by Ben Lo | 11:57 pm

5 Most Common Mistakes When Learning Chinese – Correct Them and Speak Better

Hi, in this post, I would like to summarize five most common mistakes made by beginners when learning Mandarin Chinese. Hope this post can help you avoid these mistakes and have a great start

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by Ben Lo | 6:47 pm

兩岸用語大不同 – Different Words/Phrases Used in Taiwan and China

This article is for Chinese native speakers or advanced Chinese learners to know more about the different usage of words and phrases in both Taiwan and China. Phrases Used in Daily Life Taiwan China

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by Ben Lo | 2:18 am

HSK Level 1 Vocabulary – 150 Words that You Should Be Familiar With

In this post, I would like to share HSK level 1 vocabulary list with you. You should get yourself familiar with all the words on this list before taking the test. Not sure what

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by Ben Lo | 12:42 am

What Is TOCFL – Taiwan’s Mandarin Chinese Proficiency Test

TOCFL stands for Test of Chinese as a foreign language (華語文能力測驗) and is Taiwan’s Mandarin Chinese proficiency test for non-native speakers of Chinese. TOCFL 2019 Schedule in Taiwan Note that you cannot take TOCFL

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by Ben Lo | 11:15 pm

What is HSK Test? – A General Introduction on HSK

HSK stands for Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (漢語水平考試) which can be translated as Chinese Proficiency Test. It is a standardized test of Standard Chinese language proficiency in China for non-native speakers. Please note that HSK

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by Ben Lo | 12:43 am

Chinese Chengyu, Idioms and Proverbs

You are probably very confused about the differences among Chinese Chengyu, idioms and proverbs. I am going to provide the definition of each one of them and some examples to further illustrate. Hope this

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by Ben Lo | 5:32 pm

How to Type in Chinese with Pinyin – 7 Steps to Get Started

As you have been learning Chinese for a while to a certain level, are you curious how do native speakers type Chinese characters on their laptop or cellphone? Let me break it down and

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by Ben Lo | 4:05 am

Practice Chinese Conversation Online With Native Speakers – A Way to Improve Spoken Chinese

Hi readers, have you ever felt that you have memorized so many words but your Chinese does not seem to go anywhere? Or have you ever experienced that you have studied so much but

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by Ben Lo | 2:21 am

Learning Chinese Language Free Online – Via Podcasts

Hi readers, do you have a hard time finding free Chinese learning resource online to improve your Chinese? You have come to the right place. I have been making Chinese podcast on my end

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by Ben Lo | 4:50 am

Chinese vs Mandarin – What’s the difference?

Have you ever wondered when you should use the word Chinese and when you should use the word Mandarin? This article will help you clarify this question. Chinese V.S. Mandarin Chinese refers to all

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