How to order food in Chinese

How to order food in Chinese

How to order food in Chinese Food is deeply rooted in Chinese culture. For most Chinese people, socializing around food and mealtimes is very important, because their family life revolves around the dinner table. Besides that, Chinese dishes are famous around the world, which involve a wide range and variety of ingredients, based on the[…]

One's Express Changes when Tiger is mentioned - BLOG

谈虎色变 – One’s express changes when tiger is mentioned

The chéngyǔ 谈虎色变 (tán hǔ sè biàn) is broken down in into the four words –  talk to(谈tán ) tiger (虎hǔ) color (色sè) change (变biàn). This is often translated to “one’s expression changes when ‘tiger’ is mentioned.’’ Once upon a time, there was man talking to his fellow villagers (村民 cūnmín) about the dangers of[…]

Unterstanding China - PART XX - Know your Chinese Zodiac Animals - Blog

Know Your Chinese Zodiac Animal – Part 1

You might have noticed that many Chinese market or department stores hang the ornaments of chicken on their front doors or ceiling. That’s because Chinese people celebrate Chinese New Year during the 27th of January and the 1st of February 2017 and the Chinese zodiac animal of the upcoming year is a “Rooster”!   The[…]

Chinese Drama Recommendation

What is one of the best free ways to learn Chinese? Television! By watching shows or drama, you can learn how native speakers communicate in certain situations, and improve your listening! Furthermore, ALL Chinese shows and movies have subtitles which makes it even more appropriate to learn Chinese. The reason for Chinese subtitles is, that[…]

Chinese time zones

We all know that Russia (俄国 – Éguó*) is the largest country in the world with approximately 17,098,242 square kilometres. It covers more than one-eighth of the Earths’ inhabited land and boasts an impressive 11 time zones (时区 – shíqū*). Its’ neighbour China (中国 – Zhōngguó*) has with 9,596,960 square kilometres roughly the size of[…]