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The 6 Best Apps to Learn Chinese!

The 6 Best Apps to Learn Chinese! You had to walk around with a bag of dictionaries and books in order to study Chinese in the past. The birth of apps have emerged over the years that will help you improve your Chinese. Do you know the 6 best apps to learn chinese! We are [...]

The Year of the Rat 2020

According to the Chinese Lunar calendar, 2020 is the Year of the Rat, from January 25 to February 11, 2021.  Chinese new year - Spring Festival (春节chūn jié), falls on January 25, 2020, 1st day in 1st lunar month. Chinese people will have seven days off work, the holiday is from January 24 to 30, [...]

How to say Merry Christmas in Chinese!

How to Say Merry Christmas in Chinese! when “Jingle Bells” is playing non-stop, a festive atmosphere everywhere in China. you’ll see many of the same decorations up: Christmas trees, Merry Christmas banners, colourful lights, and other Christmas ornaments. “Christmas Old Man” (圣诞老人 – shèng dàn lǎo rén) can be seen in shopping malls, it’s Christmas time [...]

Chinese Gift Giving taboos

Chinese Gift Giving Taboos When you study Chinese in Beijing or as a business people will likely observe the Chinese custom of giving gifts to classmates, friends, colleagues or business partners. There are some gifts that should be avoided due to cultural symbolism or the fact that that word shares a similar pronunciation to something undesirable. [...]

6 of the Best Places to See Autumn Leaves in Beijing

6 of the Best Places to See Autumn Leaves in Beijing Autumn is the most beautiful season in Beijing,  warm sunshine and brilliant blue sky, without the disturbance of summer heat and winter coldness, you can enjoy a most comfortable autumn to look out the blue sky and enjoy all kinds of outdoor activities.  Lets [...]

Learn Chinese About Mid-Autunm Festival

Learn Chinese about Mid- Autumn Festival   Mid- Autumn Festival --- 中 秋节  zhōng qiū  jié Mid-Autumn Festival  --- Chinese: 中秋节 ( zhōng qiū jié ) is traditionally celebrated on the fifteenth day of the eighth lunar month in September or October in the Gregorian calendar. In 2019, Mid-Autumn Festival is on September 13th. [...]

The Top 8 Apps for China Travelers and Expats

The Top 8 Apps for China Travelers and Expats If you are plan to travel or work in China, the top 8 Apps for China travelers and expats, you should know. Communication, browsing mobile internet, listening to music and watching videos are the most common activities of Chinese mobile users. Not surprisingly, companies who traditionally dominated those niches on the [...]

Dragon Boat Festival

Dragon Boat Festival Dragon Boat Festival of 2019 falls on June 7 ( the 5th day of the 5th month according to Chinese lunar calendar). Also known as Duanwu Festival ( 端午节 Duānwǔ Jié). the holiday in China starts from June 7 to 9, 2019. Many legends circulate around the festival but the most [...]

HSK 6 Vocabulary + Excel (with 3 Free Quiz Sheets)

Contents: This page includes some essential info about the HSK 6 and provides a downloadable Excel sheet with the complete HSK 6 vocabulary. It also includes 3 quiz sheets at the bottom to help you practice. Intro to the HSK 6 Test The HSK 6 is the final level of the Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi, or Chinese [...]

HSK 5 Vocabulary List + Excel (with 3 Free Quiz Sheets)

Contents: On this page, students can find a list of new words they'll need to know for the HSK 5 and a downloadable Excel sheet with the complete test vocabulary. There are also 3 quiz sheets at the bottom to test your memory of the new words. HSK 5 Introduction How hard is the HSK 5? [...]