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Get Ready for National Day Posted by on Sep 29, 2016

Tiananmen Square.

Just like the 4th of July in the United States, the 1st of October is a very important holiday in China. National Day (国庆节 – guó qìng jié) celebrates the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949. To get you in the patriotic spirit for this big day, check out some of our past…

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5 Awesome Chinese Idioms Posted by on Sep 27, 2016

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Just like English, Chinese is a language with countless idioms (成语 – chéng yǔ). While it can be tricky to actually get to a level where you can use idioms in your everyday life in China, it’s still interesting and useful to learn them. Studying Chinese idioms not only helps you improve your language skills, but…

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Chinese Conjunctions Video (Part Two) Posted by on Sep 26, 2016

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After mastering the four basic conjunctions covered in Part One, it’s time to practice some more advanced, compound conjunctions. Improve your Chinese fluency by following this video and learning these compound conjunctions. Then, try to make your own examples at home.

Shaolin Monastery Posted by on Sep 22, 2016

Shaolin Temple. Image by chad from flickr.com.

In addition to the amazing Longmen Grottoes and the historic White Horse Temple, Henan province is also home to the Shaolin Monastery (少林寺 – shào lín sì). This ancient temple is a UNESCO site and is the cradle of Chinese Zen Buddhism. You may know it as the home of Shaolin kung fu (功夫 –…

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Chinese Conjunctions Video (Part One) Posted by on Sep 19, 2016

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One good way to start improving your Chinese language skills and become more fluent is to use more complex sentences. Learning some simple conjunctions in Chinese will get you well on your way to doing so. Learn how to use four common Chinese conjunctions in this video, featuring a few examples of each. After watching,…

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