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A Visit to Honghe, Yunnan Posted by on Feb 14, 2018

A Visit to Honghe, Yunnan

Most travelers to Yunnan province stick to the weal-beaten path of Kunming, Dali, Lijiang, and Shangri-la. While these places are all amazing, there’s are so many other smaller towns in this corner of China that are worth a visit. One such town is Honghe, a few hours south of the capital. I visited Honghe in…

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Chinese Vocabulary for Vegetables Posted by on Apr 26, 2017

Chinese Vocabulary for Vegetables

Shopping in the local markets is the only way to go in China. You’ll get fresh produce directly from the farmers at a reasonable price. Plus, you don’t have to wait in a long check-out line like you do in the big supermarkets. Just pay each vendor as you go along. Of course, this also…

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Inside a Chinese Food Market Posted by on Apr 21, 2014

In the past few months, we’ve talked a lot about shopping in China. After all, going to local markets is a great way to practice your language skills. Plus, they are far cheaper than the stores with mostly imported goods. We’ve gone over a lot of useful vocabulary for doing your grocery shopping in China…

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At the Market – Meat & Seafood Posted by on Nov 20, 2013

Grocery shopping in a local market in China can be an intense experience – strange looking things, an array of funky smells, and packages covered in Chinese characters. For many foreigners living in cities like Beijing and Shanghai, this can prove to be too much. Rather than figure out how to do their shopping in…

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At the Market – Fruit Posted by on Sep 15, 2013

We’re continuing our journey through the aisles of your local Chinese market here to help you with your grocery shopping needs. Last time, we learned a lot of useful vocabulary about vegetables – here’s that post in case you missed it. That’s one important part of a balanced diet, but we can’t forget about fruit…

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At the Market – Vegetables Posted by on Aug 8, 2013

An important part of your daily life is going to the market (市场 – shì chǎng) to buy groceries. Of course, doing this in China can be difficult if you’re not a native speaker – you can’t understand the labels, you don’t know to ask for what you want, and you find things you’ve never…

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