Welcome to Chinese-forums.com
Since 2003 we've been helping people learn Chinese, study and work in China, find Chinese books, movies or music. We are active, friendly and helpful. Check out recent and popular posts on the home page, see the full forums listing or sign up for free now.
"This forum is a goldmine of information, and I'm so glad it's here!"
"...the kindest, most interesting and most useful help."
Completely Separating Writing From Reading (and listening and speaking)
imron - Today, 11:29 AM with 4 replies
Random new word of the day
tysond - Today, 11:26 AM with 1428 replies
Improving my accent... but which one?
adam.hamilton - Today, 10:29 AM with 50 replies
Choosing a course for fall 2012: IUP, ICLP, Beida or BLCU
adam.hamilton - Today, 10:27 AM with 32 replies
CSC Scholarship - 2014 General Discussion
jobm - Today, 09:56 AM with 112 replies
CSC Scholarship - 2014 American/EU Applicants
haoyu - Today, 09:39 AM with 52 replies
Zhengma Chinese Input Method
skylee - Today, 08:57 AM with 1 replies
Two questions regarding Pimsleur Mandarin
andyfastow - Today, 07:39 AM with 32 replies
Taking HSK 5 this weekend..
JustinJJ - Today, 04:29 AM with 1 replies
Frustrated with my lack of progress!
AdamD - Today, 04:24 AM with 38 replies
Site SponsorsPleco for iPhone / Android
iPhone & Android Chinese dictionary: camera & hand- writing input, flashcards, audio.
Learn Chinese in Kunming
1-1 classes, qualified teachers and unique teaching methods in the Spring City.
Learn Mandarin in Beijing
Tailored, intensive classes from professional teachers, for real results. Business Chinese.
Learn Chinese in China
Learn to speak Chinese 1MonthChinese.com -Mandarin School in China.
Improve Your Vocabulary
Take your Chinese to the next level with our new vocabulary course.
Learn Chinese Characters
Learn 2289 Chinese Characters in 90 Days with Unique Flash Card System
ManManLai for iPhone
iPhone Chinese learning app - easy to use dictionary, HSK vocab, flashcards, all-in-one.
Popup Chinese Translator
Translate Chinese instantly in any Windows application.
Altair - Today, 08:24 AM in General Study Advice and DiscussionI recently discovered the 郑码 (Zhèngmǎ) Chinese input system and have become a fan, having previously learned the basics of 五笔字形 (Wǔbǐzìxíng) and having failed to learn 仓颉 (Cāngjié) after a few abortive attempts. Since there might be one or two people with similar goals to mine I thought I might write a short commentary of Zhengma. My own personal consideration in studying Zhengma is that I would prefer an input system that helps me remember how to write characters without being too cumbersome to use, lear...
新墨西哥人 - Yesterday, 02:53 AM in General Study Advice and DiscussionI've been looking for a local tutor. My inclination is to use the person who teaches my 3-year-old Chinese. But she charges $50 an hour! I'm not totally against spending this, but it seems pricey to me. I also imagine I could negotiate a little. I guess I was a bit surprised because my current Skype tutor charges me about $20 an hour (she used to be in Shenzhen, now in NY state, which may be why prices are lower.) I would like start taking in-person lessons though. I have the names of a few o...
Minigin - Yesterday, 12:52 AM in Life, Work and Study in China in Generali have been living in china for a little under two years, my chinese isnt horrible but its by no means good. next year im taking a year off from my major to learn chinese however i have a few issues. my class at uni goes mega slow, and im kinda tired of being dragged back by a class thats kinda in it for a good time kinda thing and not so much to get ahead with chinese. so my preference is certainly to have one on one style teaching. however this raises another problem. im not short on money...
Tulee - Mar 10 2014 11:05 PM in Grammar, Sentence Structures and PatternsHi guys, I have come across three forms of the 比 structure One is just with 比 他比我高 Second is with 要 in addition 他比我要高 Third is with 更 in addition 他比我更高 Anyone mind explaining to me the subtle differences? Many thanks in advance
Immovable Bodhi - Mar 10 2014 04:22 PM in Grammar, Sentence Structures and PatternsHi, all. I once posted here, but I didn't because my Chinese studies lagged. I'm now studying with a lecturer at a University. I need input on this text of mine I made just an hour ago. I've been studying Chinese for four years, and am currently in the last series of the Mandarin Chinese class in my University, so I think you can guess my proficiency: not too high, not too low; I can read simple analytic texts with uncomplicated logic and grammar. This is the one text I made. The lecturer re...
grawrt - Mar 10 2014 08:51 AM in HarbinHey guys, I'll be going to Harbin in a week to study Chinese and I was wondering what kind of things I should bring? I'll be there for about 3-6 months and it'll be my first time coming to China and staying abroad so I'm really nervous. I also wanted to know what kind of things there are to do there in the spring? I've only really found information about the ice festival. Are there any interesting places nearby that I can travel to over weekends by bus? Any tips? Important...
jmido8 - Mar 09 2014 10:24 PM in The HSK Exam, and othersI'm signed up for the hsk 5 this weekend. My biggest concern is the writing portion. Every mock test I have done, out of the 5 words they give me, there's always 1-2 I don't know. Should I just skip the words and not use them at all or try to guess, using them randomly and vaguely as a verb or noun or something? If I have an idea of what they might be but I'm not sure, should I just try to use it the way I think it might work? Thanks!
jachristen - Mar 09 2014 09:25 PM in Grammar, Sentence Structures and PatternsI read that when using a directional complement, the 來 or 去 should be in neutral tone. But I also read that when the directional complement includes a destination, it comes between the verb and the complement. For example: 有的人還把舞臺搬進荼館來. In such a case, is the complement still in neutral tone?
makochan - Mar 09 2014 08:22 PM in General Study Advice and DiscussionI tried to use the google forum search but couldn't find too much on this topic. I'm aware of interview assessments like ACTFL or SOPI, but is there something you use by yourself to regularly measure/assess the progress you are making in Chinese? Vocab/Reading is probably easier to self-assess. But what about something like speaking or listening? I currently feel like my reading/vocab skills are steadily improving. I do Skritter daily (although I guess it doesn't necessarily mean...
metal.lunchbox - Mar 09 2014 07:19 PM in Chinese Computing and ElectronicsHi guys, I've had webhosting from Dreamhost for a few years and until I came to China I thought it was perfect for my needs. Then I discovered that website hosted outside China will load so slowly that they may not be accesible at all, eventually the browser timeout hits. So I'm looking for something similar, a reliable low-cost web host, but based in China. Google searching is really only accessible for me in English, as I'm not able to scan large amounts of text in Chinese yet. I found one host with an...