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Chinese lucky numbers and unlucky numbers

Chinese Lucky Numbers And Unlucky Numbers Chinese lucky number and unlucky number, do you know it? In Chinese culture certain numbers are considered "lucky" because their pronunciations sound similar to words that have "lucky" meanings. Lucky numbers are very important in Chinese culture. People select lucky numbers when choosing residences, telephone numbers, business addresses, wedding [...]

Things to Know about Chinese Shopping Culture

Things to Know about Chinese Shopping Culture Chinese shopping culture you should know! Visiting or living in China, you need to know things about shopping culture in China, whether you're shopping for clothes, food, or souvenirs, it can help you gain a new cultural experience and find the right thing! 1, Most Vendors only Accept Cash [...]

Top Ten places in Beijing

Top Ten Places in Beijing Beijing is an enormous metropolis with a history going back thousands of years, every year millions of people come to Beijing to see the capital of China, a fast changing metropolitan city of old and new. There are lots of tourist attractions and historic sites in Beijing. If you [...]

Chinese Zodiac Signifies Character!

Zodiac Signifies Character When you take Chinese language course in Beijing, your friends might ask your Nǐ shǔ shénme? ( What is your Chinese zodiac ) ? Do you know your Chinese zodiac animal sign? The Chinese Zodiac, known as Sheng Xiao ( 生肖 ), is based on a twelve-year cycle, each year in that cycle related to an [...]

Chinese Class for Money from Beijing

Chinese Class for Money from Beijing Learn Chinese money! When buying things in Beijing, or other places in China, using Rmb, have you thought about what is shown on the back of China’s bills? Today's Mandarin Chinese class is about Chinese money. 100 Yuan-- the Great Hall of the People ( 人民大会堂 rénmíndàhuìtáng ) The [...]

Meng Jiangnu

Meng Jiangnu In the Qin Dynasty (221BC-206BC), there is a beautiful young lady named Meng Jiangnu; she married with Fan Qiliang. Unfortunately, at wedding ceremony night, Fan was taken away by force to build the Great Wall. One year later, Meng Jiangnu made clothes for Fan Qiliang and began her long-distance wading to find [...]

The Legend of Lady White Snake

The Legend of Lady White Snake It tells of two snakes, one white and the other green. The snakes after studying magic for thousands of years managed to transform themselves into beautiful women. One day, they took a stroll as a woman around West Lake. During their stroll, it began to rain and the [...]

The Butterfly Lovers

Liang Shanbo (梁山伯) Yu Zhu Yingtai (祝英台) (LiangZhu: abbreviation) - The Butterfly Lovers is crowned as Oriental Romeo and Juliet: Zhu Yingtai was the daughter of Mr. Zhu, a rich and influential man in Shangyu. She was a naughty but beautiful girl, and disguised as a man to go to Hangzhou for learning. On [...]

Meng Mu San Qian

Meng mu San Qian Mencius' mother changed their residence three times, in Chinese Meng mu San Qian (孟母三迁). When first left a widow Menciuc's mother lived with her little boy near a cemetery, the result being that the latter was always playing at funerals. Mencius' mother was not pleased to see her son mimic [...]

Qingming Festival

Qingming Festival The Qingming Festival (Qīngmíng Jié), know as Tomb Sweeping Day is a traditional Chinese Festival. Qīngmíng Jié (清明节) in Chinese means “pure brightness Festival” or "Clear and Bright Festival". It corresponds with the onset of warmer weather, the start of spring plowing, and family outings. During the Qingming time, the climate in [...]