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Nearly one-fifth of the world speaks Chinese as their native tongue. Find out more about the spoken and written language here.
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The Chinese Language: An Introduction
Everything you ever wanted to know about the family of languages we commonly call "Chinese".

5 Tips for Learning to Speak Chinese
Chinese is a tough language to learn, but it may not be quite as tough as you think.

Chinese Characters
Learn the Chinese characters for your English name in Chinese, your last name, your favorite celebrity's Chinese name, your favorite sports teams and more.

Chinese Proverbs
Chinese proverbs are famous Chinese sayings.

Ten Expressions Borrowed from Chinese
Examples of Chinese calques (direct translations of expressions) that appear in English.

English and Chinese Names of Celebrities
Learn the Chinese Name for your favorite celebrity.

Ten English Words Borrowed from Chinese
Many English words have roots in China.

Chinese Name and English Name
Get your Chinese name based on your English name free, with over 6,000 English names translated into Chinese.

Understanding Mandarin Chinese Tones
A basic explanation of the five Mandarin Chinese tones.

Chinese Words - Glossary of Frequently Used Chinese Words
Learn the meaning of frequently used Chinese words like feng shui, guanxi, face, tai chi, laowai and more.

Chinese Culture Forum
Chinese Culture Forum

Chinese Language Web Site
Zhongwen.com

Chinese for Happy New Year (Chinese New Year)
Learn how to wish your family and friends a Happy Chinese New Year.

Pinyin
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Chinese Dictionary
dict.cn/

Chinese for Happy New Year (Jan. 1)
Learn to say Happy New Year in Mandarin Chinese.

Mandarin Tools

Chinese Chop
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China Study Abroad: Higher Education in Beijing for Non-Chinese Speakers
A variety of China study abroad programs from Mandarin to Chinese medicine to are offered in Beijing for foreigners. Even those who don’t speak a word of Chinese can participate in China study abroad programs.

Chinese Calligraphy

Chunlian
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Higher Education in Shanghai for Non-Chinese Speakers
A variety of China study abroad programs from Mandarin to Business Administration are offered in Shanghai for foreigners – even those who don’t speak a word of Chinese.

Chinglish
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Yin and Yang
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Study in Taiwan - Taiwan Study Abroad
There are many opportunities to study in Taiwan. Learn about English-language higher education programs available for foreigners who want to study in Taiwan.

Xiang sheng
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One-Child Policy
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Chinese Zodiac
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Tai chi
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Introduction to Education in China
Frequently asked questions about Chinese education, China's educational system and enrolling in school in China.

Calligraphy
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Special Economic Zones
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Chinese Medicine
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Shanzhai
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Red Envelope
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Cheongsam
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Qigong
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Qi
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TCM - Traditional Chinese Medicine
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Qipao
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Chinese Words - Frequently Used Chinese Words - C
Learn the meaning of Chinese words like Calligraphy, Cheongsam, China Hands, Chinese Medicine, Chinese Zodiac, Chinglish, Chop, and Chunlian.

Chinese Words - Frequently Used Chinese Words - D
Learn the meaning of Chinese words like Calligraphy, Cheongsam, China Hands, Chinese Medicine, Chinese Zodiac, Chinglish, Chop, and Chunlian.

Mooncake
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Chinese Words - Frequently Used Chinese Words - L
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China Hand
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Calligraphy
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Chinese Words - Frequently Used Chinese Words - F
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Lǎowài
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Chinese Words - Frequently Used Chinese Words - G
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Guanxi: What Is Guanxi?
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Chinese Words - Frequently Used Chinese Words - O
Learn the meaning of Chinese words like Calligraphy, Cheongsam, China Hands, Chinese Medicine, Chinese Zodiac, Chinglish, Chop, and Chunlian.

Mao Suit
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Filial Piety
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Chinese Words - Frequently Used Chinese Words - M
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Feng Shui
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Chinese Words - Frequently Used Chinese Words - P
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Zhongshan Suit
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Face
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Dim Sum
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Chinese Words - Frequently Used Chinese Words - R
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Dragon Boat
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Chinese Words - Frequently Used Chinese Words - Q
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Chinese Words - Frequently Used Chinese Words - S
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Chinese Words - Frequently Used Chinese Words - T
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Chinese Words - Frequently Used Chinese Words - X
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Chinese Words - Frequently Used Chinese Words - Y
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Chinese Words - Frequently Used Chinese Words - Z
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Chinese Names of Celebrities - Taylor Swift
Learn the Chinese name for Taylor Swift.

English Names in Chinese – Z
Find names in Chinese for English names beginning with the letter Z.

English Names in Chinese – Y
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English Names in Chinese – X
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English Names in Chinese – W
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English Names in Chinese – V
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English Names in Chinese – U
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English Names in Chinese – T
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English Names in Chinese – S
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English Names in Chinese – R
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English Names in Chinese – Q
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English Names in Chinese – P
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English Names in Chinese – O
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English Names in Chinese – N
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English Names in Chinese – M
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Chinese Names of Celebrities - Carrie Underwood
Learn the Chinese name for Carrie Underwood.

English Names in Chinese – K
Find names in Chinese for English names beginning with the letter K.

English Names in Chinese – J
Find names in Chinese for English names beginning with the letter J.

Chinese Names of Celebrities - Mark Wahlberg
Learn the Chinese name for Mark Wahlberg.

English Names in Chinese H
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English Names in Chinese – G
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English Names in Chinese – F
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English Names in Chinese – E
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English Names in Chinese D
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English Names in Chinese – C
Find names in Chinese for English names beginning with the letter C.

English Names in Chinese – B
Find names in Chinese for English names beginning with the letter B.

Chinese Names of Celebrities - Emma Watson
Learn the Chinese name for Emma Watson.

Chinese Names of Celebrities - Kate Middleton
Learn the Chinese name for Kate Middleton.

Chinese Names of Celebrities - Prince William
Learn the Chinese name for Prince William.

Chinese Names of Celebrities - Prince Harry
Learn the Chinese name for Prince Harry.

Chinese Names of Celebrities - Camila Parker-Bowles
Learn the Chinese name for Camila Parker-Bowles.

Chinese Names of Celebrities - Christina Aguilera
Learn the Chinese name for Christina Aguilera.

Chinese Names of Celebrities - Ashlee Simpson
Learn the Chinese name for Ashlee Simpson.

Chinese Names of Celebrities - Jessica Simpson
Learn the Chinese name for Jessica Simpson.

Chinese Names of Celebrities - Ben Affleck
Learn the Chinese name for Ben Affleck.

Chinese Names of Celebrities - Jennifer Aniston
Learn the Chinese name for Jennifer Aniston.

Chinese Names of Celebrities - Avril Lavigne
Learn the Chinese name for Avril Lavigne.

Chinese Names of Celebrities - Orlando Bloom
Learn the Chinese name for Orlando Bloom.

Chinese Names of Celebrities - Drew Barrymore
Learn the Chinese name for Drew Barrymore.

Chinese Names of Celebrities - Beyonce Knowles
Learn the Chinese name for Beyonce Knowles.

Chinese Names of Celebrities - Susan Boyle
Learn the Chinese name for Susan Boyle.

Chinese Names of Celebrities - Britney Spears
Learn the Chinese name for Britney Spears.

Chinese Names of Celebrities - Howard Stern
Learn the Chinese name for Howard Stern.

Chinese Names of Celebrities - Mariah Carey
Learn the Chinese name for Mariah Carey.

Chinese Names of Celebrities - Jim Carrey
Learn the Chinese name for Jim Carrey.

Chinese Names of Celebrities - Kelly Clarkson
Learn the Chinese name for Kelly Clarkson.

Chinese Names of Celebrities - Suri Cruise
Learn the Chinese name for Suri Cruise.

Chinese Names of Celebrities - David Letterman
Learn the Chinese name for David Letterman.

Chinese Names of Celebrities - Catherine Zeta-Jones
Learn the Chinese name for Catherine Zeta-Jones.

Chinese Names of Celebrities - Renee Zellweger
Learn the Chinese name for Renee Zellweger.

Chinese Names of Celebrities - Johnny Depp
Learn the Chinese name for Johnny Depp.

Chinese Names of Celebrities - David Beckham
Learn the Chinese name for David Beckham.

Chinese Names of Celebrities - Vanessa Hudgens
Learn the Chinese name for Vanessa Hudgens.

Chinese Names of Celebrities - Demi Lovato
Learn the Chinese name for Demi Lovato.

Chinese Names of Celebrities - Diddy
Learn the Chinese name for Diddy.

Chinese Names of Celebrities - Eminem
Learn the Chinese name for Eminem.

Chinese Names of Celebrities - Miley Cyrus
Learn the Chinese name for Miley Cyrus.

Chinese Names of Celebrities - Ethan Hawke
Learn the Chinese name for Ethan Hawke.

Chinese Names of Celebrities - Celine Dion
Learn the Chinese name for Celine Dion.

Chinese Names of Celebrities - Rachel Bilson
Learn the Chinese name for Rachel Bilson.

Chinese Names of Celebrities - Mel Gibson
Learn the Chinese name for Mel Gibson.

Chinese Names of Celebrities - Queen Latifah
Learn the Chinese name for Queen Latifah.

Chinese Names of Celebrities - Bristol Palin
Learn the Chinese name for Bristol Palin.

Chinese Names of Celebrities - Gwyneth Paltrow
Learn the Chinese name for Gwyneth Paltrow.

Chinese Names of Celebrities - Katie Holmes
Learn the Chinese name for Katie Holmes.

Chinese Names of Celebrities - Naomi Campbell
Learn the Chinese name for Naomi Campbell.

Chinese Names of Celebrities - Natalie Portman
Learn the Chinese name for Natalie Portman.

Chinese Names of Celebrities - Madonna
Learn the Chinese name for Madonna.

Chinese Names of Celebrities - Paris Hilton
Learn the Chinese name for Paris Hilton.

Chinese Names of Celebrities - Sarah Jessica Parker
Learn the Chinese name for Sarah Jessica Parker.

Chinese Names of Celebrities - John Mayer
Learn the Chinese name for John Mayer.

Chinese Names of Celebrities - Josh Groban
Learn the Chinese name for Josh Groban.

Chinese Names of Celebrities - Angelina Jolie
Learn the Chinese name for Angelina Jolie.

Chinese Names of Celebrities - Vivienne Jolie-Pitt
Learn the Chinese name for Vivienne Jolie-Pitt.

Chinese Names of Celebrities - Lindsay Lohan
Learn the Chinese name for Lindsay Lohan.

Chinese Names of Celebrities - Mary-Kate Olsen
Learn the Chinese name for Mary-Kate Olsen.

Chinese Names of Celebrities - Shiloh Jolie-Pitt
Learn the Chinese name for Shiloh Jolie-Pitt.

Chinese Names of Celebrities - Zahara Jolie-Pitt
Learn the Chinese name for Zahara Jolie-Pitt.

Chinese Names of Celebrities - Ashley Olsen
Learn the Chinese name for Ashley Olsen.

Chinese Names of Celebrities - Ozzy Osbourne
Learn the Chinese name for Ozzy Osbourne.

Chinese Names of Celebrities - Ryan Seacrest
Learn the Chinese name for Ryan Seacrest.

Chinese Names of Celebrities - Tom Cruise
Learn the Chinese name for Tom Cruise.

Chinese Names of Celebrities - Kim Kardashian
Learn the Chinese name for Kim Kardashian.

Chinese Names of Celebrities - Kourtney Kardashian
Learn the Chinese name for Kourtney Kardashian.

Chinese Names of Celebrities - Oprah Winfrey
Learn the Chinese name for Oprah Winfrey.

Chinese Names of Celebrities - Ellen DeGeneres
Learn the Chinese name for Ellen DeGeneres.

Chinese Names of Celebrities - Kara DioGuardi
Learn the Chinese name for Kara DioGuardi.

Chinese Names of Celebrities - Karina Smirnoff
Learn the Chinese name for Karina Smirnoff.

Chinese Names of Celebrities - Rihanna
Learn the Chinese name for Rihanna.

Chinese Names of Celebrities - Janet Jackson
Learn the Chinese name for Janet Jackson.

Chinese Names of Celebrities - Jerry Seinfeld
Learn the Chinese name for Jerry Seinfeld.

Chinese Names of Celebrities - Dakota Fanning
Learn the Chinese name for Dakota Fanning.

Chinese Names of Celebrities - Arnold Schwarzenegger
Learn the Chinese name for Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Chinese Names of Celebrities - Selena Gomez
Learn the Chinese name for Selena Gomez.

Chinese Names of Celebrities - Will Smith
Learn the Chinese name for Will Smith.

Chinese Names of Celebrities - Martha Stewart
Learn the Chinese name for Martha Stewart.

Chinese Names of Celebrities - John Travolta
Learn the Chinese name for John Travolta.

Chinese Names of Celebrities - Tiger Woods
Learn the Chinese name for Tiger Woods.

Chinese Names of Celebrities - Betty White
Learn the Chinese name for Betty White.

Chinese Names of Celebrities - Chelsea Handler
Learn the Chinese name for Chelsea Handler.

Chinese Names of Celebrities - Penn Badgley
Learn the Chinese name for Penn Badgley.

Chinese Names of Celebrities - Paula Abdul
Learn the Chinese name for Paula Abdul.

Chinese Names of Celebrities - Lady Gaga
Learn the Chinese name for Lady Gaga.

Chinese Language Web Site
Zhongwen.com

Chinese Dictionary
dict.cn/

Mandarin Tools

Chinese Calligraphy

Tips for Learning Chinese from Chinese Pop Culture
Want to learn Chinese the fun way? Use these tips and learn more from your next Chinese film or song.

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