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Valentine’s Day in China Posted by on Feb 13, 2017

In addition to its many traditional festivals, China has taken to celebrating plenty of holidays from Western culture as well. You might see Santa around Christmas and zombies on Halloween, and you’ll also see smooching couples out and about on Valentine’s Day (情人节 – qíng rén jié). Although China has its own holiday for lovers…

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Describing People in Chinese (Personality) Posted by on Feb 9, 2017

We’ve already learned how to describe someone’s appearance in Chinese, but as we all know, looks aren’t everything. It’s what’s inside that really counts. In this lesson we’ll learn how to describe someone’s personality. Personality Vocabulary To get started, let’s learn 25 Chinese words to describe someone’s personality: friendly (友好 – yǒu hǎo) shy (害羞…

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Describing People in Chinese (Appearance) Posted by on Feb 7, 2017

One great way to build your vocabulary and practice your Chinese is describing people. They can be people you know, celebrities you see on TV or in magazines, or even just random people on the street. Today we’ll look at how to describe someone’s appearance in Chinese. What does he/she look like? To get started,…

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Confucius: a Brief Summary Posted by on Feb 6, 2017

孔子(Kǒngzǐ, Confucius) was one of the greatest thinkers in the world. During time of chaos and war, he set new standards in politics, morality and philosophy. He became a statesman in China of 6 century BCE, and created the social foundations of modern civilized China. Here is a brief summary of his life.   春秋时代…

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Day Two in Harbin (Video) Posted by on Feb 2, 2017

Our 48-hour adventure in China’s winter wonderland of Harbin continues. After checking out the Snow Expo on Day One, it’s time to hit the main event of the annual Ice and Snow Festival. Day Two includes a visit to the Siberian Tiger Park, the Ice and Snow World, and a stroll along the city’s Central…

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