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Archive for December, 2014

The Chinese Character for “Person” Posted by on Dec 10, 2014

One of the first, easiest, and most important characters you’ll learn in Chinese is the one for person (人 – rén). Back in the day, this character was actually a pictograph depicting a man. As you can see, it has been abbreviated over time. Check out this short video to learn how to properly write this character…

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A Chinese Dating Game Show Posted by on Dec 5, 2014

We’ve recently talked about dating game shows in China and how they’ve become super popular in the past few years. While big money studio shows like “If You Are the One” dominate the airwaves, we decided to throw our own version of a dating game show in Kunming. There were some awkward moments, hilarious questions…

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What Happens When You Literally Translate Chinese Posted by on Dec 2, 2014

For learners of Chinese, it’s always fun to literally translate new Chinese words. Often times, you’ll find that you recognize two characters on their own, but you haven’t yet learned the word that is formed when you put them together. In my experience, my Chinese students and friends can never understand why foreigners think it’s…

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