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Archive for July, 2016

Chinese Conjunctions Part Two Posted by on Jul 28, 2016

Have you studied the basic Chinese conjunctions in the first post? If not, go back and brush up on those before moving on. This post introduces some compound conjunctions, which use a few of the words we learned in the first lesson in a more advanced way. Apart from/Except; In addition (除了… 以外 – chú le……

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Chinese Conjunctions Part One Posted by on Jul 27, 2016

Once you start to reach a more intermediate level of Chinese, you’ll want to connect your ideas and begin using more complex sentences. To do this, you’ll need to learn some conjunctions. In Chinese, conjunctions do just what they do in English – just think back to “Schoolhouse Rock.” That’s right, “hooking up words, and…

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A Weekend at Shi Du Posted by on Jul 25, 2016

Spending the hot summer months trapped in the concrete jungle is no fun, especially in Chinese mega-cities like Beijing. Thankfully, there are plenty of options for excellent day or weekend trips just a few hours away. One such place is Shi Du, where you can go rafting, hike in karst mountains, or even do some…

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Beginner’s Guide to Chinese eBook Posted by on Jul 25, 2016

If you’re a fan of this blog, you’ll love our new Beginner’s Guide to Mandarin Chinese. Here on the Chinese blog, we post a variety of content for learners of all levels. For the beginners among us who haven’t combed through our archives, you may be missing some of our older, but extremely useful introductory…

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Wet Hot Chinese Summer Posted by on Jul 20, 2016

Top 10 Most Popular Videos on Transparent Chinese

Summer (夏天 – xià tiān) is in full swing in China. All across the country, dudes are letting their bellies hang out to cool off and ladies are swimming in the sea with their face-kinis on. The beaches are packed, as are popular tourist sights such as the Great Wall and Jiuzhaigou National Park. Summer…

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A Day in the Park Posted by on Jul 18, 2016

Spending time in local parks is a huge part of Chinese culture. Since most people live stacked on top of one another in massive high-rise apartments, parks are the perfect place to get some fresh air, spend time with family and friends, and have some fun. Summer is in full swing, and parks all across…

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Summer in Qingdao Video Posted by on Jul 14, 2016

Qingdao is one of the most popular places to visit in China in the summer months. Tour its beaches, historic churches, and beer festival in this short video.

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