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Archive for December, 2016

2016 Year in Review – Culture and Travel Posted by on Dec 29, 2016

A Guide to Telling the Time in Chinese

If you’re a fan of Chinese language and culture, 2016 has been a good year. We’ve covered tons of topics this year, including plenty of posts heavy on new Chinese vocabulary and important grammar. This blog is about more than just learning new words, though – it’s also about diving into Chinese culture and exploring…

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2016 Year in Review – Language Posted by on Dec 27, 2016

Another year is almost behind us, as we get ready to say to 再见 to 2016 and 你好 to 2017. While 2016 has gotten a bad rap, it was a pretty great year here on the Chinese blog. First of all, a big 谢谢 to all our readers for your continued support. Whether you’ve been…

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National Museum of China Posted by on Dec 26, 2016

There are many impressive historical and cultural sights in Beijing, from the Forbidden City to the Great Wall. One place that doesn’t get nearly as much attention as it deserves is the National Museum of China. It’s totally free, and it’s full of fascinating artifacts from thousands of years of Chinese history. Take a short tour…

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A Short Trip to Suzhou Posted by on Dec 22, 2016

One of the most popular places to visit in Jiangsu province is the ancient city of Suzhou (苏州 – sū zhōu). Renowned for its classical gardens and its abundance of canals, the famous explorer Marco Polo once dubbed this the “Venice of the Orient.” Let’s see what you can do with a short trip to…

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Chinese Breakfast (中式早餐) Posted by on Dec 19, 2016

What do Chinese people eat for breakfast? Check out some common breakfast foods such as steamed stuffed buns and a tasty egg pancake known as jian bing in this short video. Video Vocabulary Here are the vocabulary words used in the video: 早餐 – zǎo cān breakfast 包子 – bāo zi steamed stuffed bun 卤蛋 –…

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