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...

5 Things to Observe When Visiting a Chinese Home
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5 Things to Observe When Visiting a Chinese Home

Chinese people are famous for their hospitality and they are always excited to show foreigners about the Chinese culture. They’re also curious about people from different cultural backgrounds. Therefore, if you’re a foreigner living in China, don’t feel surprised if your Chinese friends invite you to their places for a visit, even if you’re not...

July 4, 2018October 11, 2018by
How to Ace a Job Interview With a Chinese Company
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How to Ace a Job Interview With a Chinese Company

China’s growing economy provides numerous job opportunities to locals and foreigners alike. Many people see China as the right place to pursue a career, counting on its huge economic potential. China has recently gone through a series of reforms in different areas, including education, so the so-called “state job allocation for college graduates” now no longer exists....

May 24, 2018October 11, 2018by
How to Find a Job in China Easily
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How to Find a Job in China Easily

China’s economy has been growing rapidly in recent years and more and more foreigners set their eyes on China. China has become a popular destination thanks to its magnificent natural scenery and huge success in economic development. The Chinese job market certainly benefits from China’s economic growth and consequently creates more job opportunities for both...

April 17, 2018October 11, 2018by
How to Haggle with Tough Chinese Salespeople
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How to Haggle with Tough Chinese Salespeople

Here is something about you might not want to hear if you’ve been paying full prices for things you bought in China: you’ve been ripped off! In China, paying full price is almost unheard of. Goods that have no price tags bear an invisible invitation to haggle. And haggling is a habit, a custom, and...

October 26, 2017October 11, 2018by
The 12 Chinese Zodiac Animals
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The 12 Chinese Zodiac Animals

The Chinese zodiac has been around for thousands of years and used to be the main astrological belief that Chinese people based their actions and predictions on. It is believed that the animals in the zodiac represents the characters of the people born under each zodiac sign. We will explore the following: What is Chinese...

July 3, 2017April 27, 2018by
5 Ways To Enhance Your Life In China
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5 Ways To Enhance Your Life In China

Living in a foreign country always starts off exciting, especially with the amount of new sights and experiences around. When the novelty has worn off and the adrenaline is running out, do you have enough support in your new life to keep you from breaking down in loneliness? Do you have the resources to live...

May 16, 2017April 27, 2018by
Top 3 Shanghai Local Snacks
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Top 3 Shanghai Local Snacks

China is famous for its cuisine. What is so special about Chinese cuisine is that the color, smell and taste are equally important for judging Chinese dishes. That’s why Chinese people regard eating as an art. In China, different regions produce their own local dishes and snacks. Consequently, people from different regions of China have...

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