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Archive for January, 2019

Top Chinese Songs of 2018 (Part Two) Posted by on Jan 31, 2019

We’re continuing our countdown of the top Chinese songs of 2018 with five more tunes. Go back and check out Part One in case you missed it. Once again, I did my best to find the official music videos, lyrics in simplified Chinese, pinyin, and English, and a KTV-style video for you to sing along…

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Saying Goodbye in Chinese Posted by on Jan 21, 2019

Chinese New Year (春节, chūn jié, literally means “spring festival”) will be celebrated this February 5th. 春节 has many interesting traditions. One of them is the friendly custom of 拜年 (bài nián) – wishing family and friends happy new year. Nowadays, you can easily and quickly congratulate your relatives and acquaintances by mail, phone, or…

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Top Chinese Songs of 2018 (Part One) Posted by on Jan 14, 2019

Top Chinese Songs of 2018

Do you like listening to music? (你喜欢听音乐吗? – nǐ xǐ huān tīng yīn yuè ma). Do you like listening to Chinese songs? (你喜欢听中文歌吗? – nǐ xǐ huān tīng zhōng wén gē ma). Listening to music is a great way to enhance your language studies. Even if you don’t understand all of the lyrics, it’s beneficial. Listening…

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Xi Jinping’s Thought: A New Ideology for the Chinese Communist Party Posted by on Jan 7, 2019

The 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (中国共产党第十九次全国代表达会) was opened last year (on October 2017), with a speech by Xi Jinping (习近平). Xi, who then started his second five-year term (任期rèn qí) as the president of the People’s Republic of China, spoke for about three and a half hours. He announced the beginning of a…

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