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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...

Means of Transportation in Shanghai

Shanghai has become China‘s financial center, and hundreds of multinational companies have opened their branches and offices here. As a result,...

6 Habits that Make Chinese People Different

Every country has its own culture, and China is of no exception here. Many foreigners, after living in China for...

Chinese Style of Parenting

Chinese people clearly understand the importance of education. Therefore, how to educate children has always been a topic which leads...

Top 5 Things Young Chinese People Like

China’s economy is growing rapidly and it offers numerous job opportunities to young people. However, as a result of the...

What to Expect at a Chinese Wedding

An unforgettable wedding is what every girl is longing for because presumably you’ll have it only once in your life....
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