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What Chinese People Eat for Breakfast (Part 2)

What Do Chinese People Eat for Breakfast? Food culture is an indispensable part of Chinese people’s daily life. Color, smell,...

What Do Chinese People Eat for Breakfast?

What do Chinese usually eat for breakfast? It’s true that a good breakfast will provide you with enough energy and...

3 Chinese Wedding Facts Explained

3 Chinese Wedding Facts Explained Superstition, Honour and Tradition all play their part at a Chinese wedding. Here’s 3 Simple...

3 Ways to Use 的 (de) in Chinese Language

3 Ways to use 的 (de) in Chinese Language Today we are giving beginners and elementary Chinese learners a mini-lecture...

5 Ways to Ask a Special Question in Chinese

In our previous article, we have explained how to ask a general question in Chinese. However, that’s not enough to...

3 Ways to Ask a General Question in Chinese

A yes-no question represents itself as a grammatical structure, the answer to which is expected to be either yes or...

Characters Made of 3 Identical Radicals

There is a special group of Chinese characters which consist of three identical parts. This character structure is called 品字结构...

Chinese Shopping Vocabulary

As shopping plays such an important role in Chinese people’s daily lives, it’s not surprising that there are several ways...

3 Ways to Say “Change” in Chinese

In this article, we will have a look at three common ways to say “change” in Chinese.   Chinese Paronyms...

Chinese Polyphones

Chinese learners often struggle with polyphones – characters with two or more pronunciations. In this article, we will look at...

Chinese Homophones

Very often in Chinese, you will come across words that share the same pronunciation, but are written using different characters...

Reversible Chinese Words

Sometimes, you can create two different words by putting two of the same Chinese characters into a different order.  In this...

Chinese Exclamative Particles: 啊 a, 啦 la, 吧 ba

A modal or exclamative particle is an important grammatical concept in Chinese. Adding different exclamative particles at the end of your sentences can...

Mandarin Chinese in the South and North

If you had a chance to talk to many Chinese locals, you might have noticed that people from different regions...

3 Ways to Use Chinese ‘Hao’ in Speech

Even if you started to learn Chinese yesterday, you must have already picked up the famous Chinese greeting which means “hello”: 你好 nǐ...

4 Most Common Chinese Radicals

In this article, we will take a look at some of the typical and most common Chinese radicals. Importance of...

5 Chinese Habits That Puzzle Foreigners

Foreigners in China often experience a cultural shock, because some Chinese habits and ways of living are just beyond their understanding. For example, Chinese people’s...

Things Chinese People Would Say No To

Every culture has its unique features, and people from different cultural backgrounds have different understandings of etiquette and manners. Nevertheless,...

Chinese Millennials

The younger generation of Chinese people, the so-called “millennials” (80后 and 90后) are quite different from their predecessors. They’re willing...

Numbers in Chinese Culture: Good & Bad

In any culture, there is always a part – big or small – that has something to do with superstitions. Chinese culture is...
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