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“No Pictures Here.” – Free Learn Chinese PDF

B1-L23 No picture here (Preview) Sign up to get the FREE PDF & Trial Class Download PDF Learn Chinese with PDF: Lessons Overview If you go to a tourist attraction in Chinese-speaking countries and are told by the local staff that you cannot take pictures here. Can you understand? And how do you ask someone[…]

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Chinese 24 Solar Terms and Winter Solstice (Dongzhi Festival)

Winter’s coming in the Northern Hemisphere! And speaking of winter, there’s winter solstice, or midwinter, an astronomical phenomenon that has the shortest daytime and longest nighttime of the year. Winter Solstice in Chinese culture, also known as “Dongzhi” (冬至,  Dōngzhì), is coming this year on December 22nd, which would be one of the annual celebrated[…]

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“Buy Some More” – Free Learn Chinese Grammar PDF

  B1-L20 Buy some more (Preview)  Sign up to get the FREE PDF & Trial Class Download PDF 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[…]

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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[…]

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The Chinese Walking Dead – Zombies in Chinese Cultures

The world just celebrated Halloween by dressing themselves in various movie characters or many kinds of ghosts from different countries. Zombie is always a good choice when people are trying to dress up and act horrifying. You must be too familiar with zombies image like those in The Walking Dead. However, the zombies in China[…]

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Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival : Moon Cake,Traditions and Legends

Chinese Mid-Autumn festival ( the Moon Festival ) Chinese mid-autumn festival (中秋节, Zhōngqiū jié) is the second biggest festival a the Chinese New Year. It is held on the 15th of August according to the Chinese Lunar calendar. Lasting 3 to 7 days, depending on the year and where it falls in the calendar. In[…]

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Top 10 Chinese Culture Facts You Should Know

Top 10 Chinese Culture Facts You Should Know The Chinese have a rich culture which they have managed to sustain for thousands of years and they are still strong at it handing it down generations. While they have several beliefs and taboos they are keen to follow, there are some main culture facts one needs[…]

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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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Everything you need to know about Chinese wedding

Chinese Wedding – Everything you know about! Have you ever been invited to Chinese wedding before? Is one of your Chinese friends getting married soon? Or are you planning to propose your Chinese girlfriend/boyfriend? Chinese people really take marriage seriously. In the past, the wedding was usually arranged through matchmaking between families.The parent and the family[…]

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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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Chinese symbols: The most common Chinese symbols and the true meaning behind them

The most common good luck Chinese symbols and the meaning behind them China is a very big country with long and established traditions and customs. One of the well-known traditions is the Chinese people love to play with words and their meanings. Therefore, the calligraphies of Chinese symbols written on the red square paper is very[…]

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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[…]