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Archive for July, 2014

100 Most Common Chinese Characters (21-40) Posted by on Jul 17, 2014

Keep going through the 100 most common Chinese characters with us in the 2nd video covering #s 21-40: 为  – wèi for, because of 子 – zǐ child, son 和  – hé and, together, with 你 – nǐ you 地 – dì earth, ground, position, place 出 – chū go out 道 – dào way,…

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Better Know a… Province (Shanxi) Posted by on Jul 14, 2014

It’s been a while since our last post in this ongoing series that’s taking us around China one province at a time. Last time, we visited Shandong province – home of Confucius and Tsingtao beer. From there it only makes sense for us to head next to the province that is “West of the Mountains”…

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5 Awesome Beijing Day Trips Video Posted by on Jul 9, 2014

There’s a lot to do in Beijing, but the traffic and the smog can be overwhelming. Never fear, as there are plenty of things to do nearby. Check out five awesome BJ day trips in this short video: the Fragrant Hills, Botanical Gardens, Ba Da Chu, Red Snail Temple, and Shi Du.

Great Ways to Learn Chinese – BBC Real Chinese Posted by on Jul 7, 2014

There are so many ways to go about learning a language these that it can be overwhelming for people just getting started. Enroll in a traditional class, get a tutor, find a language partner, self study, get online, buy software – the list goes on and on. Of course, the best way you can learn…

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Don’t Go Hungry – How to Order in Chinese Posted by on Jul 2, 2014

We have to eat in order to survive. Perhaps that’s why food-related language is always at the top of any new learner’s to do list. When I first got to China and realized how little English was spoken and how it was virtually non-existent in restaurants, I quickly realized that I had to either learn…

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