Ancient Chinese is easier than you think: Fish

Fish are our earliest ancestors. If they haven’t evolved to walk on land, mankind wouldn’t have existed! In ancient times, people who lived along the coast were usually fishermen and sold fish for a living....

Tips and Tricks for Bargaining in Chinese

This article is all that stands between you and being ripped off on the streets of China. Street vendors obviously want to protect their interests and make the most profits, which is why the prices...

The only guide you need to avoid offending any Chinese person

  First time going to China and you don’t want to offend someone by accident? Here are some easy tips to help you get along with everyone. Let’s go through some of the things that...

5 Internet expressions you need to become a native Chinese netizen!

藍瘦 香菇 Lán shòu xiānggū If you look into the literal meaning of 藍瘦香菇 Lán shòu xiānggū , which is “blue ,thin ,good-smelling mushroom”,  you won’t understand anything about this expression. Who would expect...

In Chinese, Pets (宠物) Means “A Spoiled Thing”

What do all of these animals have in common? Look at images below and guess the meaning of this phrase. They all don’t do anything but still get a roof over their heads, a bed...

How To Make Dumplings (饺子)

How to make 饺子 When we are talking about Chinese food other than chicken chow mein, the next thing that comes to mind would be Chinese dumplings. There are different types of dumplings along with different...

10 Weird Literal Translations of Country Names in Chinese

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...

WeChat: The App Making China Completely Cashless

Contactless pay or tap debit cards are pretty common nowadays, and it’s so convenient to just pull out your card and pay by tapping. Causes you to be a month behind on rent too...

Suffer in Chinese is literally eating bitterness

The easiest way to explain this word is to imagine eating something Australians attempt to call food, Vegemite. Imagine having to eat that horrible stuff and you’ll know what 吃苦(chī kǔ) means, to suffer in...

King of The Court, Little Emperor of Chinese Fans

Chinese Basketball fans have a great sense of humour, and their nicknames reflect this. They often pick on a characteristic of the basketball player and then derive a humorous name from it. This is...
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