In need of a little motivation boost? Try Chinese proverbs, they are great for motivation. How? They teach you how to be successful in life through wise and quite funny sayings. Apply them to your learning sessions and they’ll be more efficient. Use them to inspire you and grow your language skills. Thanks to these […]
Saying thank you in Chinese is as essential as saying hello in everyday life and is a must-know in your Survival Chinese toolkit. Whether you’re traveling to China or living in China, thank you in Chinese is a basic word you’ll find yourself using all the time. As you know, being polite and thankful towards […]
When you think of China and its mythology, one of the first creatures that spring to mind is the Chinese dragon. This legendary creature is, without a doubt, one of the most well-known aspects of Chinese culture abroad.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
As you may know, today is the Lantern Festival in China! [zh zh=”元宵节快乐！” py=”Yuánxiāojié kuàilè!” en=”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 […]
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!
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 […]