Tag Archives: Mandarin

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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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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China: The New Economic Superpower

Most people have been hearing about China’s rise over the past few years with all the hundreds of books written on China and the Beijing Olympics bonanza. However, with all the uncertainty in the world economy today, many people are … 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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Tip #1: Always keep your dictionary ready.

One of the best things you can do for yourself when learning a new language is to always have a dictionary ready. Don’t let yourself get stopped in the middle of reading something to go find your paper dictionary or … 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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