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Qingming Festival

Qingming Festival The Qingming Festival (Qīngmíng Jié 清明节), known as Tomb Sweeping Day is a traditional Chinese Festival. Introduction 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 [...]

The Year of the Ox 2021

The Year of the Ox 2021 2021 is the year of Ox (Metal) according to Chinese zodiac, starting from Feb. 12, 2021 and lasting to Jan. 31, 2022. Ox is the second in the 12-years cycle of the Chinese zodiac sign. The 12 zodiac animals are, in order: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, [...]

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. [...]

Top 10 Most Popular Chinese Websites

Top 10 Most Popular Chinese WebsitesTop 10 Most Popular Chinese Websites! What are the most popular websites in China?In this article, we will introduce the top 10 most popular Chinese websites. It would helpful for foreigners who may want to live in China, but don’t know what websites to use.1. Baidu - The Chinese Google;     [...]

Best Way to Learn Mandarin Online

Best Way to Learn Mandarin Online What is the best way to learn Mandarin Online? How do i begin to learn Mandarin Chinese? There are different ways to approach Chinese language study online, but which ever one pick may depend on your own personal situation. Ask yourself, what is your learning goal? The best way [...]

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 [...]

Best Online Resources for Learning Mandarin Chinese

Best Free Online Resources for Learning Mandarin Chinese Many online resources for learning Chinese appears , let’s have a look the 6 best online resources for learning Mandarin Chinese. 1, Chinese Pronunciation Wiki and Chinese Grammar Wiki Chinese Pronunciation Wiki is free resource offered by AllSet Learning. You will find detailed explanation of all Chinese [...]

The Year of the Rat 2020

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 [...]

Introvert’s Guide to Chinese Conversational Practice While in China

Introvert’s Guide to Chinese Conversational Practice While in China If you've decided to learn Chinese, you're in great company. Chinese is the number one most widely spoken language in the world. In fact, there are currently 1.2 billion speakers and counting, so when you start to learn the language you're opening yourself up to a [...]

Chinese Listening Comprehension with TV: 5 Tips

One of the hardest things about mastering Mandarin is understanding what people are saying, or building your Chinese listening comprehension. Unlike learning a Romance or Germanic language (if you’re an English speaker), you won’t be able to pick up random bits of vocabulary here and there and follow along if you’re learning Mandarin. In other [...]

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