Author Archive | Brooke Bagley

To Have or Have Not? The Ultimate Guide to Mei You (没有) in Chinese

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Did you have breakfast this morning?

没有 (méi yǒu).

No, I definitely didn’t say that I had mayonnaise for breakfast—even though that’s what …

Learn 28 Chinese Adverbs: Essential Ingredients for Superb Chinese Sentences

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Flour is an important ingredient in just about every baking recipe.

Whether you’re making a cake, brownies, cupcakes or a loaf of bread, flour …

The 4 Seasons in Chinese: The Words and Weather You Need to Know

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春兰秋菊 (chūn lán qiū jú) — “In spring there are orchids, and in autumn there are chrysanthemums.”

Seasons have symbolic meanings in cultures across

My Name in Chinese: How to Find Your Chinese Name and Let Everyone Know Who You Are

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If you were your own mother, what would you name yourself?

Whether you like your birth name or not, there’s not much you can …

Directions in Chinese: The Ultimate Vocabulary Road Map to Find Your Way

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Imagine being lost in a busy city like Beijing.

Now, imagine being lost in a busy city like Beijing without knowing how to …

The Big, Burning Question Answered: Is Chinese a Language?

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Did you know that there are 302 individual languages spoken in China?

With this information, you can probably understand why it used to …

How Long Does It Take to Learn Chinese? 6 Fundamental Factors That You Should Consider

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Do you have around 2,200 hours to spare?

If the question, “how long does it take to learn Chinese” has popped into your …