• Post time: May-22-2020

    Perhaps you already know how to goodbye in Chinese – 再见 (zài jiàn) – but you’re looking for a new and interesting way to say it. Here are 9 frequently used expressions when saying goodbye in Chinese, along with detailed explanations so that you can make sure you’re saying exactly what you want....Lees meer »

  • Post time: May-21-2020

    Remember that 了 (le) is not only for the past! When something is about to happen, you can also indicate this using 了 (le). Normally it is paired with a 快 (kuài), 快要(kuài yào) or a 要 (yào). This is a special form of using 了 to indicate a change of situation.   快⋯了 (kuài… le) wi...Lees meer »

  • Post time: May-20-2020

    The idiom 疑人偷斧 (yí rén tōu fǔ) “suspect people of stealing an axe” is used to describe those who, ignoring facts, rely on subjective assumptions to make suspicious judgments of people or situations.   Once there was a countryman who lost an axe. He thought it was stolen by th...Lees meer »

  • Post time: May-19-2020

    No matter the language, tongue twisters are a fun way to help out with pronunciation when trying to learn new foreign syllables, words and phrases. Why Practice Chinese with Tongue Twisters? Mandarin Chinese is pretty much the ideal language for crazy tongue twisters. Language learners attempting...Lees meer »

  • Post time: May-18-2020

    Having your dream job isn’t just a flighty wish. It can become an absolute reality. Do you want to travel abroad? Do you want to find a job where you can use the skills you’ve worked so hard to hone—speaking Mandarin Chinese? Ask yourself this: what’s really stopping you? It’s likely that you’re ...Lees meer »

  • Post time: May-15-2020

    The tools used in traditional Chinese painting are paintbrush, ink, traditional paint and special paper or silk. It developed and was classified by theme into three genres: figures, landscapes, and birds-and-flowers. The birds-and-flowers genre has its roots in the decorative patterns engraved on...Lees meer »

  • Post time: May-14-2020

    If you are trying to describe a daily routine, a habit, or just something that consistently happens, you can use the word 总是 (zǒngshì). 总是 means “always,” and like other adverbs, comes before the verb in a sentence.   总是 (zǒngshì) with Verbs 总是 is an adverb that is often ...Lees meer »

  • Post time: May-13-2020

    Today we want to take a look at the story behind this Chengyu: 守株待兔 (shǒu zhū dài tù) The literal translation of this Chengyu is to guard (守, shǒu) a tree trunk (株, zhū) waiting (待, dài) for rabbits (兔, tù) and means to want results without work or to rely on narrow experiences and not th...Lees meer »

  • Post time: May-07-2020

    When you work for a company or do other sorts of physical (and even mental) activities for another party, you’re likely to use the Chinese preposition 为 (wèi). This character is often translated into English as “for,” but is sometimes unnatural or unnecessary, depending on the ...Lees meer »

  • Post time: May-06-2020

    Chinese musical instruments can trace its history to several thousand years ago. Each of the instruments produces a different and unique sound and effect. These Chinese musical instruments not only entertain people but also play an important part in traditional Chinese culture. Now let us have a ...Lees meer »

  • Post time: May-05-2020

    Tuesday the 5th of May marks Lixia (立夏 lì xià), or the “Start of Summer” in English. It is the seventh solar term in the Chinese lunar calendar, with the sun moving to the celestial longitude of 45 degrees on this day. In Chinese, the character “li (立)” means “begin”, so Lixia is also the firs...Lees meer »

  • Post time: May-04-2020

    In traditional Chinese medicine, emotions and physical health are intimately connected. Sadness, nervous tension and anger, worry, fear, and overwork are each associated with a particular organ in the body. For example, irritability and inappropriate anger can affect the liver and result in menst...Lees meer »

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