Culture

Why a taxi ride in China is a must for any international students!

Public transport in most Chinese cities is just fantastic: cheap, ready and modern. Each major city has several metro lines and a dense network of buses such that each city corner can be reached with ease. And despite all these advantages, (during their obligatory China trip) each Chinese language student should definitely frequently call a …

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Eight Cuisines in China – Part 2

粤菜 – Cantonese Cuisine Cantonese food originates from Guangdong, a southern province in China. The majority of overseas Chinese people are from Guangdong(Canton), therefore Cantonese cuisine is perhaps the most widely available Chinese regional cuisine outside of China. Cantonese are known to have an adventurous palate, able to eat many different kinds of meats and …

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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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我只在乎你-Classic Chinese love song you need to learn

If you don’t have time to read, please click to download your free PDF.   我只在乎你 (wǒ zhǐ zàihu nǐ)  – I Only Care About You   我只在乎你 (wǒ zhǐ zàihu nǐ)  – “I Only Care About You” is the perfect song to express that burning desire you have for another person. This is definitely one to …

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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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