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Learn Chinese Through Mandarin TV Series “The Fierce Wife”

Mandarin TV Series “The Fierce Wife” “The Fierce Wife” (Chinese: 犀利人妻, Xī lì rén qī) is a popular Taiwanese TV series released in 2010. The drama is starred by main characters Sonia Sui (隋棠), Wen Sheng Hao (温升豪), Chris Wang (王宥胜) and Amanda Zhu (朱芯仪). “The Fierce Wife” was such a blockbuster that it was[…]

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Children’s Chinese with 3 Chinese Children’s song

When I was a child and learning English as a second language, I always enjoyed the fun English kids’ songs! These songs were so catchy that I even used my free time to listen to them and enjoy them — my parents didn’t have to force me at all. Songs (and children’s songs especially!) are[…]

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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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Learn Chinese through Game of Thrones Quotes

As we all know “Games of Thrones” (冰与火之歌: 权力游戏, Bīng yǔ huǒ zhī gē: Quánlì yóuxì) season 7 finale is this Sunday. It is really exciting for all of us (fans)! I love every part of the show especially the witty humor, the lyrical dialogues, the complicated moral questions and of course, the quotes! Today[…]

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Chinese Mythology: Are Dragons Really Bad?

Chinese Mythology: Are Dragons Really Bad? If you are either a fan of “Supernatural” or “Once Upon a Time”, you will know how “mean, selfish and powerful” dragons are. I enjoy reading all kinds of books (especially mystery and mythology!) but when I first encountered stories about dragon slayers, I was shocked. My first thought was…[…]

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7 Tips on “How to choose the right Chinese tutor?”

7 tips on “How to choose the right Chinese tutor?” China has the second largest economy and is also one of the largest trading partners of US. Therefore, it is not surprising that you’ve decided to learn Chinese. The next big step will be choosing the right teacher. There’s a saying “finding a business partner[…]

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How to write in Chinese – a Beginner’s Guide

How to write in Chinese – A Beginner’s Guide in Chinese Writing Learning Chinese can be a bit scary and seems impossible at the first glance. They just seem like scary blocks of words if you don’t know the idea of how they were formed.You will have no idea where to start. Chinese characters are[…]

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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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Chinese New Year Traditions – A Beginner’s Guide to CNY Traditions

Chinese New Year Traditions You Need to Know!   Have you ever been to networking event in Chinese countries and ended up being awkward, because you don’t speak or know anything about this foreign language or culture? Do not fear, after reading this post, I can guarantee that you will get an overview of the most[…]

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

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. For Chinese, the proverb[…]

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I Want To Learn Chinese

The Chinese language is one of the most difficult languages in the world. If you had friends who learn Chinese, you may hear them complaining about standard Chinese tones and complicated characters. We can divide Chinese language learning into standard Chinese, as known as Mandarin, and Chinese variants such as Cantonese. Certainly, the number of[…]