Learn more by learning less (and this Chinese idiom)

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What’s the best way to learn Chinese?

By going all out, every second you’re awake, right?

Well, not exactly.

Studies show that 90 minute

Tired of 累? Try this instead

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If you’re tired of the word “tired” (累 – leì), it’s your lucky day.

We’ve got a chengyu (Chinese idiom) that’s much cooler: 有气无力(yǒu

A secret technique for Chinese fluency: Sentence Mining

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The hardest part of Chinese is that it feels arbitrary.

It has its own logic, but it takes trial and error to figure it …

Embrace the Embarrassing Moments | The real meaning of ‘not a good meaning’

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As part of our Embrace the Embarrassing Moments series, we feature a reader’s story about an embarrassing moment from when they were learning

Essential Chengyu: Love at First Sight

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Do you believe in love at first sight?

Or do you believe that love is “a temporary insanity curable by marriage”?

No matter which …

I’d stick knives in my ribs for you, man

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This is probably our most violent chengyu ever.

But it’s also one of the most positive.

Use this chengyu for close friends that you’d …

5 Ways to Say “Excuse Me” in Public

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Crowds are a fact of life in China.

So what do you say if you’re in a hurry and have to get past people?…