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Trending in China: Cafés with Purrsonality!

When Angel Huang, from Mandarin HQ, reached out to us and said she’d love to make an interview of cat café owners and users in China in Mandarin for us, we couldn’t resist! Seriously, cats + Chinese… Doesn’t that sound like a match made in heaven for Ninchanese? You know how much we love cats at Ninchanese, and our Chinese learning solution is full of them! Our focus is also on providing you with real, authentic Chinese content, and that’s something that matters to her tremendously as well. We’re therefore very happy to be welcoming Angel on this blog for a guest post on Cat cafés in China!

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NinchaneseTrending in China: Cafés with Purrsonality!
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Happy mooncake eating!

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!

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NinchaneseHappy mooncake eating!
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Chinese graduation: 5 things you didn’t know the Chinese did to celebrate the end of the GaoKao and school

How time flies! It’s already graduation season in China and everywhere else! Graduation is the right time to celebrate the end of the school year – or of one’s student life – with classmates and family. Let’s discover how to celebrate this event with amazing expressions in Mandarin you can use with your friends to talk about their Chinese graduation.

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ninchaChinese graduation: 5 things you didn’t know the Chinese did to celebrate the end of the GaoKao and school
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10 Ancient Chinese Inventions That You Never Thought Were Chinese

Get ready, soccer fans, UEFA Euro 2016 is almost here! Think England is the country that invented football? Let me prove you wrong. Nope, it’s not England but China! Surprised? Well, check out this post to discover 10 Chinese inventions we bet you never thought were Chinese.

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nincha10 Ancient Chinese Inventions That You Never Thought Were Chinese
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Dragon Boat Festival Part 2: The Best Places to See The Boat Race

The Dragon Festival is coming soon! This Thursday is going to be full of celebrations in China and across the world. But where can you go to experience the famous boat race and Dragon Boat celebrations? Let me show you the best places in China and around the world to celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival!

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ninchaDragon Boat Festival Part 2: The Best Places to See The Boat Race
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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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Ninchanese520: A Chinese Love Word and Number to Know
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How to Make Your Chinese Lantern

When you think about Chinese symbols, the Chinese lantern is probably one of the first things that spring to mind. But why is the Chinese lantern so present and popular in China? Not a single Chinese festival happens without lanterns nowadays. How did that come to be? Let’s explore the history of Chinese lantern to learn why and let’s learn how to make our own!

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ninchaHow to Make Your Chinese Lantern
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The 12 Chinese Zodiac Signs And The Leftover Cat

Have you ever wondered why there was no cat in the Chinese zodiac animals? So have we! There’s a tiger, we got it, it comes from the same family as cats, but still, a tiger is no cat. So, we investigated the matter and wrote this post to explain to you everything to know about Chinese zodiac signs, and especially why there’s no cat zodiac sign!

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ninchaThe 12 Chinese Zodiac Signs And The Leftover Cat