How do you say wealth in Chinese? 财产 vs. 财富

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Today we break down 2 words that are both used in the context of wealth: 财产(cáichǎn) and 财富 (cáifù)。They might seem similar but are actually used very differently.

财产 (cáichǎn) literally means “property” and is used in a narrow sense

Chinese Slang: How do you say “girly” in Chinese? 娘

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Today we bring you a Chinese slang word that is short but sweet: 娘.

娘 (niáng) traditionally has the following meanings:

  1. mother or mom
  2. form of address for older married woman
  3. a young woman (eg. 姑娘 – gūniang – ie.

Essential Chengyu: A great word for tenacity and effort – 千方百计

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Today we cover a chengyu that is a great word for conveying tenacity and effort: 千方百计 (qiānfāngbǎijì).

The next time you want to tell your Chinese client / professor / S.O. the great lengths you went for the  project / …

Essential Chengyu: The best way to learn Chinese? 破釜沉舟(sink your boats)!

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For our second post in our series on Need to Know Chengyu (Chinese idiomatic expressions usually 4 characters long), we will be covering a chengyu that is near and dear to our entrepreneurial and Chinese learning hearts: 破釜沉舟 (pòfǔchénzhōu).…

Essential Chengyu: Are Chengyu Key to Becoming Fluent? 理所当然了!

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To kick off our blog, we’re doing a series of articles to help Chinese learners master the most commonly used chengyu( 成语), which are idiomatic expressions consisting of 4 characters. Though they’re usually only 4 characters long, they carry a …