Today’s guest post comes from the very talented Yang, who has already previously written about Mandarin Chinese on Runaway Daydreamer. --- Learning Mandarin Chinese has become an increasingly popular endeavor in recent years, with more people undertaking the challenge every day. There are as many different reasons to learn Mandarin Chinese as there are people who take up the language. Some people learn Mandarin Chinese in order to get a new job, a promotion, or a raise. Some are planning a trip to China or another area where the language is widely spoken. Some people take up Mandarin Chinese just because they love learning new languages, or perhaps because they enjoy the sound of Mandarin. Many people take up learning Mandarin Chinese for a combination of reasons. Just as … [Read more...] about Improve Your Mandarin Chinese with These 10 Cultural Tips
Mandarin Chinese is always up there with Japanese, Arabic and Korean as one of the hardest languages to learn. Beyond a doubt, it is a complex language to tackle, but it’s not as hard as you think, especially if you get off on the right foot. You’ll certainly have a jump-start in learning Mandarin if you don’t waste your time with ineffective materials and tools. That’s why I decided to share with you this infographic created by LearnMandarinNow.com. Here’s what they have to say about it: "Using our blog, we contacted 50+ bloggers and asked them about the resources they prefer to use when learning Chinese. The results of all of these ideas and suggestions can now be found in our colourful, informative Infographic and, now, we are happy to share details with you on Runaway … [Read more...] about What’s the best way to learn Chinese?
Lots of people dream of studying and then speaking Mandarin Chinese but they're too scared to give it a try. Are you one of them? Today's post is by Yang who will give you the encouragement you need to pursue your language learning goals. Enjoy! - - - … [Read more...] about Mandarin Chinese is easier to learn than you think
Okay, this is really cool! I’m not studying Chinese but many languages learners are struggling with it. If you want to pick up the language but you’re scared by its numerous characters, I have good news for you. ChineseCubes, a new language education system, is committed to teaching you Chinese. Here’s how. Since the beginning of time we have learned through stories. That’s why we made CUBEBooks, so that learning can be more fun, more contextual, more natural. Even if you have never read a word of Chinese in your life, CUBEBooks will get you started as soon as you download one. See Chinese characters in the context of stories. Touch the characters and they come to life, teaching the meaning of each, how to pronounce them, how to write them, how to translate them, or just sit back … [Read more...] about Learn Chinese Characters The Easy Way!