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Archive for November, 2016

Jobs and Workplaces in Chinese Posted by on Nov 29, 2016

My Day in Chinese

Love it or hate it, work (工作 – gōng zuò) is an important part of life. Most people have to go to a job, whether you’re a part-time employee or the CEO. Since it’s such a time-consuming and important aspect of our lives, work is a topic that often comes up in conversation. This post will…

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Day Three in Beijing (Video) Posted by on Nov 28, 2016

It’s been an action-packed couple of days in Beijing, from exploring Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City to hiking on the Great Wall and strolling through a quirky night market. Hopefully you got some decent sleep, because there’s one more big day left in the Chinese capital! On the third and final day in Beijing…

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3 Days in Beijing (Part Three) Posted by on Nov 23, 2016

It’s been a busy couple of days, but what did you expect trying to explore one of the biggest and oldest cities in the world in just 72 hours? Stretch out your tired legs from that Great Wall hike yesterday, drink some coffee – or maybe tea since you’re in China after all – and…

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Chinese Beer Posted by on Nov 21, 2016

When it comes to booze, there’s no doubt that it’s all about the baijiu (白酒 – bái jiǔ) in China. This traditional Chinese liquor – which bears an uncanny resemblance to rocket fuel – is the drink of choice at functions like business dinners and weddings. You can’t always slam glasses of something that’s 45-50%…

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Day Two in Beijing (Video) Posted by on Nov 17, 2016

The first of three days in Beijing was a big one, packing in a bunch of sights in the historic city center. This 3-day journey through the Chinese capital must roll on, however, regardless of how tired you are! In Part Two of the video tour, we climb the Great Wall, stroll the Wangfujing night…

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3 Days in Beijing (Part Two) Posted by on Nov 15, 2016

With just three days to explore Beijing, the first one was pretty epic. Traveling along the city’s central north-south axis, you got to hit some of the biggest attractions in the city – the Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, and much more. Hopefully you got some good rest; there are still two…

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Chinese Vocabulary – International Cuisine Posted by on Nov 14, 2016

While Chinese food is amazing, chances are you won’t want to eat it three times a day every day if you’re traveling or living there. Once in a while, you just need to eat something different. Last month we reviewed some Chinese vocabulary for standard Western food. This month we’re going international. Here are some common…

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