Category Archives: Chinese

My Interview with Jim Rogers: “Prepare by learning Mandarin”

For my first interview, I wanted to introduce the legendary Jim Rogers and ask him his thoughts on learning Mandarin Chinese and what it was like to relocate his family all the way from New York to Singapore. He was … Continue reading

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Don’t Try This At Home Alone

As much as you might enjoy reviewing your SRS flashcards, watching foreign movies, reading your foreign language books, or whatever you do to learn Chinese and/or Japanese (or any language for that matter), you can’t learn it all on your … Continue reading

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Learn Japanese and Chinese with FREE Dramas, Anime, and Movies

Everyone learning Japanese and Chinese should watch more cartoons and TV dramas! Normally I would never suggest that to anybody, since the first thing that comes to mind are pea-brain couch potatoes watching soaps, but we’re trying to learn some … Continue reading

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Learn How to Speak Chinese with ChinesePod

If you’re trying to learn Chinese then I can’t stress enough how you should be using ChinesePod. Whenever someone first asks me how to learn Chinese I tell them to start there. I started learning Chinese with their podcast lessons … Continue reading

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Learn How to Speak Chinese & Japanese with Spaced Repetition System – Part 2

I’m glad you’ve decided to follow my advice and start using a spaced repetition system (SRS). Remember that this is a very simple concept that everyone can be successful with. Just put in the small amount of time to set … Continue reading

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Learn How to Speak Chinese & Japanese with Spaced Repetition System – Part 1

It’s simple. The best tool to quickly and efficiently learn a language is to use an SRS system, or “spaced repetition system”. You might be thinking something like “why didn’t my middle school French teacher ever talk about SRS back … Continue reading

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Language and Chinese Rap

I came across this really interesting video today about language in Chinese rap music. It shows how different rappers around China are using Mandarin (the common language), Cantonese, and other local dialects in their songs to appeal to different audiences. … Continue reading

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Where iTunes is not king: Learn with FREE Japanese music & Chinese music

If you’re serious about learning to speak your new language then get ready to throw out all your old English music and replace it with that of your language of study. All free, all the time! Who would have thought … Continue reading

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Jim Rogers: Asia is the ant. The U.S. is the grasshopper.

These days, Asia is like the ant and the United States and Europe are like the grasshopper. If you don’t save for a rainy day, you’ll be sorry. I know China has a savings rate of about 35% compared to … Continue reading

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25 Good Reasons to Learn Chinese

Whether you’re already learning Chinese (Mandarin) or you’ve just recently decided to take the plunge, let me offer 25 good reasons why you should learn Chinese. I hope this will help motivate you to start learning or to continue learning. … Continue reading

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