Is This the End of Private Education in China? Posted by on Aug 11, 2021

The Chinese government recently announced new restrictions on private tutoring. Read all about it and learn more about the education system in China in this post.

Chinese Time Phrases: Part 2 Posted by on Aug 10, 2021

Talking about time is inevitable. Not only telling the time, but also parts of the day, order of events, speed of occurrences, etc. Here are 3 more time phrases to use in daily conversations.   一早 yì zǎo The short phrase 一早 consists of two basic Chinese characters: 一 (yī, one) and 早 (zǎo, morning)…

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Chinese Vocabulary for Learning Languages Part 1 Posted by on Jul 27, 2021

According to the Ethnologue (published by SIL International), there are over 7,000 living languages worldwide: 现在全球有超过7,000种不同的语言。 Xiàn zài quán qiú yǒu chāo guò 7,000 zhǒng bù tóng de yǔyán. Nowadays, there are more than 7,000 different languages in the world. The Chinese word for language is 语言 (yǔ yán). It refers to any language. For example: 一个国家可能有几种地方语言。…

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The Chinese Olympic Delegation Posted by on Jul 20, 2021

Last Wednesday, the Chinese Olympic delegation (中国奥运代表团 zhōng guó ào yùn dài biǎo tuán) for the Tokyo 2020 Games was gathered for a meeting in Beijing. The entrance of the General Administration of Sports of China, where the expedition meeting was held, was decorated with slogans. One of the slogans was: 拿道德的金牌,     ná dào dé…

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Xi Jinping’s Controversial Speech Posted by on Jul 14, 2021

As I mentioned in my last post, Beijing recently held a massive celebration for the 100th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party (中国共产党 zhōng guó gòng chǎn dǎng). During the event, which drew thousands of people to Tiananmen Square, Xi Jinping (习近平 xí jìn píng) gave a long speech to the nation that attracted a lot…

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China Marks the 100th Anniversary of the Communist Party Posted by on Jul 6, 2021

Last week in Beijing, there was a massive celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party (中国共产党成立100周年庆祝活动 zhōng guó gòng chǎn dǎng chéng lì 100 zhōu nián qìng zhù huó dòng). The speech given by current General Secretary of the CCP and President of China, Xi Jinping (习近平 xí jìn píng) is making…

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Chinese Summer Vocabulary: Part 2 Posted by on Jun 29, 2021

Summer is a great season (季节 jì jié). It’s a season of vacations, leisure, and entertainment. The warm weather and the light clothes fill people with energy; the shining sun and the long hours of daylight encourage people to be active. But, nothing is perfect. Even summer brings with it some inconvenience (麻烦 má fan)…

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