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Advanced Chinese culture Intermediate

“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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Advanced Beginner Chinese learning tips HSK Intermediate

HSK 3.0 April 2022 Update: Did the new HSK 3.0 come out?

With March having come and gone, one burning question is on all Chinese learners’ lips: did the new HSK 3.0 come out as it was supposed to? Short answer: No. But, dive in, learner, because this is juicy.

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Advanced Business Chinese culture Intermediate

Business in China: How to do it?

China is not that difficult to work with and has pretty enthusiastic people. There are a few rules, you are already doing most of them, but some business practices in China can surprise you. So let’s see how doing business in China works.

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Intermediate Ninchanese Vocabulary

Thanksgiving in Chinese: Stuff your face with these Words

This week’s all about food, family, saying thanks, and being grateful for the help of the native Americans that allowed the first pilgrims to survive. We’re talking about… You guessed it, Thanksgiving! So quite naturally, as a Chinese learner, you might be asking yourself: how do you say Thanksgiving in Chinese? How do you talk […]

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Beginner Intermediate Nincha Travels Ninchanese Uncategorized Vocabulary

Chinese vocabulary for meat: All you need to know for Beef, Chicken, Pork and more!

As a meat-eater, you’ll find yourself in heaven in China. There are all sorts of meats to discover and eat! And by all sorts, we really do mean all sorts, including parts you perhaps seldom eat. So, to make deciphering a Chinese menu easier, there’s a whole new stage on Ninchanese dedicated to meats!  To […]

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Advanced Beginner HSK Intermediate

New HSK Levels 2021: No need to panic! What to expect (April 28th Update)

It’s everywhere suddenly in your Chinese learning sphere online. The Chinese Proficiency tests are changing? There’s going to be a new HSK exam instead? And it’s going to become massive and impossible to do? Feeling on the verge of a panic attack like never before? Take a deep breath. The Nincha Team behind Ninchanese is […]

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Beginner Intermediate Nincha Travels Vocabulary

Country Names in Chinese Mandarin

A pretty useful sentence to know how to answer in Chinese is “where are you from?” Do you know how to say your country in Chinese? Are you curious to know all the country names in Chinese? Read more to discover what your country is called in Chinese!

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Chinese learning tips Intermediate Ninchanese Popular

Components vs Radicals: Which are best for your Chinese learning?

As Chinese learners, we are always looking for tools and hacks to increase our Chinese learning efficiency. We want to learn as fast and as efficiently as possible. So today, we’re putting two techniques to the test: Chinese character components vs. radicals. How do they stack up? Which should you choose to learn? While Chinese […]

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Beginner Intermediate Vocabulary Wordbuilding

Where are you from? Nationalities in Chinese

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]If you meet a Chinese person, there’s a good chance they’ll ask you, “where are you from”?  Do you know how to say your nationality in Mandarin Chinese? Are you curious to know how to talk about where you come from in Chinese? Read more to discover all the nationalities in Chinese and how you […]

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Advanced Chinese culture Chinese learning tips Intermediate Vocabulary

Chinese food: Learn to Cook and Spice your Chinese meal with complete vocabulary lists!

The Chinese food and kitchen are very varied: there are in fact so many uncountable dishes that it would take a lifetime for you to try them all out! Learn the many ways of cooking and spicing up your Chinese meal you need to know about in this Chinese food course on Ninchanese.

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