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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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New course: Let’s get down to business in Chinese!

Get your ticket to working with companies in China! Business is pretty much the only reason we’re allowed to travel to China anymore, so the Nincha Team is happy to introduce a new world entirely dedicated to Business in Chinese. Read on to learn more about this new course and for behind-the-scenes meowsome details!

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NinchaneseNew course: Let’s get down to business in Chinese!
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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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Update on Ninchanese: Nincha Decks – Even More Personalized Learning!

Ninchanese has gotten even more personalized. We’re happy to announce a fantastic new feature: the Nincha Decks! The Nincha Decks are your personalized word decks. You can now create your collections of Chinese characters and learn them whenever you want. Meowsome!

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NinchaneseUpdate on Ninchanese: Nincha Decks – Even More Personalized Learning!
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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 about Thanksgiving dishes in Chinese? Also, does Ninchanese celebrate Thanksgiving? Yes! Keep reading, and you’ll get answers to all these questions! Ready to stuff your face and your brain?

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NinchaneseThanksgiving in Chinese: Stuff your face with these Words
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8 Unexpected Words that Contain a Dragon in Chinese

Let’s talk dragons. Yeah, those magnificent mythical creatures. Dragons are super popular in Chinese, so it is no surprise that many Chinese words contain the character dragon. To say dragon in Chinese, you say 龙 lóng, by the way.

If I asked you to think about words that had the character dragon in them in Chinese, you’d probably think of words like a dragon boat, a dragon fruit, and you’d be purrfectly right. But today, we’re here to talk about unusual dragon words. Words in Chinese you’ll be surprised to learn there’s a dragon in! So without further ado, here are unexpected words that contain the character dragon in

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Ninchanese8 Unexpected Words that Contain a Dragon in Chinese