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Chinese-English idioms dictionary

A bilingual Chinese-English idioms dictionary is important for those who want to converse like a native-speaker. Some online idiom dictionaries – such as the one provided for free by Purple Panda

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Mandarin flashcards online

Historically, flash cards have been used in every-day situations to memorize certain things of importance. The Purple Panda applications take this idea much further.

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Tips To Translate English to Chinese Mandarin While In China

Headed to China for a professional or business trip, or a private holiday with loved ones? Well the first thing that you must know before leaving for China is the language problem that you are likely to face in the country, especially when you don’t have a translator with you and if you aren’t all that versed in Mandarin Chinese. It is true that Chinese people have started learning English and it is possible to converse to some extent but there are many words and gestures that you might need to translate from English to Chinese Mandarin every once in a while. Continue reading

No Three Hundred Taels of Silver Buried Here

The Chinese idiom 此地无银三百两(cǐ dì wú yín sān bǎi liǎng,ci3 di4 wu2 yin2 san1 bai3 liang3)literally means there is nothing of value buried here. The idiom comes from an old and funny Chinese folk tale. Continue reading


The Chinese idiom 洛阳纸贵(luò yáng zhǐ guì,luo4 yang2 zhi3 gui4)literally means one’s works, especially literary works are so widespread that even the paper used to record the works is in short supply. This idiom is related to a famous Chinese writer,左思(zuo3 si1) and his masterpiece, “Ode to the Three Capitals” Continue reading

Benefits and Uses of Using Mandarin English Dictionary for Learning Chinese

The modern method of language learning is not restricted to classroom learning or language learning courses.  These days, people have started trying much more advanced and technologically driven learning methods which prove superior to traditional methods and have proven more useful and less time consuming as well.  One of these methods is learning through Smartphone applications or tablet apps. The best iPhone apps for learning Chinese can help one in many ways and same can be said about Mandarin English Dictionary as well. Continue reading

How to Make Most of Chinese Flashcards to Learn Mandarin Chinese Language

There is no doubt about the fact that Chinese is the most difficult language to learn in the world and beats even German, French and Japanese in its difficulty language. Thus nonnatives often find it difficult to get a hang of the language without facing several troubles or spending years. This is the reason why the medium of learning is so important. The platform through which you choose to learn Chinese must be effective enough to help you get the basics in weeks and the advance framework in not more than a few months.  Continue reading

Common Mistakes Learners Will Make While Learning Mandarin Chinese

Chinese is undoubtedly one of the toughest languages to learn, especially for westerners or English language speakers. However, Chinese (in all its dialects) is now one of the most widely spoken languages in the world and is one which is being taught at an increasing number of schools and classes across the world. Continue reading

Advantages Of Chinese Learning Apps Over Traditional Language Learning Methods

When it comes to learning a language as difficult and challenging as Mandarin Chinese, you want to choose the best possible learning method, the most experienced teacher and the help of suitable learning tools.  For this, you must be aware of the types and varieties of the various Chinese language learning methods. Continue reading

The Most Effective Ways To Learn Chinese By Memorizing The Chinese Characters

Learning a second (or third or fourth) language is a popular trend in today’s world, especially among those seeking to increase their employ-ability. Some popular languages which people prefer to learn in order to add a second string to their bow are French, Italian, German, English and (Mandarin) Chinese. Continue reading

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