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Chinese Family Vocabulary Posted by on Sep 21, 2017

Talking about your family is a great way to practice your Chinese at any level. However, the Chinese family tree is a bit complicated. Never fear, because we’re here to help! In this post you’ll learn all the Chinese family vocabulary you’ll ever need (and some that you won’t). Chinese Family Vocabulary Confused yet? As…

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School Subjects in Chinese Posted by on Sep 7, 2017

School Subjects in Chinese

A new school year is underway in China, and students all across the country are busy with classes and homework. We’ve already learned a lot of useful Chinese school vocabulary in the last post. Now it’s time to learn about school subjects in Chinese. Vocabulary List Here’s a list of school subjects (学校科目 – xué…

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Chinese School Vocabulary Posted by on Sep 5, 2017

Chinese School Vocabulary

With the start of September, summer vacation is officially over in China. All across the country, students are donning their track suits, red scarves, and “Safety” (安全 – Ān quán) hats. That’s right, it’s time to head back to school (开课 – kāi kè)! There are also plenty of foreigners arriving in China for the first…

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15 Chinese Words Using Lao Posted by on Aug 1, 2017

There are thousands upon thousands of Chinese characters. While it’s certainly a Herculean task to learn them all, there are a few hundred you can focus your energy on that are very common and important. One such character is 老 (lǎo). Not only does this mean “old” or “elderly,” but it also refers to being “skilled”…

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Directions and Locations in Chinese (Part Two) Posted by on Jul 13, 2017

Directions in Chinese

Getting lost is no fun, especially in a foreign land where you can’t speak the language. In Part One of this series, we learned a bunch of Chinese words for common places and location. Now we’ll get into some more details as we learn about directions in Chinese. Asking for Directions Before you can begin…

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Chinese for Travelers Posted by on Jul 10, 2017

Chinese for Travelers

It’s summer, and for a lot of people that means it’s time to travel. With kids out of school for the summer, many families plan their vacations for these warmer months. In China, beachside cities such as Qingdao and Xiamen are packed this time of year, as are scenic towns like Yangshuo or Lijiang. It’s also…

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Chinese Lesson – After the Flight Posted by on May 10, 2017

Chinese Lesson - After the Flight

It’s been a long trip so far using Chinese for air travel. Hopefully you had a nice flight and made it to your destination on time. In this final lesson, we’ll find connecting flights, pick up our bags, and catch a cab or public transportation to the hotel. Connecting Flight If you didn’t book a…

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