Author Archive | Sheena Dizon

Save the Date! Learn the Months in Chinese and Discover Chinese Holidays

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If you’re a beginner in Chinese, there’s every chance that you’ve already learned how to say the months in Mandarin.

It’s simple, really.

TGIF! Counting Down the Days of the Week in Chinese

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The Monday blues. Hump Day (a.k.a Wednesday). Thirsty Thursdays.

Whether literal or symbolic, each day of the week has meaning for us.

And given …

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

money in chinese

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 …

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 …

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 …

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

congratulations in Chinese

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 …

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 …