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Chinese Proverbs: How to Use Them to Learn a Language

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 7 Chinese proverbs we’ve collected, you’ll want to give your best in everything you’ll do.

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ninchaChinese Proverbs: How to Use Them to Learn a Language
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Chinese Movies: 5 Must-See Oldies but Goodies

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 like a baby or laugh so hard you’ll tear up! Read on to discover th best 5 Chinese movies to see to stop being a complete 老外!

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ninchaChinese Movies: 5 Must-See Oldies but Goodies
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Useful and Essential Chinese Expressions That Will Help You Fit in in China

As a human well-integrated into society, you just can’t avoid taking part in those happy events that rhythm your life, such as a birthday party, a celebratory meal or simply an after-work drink to unwind with your colleagues or friends after a long week of work. What do you say in these situations to express your blessings and good wishes, like a native Chinese would? Lean in, we’re going to tell you the key Chinese expressions to know for smooth social interactions in Mandarin Chinese.

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ninchaUseful and Essential Chinese Expressions That Will Help You Fit in in China
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Unexpected Chinese Customs and Beliefs to Watch out For

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 the universal saying goes: 入乡随俗 rù xiāng suí sú Do in Rome as the Roman do. A guest must do it as his host wants. So let’s learn all about the Chinese customs and beliefs you might not have expected to watch out for and you’ll become the perfect Roman in Rome!

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Chinese Street Food: The Guide

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 street food treats you need to try asap, you have everything you need to go on an eating adventure like no other. The best part? The items listed here all cost 1 dollar or less so there’s nothing stopping you from tasting and sampling these street food Chinese delicacies. So, ready to leave Chinese restaurants behind and to go outside to eat wonderful Chinese street food?

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ninchaChinese Street Food: The Guide
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Top 10 Chinese pop songs and more

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 to know right now. Listen to these to get into the Chinese musical groove and get ready to rule the KTV! You’ll definitely impress your friends by knowing these up and coming trendy songs!

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ninchaTop 10 Chinese pop songs and more
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5 Lantern Festival must-do activities

As you may know, today is the Lantern Festival in China! 元宵节快乐! Yuánxiāojié kuàilè! 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 to seeing the lanterns flying, during this festival, families gather to attend four other major activities on this special day. Let’s learn the five must-do activities for a happy Lantern Festival so you can join in in the fun!

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6 ways to show your love in Chinese

Chinese people, usually do not celebrate love on February 14, since it’s a Christian celebration coming from the Roman antiquity era. On July 7, Qīxī day (七夕), Chinese people hold their own celebration of love (Christmas and the Chinese New Year are also great excuses to ask for gifts from your significant other).

But young Chinese people like to immerse themselves in western culture and sometimes plan romantic activities on this special day, February 14. Let’s take this opportunity to spread our love in Chinese with 6 different ways to tell that special person you like them.

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What’s your prediction for the Fire Monkey year?

Yesterday, the 8th of February 2016 was the Red Fire Monkey Year (火猴年 Huǒ hóu nián), Chinese New Year celebrations started and marked the beginning of the Red Fire Monkey Year (猴年 hóu nián). Happy Year of the Monkey! 猴年大吉!

Each year, new predictions are set according to traditional Chinese astrology. This Lunar Year is dedicated to the Monkey, the Ninth Zodiac Sign, so predictions can give you an indication of what may happen to you this Fire Monkey year and which signs will be lucky or unlucky. Wondering what this Year will be like? Let’s see what’s in store for you, this year.

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NinchaneseWhat’s your prediction for the Fire Monkey year?