Doctors in Taiwan

blue and silver stetoscope

Doctors in Taiwan came up today in todays podcast which made me think to write down what to expect if you ever visit Taiwan and have an unfortunate incident and need to see one.

Story Course – Story 2

Mandarin Monkey course story two

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100th episode

The 100th Mandarin Monkey Podcast episode is coming up. 100 hours of Chinese and English

Building a Youtube Channel & Business

As you may or may not know, we have a YouTube channel, of which we are rather proud of.  We are proud because of how difficult it has been to be persistent and to innovate with our content.  We are still finding our feet a couple of years later.  Mandarin Monkey YouTube Channel THE BEGINNING […]

Downhill but not down and out in an ever changing world…..

  2 minute read So you’re a bloke and you’ve done the career stuff for better or for worse, you’ve gone around the track a few times with romance and maybe marriage and divorce and with a bit of luck (on a good day) maybe children. Now we are not rich but okay and we […]

Word Association

So, I have mentioned this before in another post, but I remember Chinese words by attaching a funny word and image association with them. In this post I am going to give you a few examples that might help you start to remember words that you are struggling with. During our last Phrase book walkthrough […]

Remembering Vocab

2 minute read Remembering vocabulary in any language can be a challenge. It doesn’t matter how old you are or how ‘smart’ you are, anyone can remember anything with the right technique. I don’t believe there is a ‘bad memory’ only someone who hasn’t found the best way for them to remember. We discussed a […]

Top Learning Mandarin Tips

Not necessarily in this order. Conversation first Try and settle on the idea that you might not be able to read, write, listen and speak all at the same time. Learning all four skills simultaneously is a weighty task and one not to be taken lightly. Try using it to speak first. After all, the […]