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Top 10 Posts of 2018 Posted by on Dec 19, 2018

Top 10 Posts of 2018

It’s hard to believe, but another year is about to finish up. As we look forward to the New Year (新年 – xīn nián), it’s a great time to reflect on the one that’s ending. Here at the Chinese Language Blog, that means looking back on our 100 or so posts from the year and seeing…

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Rooms of the House and Furniture in Chinese Posted by on Mar 12, 2018

Rooms of the House and Furniture in Chinese

Home life is a big part of Chinese culture. People spend a lot of time at home, and home ownership is very important. Interestingly enough, the Chinese word for home (家 – jiā) can also be used for family – perhaps because the two go hand in hand. When you chat with people in China, whether you know them very well…

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English Words That Come from Chinese Posted by on Mar 1, 2018

English Words That Come from Chinese

All languages borrow from other languages. English is full of loanwords from other languages. Most loanwords in English come from Latin, French, or Germanic languages. Did you know that there are also several English words that come from Chinese? We’re going to learn a few of them in today’s post! An Introduction to Chinese Loanwords…

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Guess the Chinese Word Posted by on Feb 20, 2018

Guess the Chinese Word

When learning a language, you’re always told to do your best not to try to translate everything into your mother tongue. I tell this to my Chinese students who are studying English, as directly translating everything often results in them speaking horrible Chinglish. For example, “Yesterday I with my mother together go shopping” or “I…

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Most Popular Posts of 2017 Posted by on Dec 28, 2017

Can you believe we’re about to say goodbye to 2017 and hello to 2018? Time flies (时间飞逝 – shí jiān fēi shì)! The end of the year is always a great time to reflect on the past and look forward to the future. We love looking at the year-end stats and seeing which posts were…

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Chinese Transportation Vocabulary Posted by on Dec 14, 2017

Chinese Transportation Vocabulary

Getting around China can be tough. Chinese mega-cities and the crowds of millions that inhabit them are tricky enough. The last thing you need is language barriers getting in the way! Never fear, as we’re here to help you learn some useful Chinese transportation vocabulary. Just follow this short video and practice at home, and…

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Family Vocabulary in Chinese Posted by on Sep 27, 2017

Talking about family is a great way to practice your Chinese. To do so, you’ll want to learn some family vocabulary in Chinese first. Follow this short video to learn 25 important Chinese words for family: 家 – jiā family 父母 – fù mǔ parents 爸爸 – bà ba dad 妈妈 – mā ma mom…

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