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How to Say “Internet Celebrity” in Chinese

网 (wǎng) refers to the internet, or the web, 红 (hóng) means popular. 网红 (wǎng hóng) is a term that...

How to Say “Extremely” in Chinese

不要 means “don’t want”, however, 不要不要的(bú yào bú yào de) is often used these days to emphasize an adjective. It’s...

How to Say “You Know” in Chinese

“懂 (dǒng)” means “understand”. The phrase 你懂的 (nǐ dǒng de) is used when something is very obvious and plain for...

How to Say “Go Die” in Chinese

狗 (gǒu) means “dog”, but 狗带 (gǒu dài) has absolutely nothing to do with dogs. It has entered popular usage...

How to Say “Shrewd” in Chinese

腹 (fù) means “abdomen”, and 黑 (hēi) means “black”. When you say someone has a 腹黑 (fù hēi) or “black...

How to Say “Send Chills Down One’s Spine” in Chinese

吸 (xī) means to inhale, and 凉气 (liáng qì) refers to cold air. We use this phrase to refer to...

How to Say “Insider” in Chinese

老 (lǎo) means “old” 司机 (sī jī) means “driver” We say someone is a 老司机 (lǎo sī jī) to imply...

How to Say “Use Your Hands to Make the Shape of a Heart” in Chinese

心 (xīn) means “heart”. 比心 (bǐ xīn) is used (often by girls) to express one’s gratitude to somebody. Literally, it...

How to Say “Who do you think you are?” in Chinese

  咋 (zǎ): why 上天: (shàng tiān): fly to the sky 你咋不上天呢?(nǐ zǎ bù shàng tiān ne) “Why don’t you...

Héshì (合适) vs. Shìhé (适合)

“hé shì(合适)”  and  “shì hé(适合)” sometimes also cause trouble to Chinese learners as both words consist of exactly the same...

To meet, jiàn (见) vs. jiàn miàn (见面)

“jiàn (见)” and “jiàn miàn (见面)” both mean “to meet, to see”. However, in order to express “A meets B”,...

Using 的 (de) with Adjectives

 In English, it’s common to see phrases like “a beautiful park”, “an interesting person”, “a big room”, etc. You don’t...

Háishì (还是) vs. Huòzhě (或者)

Some Chinese learners also mix up “hái shì(还是)” with “huò zhě(或者)” as they both mean “or”. However, there is a...

Chinese Negatives 不 (bù) and 没 (méi)

In Chinese, both “bù(不)” and “méi(没)” can be used to negate a verb. However, when it comes to the verb...

Simple Chinese sentence structure

When Chinese learners are making sentences, they sometimes have problems with the unfamiliar sentence structure. As a beginner, learning these...

How to ask basic questions in Chinese

Many Chinese learners are told that “ma(吗)” is used at the end to form a question. However, this statement is...

When to use hé (和)

The Chinese word “hé(和)” is another basic, but important word which is often misused by Chinese learners. Although its equivalent...

Chinese “to be”, 是 (shì)

One of the first verbs that beginners encounter on their Chinese-learning journey is the verb “to be”, which is pronounced...

3 Chinese Poems All Children Know

In the United Kingdom, everyone knows the words to a few songs that are taught to children at an early...

Chinese Lyrics and Translations: You Exist In My Song

我的歌声里 – Wǒ de gēshēng lǐ ‘You Exist in My Song’ – by Qu Wanting If you’ve liked us on...
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