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Are Chinese & Mandarin the same thing?

Should you be learning Chinese or Mandarin? This is something pretty confusing, especially for beginners of the Chinese language. You often see the words being used interchangeably.  There are also occasions when they are used together, describing the language has Chinese Mandarin. The question is: do they mean the same thing?  Is Chinese Mandarin? The answer […]

Immersing in Mandarin

While I like to do things online, as far as learning Chinese is concerned, the most effective way of learning the language is still immersion. To immerse yourself in Mandarin, put yourself in an environment where Chinese is the primary tool for communication. In this way, you get to hear how the language is spoken, […]

Learn Mandarin or Cantonese?

Among the Chinese dialects, Cantonese is the one that is very widely spoken outside China. It is the major tongue in Hong Kong, and a major means of communication among Chinese in many China towns in the West. If you are thinking about learning Chinese, should you learn Cantonese or Mandarin? My suggestion is you […]