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9 meowsome reasons to still learn Chinese even though China is CLOSED

When learning a language, sometimes it’s good to check in with oneself and reassess one’s goals. Why are you learning Chinese? What’s your motivation? Whether it’s for personal growth, interest, or obtaining a specific objective, there is a myriad of good reasons to learn Mandarin Chinese.
And, just in case the pandemic and the closed borders have been dampening your spirit a little, here are 9 meowsome reasons to learn or keep learning Chinese.

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Ninchanese9 meowsome reasons to still learn Chinese even though China is CLOSED
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“The Lion-Eating Poet”: the meowsome one-sound poem you can only read

Did you know there’s a famous poem in Chinese composed of one sound and one sound only? What is this one-sound poem? How do you read a poem with only one sound? Welcome to the tale of the “Lion-Eating poet in the Stone Den”.

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Ninchanese“The Lion-Eating Poet”: the meowsome one-sound poem you can only read
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Best Douyin Activities to Celebrate the Year of the Tiger

Want to prepare and celebrate the Year of the Tiger 2022 and wondering what to do? We (with a little help from 抖音) got you.  Here are some of the best activities on 抖音 (Douyin, the original Chinese version of Tiktok) activities to do to celebrate the Year of the Tiger and the Chinese New Year!

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NinchaneseBest Douyin Activities to Celebrate the Year of the Tiger
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Chinese Wordle: Play and Learn Chinese (chengyus)!

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard of Wordle, the word game taking the world by storm. Chinese learners, rejoice! We found a Chinese-language version of Wordle. So dear little dragons, read on to learn where to find Chinese Wordle and how to play it.

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NinchaneseChinese Wordle: Play and Learn Chinese (chengyus)!
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Xiaonian: Kick-off Chinese New Year with sweets

Yay! It’s 小年 Xiaonian! Roughly translating as the Little New Year event, 小年 is THE event that kick-offs the Chinese New Year. That’s right, the Spring Festival celebrations officially start today, on the 23rd day of the 12th month of the lunar calendar, which happens to be today. The Chinese New Year preparations begin with 小年 xiǎo nián, one of the sweetest events of the season! Sweet why? What’s 小年 all about? Keep reading, and you’ll know.

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NinchaneseXiaonian: Kick-off Chinese New Year with sweets
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Christmas in Chinese and Other Purrfect Words for the Holidays

The Holidays are upon us! Bet you’re excited! Want to know how to say Christmas in Chinese for the occasion? Feeling curious to know how Christmas and the Holidays are celebrated in China? Read on below to discover purrfect words in Chinese for the Holidays! Better yet, there’s a special free world on Ninchanese so you can learn those words. Let’s learn how to wish everyone happy holidays in Mandarin Chinese!

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NinchaneseChristmas in Chinese and Other Purrfect Words for the Holidays
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Brain candy: 15 Halloween words in Chinese 

The spookiest, scariest times are upon us. We’re of course talking about Halloween!

Maybe you already know how to say Halloween in Chinese, but do you know any other frightful words around Halloween in Chinese? It’s the purfect time to learn some so you can have a complete Halloween spooky kit in Chinese.

Before you turn into an I-scream (get the frightful Halloween joke?), let’s see 15 Halloween in Chinese words!

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NinchaneseBrain candy: 15 Halloween words in Chinese 
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Marvelous Mid-Autumn Festival Traditions and Stories

Lucky us, there’s a delicious Chinese festival happening right now! It’s time for 中秋节, the Mid-Autumn festival! What better way to celebrate a festival than learning the meowsomest Mid-Autumn festival traditions, food, and stories? Read on, for, in this article, we’ll see what the Mid-Autumn festival is all about. We’ll also explore how China celebrates this festival and its origins!

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NinchaneseMarvelous Mid-Autumn Festival Traditions and Stories