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Archive for May, 2013

Best of Transparent Chinese Series Posted by on May 29, 2013

Throughout my time blogging for Transparent Chinese, I’ve put together many different series of posts. From music, to love, to history, to Chinese idioms, and much, much more, a lot of topics have been discussed here over the years. In case you’ve missed any of them, here’s an easy-to-follow guide to a few of the…

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Top 10 Places in Beijing – Wudaokou Posted by on May 26, 2013

Call it Beijing, call it Peking, call it whatever you want – I call the city my 2nd home. Since graduating from college way back in ’08, I’ve mostly been living here in the Chinese capital. I’ve had ups and downs here, and my relationship with the ‘Jing is definitely a love/hate one at times…

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Yungang Grottoes Video Tour Posted by on May 25, 2013

Explore one of the three great Buddhist sculptural sites in China at the incredible Yungang Grottoes in Datong, Shanxi province. The 200+ grottoes here contain well over 50,000 Buddhas. You’ll have to see it to believe it! 云冈石窟 – yún gāng shí kū Yungang Grottoes 北魏 – běi wèi Northern Wei Dynasty 灵岩寺 – líng…

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How to Say Goodbye in Chinese Posted by on May 22, 2013

A few days ago, we introduced a bunch of different ways to say “Hello” in Chinese. Naturally, today we’re going to look at a few different words that can be used to say “Goodbye.” A simple video on how to say goodbye in Chinese. Here are ten Chinese goodbyes, with English, Chinese characters, and pinyin…

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How to Say “Hello” in Chinese Posted by on May 18, 2013

When learning a language, chances are the first word you will learn is the equivalent of “Hello.” After all, you can’t really start talking to someone before greeting them! Just like in English, where we have a ton of ways to greet someone (Hello, Hi, Hey, What’s up?, How are you?, etc.), there are plenty…

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A Day in Datong Posted by on May 15, 2013

Explore the old city of Datong in China’s Shanxi province in this short video. An overnight train from Beijing will get you there in just over 5 hours. Check out the old neighborhood and the newly rebuilt City Wall, in addition to some other places of interest such as the Drum Tower, Grand Mosque, and…

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Culture Shock in China – Drinking Posted by on May 12, 2013

In case you missed the first installment of our “Culture Shock in China” series, you ought to go back and read about the culture shock associated with food and dining out in China (from an American’s perspective). Of course, you can’t talk about food without talking about drinks. As such, today I’ll share my culture…

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