It’s all about efficiency. Today we’ve got our smart phones synced to our life and every application invented to help maximize time. To buy that new camera or that small laptop notebook? Oh! Decisions… Why not kill two birds with one stone and just buy a smartphone? You get BOTH. The chengyu “一箭双雕” is the way [...]
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1.3 BILLION people on holiday. Can you imagine the insanity? Pushing, shoving, line cutting, invasion of personal space, and that rush to snag an empty seat. The traffic forecast for Beijing: congestion index of 9.5. In English? With a 100% chance for bumper to bumper traffic, Beijing might as well turn into a temporary car [...]
To our female readers who felt snubbed by our post on Chinese Female Beauty, don’t fret! 与众不同 (yǔ zhòng bù tóng- stand out from the crowd) and say goodbye to the tired 帅哥 (shuài gē) next time you find an object of your attraction. Inspired by chiseled and hunky, elegant and charming Olympic men gracing our television screens [...]
Despite a glut of counterfeit products, Apple has been finding stunning success in China. Today, Apple looks to build on this success with the launch of the “New iPad” in China. Whether you are an Apple fanatic or stubborn skeptic, we bring you 3 chengyus to celebrate the occasion! 1. 万众瞩目- wàn zhòng zhǔ mù 万 [...]
Are you a trendsetter, or a bandwagoner? Do you march to the beat of your own drum, or follow the herd? Whether it be sports allegiances, fashion choices, music tastes or other cultural trends, there are those with a unique style, (别具一格), and those who instead prefer to follow along. Today let’s look at 3 [...]
We all know Mark Zuckerberg is learning Chinese. Next time he is in China, we have some new idioms for him to practice. Whether it was overhyped, poorly executed, or even unnecessary, the consensus is in: the Facebook IPO was everything from a slight disappointment to an unmitigated disaster. Not to rub salt in the [...]
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