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Archive for October, 2012

Chinese Numbers 1-100 Video Posted by on Oct 29, 2012

Learn how to count from 1-100 in Mandarin Chinese with the assistance of 100 people in Beijing! My students and colleagues were nice enough to help me put together this montage, so a big thanks goes out to them for their help. It clocks in at just under 2 minutes, so play it through a…

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Chinglish Menu Posted by on Oct 24, 2012

For anyone who’s been to China, you’re probably very familiar with the wonderful art of Chinglish (中式英语 – zhōng shì yīng yǔ). From hilarious t-shirts in the market that display text such as, “I give all a smile because I am in the cheerful monkey,” to silly signs on the lawn encouraging you to “Cherish the…

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Chinese Numbers 1-100 Posted by on Oct 22, 2012

1 - 100, by See-Ming Lee via flickr

After much demand, I’ve finally put together a table with the Chinese numbers from 1-100. I’m sure you’ll notice a trend in how you form numbers from 11-99. See if you can figure it out on your own. I even went ahead and threw in the number zero for no extra charge! Number Chinese Character…

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Mandarin Numbers 1 – 20 Posted by on Oct 19, 2012

image by See-Ming Lee via flickr

We’ve put together this table of Mandarin Chinese numbers 1 – 20 for any language learners new to studying Chinese.  We’ve also included a video below with voice pronunciation.  Try listening to it a few times, maybe when you’re on the computer doing other things, and you’ll pick up the words in no time!  Make…

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Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (成都大熊猫繁育研究基地) Posted by on Oct 19, 2012

The giant panda is the national treasure of China, and nowhere is this more obvious than in Sichuan, where there are multiple panda breeding centers. Take a tour of the most visited panda site, located in the capital city of Chengdu. 成都大熊猫繁育研究基地 – chéng dū dà xióng māo fán yù yán jiū jī dì Chengdu…

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What’s the Weather Like? Posted by on Oct 17, 2012

When making small talk, one topic that always comes up is the weather, whether you like it or not. If you can forgive me for that cheesy pun, I’ll teach you some useful words and phrases related to the weather (天气 – tiān qì) in this post. Seasons (季节 – jì jié) winter (冬天 – dōng…

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A Busy Day in Chengdu Posted by on Oct 13, 2012

Join me on a stroll through Chengdu, the capital of southwest China’s Sichuan province, as we visit the YMCA, Wenshu Monastery, and the Immaculate Conception Church during the day. In the evening, chow down on some Sichuan style hot pot, and then stroll the alleyways for some shopping, snacking, and drinking. 文殊院 – wén shū…

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