Month: June 2022

Should i learn mandarin

Should I Learn Mandarin? Honest Insights From A Self-study Chinese Learner

In all honesty, the reason for learning a language depends on each individual. You might need to learn a language for your work or school. Some of us might not have a practical need to learn a language at all.  Many people think that languages like Chinese which use complex characters for their writing are more difficult to learn. But is learning the language as hard as it seems?  Should I learn Mandarin in the first place? We’ll answer these questions throughout this article based on our interview with Rachel, a Chinese drama enthusiast, and language lover. She has a …

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chinese ice radical

The Ice Radical 冫: Overview, Mnemonics, and Vocabulary

It’s such a hot summer. I’d better go to the ice skating rink! Speaking of ice, do you know how it’s written in Chinese? The ice radical 冫bīng appears in many characters associated with ice or cold. Read on to learn about the ice radical, how to memorize it with fun mnemonics, and a list of useful vocabulary. What is the ice radical? In Chinese, the radical 冫bīng refers to “ice.” It’s often used in characters with meanings related to ice, physical cold, or a cold attitude. The ice radical 冫bīng is composed of 2 strokes and listed as radical …

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chinese cave radical

The Cave Radical 穴: Overview, Mnemonics, and Vocabulary

Hey, Pandanese universe! How are you doing with your Chinese learning?  Have you been improving since this radical series began? We hope you are! Your satisfaction is our motivation to keep pulling out a radical article every week. Today, Pandanese brings you another article in the radical series. Our main character today is the radical cave 穴.  Without any further ado, let’s scroll down to get interesting information about the cave radical and, as always, a fun mnemonic to help you remember this radical for a long time!  What is the cave radical? The cave radical 穴, which is pronounced …

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