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2019 is here! Time flies, doesn’t it? Last year was full of good and bad news. How many of them do we still remember? The internet brought us lots of funny stuff to laugh at. What is more, there’re lots of internet slang was born, spread and used by all of us! Chinese internet community...
It’s time for the second part of “Top Chinese Dating Apps”! Last time there were two most popular dating apps and today we have two more to introduce. But they are not typical dating apps, like Tinder, they have some REALLY specific features. Let’s have a look at them. 1. 请吃饭 “Let’s have a meal”...
It’s so much easier to learn Chinese if you have Chinese friends! It’s always fun to explore another culture by chatting with native speakers. So today, we’re going to help you find Chinese friends online. It’s Top Chinese Dating Apps.    1. 陌陌 Using Momo, you can meet new people in your city or area....
Do you like music? What are your favorite bands? Some people say, a sure way to know more about country and its culture is through music! And we are not talking about old folk songs you might’ve imagined by now – but about some modern, popular rock-bands! Chinese themselves think of them as “best of...
Are a you a horror movie fan? Have you watched the movies we recommended last week yet? Because this week, let’s look at Top Chinese Horror Movies, part two! 1.诡丝 / Guǐsī (2006) 诡丝 (Guǐ sī) exactly means “strange string” and was translated as “silk”. The string that plays an important role in this movie...
Do you like horror movies? Halloween is still far away, but who says we must have a proper occasion just to feel creeps from a good horror story! Today, we are going to look at 3 Modern Chinese horror movies you can enjoy in the late evening with the curtains closed 😉 1. 僵尸 /...
Last week, we looked at a few Modern Social Groups in China. Today, let’s have a look at five more!   H族 The name H族 (zú), or “H family” refers to the free, unrestrained, comfortable and healthy lifestyle of the H-generation. This lifestyle appeared in 2012, and has now has become a new fashion. The...
A few weeks ago, we already talked about modern social groups in China – from the perspective of one talented Chinese artist. But to tell you the truth, there are so many more “social groups” or “labels” (族 zú) in modern China! Lots of them already made their way into Chinese textbooks (for example, 蚁族...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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