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Archive for October, 2012

Halloween Posted by on Oct 31, 2012

While it’s not high up on the list of holidays in China, Halloween is one of my favorites, and it is gaining popularity here in the Middle Kingdom. This is especially true amongst the younger generation of Chinese, who learn about the holiday from their foreign English teachers (such as yours truly ) and take…

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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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