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6 Ways to Say Hello in Chinese Like a Native

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Do you know that awkward moment that every Chinese learner experiences?

When you realize that “nǐ hǎo” is actually not how Chinese people say hello?

If you don’t, then this post is for you: now you can say hello in …

Learning Chinese Pinyin? The 10 Tips You Need to Hear

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I remember my first college Chinese class.

There were more than 50 of us, eager, optimistic and bright-eyed.

By the second semester, half of us were gone.

And by the time I reached fourth year Chinese, there were only a …

How to Speak Chinese Fluently: A Foolproof Method

How to Speak Chinese Fluently: A Foolproof Method

Chinese people can’t tell that I’m not Chinese.

You might think that if I speak Mandarin Chinese fluently, it must be because I have a natural talent for languages. But if you had been in my first year Chinese language …

9 Useful Ways to Say Goodbye in Chinese

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Perhaps you know how to say “nǐ hǎo,” but not goodbye.

Or perhaps you already know how to goodbye in Chinese – “zài jiàn” – but you’re looking for a new and interesting way to say it.

Here are 9