Expressions

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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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NinchaneseWhat do you say to people when you make a joke in China?
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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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NinchanesePopular Chinese Slang Expression 厉害了,我的歌!Lì hài le wǒ de gē!
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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
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How to Use Practical Words Like 和 and 还有 to Order All You Want in Chinese

Do you like your coffee better with milk or sugar? That’s definitely something you want the waiter to be aware of when having a drink in a Chinese coffeeshop! Let’s learn about the best Chinese expressions to say “I’ll have a… with that”.

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ninchaHow to Use Practical Words Like 和 and 还有 to Order All You Want in Chinese
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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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How to say thank you in Chinese: 4 Ways to Show Your Gratitude

Saying thank you in Chinese is as essential as saying hello in everyday life and is a must-know in your Survival Chinese toolkit. Whether you’re traveling to China or living in China, thank you in Chinese is a basic word you’ll find yourself using all the time.

As you know, being polite and thankful towards people will always bring you good things, especially if you make the effort to say them in their native language. Try these expressions to see!

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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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20 fundamental Chinese phrases you need to know

First time going to China? Lucky you! You’re going to have such an amazing time there! What? You’re excited but a little worried because you don’t know many useful Chinese phrases? You know how to say 你好 nǐhǎo hello,  谢谢 xièxie thank you,   不客气 búkèqi you're welcome, and    qǐng please in Mandarin Chinese, but these don’t seem enough? If you have some time before you go, we suggest you go learn Chinese a little more (we know a great place). No time, you’re leaving next week?  Worry not, we’ve got your back. We’ve prepared 20 survival sentences that you’ll find yourself using all the time in China! This Mandarin survival kit has everything you need to face anything. Learn these 20 phrases and know that, whatever happens, you’ll be ready to deal with it! Ready?

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nincha20 fundamental Chinese phrases you need to know