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Chinese Movies: 5 Must-See Oldies but Goodies

For those who believe that Chinese movies are only about Kung-Fu, let me prove you how wrong you are. There’s so much more to Chinese movies than Chinese action movies and fighting. Trust me. Some of these awesome movies are full of love, hate, sorrow and heartbreaking stories that will make you burst into tears like a baby or laugh so hard you’ll tear up! Read on to discover th best 5 Chinese movies to see to stop being a complete 老外!

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ninchaChinese Movies: 5 Must-See Oldies but Goodies
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Unexpected Chinese Customs and Beliefs to Watch out For

Did you know that pears were Chinese friendships’ number one enemy? I can feel your curiosity from where I’m standing. There is so much mystery to solve behind Chinese customs and beliefs, right? Well, have a sit and make yourself comfortable. We’re going to see together what is and isn’t appropriate for Chinese people. As the universal saying goes: 入乡随俗 rù xiāng suí sú Do in Rome as the Roman do. A guest must do it as his host wants. So let’s learn all about the Chinese customs and beliefs you might not have expected to watch out for and you’ll become the perfect Roman in Rome!

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Chinese Street Food: The Guide

Did you know Hong Kong’s street food stalls made the Michelin list not too far back? If Chinese street food listed is in the prestigious guide, you know it’s gotta be good. But with so many options to choose from, where do you start? Not to worry, we’re here to help. With this drool-worthy list of 9 Chinese street food treats you need to try asap, you have everything you need to go on an eating adventure like no other. The best part? The items listed here all cost 1 dollar or less so there’s nothing stopping you from tasting and sampling these street food Chinese delicacies. So, ready to leave Chinese restaurants behind and to go outside to eat wonderful Chinese street food?

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Top 10 Chinese pop songs and more

If you weren’t living under a rock in 2014-2015, then the song 小苹果 and its very strange lyrics and music video are probably familiar to you. We want you to stay on top of what music songs are popular in China right now so we’ve selected for you the top 10 Chinese songs you need to know right now. Listen to these to get into the Chinese musical groove and get ready to rule the KTV! You’ll definitely impress your friends by knowing these up and coming trendy songs!

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ninchaTop 10 Chinese pop songs and more
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5 Lantern Festival must-do activities

As you may know, today is the Lantern Festival in China! 元宵节快乐! Yuánxiāojié kuàilè! Happy Lantern Festival!

Lantern Festival marks the last day of the Spring Festival and officially ends the Chinese New Year celebrations. This fun festival is mostly celebrated at nighttime to see the colorful lanterns flying high in the dark sky.In addition to seeing the lanterns flying, during this festival, families gather to attend four other major activities on this special day. Let’s learn the five must-do activities for a happy Lantern Festival so you can join in in the fun!

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The Dragon Boat Festival Part 1: 4 Activities To Do

The Dragon Boat Festival or Duanwu Festival, 端午节 Duānwǔjié is today, Saturday the 20th June (2015)! Each year, this festival is celebrated on the 5th day of the 5th month of the lunar calendar, which falls on a different day every year. Read through to know the 4 things to do during this Festival!

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NinchaneseThe Dragon Boat Festival Part 1: 4 Activities To Do
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Cat sayings: 6 purrfect quotes in Chinese

Chinese people often like to use animal analogies when talking. This is called “animal culture”: some animals are given a certain symbolism and used in a metaphorical way to express human feelings. So, in many Chinese idioms or slang words, you’re likely to find animal metaphors used.. In Chinese, particularly, there are a lot of expressions and sayings where cats are involved. As you know, at Ninchanese, we’re big 喵星人 (miāo xīngrén – cat lovers), so today we’re showing you 6 catastic cat quotes in Chinese. Meow!

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NinchaneseCat sayings: 6 purrfect quotes in Chinese
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Chinese Halloween: ready for some Chinese ghosts?

This year, Nincha chose to celebrate Chinese halloween — well, to dress up in a very Chinese halloween costume: he’s a 僵尸. Jiangshis are scary zombie-like creatures that prey on living creatures to steal their Qi! Brrr.. ^^

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NinchaneseChinese Halloween: ready for some Chinese ghosts?