Model Mandarin: December 2015

BEAR IN MIND Learn by saying things you shouldn’t Do we just have men男人(nánrén) and women 女人(nǚrén) in this world? Well, let’s just say there are different types of men and

Model Mandarin: November 2015

BEAR IN MIND Learn by saying things you shouldn’t Thanksgiving 感恩节(gǎn’ēn jié) is coming! And we are sure many of you are looking forward to a feast with turkey火鸡(huǒjī)? All of

Model Mandarin: October 2015

BEAR IN MIND Learn by saying things you shouldn’t Television programs are often about hot topics in China. The titles of hit TV series usually match the new fads, becoming popular

Model Mandarin: September 2015

BEAR IN MIND Learn by saying things you shouldn’t As you know, Mandarin is a tonal language with many homonyms. As a result, sometimes people will use the wrong tones and

Model Mandarin: August 2015

BEAR IN MIND Learn by saying things you shouldn’t It’s ‘boiling’ in Dongguan! Are you ‘sweating like a pig’? What is the most popular way to say “I am hot” in

Model Mandarin: July 2015

BEAR IN MIND Learn by saying things you shouldn’t Chinese teachers always say, “Don’t be afraid of making mistakes.” That’s true because you learn from your mistakes, right? Especially those that

Model Mandarin: June 2015

BEAR IN MIND Remember how to speak by saying things you shouldn’t. In Chinese, when we talk about nouns. They should be preceded by a special measure word. There are

Model Mandarin: May 2015

BEAR IN MIND Remember how to speak by saying things you shouldn’t. It’s May now, and summer is coming. Mentioning summer, the first thing you might think about is probably

Model Mandarin April 2015

BEAR IN MIND Remember how to speak by saying things you shouldn’t. While learning Mandarin, pay special attention to the retroflex finals. That’s the “r” sound at the end of

Model Mandarin March 2015

BEAR IN MIND Remember how to speak by saying things you shouldn’t. Often non-native Chinese speakers can be overheard around retail closing hours asking, “shāngdiàn guānmén le ma.” While it