Next up in our Lessons in Learning Chinese series is Olle Linge. He is behind one of our absolute favorite blogs on learning Chinese, and we are thrilled to feature him! In his own words… I’ve been interested in Chinese martial arts and philosophy since at least 2000, but I only started learning Chinese in 2007. Since then, [...]
Archive | June, 2012
Lebron James and the Miami Heat won the NBA Championship. We’re guessing Lebron currently has other priorities outside of studying Chinese. We don’t! Let’s look today at three chengyu’s which are especially pertinent to Lebron as he celebrates his first ring. 1. 坚持不懈 (jiān chí bù xiè ) 坚持 (jiān chí): persevere, persist 不 (bù): not 懈 (xiè): careless, casual [...]
In the 10th (!) post of our Lessons in Learning Chinese series, we are thrilled to speak with Benjamin Dickman. In his own words: I’m originally from Brookline, Mass., and currently living in New York City. After majoring in math at Amherst College , I spent the following academic year in Nanjing, China, learning about [...]
China’s dreaded GaoKao college entrance exams finished up last week, leaving approximately 10 million exhausted students to revel in its passing. The resulting hashtag on Weibo was #考后狂热 (kǎo hòu kuáng rè), and it appropriately summed up the mood. Although there were some students a bit anxious about what comes next, the vast majority were excited to [...]
Next up in our Lessons in Learning Chinese series is Hamish Young. As an experienced Chinese translator, we thank him for sharing his unique insights with us! In his own words- I was tricked into coming to China in 2005 and have been desperately learning Chinese ever since. After teaching for a few years and learning [...]
Good news for our single male readers- Chinese has dozens of fantastically descriptive terms and idioms describing feminine beauty. Next time you eligible bachelors out there spot a beautiful Chinese woman, stand out from the crowd and ditch the tired “美女“ in favor of one of the below phrases. We don’t guarantee a date, [...]
What words come to mind when remembering your childhood? Children’s Day in China is every year on June 1st. Students enjoy a day off from classes and partake in outdoor activities, movies, or school-wide games. In celebration of Children’s Day, Chinese netizens spent time last week reminiscing about simpler times. Weibo was buzzing with people [...]
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