because their family life revolves around the dinner table. Besides that, Chinese dishes are famous around the world, which involve a wide range and variety of ingredients, based on the Read more about How to order food in Chinese[…]

TutorMandarin’s top recommendation- Lingolistic

TutorMandarin’s top recommendation- Lingolistic

   TutorMandarin’s top recommendation   TutorMandarin Reviews – Lingolistic The Hype At TutorMandarin, we’re big fans of Armel Pingault, the former CTO of Chinesepod. So, we were very excited to try out the latest project he’s been working on – a web-app called “Lingolistic”. The name alone leads to high expectations. A “holistic” approach to Read more about TutorMandarin’s top recommendation- Lingolistic[…]

谈虎色变 – One’s express changes when tiger is mentioned

谈虎色变 – One’s express changes when tiger is mentioned

The chéngyǔ 谈虎色变 (tán hǔ sè biàn) is broken down in into the four words –  talk to(谈tán ) tiger (虎hǔ) color (色sè) change (变biàn). This is often translated to “one’s expression changes when ‘tiger’ is mentioned.’’ Once upon a time, there was man talking to his fellow villagers (村民 cūnmín) about the dangers of Read more about 谈虎色变 – One’s express changes when tiger is mentioned[…]

Know Your Chinese Zodiac Animal – Part 2

Know Your Chinese Zodiac Animal – Part 2

Last time we’ve already given you some information about the Chinese Zodiac Animal – All in all 12 different animals with different attributes. Today we will continue with the next 4 zodiac animals: dragon (龙 / 龍 lóng), snake (蛇 shé), horse (马 / 馬 mǎ) and goat (羊 yáng).   Missed our last post Read more about Know Your Chinese Zodiac Animal – Part 2[…]

Know Your Chinese Zodiac Animal – Part 1

Know Your Chinese Zodiac Animal – Part 1

You might have noticed that many Chinese market or department stores hang the ornaments of chicken on their front doors or ceiling. That’s because Chinese people celebrate Chinese New Year during the 27th of January and the 1st of February 2017 and the Chinese zodiac animal of the upcoming year is a “Rooster”!   The Read more about Know Your Chinese Zodiac Animal – Part 1[…]

Chinese Tattoos Advice

Chinese Tattoos Advice

Made out of simple single strokes but looking complicated, Chinese characters are considered as “aesthetics” or “dope” by many foreigners! To most want to express their beliefs or hopes in a foreign language, that few western people can read. It feels personal, even though everyone can see it, but most people can’t read it. Having Read more about Chinese Tattoos Advice[…]

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[…]