• Post time: Jun-04-2020

    When we want to express “to do something as one pleases,” we can use the “想 (xiǎng) verb 就 (jiù) verb” pattern.   Basic Pattern This structure is similar to how we would say in English, “whatever I want to eat, I eat” or, “wherever I want to go, I ...Pānuitia atu »

  • Post time: Jun-03-2020

    Today’s idiom 熟能生巧 (shú nénɡ shēnɡ qiǎo) tells us that skills come by exercise; practice makes perfect or with familiarity you will learn the trick.   In the Northern Song Dynasty, a man named Chen Yaozi was very good at archery. At that time, everyone knew that he was a good archer, so ...Pānuitia atu »

  • Post time: Jun-02-2020

    Learning Chinese characters is probably the most difficult part of learning Chinese. And while we believe that learning Chinese isn’t as hard as people think, we agree that some Chinese characters can be tricky. Some of them look almost exactly the same as others, which is why these Chinese...Pānuitia atu »

  • Post time: Jun-01-2020

    Sichuan is one of China’s most beautiful provinces, and it has something for everyone. From beautiful mountains, delicious cuisine, and unique cultures, Sichuan has it all. Here are some of the best places to visit in Sichuan to help plan your trip.   1. Jiuzhaigou Jiuzhaigou is a beautiful ...Pānuitia atu »

  • Post time: May-29-2020

    This story is about one picky little horse that doesn’t appreciate the food he is served, until he sees what everyone else is eating. This story is intermediate level, around level HSK4.   Quite a bit of the harder vocab in this piece revolves around eating. We’ve got 津津有味 jīn jīn yǒu wè...Pānuitia atu »

  • Post time: May-28-2020

    什么… 都 (shénme… dōu) is a pattern often used to express “all” or “everything.” Because it’s not just one word, it can be a little tricky to get the hang of at first.   Basic Usage In this structure, 都 (dōu) is more frequently used than 也 (yě)。 Structu...Pānuitia atu »

  • Post time: May-27-2020

    Literally, the Chinese idiom 画蛇添足 (huà shé tiān zú) means “to draw a snake and add feet to it”. It is used as a metaphor to extra unnecessary behaviors. It tells us that there is no need to overdo something.   In the state of Chu, there was a family offering sacrifices to anc...Pānuitia atu »

  • Post time: May-26-2020

    China is an ancient country with a history of over 5000 years. For centuries, China has experienced countless wars political struggle and finally become a powerful country with profound history and culture. In this article, we list the 7 wonders of China, to help you find your way to explore this...Pānuitia atu »

  • 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....Pānuitia atu »

  • 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...Pānuitia atu »

  • 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...Pānuitia atu »

  • 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...Pānuitia atu »

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