Tag: Chinese language

Visiting China? Must-know expressions in Mandarin to deal with money and banks

Are you planning a trip to China, or better, heading there for a while to work? While in the big cities you might find some English speakers, in smaller towns or even in daily chores you will need to know some basic expressions in Mandarin to help ...

Must-know expressions in Mandarin Chinese when renting a house

Are you planning to move to China for work or study and you need to find a house for yourself and your family? With some useful expressions in Mandarin Chinese your task will become easier. This is the fifth part of the series of tips in Mandarin ...

Visiting China? Must-know expressions in Chinese language when traveling

First time in China and you want to travel around the country? In this article I will tackle a topic travelers deal with all the time, and will certainly do so if they plan to stay in China for a while: traveling (lü yóu, 旅游) and booking a room ...

Essential tips in Mandarin language when getting sick on the road

Whenever we get out of our comfort zone we always run the risk to get sick. Be it the water, the food or even a sudden change in weather, we need to be able to ask for help. Any of us can be in need of a doctor or a pharmacy, and there is nothing ...

Essential Chinese words and basic expressions to use when asking for directions

Even though in Chinese cities the names of the streets are written in both Mandarin language and English and Google map covers pretty much everywhere, when you travel to China you might need to ask for directions. If your interlocutor doesn't speak ...

Essential tips in Mandarin Chinese to order food at the restaurant

You are in China on holiday, business trip, starting an expat experience, what's your first thought? How will I survive in Chinese? Do I need to learn Mandarin Chinese? Even if you are not fluent, you better learn some of the Chinese words that will ...

Thinking About Learning Mandarin Chinese in Shanghai? Here’s My Experience

Taking the decision of learning Mandarin Chinese in Shanghai was pretty easy, making it into practice a whole different deal. Yet, despite the hardship, I think it's one of the best things to do in Shanghai to get to know the city and the culture. ...