Taking formal classes (again) and Update

Last semester around March, I got an e-mail about possible scholarships that the Confucius Institute gives out to students to go to China. The scholarship that caught my attention was the one semester one with everything but plane tickets paid. I asked about the requirements to apply for this scholarship and they said anyone could... Continue Reading →

App Review: HelloTalk

If you're like me, your smartphone/tablet is your #1 tool to learn Chinese (or foreign language). This also means that you're constantly on the prowl for new apps to boost your learning 🙂 I wanted to share a fairly awesome tool for all you language learners called "Hello Talk". I saw it on Moses McMormick YouTube channel (laoshu... Continue Reading →

Nouns are weird: translation exercises

Now that you have all that knowledge of nouns, we can actually do some noun-phrase translation. First, a couple of hints and examples. Noun+Noun (N+N) 春+N: N in the spring(time); N affected by spring; spring N 月+N: moon N; lunar N; N of the moon; the moon's N; moonlit N; N in the moonlight; N... Continue Reading →

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