Chinese Characters with That’s Mandarin: 白,酒,盘,饭, 狗

I’m happy to be able to bring you another short beginner’s lesson courtesy of That’s Mandarin. That’s Mandarin have kindly provided these beautiful pictures to introduce some really important Chinese characters. Each graphic has a short mnemonic (memory aid) to help you remember how to pronounce the word, which is super useful! If you like these …

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Chinese Pronunciation – Zh/J, Ch/Q, Sh/X and why we learn these incorrectly

If you get the distinction between u and ü (explained previously in this article) then the distinction between Zh, Ch, Sh and J, Q, X becomes easy. Without understanding the distinction Chinese pronunciation can often seem insurmountable. This state of affairs is not helped by the fact that these initials are not the same pronunciation …

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Chinese Phrases with That’s Mandarin: Verbs 爱 / 看

I’m happy to be able to bring you another short beginner’s lesson courtesy of That’s Mandarin. Today we’ll be using a few key verbs to create some short phrases like 我爱看书;我看书;我爱买书;爱好;看好 That’s Mandarin have kindly provided these beautiful pictures to introduce some really important Chinese characters. Each graphic has a short mnemonic (memory aid) to …

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