Essential Chengyu: Are you just happy or 兴高采烈?

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高兴 (gāoxìng – happy) is a useful word you learned in first year Chinese, but perhaps it’s time that you found synonyms that let

Bet you don’t know the difference between 签名 and 签字

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Today we compare two words that both involve writing things: 签名 (qiānmíng) and 签字 (qiānzì). If you think the difference is that one means …

How do you say wealth in Chinese? 财产 vs. 财富

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Today we break down 2 words that are both used in the context of wealth: 财产(cáichǎn) and 财富 (cáifù)。They might seem similar but are …

Chinese Slang: How do you say “girly” in Chinese? 娘

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Today we bring you a Chinese slang word that is short but sweet: 娘.

娘 (niáng) traditionally has the following meanings:

  1. mother or mom