Chinese culture

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Simplified Chinese characters VS Traditional Chinese characters

In case you’ve just started learning Chinese or not, what are the differences in the 2 different ways of writing Chinese characters? The written Chinese language uses Simplified Chinese characters and Traditional Chinese characters. Let’s see the difference between the two ways of writing Chinese characters. And let’s find out which Chinese character set is for you! 

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NinchaneseSimplified Chinese characters VS Traditional Chinese characters
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Top 8 Vloggers and their videos about China, Chinese culture and Mandarin

When you are studying Chinese, watching Chinese TV shows, Vlogs or Chinese Drama is a great way to improve your spoken and listening skills. We’ve picked the best shows and videos in Mandarin to watch with the help of the Ninchanese community. Discover our top Chinese Vlogger videos!

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NinchaneseTop 8 Vloggers and their videos about China, Chinese culture and Mandarin
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Spring in Chinese? Not just one but six terms!

Today is the first day of Spring! Finally! To celebrate today being the first day of spring, we wanted to share with you these beautiful illustration by Oamul (卤猫) depicting the different stages of spring. Did you know the Chinese divided spring into 6 terms? Read on to learn more!

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NinchaneseSpring in Chinese? Not just one but six terms!
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Nincha is visiting the Chinese Part of Pairi Daiza

Nincha was super excited to be with Mat visiting the Chinese Parts of Pairi Daiza this weekend! Take a small walk with Nincha and see his pictures to discover Chinese buildings and the little China that lives in Pairi Daiza.

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NinchaneseNincha is visiting the Chinese Part of Pairi Daiza
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The Three-Body Problem and Science-fiction in Chinese

With the Chinese launching recently 天眼, the World’s biggest telescope, alien life & science-fiction have been on our minds a lot. So today, we wanted to talk about science-fiction in China and in Chinese. More specifically, we wanted to introduce to you one of China’s biggest and most well-known Science-fiction writers: Cixin Liu. Read on to learn more about the Science-fiction genre in China, how to say Science-fiction in Chinese and to discover Cixin Liu’s must-read novel.

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NinchaneseThe Three-Body Problem and Science-fiction in Chinese
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Mooncake folktale: A mooncake to rebel against the mongols

In honor of 中秋节 (Zhōng qiū jié), the Mid-Autumn Festival which falls each year on the 15th of the 8th lunar Month, this week’s Did you Know is all about 月饼 (yuè bǐng) mooncakes and the special mooncake folktale. Read on to learn the secret role mooncakes were said to have played in overthrowing the Mongols in Ancient China!

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NinchaneseMooncake folktale: A mooncake to rebel against the mongols
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Chinese idiom: 时来运转 Get your lucky break

It’s quoturday! Time to explore a new Chinese idiom: 时来运转. This week’s Chinese proverb is very motivational and inspiring. So when you’re feeling down, and thinking that life has something against you, come back to this page! You’ll feel better, promise. Ready to explore this Chinese quote? Let’s go!

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NinchaneseChinese idiom: 时来运转 Get your lucky break