How to Flirt in Chinese

Language barriers can be the most frustrating when you are trying to form a romantic connection. While Valentine’s Day (情人节, Qíng rén jié) is not a Chinese holiday, the month…

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Family in Chinese

The traditional Chinese culture is very family oriented with an individual's family being of the utmost importance. The character for family or home is 家 pinyin: jiā. The construction of…

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Chinese vs Japanese

中文与日文 (zhōng wén yú rì wén) Achieving fluency in a foreign language is no easy task. Achieving fluency in an Asian language is particularly difficult if you are a westerner.…

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How to Really Understand Chinese

ChinesePinyinEnglish 我不明白Wǒ bù míngbáiI don't understand. From the title of this blog you may wonder whether this blog is about understanding the Chinese language or understanding the Chinese people. In…

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