If you need type ü on the keyboard ...use v key. Example: for 绿茶(Lǜchá) type: lvcha. Disclaimer: I am not qualified Mandarin Chinese Teacher or native Chinese speaker. It means my notes about Mandarin Chinese may contain mistakes. If you spot any error, let me know in comments below.
Birthdays weren't celebrated in China as much as in western culture. However, nowadays, the Chinese celebrate birthdays with family or friends by inviting them for dinner. In the past, Chinese celebrate birthdays after the first month, the first year and since 30th birthdays you celebrate them every decade. During birthdays you eat noodles (寿面) that… Continue reading Celebrating Birthday in China
Have you ever think about how to find Chinese character? It sounds like mission impossible, but it isn't. You just need to follow these steps: You need to find out what type of radical character is constructed of. Find out the radical. Count its strokes and go to radical page where is your radical. Check… Continue reading How to find Chinese character in Dictionary?
The simplest rule I know is: Use 两(liǎng) when the number is followed by a noun. Otherwise, use 二 (èr). Examples: 二）二加二得四。 两）地铁晚两分钟。 Disclaimer: I am not qualified Mandarin Chinese Teacher or native Chinese speaker. It means my notes about Mandarin Chinese may contain mistakes. If you spot any error, let me know in comments… Continue reading Difference between 二 and 两.
It is simple. Practice a lot. In this post, I wrote a few tricks that can help you learn Chinese character. Remember about the order of writing the character (it will help you to remember). Try to connect the meaning of the word with something (for example when you write down car, try to think… Continue reading How to learn chinese character?
Chinese people using first name and surname, but when they call somebody they start from the surname and then the first time. I wish to know that crucial information before I met my current wife as at the beginning for a half year, I call her by surname. From my experience, it is sporadic that… Continue reading About Chinese Names
In this post, I would like to write about lucky and unlucky numbers in Chinese culture. 六 and 八 are considered as lucky numbers so you can see people spend a fortune to be able to use 6's and 8's in their phone numbers, registration and so on. 四 is considered an unlucky number (as… Continue reading (Un)Lucky numbers in the Chinese culture.
I already wrote a post about age. In the previous post, I wrote about when to use 几岁 and 多 大. Link can be found here: https://dominiksymonowicz.com/2018/07/26/difference-between-age-characters. In this post, I will talk about asking for age in the Chinese culture. There is an interesting difference between the Western and Chinese culture with regards… Continue reading About Age in the Chinese culture.
When you ask about age, you will use 几岁 or 多大. When you use 几岁 or 多大? If a person is under 10, then you use 几岁. Otherwise, you use 多大. I am not 100% sure, but apparently, it is nice to ask old people about age (even woman). Disclaimer: I am not qualified… Continue reading Difference between 几岁 and 多大 ( Age)
This is my list of useful tips and advices from my experience with flying to China. I hope you will find them useful too. Do make a copy of your passport, driving licence and/or ID card and email them to yourself. It’s also a good idea to take photos of these and save them to… Continue reading Preparations to travel to China
Doms learn Chinese: Word Game v75 You can download from here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=dms.pastor.chinesegame It is a content update release. CHANGELOG Fix shameful crash. Add some words. Add few questions and sentences Correct few mistakes spotted by some user. Thank you Various minor improvements but nothing worth mentioned. Change version system LINKS Download from: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=dms.pastor.chinesegame Notes on… Continue reading Doms learn Chinese: Word Game v75 released.
As far as I knew, both 不 and 没 are negation for verb. You are using one of them depends on what verb are you using. Well.. I learnt today that there is an another interesting difference between 不 and 没 when you use with 吃. 我不吃午饭 means I usually don't eat lunch. 我没吃午饭 means… Continue reading Difference between 不 and 没 when used with 吃.