Author: chinese4kids

Using Spaced Repetition System in Chinese Learning

What is Spaced Repetition System Spaced Repetition Learning System “is a learning technique that incorporates increasing intervals of time between subsequent review of previously learned material in order to exploit the psychological spacing effect.” (wikipedia) ( As we all know, it is so easy to forget what we just learned. Sometimes it frustrates us. However, we should keep it in mind:  forgetting is a natural process of any learning. Whoever successfully manages to beat the process of forgetting wins. Indeed, how to beat forgetting and increase retention is the key to the mastery of the knowledge. How to Beat Forgetting...

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Learn Chinese – Nations and Nationalities in Chinese

When we introduce ourselves, the countries we are from and our nationalities are important. To say nationalities in Chinese, we get to learn the names of countries first. The Chinese word for nation/country/kingdom is 国家(guójiā).国(guó) is used many times to indicate a country. How to Say China in Chinese? China is called “中国”(Zhōngguó)in Chinese. It literally means “Central Kingdom”. How to Say Other Nations in Chinese? Basically, there are two ways how the names of countries are formed in Chinese: one way is to have the indication word “国“(Country/Kingdom) at the end of the names; the other is more...

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Year, Month, Date in Mandarin Chinese

How to say Year, Month and Date in Mandarin Chinese? Are they very different from their equivalents in English? Are they difficult? These are common questions Chinese learners ask. First of all, year, month and date are easy in Mandarin Chinese If one knows the basic numbers in Chinese, she or he can easily conjugate weekdays by adding 星期(xīng qī ) in front the numbers. To describe year, month and date in Chinese, we first need to learn 3 words as follows: Year      年  nián Month  月  yuè Date     号   hào Conjugation of  Year, Month and Date in Chinese...

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Chinese Children’s Cartoon: Tutu’s Wisdom Kingdom Maths Series

Among all the excellent Chinese children’s cartoon, Tutu is definitely one of my favorite Chinese cartoon characters. He is a 3-year-old boy. He is full of imagination and often talks out of the box. He asks questions which are surprisingly interesting and sometimes amusing. The language used is easy and therefore good for Chinese learning. There are several seasons of Tutu series. The Wisdom Kingdom Maths Series focus on maths in the daily life. The episodes are short and good for even young children to watch. Enjoy them with your...

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How to say “Monday, Tuesday…” and Count Weeks in Chinese

Compared to English, weekdays or Counting weeks in Chinese are extremely easy. As long as the basic Chinese numbers are learned, it is as easy as a piece of cake. Weekdays in Chinese To learn the weekdays, we first need to know that a week in China starts with Monday instead of Sunday. So the order of a week is Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Next, we need to learn the Chinese word for “Week”. In Chinese, it is 星期(xīng qī ). Monday, because it is the 1st day of a week, it is Weekday one....

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