Model Mandarin: February 2015

BEAR IN MIND Remember how to speak by saying things you shouldn’t. Throughout China, there are plenty of regional variants of Chinese New Year customs. In some, it is considered

Model Mandarin: January 2015

BEAR IN MIND Remember how to speak by saying things you shouldn’t. In daily communication between girls and boys, it’s always good to know how to express something in a

Model Mandarin: December 2014

BEAR IN MIND Remember how to speak by saying things you shouldn’t. If you are in a taxi and trying really hard to make the taxi driver understand you, besides

Model Mandarin: November

BEAR IN MIND Remember how to speak by saying things you shouldn’t. Most of the Chinese people don’t like to say “no” in a direct way in daily life; here

Model Mandarin: October 2014

BEAR IN MIND Remember how to speak by saying things you shouldn’t. It’s never too much to praise another person and give others positive reinforcement. In fact if you can’t

Model Mandarin: September

BEAR IN MIND Remember how to speak by saying things you shouldn’t. All languages have homophones (words of identical pronunciation, with different meanings), but in Chinese practically all of them

Model Mandarin: August

BEAR IN MIND Remember how to speak by saying things you shouldn’t. One of the most difficult things to handle in learning Mandarin is the tones, but then again even

Model Mandarin: Internet Slang

BEAR IN MIND Remember how to speak by saying things you shouldn’t. Some words are not necessarily found in traditional dictionaries. However, people use them quite often in daily language.

Model Mandarin: Animal Cliché

BEAR IN MIND: Remember how to speak by saying things you shouldn’t. The world of clichés is filled with dogs and pigs. China is no different. When communicating use these

Model Mandarin: Clocking Out

Bear In Mind: Remember how to speak by saying things you shouldn’t. Some gifts don’t make good surprises, and won’t be appreciated by your Chinese friends. Clocks can’t be a