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Expressions Vocabulary

What do you say to people when you make a joke in China?

只是开玩笑! Zhǐ shì kāi wán xiào! Just kidding! Knowing how to say this is very important because well, sometimes, the Chinese won’t get your humor. It’s not that your joke is bad, that depends on the audience, but they are not used to this kind of joke. Let’s see why.

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Expressions Vocabulary

Popular Chinese Slang Expression 厉害了,我的歌!Lì hài le wǒ de gē!

Have you heard the expression 厉害了,我的歌! used in Chinese yet? This piece of slang to say you rock in Chinese has been gaining widespread popularity online in China and is real hot right now. Let’s explore this new popular slang expression in Mandarin!

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Chinese culture Vocabulary

520: A Chinese Love Word and Number to Know

Today is 5.20 May the 20th. It may seem like a normal day for you, but for others, especially in China, today is a very special day! It’s a day of love. Read on to learn how 520 became a Chinese love word!

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How to Say OK Like a Real Chinese

OK is the most used word all over the world. In addition to the ubiquitous OK, each country has their own specific ways of showing agreement. China is no different. It has in fact many ways to show agreement and consent.  As a beginner learning Chinese, not only should you know how to say “yes” but […]