In this article, I will introduce the most commonly used Chinese social networks . It will be a tool to help you learn Chinese better.
1. Sina Weibo
Weibo or full name is Sina Weibo. This is the most popular social networking site in China. It is similar to Facebook or Twitter in the world. So far, Weibo has attracted 30% of users online. A very large number of billion people community.
Chinese name: 新浪 微 博
Phonetic: Xīnlàng wēibó
Established year: August 14, 2009
Under: Sina Corporation
2. Tencent QQ
QQ abbreviation of Tencent QQ. This is a famous Chinese instant messaging software. In addition, QQ also provides many services such as music database, video games, social networks, online shopping … This is also one of China’s most popular social networks.
Chinese name: 腾讯 QQ
Phonetic transcription: Téngxùn QQ
Established year: November 7, 1998
Under: Tencent Co., Ltd.
Youku is one of China’s leading online video platforms. With the ability to connect many social networking applications and games, new features. The number of Youku users is expanding. Youku’s competitors are Baidu and iQiyi. Youku allows posting videos of arbitrary length (quite similar to youtube). You can use Youku on both phones and computers. This is a great Chinese Video social network.
Chinese names: 优 酷 (simplified), 優 酷 (traditional)
Established year: December 21, 2006
Under: Youku Corporation
Renren is China’s social interaction social network, similar to Facebook. Renren is very popular with college students. A great way to learn Chinese is to join Renren. You can learn more and the life, modern vocabulary of Chinese youth in Renren.
Chinese name: 人人 网
Phonetic transcription: Re rén wǎng
Established year: December 2005
Under: Renren Group
Douyin is also known as Tik Tok . This is China’s famous social networking and music video platform. It is currently Asia’s number 1 short video platform and is growing worldwide. Douyin application allows users to watch music videos or record short videos. Comes with a lot of effects to edit, allowing you to create your own world. The videos on Douyin come in many genres, including hip hop, rap or popular songs that are lip-synced or edited. There are also lots of Comedy Videos on Douyin.
You can download Tiktok for Android and Ios. This can be considered the largest Chinese social network for video sharing.
Chinese name: 抖 音 短 视频
Phonetic: Dǒuyīn duǎnshìpín
Established year: September 2016
Affiliated: Beijing Bytedance Technology
WeChat is China’s leading messaging app. In addition, you can read newspapers, watch news, pay online … This is a relatively compact social network from Zalo in Vietnam. If you learn Chinese, you should download this app to get acquainted, chat with Chinese people.
You can download WeChat for Android and Ios.
Chinese name: 微 信
Established year: January 21, 2011
Under: Tencent Co., Ltd.
Baidu specializes in providing the largest online data search service in China. It’s like a miniature Google used in China. Apart from the search engine, Baidu is also China’s largest social network.
Baidu is more like an online forum than a social network. Here, everyone can view all content without signing in account.
Chinese name: 百度
Established year: 1/2014
Under: Bach Do online network technology company
Douban is an application that allows users to register. To record information or create content related to books, movies, music, events … in China. This is China’s most influential web 2.0 social network. Here, many Chinese authors and critics operate regularly.
Chinese name: 豆瓣
Established year: March 6, 2005
Jiayuan is the largest online dating site in China. Jiayuan not only focuses on dating, but the main purpose is to find a spouse for the registered members. Jiayuan was founded by a girl from the dorm room of Fudan University – Shanghai.
Chinese name: 世纪 佳
Phonetic: Shìjì jiāyuán
Established year: October 8, 2003
Zhihu is a famous Chinese question and answer site. There are countless questions created and answered by the user community. Chinese users use Zhihu to hone their expertise, as well as expand new knowledge. Zhihu can be considered the largest Chinese social network question and answer today.
Chinese name: 知 乎
Phonetic: Zhī hū
Established year: 2010
End article on popular Chinese social networks today. Hopefully, these social networks will help you learn Chinese better.