Chinese Characters in Marvel Comics
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Chinese Characters in Marvel Comics

Are you a fan of the Marvel Universe? In this article, we’ll look at the first few Chinese characters in Marvel comics.   Chinese Characters in Marvel Comics Nowadays, Marvel attracts more and more fans – not without the help of their cinematographic achievements. But some marvel fans started to love these stories long before they...

Social Labels in China 2.0, Part Two
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Social Labels in China 2.0, Part Two

The times are changing – and so is the Chinese society. One Chinese artist tried to express what modern social labels in China look like. We already had a look at it two weeks ago in the post Social Labels 2.0, Part One. This week, it’s time for Part Two!   6. 鸡血系养生派 (Chicken Blood Health Group) 鸡血系养生派 Jī Xiě Xì...

Social Labels in China 2.0
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Social Labels in China 2.0

A few years ago, some social labels in China became so popular, they even made their way into Chinese language textbooks. Almost everyone who studies Chinese came across one or two of them: 白领族 báilǐngzú (white collars), 啃老族 kěnlǎozú (adults still living with and depending on their parents), 蚁族 yǐ zú (“ant tribe”, college graduates who are forced to live in...

Mandarin Chinese in Western Movies, Part 2
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Mandarin Chinese in Western Movies, Part 2

Last week, we looked at Keanu Reeves, Bradley Cooper and Christian Bale speaking Chinese in The Day the Earth Stood Still, Limitless, and Batman Begins, respectively. Let’s continue the journey of exploring Mandarin Chinese in Western movies! And today, let’s look at Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, From Paris with Love, and Pearl Harbor.   Mandarin Chinese...

Mandarin Chinese in Western Movies, Part 1
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Mandarin Chinese in Western Movies, Part 1

For the past two weeks, we’ve been exploring Mandarin Chinese spoken by actors and actresses in Western TV Shows. Some of them turned out to speak Chinese really well! So today, we’re going to turn to movies – and explore Mandarin Chinese in Western movies. The questions are the same: What phrases did the characters use? How good...

Mandarin Chinese in Western TV Shows, Part 2
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Mandarin Chinese in Western TV Shows, Part 2

Last week, we began exploring the exciting topic of Mandarin Chinese in Western TV Shows. Let’s continue our journey into the world of non-Chinese actors and actresses who attempt to speak Chinese. There are two TV shoes on our today’s agenda: Castle and Marvel’s Iron Fist!   1.Mandarin Chinese in Castle   Castle (灵书妙探 Língshū miàotàn,...

Mandarin Chinese in Western TV Shows, Part 1
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Mandarin Chinese in Western TV Shows, Part 1

In the previous article, we talked about 3 American sitcoms with Non-Chinese actors speaking Mandarin. Let’s continue our review and explore Mandarin Chinese in Western TV Shows. There’re 3 of them on our today’s agenda: House M.D., Rock 30 and Modern Family. Let’s go!   1. Mandarin Chinese in House M.D. TV show number one in today’s list...

Mandarin Chinese in American Sitcoms
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Mandarin Chinese in American Sitcoms

In our previous articles, we’ve looked at celebrities and sports people who can speak Chinese. To continue tracing Chinese in Western culture, today, let’s look at something quite rare: Mandarin Chinese in American sitcoms.   Mandarin Chinese in American sitcoms TV shows have become a vital part of our lives. There’s probably no person left on the planet...

10 Sportspeople Who Can Speak Chinese
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10 Sportspeople Who Can Speak Chinese

Today, Chinese is one of the most popular foreign languages. More and more people start learning it every day – chances are, you are a learner too! Some people dedicate their whole life to studying Mandarin, others pick it up as a hobby. In the previous post, we talked about celebrities who can speak Chinese,...

13 Celebrities Who Can Speak Chinese
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13 Celebrities Who Can Speak Chinese

Chinese language is now one of the most popular foreign languages in the world! Every day, more and more people start learning it. Reasons can vary: from better job opportunities and business development, to plain curiosity, when learners fall in love with the language and wish to become part of the culture. But when we...

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Top 3 Best Job-Search Apps in China

Let’s imagine you are in China, and looking for a job. Where should you begin your search? There are plenty of websites made for this purpose. But there’s also a more convenient and flexible way – mobile apps! So in this article, you will learn about Top 3 Best Job-Search Apps in China.   Coming to...

How to Visit a Doctor in China
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How to Visit a Doctor in China

It’s always been a stress for me to visit a doctor. And going to a hospital, while you are in another country, can be even worse. There are so many things to worry about: speaking to a doctor that might not be able to understand you; understanding what he/she says back; knowing what to do...

How to Use Payment Apps in China
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How to Use Payment Apps in China

Imagine a situation: you are having a great time with your friends at a bar, chatting, giggling, and drinking. Then comes the time to go home, and your friends ask you to pay the bill while they are catching a taxi. You search through the pockets and realize – you don’t have enough cash! And you don’t have...

Top 5 Most Popular Dog Breeds in China
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Top 5 Most Popular Dog Breeds in China

Dogs in China are getting really popular — almost every Chinese family now owns a cute dog! Having a dog is becoming a lifestyle. You will notice tiny white or brown puddles on every corner. So, what are the most popular breeds people choose? And what do they call them in Chinese? Let’s explore the top 5 most...

How to Buy Train Tickets in China
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How to Buy Train Tickets in China

What is the most convenient way to travel around China? By train, of course! And what is the easiest way to buy a ticket? Using your phone! Today, China is one of the most comfortable countries to live in. You can do literally anything using your phone: buy airplane or railway tickets, movie tickets, order food, even pay with...