Chinese language descriptions

How to Say Tall in Chinese

Do you remember the lady who sits across you in the metro last night? Or the man who stand next to you on the bus this morning? What does he or she look like? Is he tall? Is her hair blond? With long curly hair? Wearing glasses or earrings? Don’t worry, this is not a[…]

ten years

Ten Years (十年) by Eason Chen 陈奕迅

Eason Chan is a Hong Kong singer and actor. He has been praised by Time magazine as the rising of Cantopop. The media calls him “God of Song” and “King of Asian Pop”. Chan had won multiple Golden Melody Awards and loads of other music awards. He won the “Best Mandarin Male Singer” twice, “Best[…]

ultimate guide to chinese superstitions

Chinese Superstition – Part I

Chinese Superstitions you need to know Superstition exist in every culture around the world. No matter what it is, like the number 13, breaking a mirror, or seeing a black cat… etc. These would all cause bad luck. Of course, it differs from where you are from, the religion, and culture. Today, we’ll talk about[…]

spring sayings

Spring Saying – 一日之計在於春

Have you ever come across this proverb “Make your whole year’s plan in the spring, and your whole day plans’  in the morning”一年之计在于春 一日之计在于晨 (Yī nián zhī jì zàiyú chūn yī rì zhī jì zàiyú chén)? It is a commonly used Chinese proverb that suits the spring weather now! As the flowers are blossoming and[…]

reasons to study mandarin

Why Study Chinese?

  Why study Chinese? Among all the languages around the world, more and more people are learning a second or third language as a career plus, an interest or even a challenge to oneself. In this case, if you are planning to learn a new language, what would it be? English? Spanish? French? Or is[…]

China Tomb Sweeping Day and More

Tomb Sweeping Festival

If you’re currently living or traveling in China or Taiwan, you must know that this weekend until 4th of April is a national holiday. It’s called “Tomb Sweeping Festival”, also know as “Qingming Jie” 清明节. Yes, tomb sweeping day! It’s actually one of the biggest holidays in Chinese society! Don’t worry we’ll explain the origin[…]