Author Archive | Sheena Dizon

Cha-ching! Money in Chinese and How to Talk About It

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Money makes the world go round, doesn’t it?

Okay, money isn’t everything, but it does play a huge part in our lives.

Financial security is important, though—that’s for certain. There’s even a study that suggests counting money relieves pain. …

Feel It Out! 20 Chinese Feelings and How to Express Those Emotions Like a Native Speaker

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Let’s face it; we’re emotional beings!

We can feel joy, anxiety, love and exhaustion all in one day!

As humans, we talk about our emotions all the time. Whether it’s feelings towards other people, behaviors or inanimate objects, we like …

30+ Must-know Chinese Honorifics for Being Polite Like a Pro

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I never really liked being referred to as “ma’am.”

It always makes me feel old.

Although it sure beats hearing people shout “lady” to get my attention. It might not be rude in every culture, but it definitely isn’t polite …

Congratulations in Chinese: How to Shower Praise like a Supportive Native Speaker

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Life is too short to not celebrate each other and each other’s proud accomplishments—big and small!

There are infinite events and moments in life worth celebrating.

From an engagement to landing a new job, acing your driver’s test to becoming …

Get What You Want in Chinese: How to Express Desires and Needs

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How often do you claim that you need something when it’s merely something that you want?

Don’t worry, you’re not the only one.

People confuse their wants with their needs all the time. While humans really only need food, water,

Body Parts in Chinese: A Holistic List of Over 60 Essential Body-related Words

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Remember when learning body parts was as simple as singing, “head, shoulders, knees and toes?”

Songs are extremely useful when it comes to learning a language. I only wish that my teacher had used the Chinese version of the song …

12 Inspirational Quotes in Chinese to Help You Keep Calm and Carry On

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Have you been feeling down in the dumps lately?

Life can be pretty rough at times, which can make it hard for us to remain positive 100% of the time.

But as the saying goes, “When the going gets tough, …