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My Favorite Chinese Dishes Posted by on Feb 19, 2020

10 Must-Try Foods in China

If you’ve been reading the blog for a while, you probably know by now that I really like Chinese food (我很喜欢中国菜 – wǒ hěn xǐ huān zhōng guó cài). When I first moved there, I missed my good old American food from time to time. The longer I stayed in China, though, the more I…

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Dig Into Some Tasty Chinglish Posted by on May 30, 2014

It’s no secret – we love Chinglish here. Whenever studying Chinese gets you down or people laugh at you for butchering your tones or your feeble attempts at writing characters, just take a look at some good ole’ Chinglish and remind yourself that everyone has a rough time with new languages. Some of the funniest…

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20 More Hilarious Chinglish Signs Posted by on Dec 9, 2013

We’ve had tons of fun with Chinglish over the years here, and we hope you have as well. Studying a language can be difficult and frustrating at times, so once in a while it’s just good to sit back and have a good laugh. For all the times that Chinese people have misunderstood me or…

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Chinglish Menu Part II Posted by on Sep 4, 2013

Sometimes when you go out to eat in a Chinese restaurant (饭店 – fàn diàn) in China, you will find some hilarious attempts at English names for the various dishes. As Chinese people have a tendency to give very clever and odd names to certain dishes, oftentimes these English translations result in a thing we…

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Chinglish Menu Posted by on Oct 24, 2012

For anyone who’s been to China, you’re probably very familiar with the wonderful art of Chinglish (中式英语 – zhōng shì yīng yǔ). From hilarious t-shirts in the market that display text such as, “I give all a smile because I am in the cheerful monkey,” to silly signs on the lawn encouraging you to “Cherish the…

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