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How to Say Today, Tomorrow, Yesterday in Chinese


Today we are going to look at how Chinese people talk about days in relation to each other, it is a little more specific than...

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    Chinese Poem: “Thinking on a Quiet Night” 靜夜思

    This is the first poem that most students learn when they begin to study classical Chinese. That doesn’t mean it the best poem ever, but... Read more

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    North, South, East, West. How to Use a Chinese Compass.

    In English we refer to the points on the compass as North, South, East and West, in that order. In Chinese they also have the... Read more


    The Fox Borrows the Tiger’s Prowess (4-character saying)

    “The Fox Borrows the Tiger’s Prowess” is a classic Chinese 4-character saying. 狐  hú means fox, the modern word for fox is 狐狸 假 jiǎ in... Read more

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    Learn a Chinese Idiom: Blind Men Stroke the Elephant

    Today we are going to look at a traditional Chinese 4-character saying or Chengyu, 盲人摸象 Blind men stroke the elephant. The story behind this chengyu... Read more

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    Speak Chinese like a Boss: Mandarin Tongue Twisters!

    Every language has tongue twisters, try saying “she sells sea shells on the sea shore” fast! Mandarin Chinese is no exception, and there are some... Read more

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    How to Say: Who? What? Where? When? Why? In Chinese

    Who, what, where, when and why are the most important 5 question words in any language, and in Mandarin Chinese that is no exception.  Vocabulary... Read more


    Who are Di Tou Zu? (Chinese smartphone addicts)

    The Chinese have an interesting name for people who are always glued to their smart phone: Dī tóu zú 低頭族, literally the “Lowered Head Clan.”... Read more


    How to Order Drinks at a Chinese Bar

    In China you can order just about the same selection of drinks at a bar as you can in English. They have a variety of... Read more

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    Chinese Tea Etiquette: Thanking Someone for Tea

    If you have ever been to a Chinese restaurant, you will know they normally serve tea with the meal, and Chinese people have a special... Read more

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    Two Ways to Say “I’m Tired” In Chinese

    Today we are going to look at how to say you are tired, in Chinese. The word lèi 累 is the most basic way to... Read more

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    How to Ask for Directions in Chinese

    Finding your way around a foreign city can be taxing, especially if you have to do it in a foreign language. But there are always... Read more

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    5 Essential Chinese Phrases

    What are the 5 most important phrases to learn in order to get by in any foreign language? Hello? How are you? Where’s the bathroom?... Read more

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    How to Order Coffee in Chinese

    Have you ever been in China or Taiwan and you are dying for an authentic Western style coffee? Maybe an Espresso or a Cappuccino or... Read more

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    What Does Kung Fu Really Mean in Chinese? (Learn Chinese Now)

    When you hear the word Kung Fu, you may think of Bruce Lee kicking and punching his way out of a Triad hideout. But the... Read more

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