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Good for a Laugh? 5 Things You Need to Know About Chinese Humor


Who doesn’t love making people laugh?

Now can you do it in a foreign language?

It’s so rewarding to make someone chuckle, and it’s especially rewarding if you can make someone from a totally different culture laugh in a …

6 Useful Chinese Gestures for the Chinese Learner


What’s the most insulting gesture you can think of?

If you’re from the States, we’re probably both thinking of the same thing.

In every culture, people communicate with body language and not just to express romantic interest. Body language …

Do You Know These 7 Fascinating (and Freaky) Facts About Chinese Halloween?

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What’s spookier than Halloween?

Chinese Halloween.

If you don’t believe me, check this out—it’s all about Chinese Halloween, also known as Ghost Month, or Hungry Ghost Festival.

Look out for restless spirits wandering among the living, making visitations …

Put a Smile on His Face: 8 Phrases to Celebrate Chinese Father’s Day

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Yin and yang.

Peanut butter and jelly.

Mothers and… fathers.

We’ve celebrated our mothers in the spring, but now summer’s here.

It’s time to celebrate the fathers in our lives.

Even the fathers who aren’t related to us—like famous Chinese …