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Remember to do this in 2012

What will your 2012 be like?

A pivotal year with big decisions to be made?

If so, don’t forget to take a moment to 深思熟虑 (shēn sī shú lǜ).

深思熟虑 (shēn sī shú lǜ) means to think deeply and carefully

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Chinese idiom for 12 year old CEO

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Did you hear about the 12 year old Chinese CEO?

Tian Zhonghe taught himself how to program.

Then he disguised his voice to hire a team of 11 employees.

Then he raised 2,000 Yuan and earned 30,000 in 4 months.…

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Chinese Slang: The Naked Series

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Do you know the 3 nakeds in Chinese slang?

If not, would you like to get to know them?

 

Chinese Slang’s Naked #1: 裸婚 (luǒ hūn) – “Naked Wedding”

It means getting married with nothing but a wedding certificate

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Boost your Chinese vocabulary through Themed Word Lists

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To become fluent in Chinese, a large vocabulary is obviously key.

And for a strong vocabulary, there’s no substitute for hard work.

But if you’re studying hard, why not also learn more effectively?

Here’s a simple tip for learning vocab

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Chinese idiom: Give an inch and they’ll take a yard

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There are tough negotiators.

And then there are people who you can’t give any concessions to. Give them an inch and they’ll take a yard.

Or as the Chinese would say, they would 得寸进尺 (dé cùn jìn chǐ).

得寸进尺 (dé

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Chinese idiom for a drop in the bucket

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The Chinese also have an idiom for “just a drop in the bucket.”

Except it involves cows. And hair.

九牛一毛 (jiǔ niú yì máo) literally means “9 cows and 1 strand of cow hair” and it indicates something that’s so

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Chinese Vocab Word List: Christmas and New Year’s

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This Chinese vocabulary word list has everything from “Santa” to “wrapping paper” to “New Year’s resolutions.”

Hope you find it useful this holiday season!

 

Christmas – People or Tangible Objects

angel —— 天使 —— tiān shǐ

Bethlehem —— 伯利恒 …

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