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The Many Ways to Say “I Think” in Chinese

Once Chinese learners reach the intermediate or advanced stage, they will encounter, “synonyms”, or words with similar meanings.  Telling the difference between words with similar meanings is a key part of improving one’s mastery of the language. It is probably…

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Comparing 4 Chinese Words that Mean “the Future”

A real question many Chinese learners will encounter early is how to express future events. In Chinese, we have a series of time words to address that: “将来”(jiānglái), “未来”(wèilái), “以后”(yǐhòu) and “后来”(hòulái). These words are used frequently both in elementary,…

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Tips and Tricks to Successfully Learn Chinese

Background: Andrea learned Chinese as an adult and is now a non-native Chinese teacher with five years’ experience in high school teaching. She is a native English speaker with a degree in Chinese and German and is currently learning Spanish.…

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