Nincha, the lucky cat, loves traveling! Today, he’s taking the train and telling us in Mandarin Chinese why he likes traveling by train so much! Let’s see what he has to say about trains and let’s learn how to say taking the train in Mandarin.read more
中秋节快乐! Zhōng qiū jié kuài lè! Happy mid-autumn festival!
The Mid-Autumn Festival falls on the 15th of the 8th lunar month each year, which happens to be today, September 15th this year. It’s, therefore, finally time to eat yummy 月饼 mooncakes! If you’ve been following us on Facebook or Twitter lately, you know your Chinese teachers here at Ninchanese, especially Master Yocha and Nincha, have been drooling in anticipation over the idea of eating these yummy treats on this day. Why? Because 中秋月饼 mooncakes are customarily eaten on that day to celebrate the festival!read more
At Ninchanese, we aim to teach you both at the same time, so today, we’re showing you some really funny and popular Chinese catchphrases. They’re really handy if you want to chat online or talk to your Chinese-speaking friends. And they are great to learn, because they always reflect current issues and help you understand Chinese culture better . Besides, it’s not as easy for us, foreign learners to know these things if we aren’t living in China.read more
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!read more
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.. ^^read more
The Nincha crew is ready to go trick or treating in style!
What scary things do you have planned for Halloween?read more
Today’s the 14th of February so 情人节快乐! to you!read more
Nincha discover a dragon! And he made his mission to make him speak Chinese. Here we go!read more
Cats are curious creatures! They like to play with boxes, balls and so many other things. As we love cat videos, here’s one of our favorites!read more
The Nincha Team wishes you a merry Christmas and happy holidays! To celebrate this wonderful holiday season, here’s a little holiday game for you all!read more