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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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 [...]
鸭梨(yā lí): The original and literal meaning of the word is a kind of pear grown in the Hebei Province of Northeastern China. The word has become Chinese slang for “stress” or “pressure.” This is because the Chinese word for stress (alternately burden or pressure), 压力 (yā lì) is very similar in pronunciation, albeit with a [...]
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 [...]
Not many get to where they are without hard work, perseverance and determination. Before Walt Disney became a internationally loved entertainment company, he was fired by a newspaper editor because, “he lacked imagination and had no good ideas.” Before Steven Spielberg became a renowned director, he was rejected from the University of Southern California School of [...]
One of the hottest Chinese slang words isn’t as complicated as “grenade,” “yolo” or any other similar mumbo-jumbo. Instead it’s as simple as “what” (什么 – shén me). We all know Chinese is a tonal language (well, now you do if you didn’t) and that the slightest difference in pronunciation could mean something totally different! [...]
Whoa what a year 2012 has been with the Mayans predicting doomsday and Xi Jinping replacing Hu Jingtao as the leader of the Chinese Communist Party! Whether it’s finding the latest on “The Voice of China” or what’s going on with the Diaoyu islands, everything is a click away on the internet. This year we’ve [...]
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