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Archive for July, 2013

Beijing Streets, Beats & Eats – SLT and LSD Posted by on Jul 31, 2013

Explore one of Beijing’s coolest areas for shopping, eating, drinking, and partying with this short video tour of Sanlitun. Check out the huge markets, wander down the Chinese Shakedown Street, sample a few awesome Happy Hours, try a variety of delicious food, rage a few bars, and then top it all off with an awesome…

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Culture Shock in China – Getting Around Posted by on Jul 27, 2013

When traveling to or living in a country that’s very far away and very different from your own, some culture shock is inevitable.  So far, we’ve discussed the culture shock in China related to eating and drinking.  Today, we’re going to talk about another everyday topic – getting around. When I first arrived in Beijing…

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A Day in the (Chinese) Life Posted by on Jul 18, 2013

Learn how to talk about your daily activities in Chinese with this educational video that has Chinese characters and English subtitles. 我早上八点起床,然后我吃早餐. wǒ zǎo shàng bā diǎn qǐ chuáng, rán hòu wǒ chī zǎo cān I get up at 8 o’clock in the morning.  Then I eat breakfast. 我喜欢吃鸡蛋, 培根, 和面包。 wǒ xǐ huan chī…

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In a Chinese Restaurant Posted by on Jul 17, 2013

For anyone planning a trip to China, perhaps the most important language related topic to study is “in the restaurant.”  China is home to a vast array of different cuisines, and it would be a shame if you came all the way here and ended up eating McDonald’s and KFC simply because you cannot communicate…

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3 Years of Blogging Posted by on Jul 14, 2013

It’s been a while since I studied Latin way back in high school, but the phrase “tempus fugit” (time flies) is one I’ll never forget. That’s mostly thanks to the fact that time has just flown by since I made a crazy decision to move to Beijing, China after finishing college. It’s gone by even…

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Hanging Monastery and Mt. Heng Video Tour Posted by on Jul 13, 2013

Take a video of the incredible Hanging Monastery and Mt. Heng, two famous sights in Datong, China. The monastery was built over 1,500 years ago in the side of a cliff, 75 meters above ground. Mt. Heng, meanwhile, is one of the Five Great Mountains in Chinese culture. 大同 – dà tóng Datong 悬空寺 –…

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Is Beijing Better Than Shanghai? Posted by on Jul 9, 2013

Actually, this post isn’t really going to answer that question. What we’re going to talk about today is how to make comparisons in Chinese. Let’s start with the title of this post: Is Beijing better than Shanghai? 北京比上海好吗? běi jīng bǐ shàng hǎi hǎo ma Now let’s break down the question: Beijing (北京 – běi…

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