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A Virtual Tour of China Posted by on May 20, 2020

Highlights of Guangxi

I don’t know about you, but I really like traveling (我很喜欢旅行 wǒ hěn xǐ huān lǚ xíng). For us travelers, this global pandemic (全球大流行 quán qiú dà liú xíng) really stinks. That’s why I’m going to take you on a virtual tour of China (中国虚拟之旅 zhōng guó xū nǐ zhī lǚ). Hopefully this inspires you…

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COVID-19 Chinese Vocabulary Posted by on May 16, 2020

Talking and reading about the COVID-19 in Chinese requires a specific vocabulary. Here is a glossary of 15 words, including related verbs and nouns. Read the sentences all regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, to practice the new vocabulary. Try to make sentences on your own, using the glossary. If you have any question leave me a…

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Talking About Music in Chinese Posted by on May 6, 2020

Do you like listening to music? (你喜欢听音乐吗? nǐ xǐ huan tīng yīn yuè ma). I don’t know about you, but music (音乐 yīn yuè) has always been a huge part of my life. When I was younger, I played the cello (大提琴 dà tí qín) in my school’s orchestra as well as in an after-school…

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China’s Popular Epidemic Song Posted by on May 4, 2020

The song which had been written for another occasion and became one of the most popular during the pandemic. Li Kaichou (李凯稠 Lǐ kǎichóu) is a successful Chinese musician (音乐人 yīn yuè rén). Working behind the scenes, he has composed and produced many popular songs (红歌 hóng gē) over the years. Last year he composed…

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Labor Day in China Holiday Stories Posted by on Apr 27, 2020

A Guide to Telling the Time in Chinese

This Friday is Labor Day (劳动节 láo dòng jié) in China and many countries around the world. Commonly known simply as “5-1” (五一  wǔ yī), it’s one of many short public holidays in China. Actually, it used to be one of three Golden Weeks (黄金周 huáng jīn zhōu) but it was shortened in favor of…

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China Ends Wuhan Coronavirus Lockdown Posted by on Apr 13, 2020

Wuhan, capital of Hubei province, is considered the origin of the coronavirus pandemic. The virus likely jumped from animals to people in South China Seafood Market, where a variety of wild animals were sold. On January 23, the death toll from the coronavirus had risen to 17, all from Hubei. But the virus had already…

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Coronavirus Situation in China Improves Posted by on Apr 7, 2020

It’s hard to believe, but it’s only been 3 months since the first reported cases of the novel coronavirus (新冠病毒 – xīn guān bìng dú) in Wuhan. Just over a month ago, I wrote this update on the coronavirus in China. Is it just me, or does it feel like it’s been way longer than…

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