The mouth is an essential part of our body. You need it to eat, to drink, to speak - we’d probably not live very long if our mouths were removed from us. Well, first of all, you won’t be able to enjoy that delicious pizza, that’s for sure… The mouth is so important, that the Chinese character for it -...
We all get a laugh when we see poorly translated Chinese signs or words. Like this: Or find a sign like this adorable: These signs seem like unofficial things, but these types of things happen with country names as well. Often times, country names in Chinese are transliterations, or words that sound like their English counterparts. This sometimes results in some...
We all have dreams, but sometimes those dreams can be extremely unrealistic in the present situation. Most of you reading this will never be capable of climbing Mount Everest even if you have the idea to do so, for example. In this story, an unrealistic idea is revealed to be unworkable in real life as well: the man who...
放鸽子: Fàng gēzi We all have that one friend who ditches last minute all the time. This Chinese idiom basically means “to ditch someone” or “to ditch plans”. You might want to keep this in mind the next time you make plans with your squad, so we'll teach you how to say ditch in Chinese, or 放鸽子 (fàng gē zǐ). The...
You might have heard a certain saying: “to travel is to eat”. Traveling unlocks not only foreign landscapes and cultures, but also interesting foods and cuisines that you may not have encountered before. Plus, you gotta eat - or you’re going to starve; so why not try something new? Anyway, today, we’ll be looking at the different cuisines of Sichuan province,...
are you hungry in Chinese
Ever needed help in something? Ever wanted to know about something? Ever asked anyone anything?  In that case, you would have asked a question. You only need to add one word to make a question Now, in English, you usually begin a question with openings like “Have you”, “Did you”, “Can you” and “Will you”. These come from the beginning of sentences...
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