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Traditionally a blooming cherry trie or Sakura (樱花 🌸 yīnghuā) is a symbol of Japan, but if you are travelling around China or live here, you can enjoy it not leaving 中国 ♦ zhōngguó! In today’s post, we will share top 3 places where you can find cherry blossom in Shanghai and take amazing pictures...
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...
As shopping plays such an important role in Chinese people’s daily lives, it’s not surprising that there are several ways to say “shopping” in Chinese. In this article, we take a look at 4 most popular Chinese words and phrases related to shopping!   Chinese Shoppers These days, tourists from China can be seen everywhere...
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...
In this article, we will have a look at three common ways to say “change” in Chinese.   Chinese Paronyms In any language, a paronym is a word which shares the same root with another word. To a certain extent, paronyms could be considered as synonyms since they are linked to each other by similarity...
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...
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