If you've ever tried to learn to read Chinese, you know how frustrating it can be! Is it even possible to learn to read and write Chinese without wanting to pull your hair out? Thankfully, I have found that there are ways, and in this Chairman's Bao review, I'll explain how that's possible with the help of special Chinese graded readers. If you are like me, you have spent hours upon hours … [Read more...] about Learn to Read Chinese & Enjoy It? (Chairman’s Bao Review)
Learning to read Chinese seems like an impossible task at first. I remember first seeing Chinese characters and thinking "Am I really going to learn to make sense of this?!" It takes hard work but I'm living proof that yes...yes, you can! I've learned that the whole process can be much easier with the right tools, which is why I'd like to share my favorite tools for learning to read … [Read more...] about Learn to Read Chinese | 21 Amazing Tools (Free & Paid)
What are the best Mandarin Chinese phrase guides for travelers and expats in China? Unless you're fluent in Chinese, you're probably going to want something that will help you communicate in a pinch. In this guide, I'll cover not only the best guide books, but also ebooks and apps for the tech-savvy traveler. Being able to communicate during your journey to China can make a huge … [Read more...] about Best Mandarin Chinese Phrase Guides for Travelers in 2019
Is it possible to travel China without speaking Chinese (Mandarin)? The answer depends on which part of the country you plan to see, but in general the answer is "yes"...although it is advisable to learn as much as you can before you leave! Thankfully, learning basic Mandarin isn't as hard as you might think. While I've spent a lot of time and effort personally learning Mandarin (check out … [Read more...] about How to Travel China Without Speaking Chinese (Mandarin)
What are the best voice translation apps for China travelers? Perhaps you're not an omniglot who can speak multiple languages fluently. Maybe you're a bit worried about traveling around China without speaking Chinese. Many of us have those feelings when we travel abroad and these are the apps I recommend for travelers to China. It's important to note that I'm going to focus on here is … [Read more...] about Best Voice Translation Apps for China Travelers & Expats in 2019
What is the best app for learning Chinese? For Chinese learners looking for tools to learn Mandarin, you might have run into an app called NinChanese. Weird name, I know...but what in the world is NinChanese? Below I review Ninchanese and how it compares to the top tools for learning Chinese like Skritter, ChinesePod, and the Chairman's Bao. Luckily for Chinese learners like you and me, … [Read more...] about NinChanese Review | Great App to Learn Chinese in 2019?