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the Most Famous Chinese Women in History!

the Most Famous Chinese Women in History It is International Women’s Day  (the 8th of March) today, let’s learn some famous women in Chinese history. Fu Hao - China’s First Female General 妇好 Fù Hǎo Fu Hao (Fù Hǎo, 妇好,died c. 1200 BC) or Lady Hao was a queen, general and high priestess of the Shang dynasty in Eastern [...]

Lantern Festival in China

Lantern Festival in China The Lantern Festival (元宵节 yuánxiāojié) in China is the last day ( traditionally) of Spring Festival (春节 Chūnjié ), falling on the 15th day of the first lunar month, it is also the first full moon night in the Chinese lunar calendar. The Lantern Festival of 2019 falls on February 19. There is [...]

How Chinese People Celebrate Chinese New Year

How Chinese People Celebrate Chinese New Year Chinese New Year is celebrated for sixteen days ( from New Year's Eve to the Lantern Festival ). It is on the 5th of February 2019, beginning a year of the Pig. China's public holiday will be February 4–10, 2019. How Chinese people celebrate Chinese New Year?Its preparations begin [...]

Chinese New Year Legend

Chinese New Year Legend The Chinese New Year (农历新年, Nónglì Xīnnían), also known as the Lunar New Year is the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays.  To the Chinese people it is as important as Christmas to people in the West. It is celebrated on the first day of the first month of [...]

Chinese Language Summer Camp in Beijing

Chinese Language Summer Camp in Beijing Happy Birthday! 生日快乐! Chinese language summer camp in Beijing is good choice for people who would like their children to improve Chinese while enjoying their vacation in Beijing. Our mission is safe and valuable learning environment for Children. Every year, Mandarin Zone School holds Chinese language [...]

The Most Useful Phrases in Chinese

The Most Useful Phrases in Chinese Do you the most useful Chinese phrase?  Here are 10 essential expressions’ that will help you “bring the cool” and keep your conversations chill. 1  Hello          Goodbye   Hello in Chinese combines the words ‘you (nǐ你) and ‘good (hǎo 好). To ask someone ‘How are [...]

5 Tips for learning Mandarin Chinese

5 Tips for learning Mandarin Chinese With the development of china's economy, learning mandarin Chinese is increasing around the world. In 2009, about 60,000 American college students were studying mandarin Chinese. That is three times as many as in 1990. But Chinese can seem alien at first to an English speaker. Here are five essential tips to [...]

Things You Should to Know about Chinese Drinking Culture

Things You Should Know about Chinese Drinking Culture Chinese drinking culture you should know! Perhaps you are a manager who is about to attend a few business dinners or you are meeting your significant other’s family at a dinner in China. A multitude of etiquette considerations occur also when dining. There are some special differences in [...]

The Year of the Rooster 2017

 2017  year of the Rooster According to the Chinese calendar, the year 2017 is the year of the Rooster (鸡年, jī nián), starting from January 28th, and ending on February 15th, 2018.  Spring Festival (春节,chūn jié), falls on January 28, 2017, It is the most important annual event in China. Chinese people [...]

5 Most Common Mistakes When Learning Chinese

5 Most Common Mistakes When Learning Chinese 1, Word-for-word translation One common mistake when learning Chinese is word-for-word translation. The problem with this method is that the Chinese language is different from most other languages. Chinese vocabulary is constructed by strokes and radicals and the meaning of a word is embedded in [...]