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Archive for February, 2014

Highlights of Sichuan Province Posted by on Feb 28, 2014

Visit the giant pandas, eat mouth-numbing hot pot, and shake your groove thing in Chengdu. Hike up a Buddhist mountain, drop by a traditional courtyard home and farm, and chill by the river in Ping Le. Hike and enjoy the natural beauty of Jiuzhaigou and Huanglong national parks. Welcome to Sichuan province! 成都 – chéng…

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10 Must Know Chinese Measure Words Posted by on Feb 26, 2014

When just beginning to study Chinese, many people get intimidated by the massive amount of measure words used in the language. Don’t let the measure words freak you out, though, especially if you’re a native English speaker – we use tons of measure words in English! Just see for yourself: one glass of water, two…

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Beijing Olympic Park Posted by on Feb 24, 2014

奥林匹克公园 – Ào lín pǐ kè gōng yuán Olympic Park 森林公园 – sēn lín gōng yuán Olympic Forest Park 新奥购物中心 – xīn ào gòu wù zhōng xīn Xin Ao Shopping Center 玲珑塔 – líng lóng tǎ Ling Long Tower We just reviewed some Chinese vocabulary for talking about the Winter Olympics in the last post…

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Popular Chinese Websites Posted by on Feb 20, 2014

It’s no secret that one of the most popular activities in China is to surf the internet (上网冲浪 – shàng wǎng chōng làng). In fact, on nearly every street corner in Beijing, you will find an internet bar (网吧 – wǎng bā), often filled to capacity with chain smoking teenagers aggresively clicking away while engaged…

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Let’s Talk About the Winter Olympics in Chinese Posted by on Feb 18, 2014

It’s an exciting time of the year as the Winter Olympics (冬季奥运会 – dōng jì ào yùn huì) are currently underway in Sochi (索契 – suǒ qì). The motto for this year’s games is, “Hot. Cool. Yours.” (激情冰火屬於你 – jī qíng bīng huǒ shǔ yú nǐ); hopefully it sounds better in Russian than it does…

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Beijing Nightlife Posted by on Feb 12, 2014

Beijing is famous for many things – its landmarks such as the Forbidden City, Peking duck, and the horrendous air pollution. What may surprise you about this ancient Chinese city, however, is its booming nightlife scene. Take a whirlwind tour of a crazy night out in Beijing in this short video.

At the Market – Everyday Items Posted by on Feb 10, 2014

Have you ever gone into a market in China and embarrassed yourself trying to use body and sign language to get across the items you’re looking for? I know I have! In an effort to make your trips to the local Chinese market a little more efficient and stress free, we’ve been teaching some useful…

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