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Archive for September, 2015

A Day of Chinese Food Posted by on Sep 30, 2015

Think that Chinese food is General Tso’s chicken and fortune cookies? Get a taste of what real Chinese food is like in this short video that takes you through a full day of eating in China, just like the locals do.

A Short Trip in Shanghai (Part Two) Posted by on Sep 28, 2015

Should you find yourself in Shanghai, here’s a guide to a nice, relaxing day. Check out Shanghai’s parks, museums, and the French Concession.

Mid-Autumn Festival in Vidoes Posted by on Sep 24, 2015

The Mid-Autumn Festival (中秋节 – zhōng qiū jié) is a traditional Chinese holiday that goes back over 3,000 years. It’s second in importance only to the Spring Festival, and it falls on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month, which is September 27th this year. As it occurs on a full moon (圆月 –…

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Chinese Names for European Countries Posted by on Sep 23, 2015

We’re going all around the world to learn the Chinese names for different countries, states, provinces, cities – you name it! In case you missed the previous posts, here are links to catch you up: Chinese Names for the 50 United States Chinese Names for Canadian Provinces, Territories, and Major Cities Chinese Names for South…

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All the Tea in China Posted by on Sep 21, 2015

A while back, I wrote a post on here about “How to Order Coffee in Chinese.” Although coffee isn’t exactly a traditional Chinese drink, it has become more and more popular with China’s growing middle class, who want to be trendy by hanging out at places like Starbucks. One of our readers requested a similar…

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Top 10 China Experiences Posted by on Sep 17, 2015

In the 5+ years that I lived and worked in China, I was fortunate enough to have more incredible experiences than I can even count. Perhaps the fact that the 2008 Olympics kicked off on my first day in the country was a sign of epic things to come, as the years that followed were…

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Chinese Opposite Words Posted by on Sep 14, 2015

Chinese Adjectives

When I teach English to students in China, I always encourage them to learn opposite words together. That way they double their vocabulary and come to associate the words with each other. The same works when you study Chinese, or any language for that matter – it’s good to memorize opposite words to build your…

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