Learn Mandarin Newsletter

Edition Number 1

Welcome to the very first edition of the Learn Mandarin Newsletter in 2020!

I hope you’re safe and healthy at home! We are all working from home during this pandemic and watching the news for the latest updates. Here’s a useful resource.

The aim of this Newsletter is to give you a dose of inspiration, a bit of education to supplement your Mandarin lessons, and ideally some entertainment while you’re staying home.

Mandarin Conversation Week 1

你好 NiHao! Hi!

你是哪国人?Ni Shi Na Guo Ren? Which country are you from?

我是澳洲人🇦🇺。你呢?Wo Shi AoZhou Ren. Ni Ne? I’m Australian. And you?

我是中国人🇨🇳!Wo Shi Zhong Guo Ren! I’m Chinese!

Fun Fact

China has 102 cities with a population of over 1 million. The largest cities in China are Shanghai, Beijing, Chongqing and Tianjin. Wuhan is the 9th largest city in China with a population of about 10 million.

Book of the Week

I’m currently reading, The Path: What Chinese Philosophers Can Teach Us About the Good Life. It’s a book written by Michael Puett, a lecturer at Harvard in Chinese philosophy, and the author Christine Gross-Loh. It’s a book that covers Chinese history and philosophy, and tries to answer the question of how one should live.

Blog Post

5 Rules for Learning Chinese Characters — A short introduction to learning Chinese characters for absolute beginners

If you have any comments or questions, please email me on support @ learnmandarin.com.au. I’d love to hear from you.

Have a great week!

Zai Jian,