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A Look Inside the Beijing Planning & Exhibition Hall Posted by on Aug 29, 2018

A Look Inside the Beijing Planning & Exhibition Hall

There’s a lot to see along the Central Axis of Beijing – Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, the Drum & Bell Towers, and so much more. While it can be exhausting traveling that entire route in one day, there’s a much easier way to see the entire city of Beijing. Just head to the Beijing…

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Postpartum Chinese Tradition: The Sitting Month Posted by on Aug 27, 2018

An old Chinese custom became controversial in recent years: the 坐月子 (zuò yuè zi) tradition. 坐 (zuò) means “to sit”, 月 (yuè) means “month”, and 月子 is the first month after giving birth. This ancient practice takes care not of the new born, but of the new mom, who have just been through a long,…

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Beijing Central Axis Video Tour Posted by on Aug 20, 2018

Beijing Central Axis Video Tour

A great way to see most of the famous sights in Beijing in one day is by traveling along the city’s Central Axis. Doing so allows you to visit Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, the Drum & Bell Towers, and much more. Explore the Central Axis of Beijing in just 90 seconds with us in…

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Exploring the Central Axis of Beijing Posted by on Aug 15, 2018

Exploring the Central Axis of Beijing

We all know that Beijing has a long history going back thousands of years, but just how did they design this city? Perhaps the most important element in the layout and design of Beijing is the city’s Central Axis (中轴线 – zhōng zhóu xiàn). Most of the essential buildings in the city were constructed along…

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How to Use the Adverb 究竟? Posted by on Aug 6, 2018

In our few latest posts, we’ve taken a closer look at some new Chinese vocabulary. We’ve learned to build sentences with the word 压力; to use the verb 熟悉; to emphasize contrast with the conjunction 即使; and learned about different uses of the character 老. Today we’ll enrich our Chinese with the useful adverb 究竟…

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