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1000 most common chinese vocabulary

1000 Most Common Chinese Words

1000 Most Common Chinese Here’s the full list of the top 1000 most common Chinese words with all the info you need: Chinese, Pinyin, English and 2 example sentences for each. This is great if you want to make your own flashcard deck (Anki) or just check them off through a spreadsheet. All sentences are[…]

HSK 4 full vocab list

HSK 4 Full Word List | Excel Sheet and PDF Download

HSK 4 Full Word List Here’s the full list of HSK4 words (plus some!) with all the info you need: Chinese, Pinyin, English and 2 example sentences for each. This is great if you want to make your own flashcard deck (Anki) or just check them off through a spreadsheet. All sentences are originally created[…]

singles day china

“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[…]

teacher's day in china

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[…]

learn Chinese song

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[…]

learn Chinese language effortlessly

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[…]

interesting chinese culture facts

Interesting Chinese Culture Facts

Are You 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[…]

Travel Chinese

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[…]

Chinese gifts -giving dos and don'ts

How to Choose Chinese Gifts – Learn about Chinese gift etiquette & culture

  Choose Chinese Gifts Gift giving etiquette varies in different cultures. Usually, in Chinese gift-giving culture, the “meaning” of the gift is more valuable than the “price”. Therefore there’s a Chinese proverb “千里送鹅毛,礼轻情意重 (Qiānlǐ sòng émáo lǐ qīng qíngyì zhòng)”, meaning to sent goose feather from afar, it’s a light gift with heavy meaning behind it.[…]