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How to write your name in Chinese? | The 100 Most Common English Names in Chinese

How to write your name in Chinese? The 100 most common men’s and women’s names in Chinese Even if you don’t have a “Chinese Name,” you still have a Chinese name. That’s because the Chinese language takes common English names and puts them into the most phonetically similar sounds available in Chinese. Take the names[…]

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What’s the difference between Chinese and Mandarin? Is Mandarin Chinese?

Difference Between Chinese and Mandarin Usually, when you hear Mandarin you immediately associate it with Chinese. Heck, the two words usually appear right next to each other – “Mandarin Chinese!” But what exactly is the difference between Chinese and Mandarin? What does Mandarin mean by itself? Understanding the Chinese Language Chinese is the umbrella term[…]

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How to Teach Chinese to Your Kids as a Non-Native Speaker

How to Teach Chinese to Your Kids (as a Non-Native Speaker!) Mandarin Chinese, the official language of Taiwan and China is one of the most popular languages with approximately 1 billion speakers worldwide. It also has a powerful economy that will be impactful for years to come. Now, while Chinese is among the most difficult language[…]

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How is Mandarin spoken in Singapore?

Learning a new language, may it be in spoken or written form, should be one of the things you should add to your bucket list. Only after you learn a new language will you realize just how many opportunities it opens for you. This is especially true for Mandarin Chinese. The Chinese language is the[…]

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5 Ways to Avoid Air Pollution in Beijing, China

5 Ways to Avoid Air Pollution in Beijing, China A lot of people ask how to avoid the infamous air pollution in Beijing. It’s a good question and I used to live in Beijing for a long time so I have some insights. But essentially what you’re asking is ‘how to avoid air’ because there’s[…]

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18 Things You Didn’t Know About Chinese Culture

18 Things You Didn’t Know About Chinese Culture   China. The most populated country on the planet. With around 1.4 billion people, or 20% of the world’s population, you would think there are no secrets left regarding China’s rich heritage and culture. But I’ve got news for you. This vast country has a unique cultural[…]

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[Guest Post] 4 Reasons to Study in China

Four Reasons to Study in China The rapid economic development of China in recent years has led to a nation buzzing with hope and opportunity. It’s no wonder that so many people have started learning Chinese and are interested in acquiring an education in Asia. Anyone looking at the future will tell you that it’s[…]

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Where does the word “Chow” come from?

The Word “Chow” Where does the word “chow” come from? The word chow refer to food or rather anything edible that you’re going to make a meal out of. It is commonly used in the military in reference to meals. Colloquially, the phrase “chow down” means just to eat quickly and heartily. So what are the origins[…]

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“How to Go to the Post Office?”- Learn Chinese PDF For Free

B1-L21 How to go to the post office? (Preview) Sign up to get the FREE PDF & Trial Class “How to Go to the Post Office?” Learn Chinese PDF: Lesson Overview You are planning to hang out with your friends but you are all not familiar with that place. You have to discuss with them[…]

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Famous Chinese Myths You Must Know Part 2 – China’s Four Great Folktales

Chinese Myths You Must Know As mentioned in previous article Famous Chinese Myths You Must Know (Part 1), some of the Chinese myths have a comparative “Western version,” how the universe and men were created, scary fairy tales, and love stories. In part 2, you will know the famous and classic Chinese folktales that together,[…]

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“Buy Some More” – Free Learn Chinese Grammar PDF

Sign up to get the FREE PDF & Trial Class Download PDF  “Buy Some More” Chinese Lessons Overview Do you love shopping? No matter you love to shop in the department store or supermarket, this lesson would teach you useful Chinese speaking if you want to describe your shopping schedule. Who did you go with?[…]

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“I’m Single, Therefore I’m Proud” – 11/11 Singles’ Day in China

Singles’ Day China – Double 11 Holiday Background “I’m single, therefore I’m proud.” is the main meaning behind this newly-invented holiday originated from China. The 11/11 Day (光棍节, Guānggùn jié) is on November 11th in China, and now the neighboring Taiwan celebrates this holiday, too. It’s also known as Double Eleventh Day, Singles’ Day, or[…]