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As China has become more and more prominent on the global stage in recent years, an increasing number of parents have begun to enrol their children in Mandarin Chinese lessons. Learning Chinese, especially for kids, has numerous benefits which on the surface may not appear obvious to parents. Read on to discover the top 5 reasons why you should consider enrolling your child in Chinese lessons! Mandarin is the most widely spoken language globally Although we do not have an exact figure, it is estimated that roughly 1.3-1.5 Billion (Yes, Billion!) people around the world speak Chinese – That equates […]
Today we are going to be talking about a very different topic. If you’ve been reading CodingOverload for some time, then you may know that I live in Taiwan. I have been studying Chinese for quite a few years, not as seriously as I should maybe, but I do study it. I don’t consider my Chinese to be very advanced, but it is conversational. What we are going to be talking about today is how to learn Chinese programming vocabulary. A very long time ago I wrote a post called Learn Proper Chinese Translations for Tech / Software Terms. This […]
Midnight, Chinese New Year’s, at 4corners; yes, that’s a big-ass fire. (No injuries, just a pissed off neighbor.) Photo by Shannon Aliza Happy year of the horse links. Hope you have a good place to catch the Super Bowl on Monday morning. What can’t money buy? “It turns out that Zhang’s escape was no fluke: Money can buy freedom, or at least shorten jail terms, in some Chinese prisons. According to the respected paper Southern Weekend, Zhang’s lawyer bribed the deputy warden at the detention center where he was being held in southern Guangdong province, giving him about $5,000 in exchange […]
Advertisements non Finance, non loan, non property, non banking, non credit card A video was recently uploaded on Tiktok and she said that Singaporeans should feel ashamed as they can’t speak Chinese even after many years of bilingual education. She ends the video by saying Singaporeans English isn’t that good at all. This content was originally published here.
The weekend is here! Time for fun, relaxation, and recharging the ol’ batteries ahead of *gulp* Monday morning’s alarm clock. Luckily enough, there’s plenty of fun stuff to keep you occupied over the weekend that doesn’t necessarily involve getting blitzed. Our weekend roundup offers you some of the best. Mar 6-8: International Women’s Day discount at Laurent Falcon Need a new do? To mark International Women’s Day, Laurent Falcon is offering discounts for women at both their Sanlitun and Shunyi locations. Get 20 percent off if you go alone or 25 percent off if you head over with a friend. Mar 6: […]
Shakir Mohammad is one of the few firefighters in Hong Kong with an ethnic minority background. Photo: Edmond So Shakir Mohammad is one of the few firefighters in Hong Kong with an ethnic minority background. Photo: Edmond So This content was originally published here.
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“Should I learn to handwrite Chinese characters?” This is a question most Mandarin students ask themselves at the beginning of their learning journey because it is perhaps the biggest challenge that most Chinese learners face. It may seem like a simple question, yet the answer is not that straightforward. Learning how to write Chinese characters by hand takes a lot of time. A lot. And you can type in Chinese using your laptop or phone without knowing how to write characters by hand. Handwriting and typing characters are two different things and the latter is much easier. So, it is […]
If you’re only just starting to learn Mandarin Chinese characters, you might feel a bit lost. It’s absolutely okay if the Chinese writing seems confusing at first, but once you learn the basics, it will become much easier. First, know that modern Chinese texts are read left to right, top to bottom, just like English. But note that the ancient Chinese texts were written in columns, right to left. To answer the question “How to read Chinese?”, you might also find it useful to first head to this article about simplified Chinese characters. You’ll learn the basics, such as the […]