Ling

Hi, I’m Ling, a Chinese tutor and a language learning amateur. I create this blog with a goal to help Mandarin learners and Chinese culture lovers to study and know about this language by self-learning. Welcome to visit me from time to time and give me your precious advice! Thank you!

What a countryside Chinese wedding should be like?

I went to my cousin’s wedding yesterday. I take this opportunity to present you several wedding customs in terms of decorations and wedding banquets. This wedding is held in the countryside of Zhejiang province (Southeast of China), the customs presented below are different from regions to regions. If you have different wedding experience before in …

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Differences between ‘口’、 ‘名’、‘位’、‘个’?

  口 (kǒu) ,名 (míng),位 (wèi),个 (gè) are all measure words for people, person, so what’s the difference between them?  If you don’t have time to read this post, you can just click and download as a PDF.     1.「口」 This word is only used in one specific case: to ask how many people …

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I love these hot drinks, and even cannot live without | 这些热茶真的很暖胃啊

Almost everyone knows that Chinese people love drinking tea and hot water! Especially during winters, having something hot and warm can be a very cozy thing. But do you know, apart from this, we are also fond of other types of hot drinks! Taking myself as an example, I usually like adding some real stuff …

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The Story of Biáng

This can be seen as the hardest Chinese characters so far! There are 52 strokes in total in this simplified Chinese character, and 62 in the traditional one. It contains 5 simple characters (「马」horse, 「月」moon, 「长」long, 「心」heart and 「言」word), and also 4 radicals such as 「刂」 knife, 「穴」 cave…In fact, biang cannot be found in …

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I just knew that we have new four great inventions | 快来看看中国新四大发明

Papermaking, gunpowder, movable type printing, and the compass are considered as the four great inventions of Ancient China. Today, let’s take a look at China’s new four great inventions!   1/ High-Speed Railway This is one thing that I cannot miss in this article! High-Speed Railway, short for SHR,  is called 「高速铁路」 (gāosù tiělù), or 「高铁」(gāotiě) …

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Count Chinese numbers 1-10 on one hand | 我可以用一只手来数数哦

  If you haven’t learned Chinese numbers before, don’t worry, let’s learn number 1-10 first 🙂   Now, let’s learn hand gestures! As you can see the picture below, number 1-5 can be done just as you would count normally from one to five, however, six to ten has its different hand gesture, and all …

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