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Buying Groceries in Chinese Posted by on Mar 7, 2017

Buying Groceries in Chinese

Doing your grocery shopping in Chinese is a great and practical way to put your skills to use. First of all, you can make your grocery list in Chinese. Check that post for some vocabulary charts on vegetables, fruit, meat, seafood, everyday items, and clothing. Once you have your list ready, it’s time to go…

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10 Awesome “How to” Chinese Posts Posted by on Feb 27, 2017

Sleepers on a Chinese train.

Learning a new language is never easy, nor is traveling or living in a country where you don’t speak the language. That’s why we’re always trying to make things easier for you when it comes to speaking Chinese and doing everyday tasks in China. From vocabulary lists, to grammar-heavy posts, to cultural tidbits, we strive…

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Describing People in Chinese (Personality) Posted by on Feb 9, 2017

What Are You Doing? in Chinese

We’ve already learned how to describe someone’s appearance in Chinese, but as we all know, looks aren’t everything. It’s what’s inside that really counts. In this lesson we’ll learn how to describe someone’s personality. Personality Vocabulary To get started, let’s learn 25 Chinese words to describe someone’s personality: friendly (友好 – yǒu hǎo) shy (害羞…

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2016 Year in Review – Language Posted by on Dec 27, 2016

Another year is almost behind us, as we get ready to say to 再见 to 2016 and 你好 to 2017. While 2016 has gotten a bad rap, it was a pretty great year here on the Chinese blog. First of all, a big 谢谢 to all our readers for your continued support. Whether you’ve been…

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How to Use the 把 Structure Posted by on Oct 3, 2016

If you’ve been studying Chinese for a while, chances are you’ve encountered the dreaded 把 (bǎ) structure by now. This has no equivalent in English, but it’s extremely common in Chinese and thus critical to learn. To help clear the air, here’s a short, basic guide to this important structure in Chinese grammar. What is the 把…

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Chinese Conjunctions Video (Part Two) Posted by on Sep 26, 2016

After mastering the four basic conjunctions covered in Part One, it’s time to practice some more advanced, compound conjunctions. Improve your Chinese fluency by following this video and learning these compound conjunctions. Then, try to make your own examples at home.

Chinese Conjunctions Video (Part One) Posted by on Sep 19, 2016

One good way to start improving your Chinese language skills and become more fluent is to use more complex sentences. Learning some simple conjunctions in Chinese will get you well on your way to doing so. Learn how to use four common Chinese conjunctions in this video, featuring a few examples of each. After watching…

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