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Get Familiar with the Chinese Verb 熟悉 Posted by on Feb 5, 2018

China is my second home, a home full of adventures and new experiences. Every city and village I visit tell a new story. Every mountain has a new route to explore. Every food stall is a delicious feast. One of the Chinese verbs I use quite often to describe my Chinese experiences is熟悉 (shúxī). It…

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10 Posts for Spring Festival Posted by on Feb 1, 2018

10 Posts for Spring Festival

Spring Festival (春节 – chūn jié) is far and away the most important Chinese holiday. In the lead-up to the Chinese New Year, the biggest mass migration on planet Earth takes place as people rush to get home to their loved ones. There are huge feasts, massive parades, and more fireworks than you can possibly…

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Getting Ready for Spring Festival Posted by on Jan 31, 2018

Getting Ready for Spring Festival

There’s a lot to do when getting ready for Spring Festival. In the run up to the New Year, people decorate their house, stock up on fireworks, and prepare a massive dinner. It’s an exciting time full of food, family, and firecrackers. The festive celebration winds down on the 15th day with the Lantern Festival.…

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Taking the Beijing Subway Posted by on Jan 29, 2018

Taking the Beijing Subway

When it comes to getting around Beijing, you just can’t beat the subway. The traffic on the city’s busy streets can be horrendous, making traveling by bus or taxi painfully slow. Head underground and you’ll seriously cut the commute time. Just try to avoid the subway during rush hour if you can, as it can…

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Chinese Vocabulary for the Winter Olympics Posted by on Jan 24, 2018

It’s an exciting time of the year as the Winter Olympics (冬季奥运会 – dōng jì ào yùn huì) are about to get started. You may be interested in the games and would love to talk about them with your Chinese friends or colleagues, but just have no idea how. Never fear, as we’re here to teach you some…

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