Over the last year, we at Learn Mandarin Now have been interviewing a wide variety of experts who are learning or have learnt to speak or write Mandarin. The questions we put to them were a selection of the top questions which we get asked by students of Chinese—and, today, we’re happy to share these questions and a summary of the top 5 answers with you:
How can I learn Mandarin Chinese quickly and without too much stress?
There are a lot of different ways to learn Mandarin Chinese, but whatever method you choose, it doesn’t have to be all that hard, provided you’re willing to work at it.
Forget all of the doubts that may have come up the first time you heard the language spoken and saw the written characters. Many people have learned Mandarin Chinese as a second or third (or more!) language, you can too. Just keep these 10 things in mind […]Read more…
If you are contemplating learning Mandarin Chinese, there are so many resources available these days and all sorts of media to use—but what really are the best ways to start learning the language or the best tools to use? In order to answer these questions, we decided to ask some experts for help so, recently, using our blog Learn Mandarin Now, we contacted 50+ bloggers and asked them about the resources they prefer to use to learn Mandarin. We […]Read more…
The idea of talking to Chinese girls is quite intimidating for many Western guys. The Chinese culture seems so different from Western culture; it can be easy to inadvertently offend a Chinese girl, even when attempting to compliment her. Learning how to compliment a Chinese girl in a way that doesn’t offend her can be your first step in persuading her to let you take her on a date, or even starting a relationship. Let’s talk about how […]Read more…
In recent years, relationships between Chinese women and Western men have become increasingly common.
Today, you can’t help but notice mixed race couples almost everywhere when you are in China or other Asian counties. It may seem old-fashioned, but it wasn’t long ago that the families of some Chinese girls actually forbade their daughters to talk to, never mind get involved with, a man not of their own ethnicity.
It is obvious that this thinking has changed in many Chinese families. Now, […]Read more…
There are many Chinese people who now live in the U.S., Canada, and many other countries, and China is becoming a powerful economic force in the world today. For this reason, learning Chinese is becoming increasingly important and a popular foreign language to study in high schools and universities.
If you’re thinking of studying Chinese, you may be contemplating whether it would be better to learn Mandarin or Cantonese.
With about 1.2 billion speakers, Chinese is more widely spoken than any other […]Read more…
Can Common Views of Chinese Women be Changed?
In recent years, Chinese women have been seen as very similar to one another.
Think about it for a moment, what do you think of when you think of Asian women
? Like many people, you probably see a woman who is soft, submissive, respectful, compliant, etc.
It may come as a bit of a shock, but Chinese women are slowly gaining more and more freedom and education than they once did.
There has been a lot of competition among many Asian and Eastern European countries, but websites for Chinese women, whether as mail order brides or for more traditional marriages always seem to be the most popular. Despite the proliferation and popularity of these sites, there are plenty of other options for men interested in marrying Chinese women.
Why do so many men find Chinese women so attractive? Let’s take a look at some common traits and perceptions of Chinese women to […]Read more…
Based on what is often written on blogs, websites, and social media, Taiwanese women seem to have gained a negative reputation. This view of Taiwanese doesn’t seem to be held just by men in the West, but frequently by Asian expats as well. So what are Taiwanese girls really like?
Where Taiwanese girls get their reputation
As with anything, there are plenty of theories as to why Taiwanese girls have such a negative reputation.
If you aren’t familiar with Taiwan, it’s a large […]Read more…
We can all dream about finding our perfect life partner—and Chinese girls are no exception.
In these modern times of “instant everything” courtesy of the internet, a variety of social media such as WeiBo or Twitter, plus various communication apps such as Line or WhatsApp, Chinese girls are faced with far greater choices than ever before about a prospective boyfriend or husband.
So much more information is immediately available about a prospective partner these days: for example, you can check out his […]Read more…
You know how it is when you first go to China. Everything is new, strange…, exciting! Unusual sights, strange smells, new customs to get used to and, of course, finding your way about with the food—what to eat and what not to, what tastes good and what not so…! Of course, settling in to any new country always takes time and, in the early days, people are prone to feeling homesick or not integrating into the local environment.