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10 Things I Love About China Posted by on Oct 10, 2014

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As promised, here’s the follow up to my “10 Things I Hate About China” post with some things that I love about this country. 1. Its Natural Beauty When most people think of China, the first thing that comes to mind are mega-cities with congested roads, massive crowds of people, factories churning out cheap goods…

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Dig Into Some Tasty Chinglish Posted by on May 30, 2014

It’s no secret – we love Chinglish here. Whenever studying Chinese gets you down or people laugh at you for butchering your tones or your feeble attempts at writing characters, just take a look at some good ole’ Chinglish and remind yourself that everyone has a rough time with new languages. Some of the funniest…

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A Hilarious Chinglish Video Posted by on May 24, 2014

Have you ever stumbled upon signs posted in China that are full of wonderful, hilarious Chinglish? I know I have. In fact, after over four years of calling the Middle Kingdom home, I’ve amassed quite the collection of epic Chinglish pictures. Don’t watch this video in the office, because you won’t be able to control…

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20 More Hilarious Chinglish Signs Posted by on Dec 9, 2013

We’ve had tons of fun with Chinglish over the years here, and we hope you have as well. Studying a language can be difficult and frustrating at times, so once in a while it’s just good to sit back and have a good laugh. For all the times that Chinese people have misunderstood me or…

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Top 10 Places in Beijing – Wudaokou Posted by on May 26, 2013

Call it Beijing, call it Peking, call it whatever you want – I call the city my 2nd home. Since graduating from college way back in ’08, I’ve mostly been living here in the Chinese capital. I’ve had ups and downs here, and my relationship with the ‘Jing is definitely a love/hate one at times…

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20 Hilarious Chinglish Signs Posted by on Apr 14, 2013

What happens when you mix Chinese and English? Well, you end up with Chinglish (中式英语 – zhōng shì yīng yǔ). Sometimes, Chinglish is just formed by using Chinese grammatical structures in English. Trying to translate Chinese directly into English will give you sentences such as “I very like play basketball” (我很喜欢打篮球 – wǒ hěn xǐ huan dǎ…

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Chuanzhusi, Sichuan Province Posted by on Mar 19, 2013

If you plan on visiting the Jiuzhaigou and Huanglong National Parks in Sichuan province, you might want to consider staying in Chuanzhusi for a day. This peaceful and quiet town is full of Tibetan culture, has plenty of cheap guesthouses, beautiful scenery, and it’s not far from the airport, making it a great place to start or…

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