Advanced Chinese pickup lines

Advanced Chinese Pickup Lines – Video and Translation

This is a video from Youtuber “Potter King” Who goes around trying some great/cheesy/terrible pickup lines on some unsuspecting bystanders. This uses advanced Chinese so we’ve translated it below with some descriptions of why it’s funny. If you can pull these off…. then your Chinese and your game is really next level. If this is too[…]

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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[…]

Cantonese vs Mandarin

[Guest Post] Cantonese vs Mandarin: Similarities and Differences

Cantonese vs Mandarin: Similarities and Differences Many people think that Chinese is just one language. When they hear a person from China speaking, they immediately say that the person is speaking in Chinese. But that is not the case since there are several versions of spoken Chinese. There are Cantonese, Hunanese (Xiang, Hsiang), Hakka, Shanghainese,[…]

Chinese mythology of Dragons

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…[…]

7 tips on how to choose Chinese tutor

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[…]

Chinese New Year Traditions

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[…]

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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You Rock if You Know – 15 Funny Chinese Words

Some Chinese learners may think learning Chinese is too hard, not if you know the funny sides of this language!  There are lots of funny Chinese words that you cannot easily guess the word meanings only from their surface.However, after you know their meanings and why, you will be impressed and in love with this[…]

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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[…]

Chinese mom

5 Greatest Moms in Chinese History

“A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace[…]

Chinese chengyu about tigers

Chinese Chengyu – 虎頭蛇尾

Chinese chengyu – 虎頭蛇尾 Do you know anyone who always starts out big and promising but in the end, it might not be as great as they should be? Perhaps it’s easier to say than done or they just simply lack persistence. The chengyu 虎头蛇尾 (hǔ tóu shé wěi) breaks down tiger (虎 hǔ) head[…]

spring saying

Chinese Phrases About Spring

Within a blink of an eye, the cold winter season is almost gone. As the saying goes, “You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep the Spring from coming.” Now, how many of you are excited about Spring? Well, I am! Today, we’re going to learn 5 phrases about Spring. Don’t know how[…]