Mandarin Chinese is the official national language of the Republic of China (Taiwan). It is the dominant language used in government, education, most news media, and all official communications.

In this section you’ll find a multitude of articles and other resources to help in your journey to learn Mandarin Chinese.

The basics of the language

Besides of being one of the oldest living languages in the world, Chinese is also one of the remaining languages using a logographic writing system. Therefore, before you can start learning how to present yourself or ordering food, you will need to understand how Chinese characters work and learn one of the two phonetic alphabets.

  1. Pinyin | The Latin-based alphabet
  2. Bopomofo | The unique alphabet
  3. Tones | It’s just like singing 
  4. Chinese Characters | The stylish writing system
  5. Traditional Chinese vs. Simplified Chinese Characters

Section 1

Now that you can read and write Chinese, you can actually start to learn how to present yourself and order food !

  1. Introduce yourself
  2. 10 ways to say hello
  3. 10 ways to say goodbye
  4. 10 ways to say how are you
  5. How to say thank you
  6. Numbers : A complete guide

Section 2

Here, you will find a diverse range of materials that are designed to help you build on your existing Chinese language skills and take your language proficiency to the next level.

  1. Ask and answer price

Section 3

In this section, we will be exploring the depths of the Chinese language and diving into more complex grammar structures, vocabulary, and cultural nuances.

  1. Chinese Zodiac : History and vocabulary

Tips, tricks, methods and other tools

This section brings together my tips, tricks, methods and techniques on learning Mandarin Chinese, as well as various free resources available to help you on your journey.

Taiwan Special

Here, you’ll discover tailored content focused on Taiwanese Mandarin Chinese that can help simplify your life in Taiwan.

Other resources