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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[…]

Almost heaven

Know About Chinese Traditional Death Care Industry – Almost Heaven and Other films

Almost Heaven: About Chinese Death Care Industry and Morticians “Almost Heaven” (咫尺天堂, Zhǐchǐ tiāntáng) is a documentary directed by Carol Salter. The documentary focuses on the actual person, a 17-year-old Ying Ling (莹玲) and her true story as an apprentice in a funeral house in Changsha (长沙), China. “Almost Heaven” follows Ying Ling, a migrant[…]

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Chinese Teacher’s Day and Confucius Quotes

Chinese Teacher’s Day in China and Taiwan No matter your country is, there may be a national teacher’s day. The dates of teacher’s day depending on different countries. Many countries have their teacher’s day based on the birthday of national iconic education figures. Therefore, unlike many international holidays, teacher’s days around the world have different[…]

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Learn Chinese song – “Step by Step” by Mayday

  Mayday – Popular band in Taiwan MayDay “五月天” (Wǔyuètiān) is a famous Taiwanese band consists of five members, Ashin, Monster, Stone, Masa, and Guan You. MayDay made their debut in 1999 and has abundant of albums, four best hit albums, and concert albums, all of which sold in impressive numbers including the sales into[…]

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How to learn Chinese language with minimum effort

How to learn Chinese language with minimum effort? At first glance, Chinese language learning seems mission impossible for foreigners. But nothing is impossible because the word itself is “I’m possible!” It is true that Chinese characters are unique and totally different from other western languages that you have learned before. But the Chinese language also[…]

Living in China

[Guest Post] Tips for living and learning Chinese in China

Moving to China can be a wonderful and thrilling experience for those who are interested in Chinese culture, the booming business opportunities of China’s economy, and the chance to learn a new language in a completely foreign environment. However, making the move to China can be very daunting. Here are our top tips for people[…]

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The best 5 Chinese apps for learning Chinese in 2017

The best 5 Chinese apps for learning Mandarin in 2017 How technology makes it easier to learn Mandarin through Chinese App? In the past, before the internet, learning a new language (especially Mandarin Chinese) was quite challenging for Chinese learners. First, you had to find and purchase study materials. And, even if they were good study[…]

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Interesting Chinese Culture Facts

Are you curious about interesting Chinese culture facts? You may know that China has the world’s largest population, about 1.38 billion people, followed by India and US. For the record, one in every five people is Chinese. As the most-populated country, China owns a wide variety of cultures, traditions and historical myths. Not only China,[…]

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Tourists Must Know – Useful Chinese Sentences for Traveling

Before going abroad, we usually try to learn the basic foreign language phrases in order to communicate more efficiently with locals. The following are some useful Chinese sentences that tourists must prepare when going to Chinese-speaking countries. From food, clothes, housing, transportation, and entertainment, we will show you the sentences and phrases you may use in[…]

Popular Chinese proverbs that can be translated into English.

Famous Chinese Proverbs in English

Famous Chinese Proverbs in English and Chinese + Their Meanings Chinese proverbs (谚语, yànyǔ) are colloquial and compressed sentences that Chinese can easily pepper into daily conversations in Chinese language. The proverbs are usually passed down from ancient literature and contain truisms that reflect wisdom, experiences, values, and thoughts from past generations. Although famous Chinese[…]

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Chinese Medicine Treatments You Must Know

Scorching summer’s coming, and that means ice cream, beaches, sports, and, unfortunately, heat stroke! More people got heat stroke when they were active under high temperature for long hours and lack of water. The treatments for heat stroke can simply drink more water and move to a cooler place. While in Chinese medicine therapy, Gua-sha[…]

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Chinese Puns

“A bicycle can’t stand on his own because it is two-tired.” You must’ve heard of many puns in English, and you may also “create” puns by playing with the words. Puns can bring fun to the language and in people’s daily lives, too. Not surprisingly, there are also puns in Chinese language, since Chinese words[…]