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  1. Click here : http://tutormandarin.net/en/learn-chinese-jokes/ Every nation has a special humor, influenced by peoples’ culture. Therefore, it is not surprising that it is quite helpful to know some good jokes, if you want to make new friends in a Chinese speaking country. To understand a joke 笑话 (xiào huà) in Chinese, you might need to have some basic ideas of “tones”, “double meaning”, and “homophonic puns” in advance.
  2. Click here : http://www.tutormandarin.net/en/chinese-tattoos-advice/ There are too many ways of getting a wrong Chinese tattoo: Chinese characters that are back-to-front, are misspell, in the wrong order, or have a different meaning. It is easier to get a bad Chinese tattoo, than getting a good one, especially in western countries.
  3. http://www.tutormandarin.net/en/why-study-chinese/ Why Study Chinese? 1-on-1 online Chinese lesson Among all the languages around the world, more and more people are learning a second or third language as a career plus, an interest or even a challenge to oneself. In this case, if you are planning to learn a new language, what would it be? English? Spanish? French? Or is it Mandarin?
  4. http://www.tutormandarin.net/en/write-chinese-keyboard/ Let’s say you’re typing on wechat or line on your Smartphone, which are by the way the most popular text message apps in Asia. If you open your keyboard, you’ll have several “Chinese keyboards” to choose from, based on your system setting. In case of Chinese, it is not going to only be for simplified characters — there are a few other methods for traditional characters.
  5. How to ask about hobbies http://www.tutormandarin.net/en/how-to-ask-about-hobbies/ Having a hobby is very important to leading a well balanced life. Pursuing a hobby can provide us with a refreshing break from the bustling life. Moreover, having some like-minded friends sharing common hobbies with us is awesome!
  6. http://www.tutormandarin.net/en/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 be surprisingly different to you. However, Tang poems are always composed within a similar structure that dictates a set of either five or seven word-syllables per line, but also requires a rhyme scheme, and “tonal” constraints.
  7. Asking for Directions in Chinese http://www.tutormandarin.net/en/asking-directions-chinese/ Asking for directions 1-on-1 Chinese lessons at Tutormandarin For travelers visiting China, Taiwan or other Chinese speaking countries, you might face the problem of getting lost and need to ask for directions. Even though smartphones and the internet are really common nowadays, still, people might travel without the internet as well. Today we’ll teach you how to ask for directions in Chinese. You might say that using English is already good enough. However, many students learn English just to pass the test, not to mention older generations. Learning Chinese is another way to communicate with people around the world. What’s more Chinese is in the top three most spoken language in the world. So, what are you waiting for? Sign up now for free 1-on-1 trial class with our professional tutor and some free pdf self-study file. In own blog section of Chinese Conversation, you’ll find many useful phrases in day-to-day life.
  8. Chinese Superstition – Part II http://tutormandarin.net/en/chinese-superstition-part-ii/ Chinese superstition – part II Chinese 1-on-1 online lessons at tutormandarin Chinese superstition is deeply rooted in Chinese culture even until now. Do you know that the birth rate rises drastically during the year of the zodiac sign “Dragon”? In contrast, it dropped on the year of “tiger” or “snake”. People still truly believe that children born in the year of the dragon will have a perfect fate and destiny. On the other hand, children born as a tiger or snake is more likely to cause trouble. Today, we’ll talk about 5 more Chinese superstitions that you might not know of! Want to know more about Chinese zodiac? Check here for our posts about Chinese zodiac sign to find out more about your own zodiac animal! Check here for our last post about Chinese superstition – Part I. Of Course, don’t forget to sign up for our free trial and get your free lesson with our professional tutor! Plus, you could get free study material pdf file for free as well! So, what are you waiting for?
  9. 5 Greatest mom in Chinese History 5 greatest mom in Chinese history 1-on-1 chinese lesson at tutormandarin “A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.” ― Washington Irving The second Sunday of May is Mother’s day in most part of the world. Have you prepared any presents or cakes for your mom? Or perhaps a handmade card? Don’t worry, there are ways to show your gratitude to your mother. As saying “I love you” is the simplest way after all! Today we will introduce top 5 greatest mom in Chinese history. All of their kids turned out to be such a successful man, their mother definitely takes credits for their accomplishments. Let us walk you through these incredible moms and celebrate Mother’s day together! Check out more posts about culture and history in Understanding China. For thirty Chinese learners, check out our Chinese language learning. Of course, don’t forget to sign up and get a free 1-on-1 lesson with our professional tutor plus free pdf learning kit!
  10. Chinese Superstition – Part I Chinese superstition – part I Tutormandarin 1-on-1 professional online lessons Superstition exist in every culture around the world. No matter what it is, like the number 13, breaking a mirror, or seeing a black cat… etc. These would all cause bad luck. Of course, it differs from where you are from, the religion, and culture. Today, we’ll talk about 5 Chinese superstitions that you might or might not have heard of. Make sure to read them through before you travel to China or other Chinese speaking countries to avoid some culture differences. Do you know that in Chinese culture, 4 is view as a really unlucky number? As the pronunciation of 4 is similar to the word “dead”. On the other hand, do you know what is their lucky number? Check out our post about Chinese lucky number to see if you’re truly the master of Chinese culture. Don’t forget to sigh up our free trial and get access to some cool pdf study materials!
  11. 虎头蛇尾 – A tiger beginning, and a snake ending Tiger beginning and a snake like ending – tutormandarin 1-on-1 online lessons Do you know anyone who always starts out big and promising but in the end, it might not be as great as they should be? Perhaps it’s easier to say than done or they just simply lack persistence. The chengyu 虎头蛇尾 (hǔ tóu shé wěi) breaks down tiger (虎 hǔ) head (头 tóu) snake (蛇 shé) tail (尾 wě). This means “head of a tiger, tail of a snake” or more practically “a tiger beginning with a snake like ending”.