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Summer Fun in And Around Beijing Posted by on Jun 14, 2022

Summer is right around the corner (夏天就在拐角处 xiàtiān jiù zài guǎijiǎo chù). It’s definietly my favorite season (季节 jìjié). Get ready for it by brushing up on your Chinese summer vocabulary. In this post, we’ll dive into all the options for summer fun in and around Beijing (北京 běijīng). Summer Fun in the City The…

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Beijing vs. Shanghai Posted by on May 26, 2022

Beijing and Shanghai are the two biggest and most famous Chinese cities. One is an ancient city known for its cultural icons, while the other is a modern metropolis full of futuristic skyscrapers. So which city is better? Well, you’ll just have to visit them both and decide for yourself! This post is actually all…

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Chinese Friendship Vocabulary Posted by on Feb 22, 2022

One of the things I most love about China is the people. Over the years, while traveling, studying, and working in China, I was lucky to meet many kind people on the way. Despite different backgrounds and culture barriers we became good friends in joy and sorrow. China was the basis for our friendship, and…

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2022 Chinese Holiday Calendar Posted by on Jan 5, 2022

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A New Year is upon us and we’re excited about what it may bring. 2021 basically felt like a repeat of 2020, so here’s to hoping that 2022 is a better year for us all! One of the best things about the start of the year is looking forward to all the holidays. That’s why…

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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…

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Talking about New Year Resolutions in Chinese Posted by on Dec 14, 2021

December has come and festive vibes are in the air. 2021 is almost over and a fresh atmosphere of beginning dominates the preparations for the coming year. 年末 (nián mò, end of the year), is a good time for self-reflection, and thinking about a better future self. 新的一年新的开始,人人要看看自己走的道路,对自己许下很多完美的祝愿。然后打算每一天怎么过,每一步怎么前行。 Xīn de yī nián xīn de kāi…

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Top Chinese Songs of 2021 Posted by on Dec 8, 2021

Another year is winding down, so you know what that means. It’s time to review some of the top Chinese songs of 2021! Listening to music and reading lyrics is a great and fun way to practice your Chinese. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular songs in Mandarin that hit the…

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