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 [...]
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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 [...]
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