Qixi Festival ------ Chinese Valentine's Day Qixi Festival (七夕节)， the seventh night of the 7th month on the Chinese lunar calendar, falls on August 25 this year. It celebrates the annual meeting of the cowherd (Niulang 牛郎) and weaver girl (Zhinu 织女) in Chinese mythology, so it is also called the Chinese Valentine's Day. [...]
Qingming Festival The Qingming Festival (Qīngmíng Jié 清明节), 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 [...]
How to Prepare HSK Test China's Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi ( HSK, Chinese Proficiency Test) HSK is the standardized national test used to determine the fluency of non-native speakers in Chinese and is used by universities to assess the enrolment of foreign students and by a number of Chinese companies looking for foreign [...]
Mandarin Zone share this useful online materials to improve chinese listening skills. TV & Movies for Intermediate Level 家(jiā)有(yǒu)儿(ér)女(nǚ) 我(wǒ)爱(ài)我(wǒ)家(jiā) Chinese Kids' Songs for Beginner Level 两只老虎 (liǎngzhīlǎohǔ) 小兔子乖乖 (xiǎotùzǐguāiguāi) [...]
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 [...]
Check this video to discover some of the Pictographs Chinese Characters.
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 Chinese Pinyin introduction is a must see video for any student who want to learn Chinese language.
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 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 [...]