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2016 Year in Review – Culture and Travel Posted by on Dec 29, 2016

A Guide to Telling the Time in Chinese

If you’re a fan of Chinese language and culture, 2016 has been a good year. We’ve covered tons of topics this year, including plenty of posts heavy on new Chinese vocabulary and important grammar. This blog is about more than just learning new words, though – it’s also about diving into Chinese culture and exploring…

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A Beginner’s Guide to WeChat Posted by on Aug 22, 2016

If you’ve ever been to China, you may have noticed that just about everyone is constantly staring at their cell phone (手机 – shǒu jī). There are around 700 million unique mobile subscribers in the Middle Kingdom with 1.3 billion mobile connections. As of early last year, around 70% of those connections were through smartphones, with…

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Top 10 of 2014 Posted by on Dec 30, 2014

2014 is just about in the books, and you know what that means – time for our Top 10 of the year! 10.  Tricky Chinese Tones For new learners of Chinese – especially Westerners not used to tonal languages – the tones are confusing and frustrating. There’s more to the four tones of Chinese than…

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A Guide to the Internet in China – Social Media Posted by on May 27, 2014

Social media is a force to be reckoned with in the 21st century, and nowhere is this more true than in China. Sure, Facebook and Twitter are blocked by the Great Firewall of China, but this doesn’t mean that Chinese people don’t use social media – far from it. China ended the year 2013 with…

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