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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


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

chinese slang - naked series

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


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

essential chengyu - give inch take yard

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

Chinese idiom chengyu - cows

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

Chinese vocabulary word list-Christmas and New Years

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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