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When is a Glass a Glass? How To Tell if a Container is a Noun or a Measure Word in Chinese
Chinese measure words can be a little tricky at first! 😣 In this post we'll help you figure out when a container (like a glass) is a noun or a measure word! 🤩 #learnmandarin #learnchinese #learnmandarinonline #learnchineseonline #HSK #chinese #mandarin #chineselesson #mandarinlesson #chinesespeaking #chineselistening #中国語
How to say "McDonald's & KFC" in Chinese
You can't ALWAYS have noodles! 😆 Sometimes it's just gotta be a hamburger or some fried chicken! 🍔🍗😋 Watch this video to learn how to say "McDonald's" and "KFC" in Chinese! If you want to learn more useful Chinese vocabulary, be sure to check out our comprehensive online courses at www.YoyoChinese.com!
🎤Yoyo Raps 优优说唱 (yōu yōu shuō chàng)
Learn how to introduce yourself 👋🏼 in Chinese with this fun video lesson on "你好，我是美国人 (nǐ hǎo, wǒ shì měi guó rén)"! The catchy rap locks it into your memory so you won't forget! 🧠 Our online courses are also packed with features carefully developed to help you learn effectively, so check them out at YoyoChinese.com!
Learn Chinese Tones The Right Way
We created this fun series of tone pair training videos 🎬 that covers over 1,000 commonly used words featuring ALL possible tone pairs🚀. Listen to each tone pair and then practice 🏋️ by speaking the sounds you hear out loud. If you can get these down, you’ll have tones down in no time!
4 Great Ways to Practice Reading Chinese
While learning Chinese characters is a necessary step (and a rewarding journey itself!), at some point you have to put it all together and start reading sentences and stories in Chinese. 📚👀 There's nothing to it but to do it! 💪 Our new blog post has 4 Great Ways to Practice Reading Chinese for students of all levels. Make a small commitment - 15 minutes a day - to practicing reading Chinese and you will see real progress! Click through and check it out now!
Learn 28 Chinese Animals | FREE Chinese Pocket Guide
Build your Mandarin vocabulary the fun way! Download our FREE new pocket guide and learn the names of 28 动物 (dòng wù) - animals - in Chinese. 🐢🦒🐨🐒🐾 Click through to download the pdf and watch the demo for cutting and folding it into a little book you can fit in your pocket and study on the go. 📗 There are also audio samples on the blog post, so you can practice your pronunciation saying these 28 animals. Check it out now!
#KeepLearning this August and SAVE 20%!
Back in April, we offered #StayHome Pricing with 15% off to help you study online. With many students and teachers going "back to school" online, we want to continue to support you with #KeepLearning August and a 20% discount to study with us on YoyoChinese.com! 💻👩🏻🏫 Our courses help with the big challenges of learning online, giving you a structured approach with fun reviews and fantastic support from our team. 💪 Click through and get LIFETIME ACCESS to our online courses at 20% off!
How to Write a Formal Email in Chinese
If you are writing an email in Chinese to a business, school, co-worker - literally ANYONE who isn't a close friend - you should use formal language to show the appropriate respect. 🙏 Writing formally in Chinese isn't hard, but you need clear explanations of the different titles and standard phrases to use them correctly. 💡 Our new post breaks down the essential vocabulary and common expressions, with examples to help you compose excellent emails in Chinese. Click through and check it out!
Yoyo Chinese 八周年 (bā zhōu nián) - 8 Year Anniversary!
In this video celebrating our 八周年 (bā zhōu nián) - 8 year anniversary - Yangyang reflects on the big questions: What is our mission? Why are we so passionate about teaching Chinese? Why do our students choose to learn with us? 🤔 After watching the video, join us and start your own learning journey! Level 1 of our Beginner Conversational Course is FREE, so you can start learning Chinese with us risk-free and see why so many students have made their dream come true with our lessons!
How to Write a Formal Letter in Chinese
Communicating in a foreign language respectfully and effectively requires more than just the correct vocabulary and grammar. In your native language, you shift naturally from "casual" to "formal" depending on the situation, and it's important to learn how to do this in Chinese if you hope to communicate with native speakers. We can help! Click through and we will teach you the proper titles, key phrases and cultural insights for writing formal letters in Chinese.
Mandarin Intimidated Me, But I’m Learning Anyway
Language learning vloggers on Youtube make it look so easy, but what if you're not "good at languages"? What if you took YEARS of high school Spanish or French and still can't even order at a restaurant let alone read a menu? How can you expect to learn a language as different as Chinese? 🤷♀️ This week we want to share a real student's personal story about facing the challenge of learning Mandarin. Click through to read her story, and get extra inspiration for your own learning journey!
How I Study Chinese in Quarantine | Maddie in England
We asked students to share how they've been studying Chinese in quarantine, and we are truly inspired by all the amazing videos we received!🏠📚 Check out how Maddie in England built her Mandarin practice into her morning routine. Her positive attitude (combined with her daily practice) guarantees her success. 加油 (jiā yóu) - good luck Maddie! 🚀 You can make Mandarin a part of your morning routine too! Click through and go through Level 1 of our Beginner Conversational Course for FREE!
5 Reasons Why Mandarin Chinese is Half as Hard (and Twice as Awesome) as You Think
For most people interested in learning a new language, Mandarin seems intriguing, but frankly just too hard. 😫 After your first taste of Chinese pronunciation and tones and characters, you start thinking Spanish or French might be a better choice, right? ❌ Totally wrong! ❌ Our fantastic new blog writer Michael Stancliff has been studying Mandarin for over 10 years, and his new post gives you '5 Reasons Why Mandarin Chinese is Half as Hard (and Twice as Awesome) as You Think'! Click through!
How I Study Chinese in Quarantine
If you've been studying while you #stayhome to help fight the spread of the coronavirus, we want to hear from you! 📣 Make a short video (in English or Chinese - or both!) sharing: • your name and where you're from • your daily Mandarin study habits • your study tips for other students • how studying with us during quarantine has impacted your learning and your life in general Send your video to firstname.lastname@example.org for a prize!
5 Ways to Study with Yoyo Chinese While You're Stuck Indoors
Life in quarantine can be surprisingly busy. Finding time to focus on a goal like learning Chinese can be a huge obstacle. But the truth is you don't need to study hours a day to learn Chinese. Not even close. The key is consistency. Finding ways to study Chinese every day, even if you just have a few minutes, helps develop your skills and form language connections in your mind. Click through for 5 ways to study while you're stuck indoors and add these simple study sessions to your routine.
How to Teach Your Child Mandarin Chinese
Being a parent in the time of #COVID_19 means you are suddenly also a teacher. Even if your child's school is providing resources, you're likely finding yourself WAY more involved in managing their studies. 😬 It's a huge challenge, but we're here to help! Check out our new blog post for our advice on teaching your child Mandarin. 👩🏫📚 The post is based on our curriculum, but it's valuable for any parent suddenly finding themselves transformed into a teacher. Click through to read the post!
Wash Your Hands to the Happy Birthday Song in Chinese
Sick of singing 'Happy Birthday' 10x a day while you wash your hands and stay safe from #covid_19? Try singing it in Chinese! There is only 1 sentence in the 'Happy Birthday Song', so anyone can learn this. It's helpful when you're washing your hands, and the next time your Chinese friend has a birthday. 👩🎤😄 We just made Level 1 (45 lessons) of our Beginner Conversational Course FREE, so you can study Chinese online while you #stayhome and #staysafe. Click through to start with Lesson 1!
#StayHome Pricing and LEVEL 1 FREE
As the world faces the challenge of the coronavirus, we find ourselves at home and looking for ways to occupy our minds, engage with something positive, and help our children and ourselves continue studying and learning. ❤️💪 We hope studying Chinese is a way for you to do all of these things - and we want to support you! Right now: • Level 1 of our Beginner Conversational Course (13 units with 45 lessons) is COMPLETELY FREE. • Lifetime access to all courses on YoyoChinese.com is now 15% off.
5 Easy-to-Learn Chinese Songs to Practice Your Mandarin
As most of us #StayHome to help slow #COVID-19, we're fighting boredom too! Learning Chinese songs is a GREAT way to mix things up and add some fun to your Mandarin studies. Plus, singing karaoke is a great way to lift your spirits while you're at home! 👩🎤🎤 With that in mind, we’ve compiled 5 Chinese Songs that are PERFECT for students of every level - from beginner to advanced. The post has videos to sing along with, and lyrics in English, pinyin, and 汉字 (hàn zì). Click through now!
April Study Streak Challenge | Study Chinese and WIN!
We hope you're doing well during this tough time! Thinking positively, this can also be a great opportunity to FINALLY make progress learning Chinese. To help motivate you, we'll give you a reward for your daily studies! 🎁 Join our April Study Streak Challenge on and WIN: • Everyone who keeps their daily study streak all 30 days in April will win a 30% promo code - up to $150 off! • 5 random winners will win a free course. Click through to learn more!
5 Most Helpful Chinese Phrases for Adoptive Parents
We hear so many heartwarming, inspiring stories from adoptive families with children from China who are learning Mandarin with our courses. 💕 For parents, learning even a few basic phrases in Chinese can make a HUGE difference. In our new blog post, adoptive mother (and Mandarin enthusiast) Katie Rapp shares the 5 most helpful phrases for parents adopting a child from China. Click through to read the post!
Essential Chinese for Visiting the Doctor
We recently published a post with useful phrases and vocabulary for talking about coronavirus in Chinese. Our hearts go out to everyone around the world effected by this situation. It's made us realize how truly critical it is to learn basic Chinese for visiting the doctor. 🩺🏥 Click through to read our new post *Essential Chinese for Visiting the Doctor* - with audio samples for each phrase - and download the infographic. You'll be glad you took the time to learn these expressions!