Chinese culture

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Year of the goat or year of the sheep?

羊年 is coming! The Chinese New Year celebrations are starting soon, and you might be asking yourself a crucial question: Are we entering the year of the goat or the year of the sheep? Or is it the year of the ram?
You’ve probably seen all three in posts and illustrations, so we understand you could be puzzled. Here’s what you need to know.

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NinchaneseYear of the goat or year of the sheep?
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Chinese Halloween: ready for some Chinese ghosts?

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.. ^^

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NinchaneseChinese Halloween: ready for some Chinese ghosts?
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7 ways to say Yes in Chinese

Yes is a very useful word to learn in any language. You use it to show you agree, to show your enthusiasm, to seal a deal and in many many different situations. As a Chinese learner, you were surely taught that while there is no direct equivalent to Yes in Chinese, is an acceptable substitute. But there is more!

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Ninchanese7 ways to say Yes in Chinese
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A bite of China season 2!

We posted an article last year about CCTV’s mouth-watering 7 part documentary on Chinese food, which was called “A bite of China”. It turns out it was such a big success they decided to make a season 2 of the show! “A bite of China” II started airing again in April, and airs every week. The episodes can be found here and here with English subs.

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NinchaneseA bite of China season 2!