Chinese Language Blog

Archive for 'Language'

Chinese Blog Greatest Hits: Volume 2 Posted by on Jul 26, 2022

There’s an old Chinese idiom that goes “Time flies like an arrow” (光阴似箭 guāngyīnsìjiàn). I can totally relate to that one at the moment. It doesn’t seem like it was that long ago that I moved to Beijing the day before the start of the 2008 Summer Olympics (夏季奥运会 xiàjì àoyùnhuì). Not too long after…

Continue Reading

Tips for Learning Chinese Posted by on Jan 25, 2022

A famous Chinese proverb says: 好事多磨 (hǎo shì duō mó). 好事 means good things, 多 means a lot, and 磨 means to grind, to rub. It comes to say that good things do not come without toil. Realizing your dreams involves much work, and that’s certainly true of Chinese fluency. The Foreign Service Institute of USA…

Continue Reading

Most Popular Chinese Blog Posts of 2021 Posted by on Dec 21, 2021

As we near the end of another year, here’s a good expression to learn in Chinese: 时间过得真快 (shí jiān guò dé zhēn kuài). It’s similar to saying “how time flies” in English, and I always find myself saying it this time of year. We have a tradition here at the blog of looking back on…

Continue Reading

Chinese Language Quiz 2021 Posted by on Aug 23, 2021

Learning a second language, any language, is a journey. A journey of ups and downs, a journey in which you sometimes sprint and sometimes stand still. And although it sometimes feels like the destination is far, know that every step brings you forward. Today we will take a little break to summarize up what we…

Continue Reading

Libraries in China Posted by on Apr 8, 2021

In case you didn’t know, this week is Library Week in the United States. As such, we’re taking a look at libraries in the different countries represented on the language blogs here. In this post, we’ll learn all about libraries in China, starting with a bit of vocabulary. Chinese Library Vocabulary First of all, let’s…

Continue Reading