Chinese learning

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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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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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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