Whether stuck in some kind of trouble or on the road towards success, it’s always nice to be able to have a bit of help or encouragement that will get you through and keep you going. Each presidential candidate has a huge campaign and tons of supporters. Top singer celebrities have excellent managers, producers and a [...]
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Look into my crystal ball .. I see .. well actually, I can’t fortune tell; however, I CAN give you all the lingo you’ll need to talk about your horoscope and zodiac sign. All that compatibility, oh if you’re a Virgo then you’ll get along with this or you should avoid this isn’t just limited to [...]
Gah, sometimes it can get a bit confusing when the translations are about the same but there is a subtle difference in meaning. With 然后, 以后 and 之后, they all mean “after” or “behind” in English, yet there are particular times when you should only use 之后 or shouldn’t use 以后 etc. After the red house, make a left. We [...]
囧 Chinese character or iPhone emoji? When I first came across this, I couldn’t tell if this was a real character since it looked so different, just like a smiley face (more like a crying face). For the non-Chinese language learner .. I guess this would be a great example of Chinese characters looking “just [...]
Who doesn’t love a great superhero action movie these days?! The Dark Knight, Spiderman, and Ironman blazed up the box office.. and it’s not just their super powers, gadgets and costumes. We’ll be going a bit deeper than the average vocabulary of superhero (超级英雄 – chāo jí yīng xióng) and villain (恶棍 (è gùn). Here’s [...]
That nod of approval, the a-okay hand signal .. all these signs that’ll mean the green light. Whether it’s getting the okay on building a new project you’ve presented to the boss or that new approval on your credit card application, I don’t think it’s as interesting and rather funny as how this phrase can [...]
Next up on our Starstruck Series, Bruno Mars! Despite great success writing songs like “Billionaire” for Travie McCoy, Bruno Mars got his break when he released his first album, Doo-Wops & Hooligans in October 2010. This got him 7 Grammy nominations and 1 Grammy Award! Nickname & Origin Bruno Mars -火星哥(huǒ xīng gē) 火星 is a [...]
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