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[…]

Emergency contact numbers in China

Accidents don’t follow any rules. Most of them happen in moments, when we don’t expect it at all. Although, most of us aren’t willing to encounter ones, we must handle some emergent situation or troubles during our trips to foreign countries. We already learn the most important emergency contact numbers during our childhood by our Read more about Emergency contact numbers in China[…]

Chinese time zones

We all know that Russia (俄国 – Éguó*) is the largest country in the world with approximately 17,098,242 square kilometres. It covers more than one-eighth of the Earths’ inhabited land and boasts an impressive 11 time zones (时区 – shíqū*). Its’ neighbour China (中国 – Zhōngguó*) has with 9,596,960 square kilometres roughly the size of Read more about Chinese time zones[…]

Counting in Chinese with hands

We’ve learnt numbers in Chinese previously, so today let’s talk about something related ”Chinese hand counting”. The beauty of the Chinese numerable signals is that you can count from one to nine just by using one hand. You don’t need to be a nine-fingered mutant! For most people of western countries, it is quite surprising, Read more about Counting in Chinese with hands[…]

Chinese food – more than just instant noodles

Some people who haven’t been to Asia before and thinking about going on vacation or even living in China, have prejudices about chinese food. Due to this TutorMandarin wants to introduce you some typical dishes and what foreigners might be aware of, to make their experience as special as possible. First of all, people should Read more about Chinese food – more than just instant noodles[…]

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Know your AQI. Traveling past pollution in China.

If you are thinking about traveling or living in mainland China, then you’re probably concerned about pollution. While you’ve undoubtedly heard many horror stories about different types of pollution (water, food, sound), today we will focus primarily on the air quality in China and smog in particular. To give some context first, you have to Read more about Know your AQI. Traveling past pollution in China.[…]