Which are the best attractions in Hong Kong?

Hong Kong’s Best Attractions

Things You Have to See and Do in Hong Kong “The impulse to travel is one of the hopeful symptoms of life. ” - Agnes Repplier Hong Kong is somewhere you have to visit as there are so many things to see and do once you get there! It's one of the most popular destinations […]

28 May 20216 minutes to read

How much does it cost to visit Hong Kong?

The Cost of Visiting Hong Kong

How Much Does It Cost To Visit Hong Kong? “Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.” - Unknown Hong Kong is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Asia and, while technically part of China, Hong Kong is very much its own thing. It’s a very unique destination with a […]

28 May 20216 minutes to read

Where should you stay in Hong Kong?

Places to Stay in Hong Kong

Finding Accommodation in Hong Kong “We travel, some of us forever, to seek other places, other lives, other souls.” – Anais Nin There are plenty of different options when it comes to finding accommodation in Hong Kong. Some are more costly than others, but you should be able to find something that’s right for you. […]

28 May 20217 minutes to read

Why should you visit Hong Kong?

Why You Should Visit Hong Kong

Reasons to Visit Hong Kong “Hong Kong cinema is something you can't duplicate anyway.” - Martin Scorcese Nicknamed The Pearl of the Orient, Hong Kong is the larger of China’s Special Administrative Regions. According to the Hong Kong Tourist Board, there were 56 million international visitors in 2019. With so many people deciding to visit […]

28 May 20216 minutes to read

Do you want to learn Chinese?

Our Chinese tutors reveal their tips for learning Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese). The variety of Chinese lessons will allow you to discover Chinese culture, calligraphy, vernacular language and also visit China.

Whether you are a beginner, a refresher or preparing for an exam, you will find the help you need here. Superprof is the place to be for a Chinese tutor, with nearly 7000 Sinophones across our websites. Check out their profiles if you want to learn Chinese.

How can you plan a trip to Hong Kong?

Visiting Hong Kong

Planning a Trip to Hong Kong “He who never leaves his country is full of prejudices.” - Carlo Goldoni The world is full of tourist destinations, but there are different places for different people. With its skyscrapers, shopping, nightlife, and unmissable sights, Hong Kong is a pretty versatile destination. This versatility is why most people […]

28 May 20217 minutes to read

Colourful lanterns are hung to start the new year

Why Is Chinese Mythology Important?

Just How Important is Chinese Mythology? On the surface, this sounds like a rather vague question: who should it be important to? Well, the Chinese, obviously, but Chinese mythology is important all over the world. Don't you believe us? If you work in international trade or have any business ties to China, you may find […]

28 February 20218 minutes to read

The Terracotta army and horses accompanied the emperor into the afterlife

What Is Chinese Mythology

What Mythology Guides the Chinese Culture? Most people believe that China is irreligious - they have no gods to worship and, indeed, don't even believe in worship. That's true, but only in the sense that we define worship. They don't have a day set aside for divine contemplation and, while there are temples aplenty all […]

28 February 20218 minutes to read

Dragon and phoenix are a popular god pair

How Many Gods are There in Chinese Mythology?

Are there Any Gods in China's Mythology? China is often thought of as a country with no religion. That's not true; the Chinese people are fully religious, just not in the way that we are. In fact, they may be more religious than we are if you count every god, goddess and all the deities […]

28 February 20217 minutes to read

Banging a gong at the temple may signal the end of a rite.

Chinese Mythology

The Enchanting Mythology of China For all that China is thought to be irreligious, the people have religious figures aplenty to pray to. Not just the Buddha or the practice of Taoism - or, for that matter, praying at a Confucian temple, either! The Chinese God in Heaven is an enduring folk tale. Nuwa, the […]

28 February 20217 minutes to read

Written Cantonese vocabulary on page

Top Tips for Chinese Beginners: How to Write Cantonese Characters

Info on How to Learn and Practice Your Written Cantonese You’d be amazed by how many times tutors of Cantonese hear the words, ‘oh but it’s impossible to write in Cantonese!’ – or words to that effect. It’s an incredibly common sentiment, that seems to distinguish learners of the Chinese languages – Mandarin and Cantonese, […]

13 October 20209 minutes to read

Which is the best way to learn Chinese?

Learn Mandarin With These Simple Methods

Learn How to Become a Pro at the Chinese Language Chinese is often considered one of the most difficult languages to learn in the world. However, if you can overcome the mental barrier that we create before we embark on a new learning journey, especially the learning of a new, foreign language learning Chinese can […]

10 October 20207 minutes to read

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Most Effective Ways to Learn Chinese

How to Learn the Chinese Language If you are looking to learn Chinese, then you need to first understand the basics of the Chinese language. Chinese is a difficult language to learn and master. That is the basic premise you need to start with. At the same time, learning the language presents an opportunity as […]

9 October 20206 minutes to read

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Find Out How To Learn Chinese Fast

Useful Tips to Learn the Chinese Language As one of the six official languages used by the UN (United Nations), Chinese now has earned itself greater status in the world. Having said this, Chinese is also one of the hardest languages to pick up and adapt to. The language is complex and comes with several […]

8 October 20206 minutes to read

Where are the best places to learn Chinese?

How to Learn Chinese Quickly

How to Learn Chinese Like a Pro Contrary to popular belief that English is the most spoken language in the world, it is actually Chinese that takes top honors with 1.35 billion Chinese speakers in the world. Spoken by locals in mainland China or Taiwan, Chinese immigrants in other countries, tourists, and businesses, the Chinese language is […]

7 October 20206 minutes to read

How can you learn Chinese online?

How to Make Chinese Learning Enjoyable

How to Enjoy Yourself While Learning the Chinese Language  To learn a new language, foreign to you, be it English, Japanese, or Chinese, you must be prepared to let yourself enjoy the process of learning. There are plenty of good reasons to learn Chinese. For one, 1.35 billion people in the world speak a form of […]

6 October 20207 minutes to read

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How to Learn Chinese on Your Own

Tips to Learn the Chinese Language by Yourself Learning Mandarin Chinese is equally challenging as well as rewarding. Along the way, you can also teach yourself expert penmanship and calligraphy. Learning Chinese has many benefits including gaining cultural insights into one of the oldest civilizations of the world, access to better business opportunities, communication while […]

5 October 20206 minutes to read

Which is the best website for learning Mandarin?

Best Online Resources To Learn Chinese Online In 2020

The Best Online Resources for Learning Mandarin Chinese Learning to read and write in Chinese used to be just for those taking the subject at university. However, thanks to the boom in the Chinese economy and the Confucius Institute, if you want to take Mandarin lessons, there are Chinese classes all over the world. In […]

25 July 20206 minutes to read

How do you become a private webcam tutor?

Why aren’t more students learning Mandarin Chinese?

Why aren’t more students learning Mandarin Chinese?   There’s a certain irony in teaching modern foreign languages.  For sure, schools are attempting to halt the free-fall the numbers of students taking foreign languages by using many different persuading arguments.  We hear about how it will help you in a more globalised world – particularly one […]

8 June 20204 minutes to read

Cantonese Hong Kong from above

How to Learn Cantonese Vocabulary.

A Guide to Learning New Words and Phrases in Cantonese. In language learning, there is a lot to get on top of. You have the grammar, the pronunciation, the syntax. You have the essential receptive and productive language skills – listening and reading, and speaking and writing, respectively. And you have all those quirks that […]

1 October 20197 minutes to read

Read Cantonese writing in Hong Kong

Learn How to Read Cantonese.

Learning Cantonese? Here’s Some Useful Info on Reading Cantonese Characters. Welsh and Norwegian, say, seem to pale in comparison. It makes Spanish and French seem like a complete doddle. Even languages like Russian and Greek, with their completely different alphabets, seem much more manageable. At least they have alphabets. With this, you can almost start […]

30 September 20197 minutes to read

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Learning Cantonese Characters: Tips and Tricks.

Some Shortcuts to Learning Cantonese Characters. We all know that learning Chinese – learning to read and write its script – is a bit of a daunting task. For those in the western world, the experience of approaching the writing system is an experience of being faced with something completely alien. The simplified Chinese characters […]

30 September 20197 minutes to read

Cantonese Hong Kong from the air

Your Guide on How to Learn Cantonese.

You’ll be Speaking Cantonese in No Time! In conversations about learning Cantonese, you’ll have probably heard the commonly expressed sentiment and caution: ‘it’s really hard’. However, more often than not, the people who are telling you this don’t really know a thing – and have never even tried to learn the language themselves. So, don’t […]

30 September 20197 minutes to read

Cantonese Hong Kong from the air

Want to Learn Cantonese? Here’s How

A Guide for Those Learning How to Speak Cantonese. There are probably few things in the world to learn that have such an intimidating reputation as the Chinese languages. From the immediately completely unintelligible Chinese characters to the tonal elements of the spoken language, there are few other languages which are so notoriously different from […]

30 September 20197 minutes to read

What should you see in China?

Things You Have to See in China

China’s Unmissable Sights “Great souls have wills, weak ones have only wishes.” - Chinese Proverb If you want to visit China, you need to stop wishing! Unsurprisingly, China is visited mostly by Asian tourists; there were 4.7 billion tourists in 2018. That said, it doesn’t mean British tourists can’t go. Europeans are fascinated by Chinese history […]

29 July 20197 minutes to read

Which are the best cities in China?

China’s Best Cities

The Chinese Cities You Have to Visit "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step” - Laozi Whether it’s because of the history, nature, or architecture, the People's Republic of China is a popular destination for European tourists who want to learn more about this millennia-old civilisation. Foreign tourists can experience all […]

29 July 20196 minutes to read

How do you plan a trip to China?

How to Plan a Trip to China

Preparing a Trip to China "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step” - Laozi Whether you want to see Chinese wonders and UNESCO World Heritage Sites or travel around China, you need to prepare your trip to China well in advance. China is one of the most popular destinations in the […]

29 July 20197 minutes to read

How long should you spend visiting China?

How Long Do You Need to Visit China?

How Long Should You Spend Visiting China? “Tourists don't know where they've been, travelers don't know where they're going.” - Paul Therou China is a magnificent country with many huge cities full of history. According to the United Nations World Tourism Organization, China was ranked as the 4th most popular tourist destination in 2018 with […]

29 July 20196 minutes to read

Which are the best cities in China?

Planning a Trip to China

How Do You Organise a Trip to China? “To Travel is to Live” - Hans Christian Andersen China’s much bigger than the UK and it attracts millions of tourists every year. Even though 60% of the country is mountains, there are huge modern cities, the Yangtze River (which is nearly 4,000 miles long), and something […]

29 July 20197 minutes to read

What is there to see and do in Taiwan?

Things to See in Taiwan

Got Your Flights to Taipei? Here Are Our Unmissable Sights in Taiwan! “The man who seeks to educate himself must first read and then travel in order to correct what he has learned.” - Giacomo Casanova (1725-1798) Like many destinations in Asia, Taiwan is an island with a subtropical and tropical climate, a blend of […]

29 July 20196 minutes to read

Where can you find accommodation in Taiwan?

Finding Accommodation in Taiwan

Where Should You Stay in the Republic of China? “Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. - Izaak Walton Taiwan is a country that, like most countries in Asia, is worthy of a visit. Taiwan is a sovereign state but it’s not recognised by the UN and is claimed by the People's […]

29 July 20196 minutes to read

When is the best time to visit Taiwan?

The Best Time of the Year to Visit Taiwan

Our Mini Travel Guide: When to Visit Taiwan “To travel is to live” - Hans Christian Andersen Whether you’re going to Taiwan to immerse yourself in the language or to visit Taipei, what are the must-see sights on the island? 2018 was the fourth time that Taiwan was visited by over 10 million tourists in […]

29 July 20197 minutes to read

Why should you visit Taiwan?

Reasons to Visit Taiwan

Why Should You Visit Taiwan? Here’s Our Mini Guide! “Nothing develops intelligence like travel.” - Emile Zola Travelling to Taiwan, aka the Republic of China, in the South China Sea between Japan and the Philippines, is a great way to shatter any preconceptions you may have about the place. While everyone has probably seen “Made in […]

29 July 20197 minutes to read

What is there to do in Taiwan?

How to Plan a Trip to Taiwan

Our Mini Guide to Visiting the Republic of China “Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” - Gustave Flaubert Are you heading to the South China Sea, between the Philippines and Japan? Yes, we’re talking about Taiwan, its countryside, cuisine, and historical and cultural heritage. Taiwan, for many […]

29 July 20196 minutes to read

How do you plan a trip to Shanghai?

The Areas of Shanghai

The Main Districts in Shanghai The city of Shanghai is the perfect place to learn more about Chinese culture. With 26 million inhabitants, immense skyscrapers, and historic buildings like the Jade Buddha Temple, Shanghai attracts plenty of tourists wanting to wander its streets in search of its delicacies. To prepare for a trip to the […]

29 July 20196 minutes to read

When is the best time to visit Shanghai?

The Best Time of the Year to Visit Shanghai

The Best Time to Visit Shanghai Of all the cities in China, Beijing tops most lists but Shanghai, with its 24 million inhabitants, is also massively popular. It goes without saying that if you visit China, you should probably spend time in Shanghai, where Buddhist temples are just a metro ride away from massive skyscrapers. […]

29 July 20197 minutes to read

How do you plan a trip to Shanghai?

Visiting Shanghai

The Tourist’s Guide to Shanghai in China Whether you’re travelling the world or just to China, Shanghai is an essential destination. The city of skyscrapers is home to 26 million people and is representative of China today: a mix of temples and traditional streets with modern buildings and business districts. Shanghai, much like Beijing, Nanjing, […]

29 July 20196 minutes to read

How much does it cost to visit Shanghai?

The Cost of Going to Shanghai

Budgeting for a Trip to Shanghai Of all the Chinese cities, Shanghai is one of the most popular among tourists. The megapolis is full of skyscrapers and temples that reflect both Chinese history and modern China. If you’re planning a trip to Shanghai in China, you’re in luck! From Shanghai Tower to the old town, […]

29 July 20196 minutes to read

Which are the best hotels in Shanghai?

Places to Stay in Shanghai

Finding Accommodation in Shanghai If you want to discover more about the People's Republic of China, its history, and what modern life is like, Shanghai is av great place to go. Of course, you’ll need to know where to stay. You should know that there’s accommodation for all budgets in Shanghai. With so much competition, […]

29 July 20196 minutes to read

How do you plan a trip to Beijing?

Visiting Beijing

How Can You Get Ready for a Trip to China? Our Guide to Visiting Beijing “Adventure may hurt you but monotony will kill you.” - Anonymous Whether you want to visit the Great Wall of China, Buddhist Temples, the Forbidden City in Beijing, the capital of the People's Republic of China is a great place […]

29 July 20197 minutes to read

What is there to visit in Beijing?

The Best Time of the Year to Visit Beijing

When Should You Visit Beijing? “The climate is what you expect; the weather is what you get.” If you’ve been looking at travel guides for information on travelling to Beijing for your next holidays, you’ll have probably seen that the best times to go are in spring or the month of September. Most people visit […]

29 July 20196 minutes to read

Where should you stay in Beijing?

Where to Stay in Beijing

Where Should You Stay in Beijing? Here’s Our Beijing City Guide! “He travels the fastest who travels alone.” - Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) Of all the places to visit in the People's Republic of China, mainland China, Shanghai, Nanjing, Shenzhen, Chengdu, Canton, etc., have you got your heart set on Beijing? Why? To learn more about […]

29 July 20196 minutes to read

Where can you stay in Beijing?

Accommodation in Beijing

How Can You Find Accommodation in Beijing? A Mini Guide “China is a big country, inhabited by many Chinese. ” - Charles de Gaulle China and its capital, in particular, don’t appear in the top 10 lists of tourist destinations around the world. However, if you’ve booked a flight to Beijing to see the Forbidden […]

29 July 20196 minutes to read

How much does it cost to visit Beijing?

Budgeting for Beijing

How Much Does it Cost to Visit Beijing? “If you expect great things of yourself and demand little of others, you’ll keep resentment far away.” - Confucius Whether you’ve visited Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Japan, and Taiwan or not, there’s always China’s capital city, Beijing, which literally means the capital of the north. China’s capital city is […]

29 July 20197 minutes to read

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10 Tips for Learning Beginner Chinese

The 10 Best Ways for Children to Learn Mandarin Chinese The Chinese language is actually a group of related languages that are spoken by around 16% of the world's population. However, these languages aren't necessarily mutually intelligible, which means a speaker of one mightn't be able to understand the speaker of another. Within China, the […]

5 April 201912 minutes to read

Chinese learners can avoid verb conjugation in Chinese

How To Use The Tenses In Mandarin

The Ways To Indicate The Time In Mandarin Chinese Mandarin is a beautiful language which is very unique in its structure, as one of the only languages which doesn’t have its own time-related verb tenses. For example, if you eat an apple every day, then yesterday you ate an apple. The form of the verb […]

29 November 20188 minutes to read

Avoid communication blunders with verbs and sentences structure.

The Most Commonly Used Chinese Verbs In Mandarin!

The Essential Verbs For Your Practice Of Chinese! Verbs in language are used to help us to express ourselves clearly. Let’s explore some common Chinese verbs to jumpstart our learning. Almost all foreign languages use verbs, and Mandarin Chinese is no exception. When learning Chinese, some essential verbs can help you to make all kinds […]

29 November 20188 minutes to read

In Chinese building sentences has a defined structure

Learn Chinese Conjugation!

Master All The Grammatical Rules Of The Chinese Language When you decide to learn Chinese, you are normally thinking about the Mandarin language. Although we will refer to Mandarin and Chinese interchangeably within this article. There are actually 299 living Chinese languages in China, which is why Mandarin is called mandarin and not just Chinese. […]

29 November 20189 minutes to read

Writing Chinese characters is one way of learning

How To Build Sentences In Mandarin?

How To Successfully Build Sentences In The Chinese Language It might surprise you to know that grammatically Chinese is reasonably easy to learn. Even though you have to learn a huge number of characters and Chinese words. According to the BBC, of the 50,000+ Chinese characters in Mandarin Chinese only 20,000 are in regular use […]

29 November 20187 minutes to read

Remember the importance of pronouncing tones

All About The Different Chinese Tones!

What Are The Tones In Mandarin? Language is the key to unravelling communication. Anywhere that living things exist they have developed a way to communicate, from humans to plants. The key to communicating with a human at least is learning how to speak their native language verbally. Learning languages can seem intimidating and too much […]

29 November 20189 minutes to read

How do you prepare for the HSK 1 exam?

Training for the HSK 1 Exam

How Can You Prepare for Chinese HSK Exams? “Knowledge is having the right answer. Intelligence is asking the right question.” - Unknown According to a study on Chinese language teaching, there are around 30 million people in the world learning Chinese. When we say Chinese, we mean Mandarin Chinese, one of the many Chinese languages […]

20 November 20187 minutes to read

Is Chinese A Difficult Language to Learn?

Mandarin Chinese is said to be one of the most difficult languages to learn.

First of all, you will need to go through an initial learning phase: memorise the Chinese Pinyin alphabet, in other words, the phonetic alphabet. This will allow you to begin to familiarise yourself with the sounds of the Chinese language (including the four tones).

You can then start by saying short phrases to introduce yourself in Chinese from the very first lesson.

You will also need to learn Chinese calligraphy to write your first Chinese characters. With well made cards, it will be easier. You can then see the Chinese character, its pronunciation and the translation.

Good news for the learner: there is no conjugation, gender or plurals in Chinese. Only the subject changes in a Chinese sentence.

On the other hand, as mentioned above, Chinese is a tonal language. The pronunciation and the tone used influences the meaning of the words.

So this is where you will need help!

Taking private lessons in Chinese with a native teacher will help perfect your Chinese speaking skills. A native tutor will teach you all the subtleties of the language and share with you their knowledge of the Chinese culture including traditions, lifestyle, and art.

Language and culture are inseparable and will help you in your language learning.

Reasons to Take Chinese Lessons

Do you want to learn Chinese quickly?

Are you thinking of visiting China, working in China, or doing a language study trip?

You will need patience and perseverance. Group lessons, evening classes, intensive courses, language school, conversation classes… The introduction to Chinese can take different forms, but Chinese lessons will not be enough if you do not use your new knowledge and practise daily.

How to Boost Your Chinese Learning?

With beginner level lessons, your teacher can tailor the lessons to suit you and your needs.

Personalised courses allow you to concentrate on your specific difficulties personal progression, saving valuable time.

To accompany your Chinese lessons on a daily basis, diversify your tools!

Chinese online courses, Chinese dictionaries, audio files and mobile apps will help you to develop your language skills in their entirety (expression and listening as well as writing).

When visiting China, you will need to immerse yourself in the heart of the country, rub shoulders with natives, make friends, and even take cultural trips like walking the Great Wall of China.

You can quickly enrich your Chinese vocabulary, but also discover other dialects on your travels. China has many languages including Cantonese, Mandarin and the lesser known, Wu and Min, for example. Travelling is also an opportunity to take calligraphy courses and learn all about Chinese ancestral art.