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How to Order a Beer in Chinese Posted by on Apr 30, 2018

How to Order a Beer in Chinese

People have been drinking beer (啤酒 – pí jiǔ) for thousands of years in China. As a matter of fact, recent archaeological discoveries show that villagers in China were making a beer-like beverage as far back as 7,000 BC! Beer comes second only to tea in China when it comes to beverage consumption. China also surpassed…

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5 Types of Chinese Noodles Posted by on Apr 26, 2018

5 Types of Chinese Noodles

It’s no secret that China loves noodles. The country is home to so many different noodle dishes, it’ll make your head spin! It seems like each city has its own unique noodle dish. Some are more famous than others and can be found all over the country. Let’s take a look at 5 Chinese noodle…

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25 Must-Know Chinese Verbs Posted by on Apr 24, 2018

25 Must-Know Chinese Verbs

If you’re new to Chinese and are trying to start speaking more, a good idea is to focus on some key verbs. Here’s a list of 25 must-know Chinese verbs to get you going. Study the table first and then move on to see an example sentence for each one. 25 Must-Know Verbs Table Examples…

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Hanging Monastery Video Posted by on Apr 23, 2018

Hanging Monastery Video

It’s hard to believe, but there’s a temple carved right into the side of a mountain in China. The amazing Hanging Monastery (悬空寺 – xuán kōng sì) is located near the city of Datong, and you’ll just have to see it to believe it. Check out our Hanging Monastery video to take a short tour and learn…

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The Hanging Monastery (Datong, China) Posted by on Apr 18, 2018

The Hanging Monastery (Datong, China)

There are many impressive temples around China, but it’s hard to beat the Hanging Monastery (悬空寺 – xuán kōng sì). In this post, we’ll take a look at this incredible temple and learn some Chinese in the process. About the Hanging Temple This amazing temple was literally built right into the side of a cliff…

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How to Make Comparisons in Chinese Posted by on Apr 16, 2018

How to Make Comparisons in Chinese

An important step in making it out of the beginner phase and into an intermediate level of Chinese is being able to make comparisons. Thankfully, it’s not that hard to get the hang of. This post will show you how to make comparisons in Chinese. First, let’s learn the most important character you’ll need. The…

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A New Chinese Attraction in Malls: Shared Shopping Boyfriends Posted by on Apr 15, 2018

Chinese malls have found a new way to attract customers, particularly female customers. They offer a new service: a “shared boyfriend” for rental (共享男友gòngxiǎng nányǒu). For merely one Yuan, a visitor can rent a male shopping companion. 共享 gòngxiǎng = to share 男友 nányǒu = boyfriend In January, a vast crowd filled a shopping mall…

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