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?
Podcasts are my favorite new way to consume content. If you're anything like me, you've subscribed to a number of awesome podcasts that inform, teach and entertain. But what about learning Chinese? Are there good podcasts for learning Chinese? Listening to the Chinese language as you’re trying to learn is just as important as writing, reading, and speaking in that language. Ways of … [Read more...] about Best Podcasts for Learning Chinese in 2019
If you are learning Chinese - or have been interested to start learning - Cyber Monday 2018 presents some great savings opportunities. No matter whether you're a beginner or an advanced learner, here's a listing of the best Black Friday deals for Chinese language learners. UPDATE: Black Friday and Cyber Monday are now over, but if you're looking for the best holiday deals on Chinese learning … [Read more...] about Black Friday Deals for Chinese Language Students 2018