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The Spring Festival Gala Posted by on Jan 22, 2020

Spring Festival in Videos

There are a few things that are synonymous with the Chinese Spring Festival (春节 – chūn jié) – red couplets hanging on doors, dumplings boiling in a pot, firecrackers going off night and day, and families plopping down in front of the TV for 4+ hours. Indeed, the CCTV Spring Festival Gala is a huge…

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Lao Xiang Ji: Number One Top Chinese Fast Food Brand Posted by on Jan 20, 2020

The Chinese catering industry (餐饮产业cān yǐn chǎn yè) has seen rapid growth over the past decade. In 2018, it exceeded 4 trillion RMB (more than 600 billion U.S. dollars) in revenue. A major part of it is the fast food industry (快餐产业kuài cān chǎn yè). 中国餐饮业实现销售额不断增长。 Zhōng guó cān yǐn yè shí xiàn xiāo shòu…

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Where to Travel in China in 2020 Posted by on Jan 15, 2020

Highlights of Guangxi

新年快乐! I hope all of our readers are having an excellent start to the new decade so far. What are your New Year’s resolutions? (你新年的决心是什么? – nǐ xīn nián de jué xīn shì shén me). I hope one of them is “travel more!” (我希望一个是 “多旅行” – wǒ xī wàng yī gè shì “duō lǚ xíng”)…

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4 Useful Verbs for Chinese New Year Posted by on Jan 6, 2020

Chinese New Year, also known as Spring Festival (春节 chūn jié), is celebrated this year on January 25th, 2020. Here are 4 useful verbs to use when talking about the festival customs.   办 bàn = to run, to handle Spring Festival is China’s most important festival. The week-long national holiday week received the name Chinese…

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Top 5 Chinese Blog Posts of 2019 Posted by on Dec 23, 2019

Cantonese Food

It’s hard to believe, but we’re nearing the end of the decade. For me, it’s pretty wild to reflect back on the past decade. I spent over half of it in China, and I’ve been writing for the Chinese blog the entire time. It’s an appropriate instance to use the phrase “time flies” (时光飞逝 –…

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Gift Giving in China Posted by on Dec 16, 2019

Relations (关系 guān xì) play an important role in today’s Chinese society. Social connections are a fundamental key to success in the Chinese community. A common way to strengthen one’s relationships is by giving gifts (送礼 sòng lǐ) to show affection, respect, or closeness. A unique Chinese traditional gift everyone loves to receive is the…

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Top Chinese Songs of the Decade Posted by on Dec 12, 2019

Can you believe another decade is almost behind us?! I know I sure can’t. It’s always fun looking back at the end of a decade. I love music and I love end of the year countdowns, so I’m combining both in this post! Music is a great tool for studying not only the language, but…

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