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Archive for December, 2017

Most Popular Posts of 2017 Posted by on Dec 28, 2017

Can you believe we’re about to say goodbye to 2017 and hello to 2018? Time flies (时间飞逝 – shí jiān fēi shì)! The end of the year is always a great time to reflect on the past and look forward to the future. We love looking at the year-end stats and seeing which posts were…

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What Are You Doing? in Chinese Posted by on Dec 26, 2017

What Are You Doing? in Chinese

When teaching English to my Chinese students, I find that it’s always a bit difficult for them to switch between the simple present and the simple present continuous tenses in English. That is, the different between saying “I go” and “I am going.” Thankfully, this really isn’t so tough in Chinese. In this post we’re…

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Christmas Songs in Chinese Posted by on Dec 21, 2017

Christmas (圣诞节 – shèng dàn jié) is right around the corner, and even in China you’ll hear carols throughout the month. Although most people in China don’t celebrate the religious side of Christmas, they sure love the commercial one. There are Christmas trees and lights in shopping malls all over the country, as people take…

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Yunnan Cuisine Posted by on Dec 20, 2017

Yunnan Cuisine

Yunnan province is one of the most beautiful places to travel in China. In addition to amazing places like Dali and the Tiger Leaping Gorge, it’s also home to some pretty delicious cuisine. From the crossing the bridge rice noodles to the yummy old grandma’s potatoes, they’re cooking up lots of good stuff here. Let’s…

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Warm Up with Chinese Hot Pot Posted by on Dec 18, 2017

Winter is in coming, and temperatures are falling fast. This is especially true in the northern part of China – it’s already hovering around 0 degrees Celsius in Beijing and it’s far, far below zero in the provincial capital of Harbin. Coupled with the awful air pollution, this can lead to a serious sense of…

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