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The Meaning Behind TryChinese(Chinese Name: 初爱中文)
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The name “TryChinese” was inspired by a story I once heard. The story went like this:

At the age of 18, a young man traveled to China and met a Chinese girl about his own age during a group tour. He was immediately attracted to her warm smile, soft voice and friendly personality. However, he was shy and could not speak any Chinese. He would only admire her from afar. On the last day of his stay, the girl gave him a folding fan with a poem written in Chinese on it. He didn't understand the poem, but he thought the fan was a very nice gift anyway. He politely said thank you and goodbye to her. He has held onto the folding fan as a treasured souvenir for many years now, and it has always been a reminder of his secret admiration of that girl.

One day, he talked to a Chinese friend about this experience and showed his friend the folding fan. After his friend read and explained the poem to him, he finally understood its meaning.

When those red berries come in springtime,

Flushing on your southland branches,

Take home an armful, for my sake,

As a symbol of our love.



It was at that moment that he suddenly realized that the girl had secretly liked him too all along. His first love had been a missed opportunity.

The Chinese name of TryChinese is "初爱中文". The last two characters (“中文”) mean the Chinese language.  With respect to the first two characters ("初爱"), the Pinyin pronunciation of these two characters combined is "chuai". The pronunciation of "chuai" sounds vaguely similar (though not exactly the same) to that of the verb "try" in English. Yet in Chinese “初爱” means first love. Thus, the use of “chuai” ("初爱") here refers to both the Chinese literal meaning and its vague similarity to the sound of the verb “try” in English. The implied message is that learning the Chinese language is like a first love and that one must be willing to give it a try.  If you are a little hesitant or afraid, we can help you along the way to realizing your love for learning the Chinese language.

A Message from Joanna Lee (Founder)

As the founder of TryChinese, my goal is to help you succeed in reaching your study goals with the assistance of our excellent teachers and superior approach to teaching Mandarin. Using my rich experience as a teacher of Mandarin as a second language, I design and manage the overall curriculum at TryChinese. I am also responsible for developing and continually improving our personalized services model.  

Furthermore, I draw upon my skills and knowledge as a former human resources officer to manage of the wonderful pool of talent we have here at TryChinese. All of our great teachers here consult with me on at least a weekly basis to ensure that our students are receiving a wonderful Chinese-learning experience.

Ultimately, I would like every student here to receive outstanding service and a gratifying personal experience while achieving his or her goals.


Joanna Lee

Contact email:joanna-lee@trycinese.net 

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