Chinese Slang

Word on the streets Most Chinese slang terms originate from something someone once said which then became a rage and stuck around as modern language. For example, Jackie Chang once said “Duang” in an interview advertising shampoo to express the sudden effect of the product, meaning something like “Ta Da!” and ever since then it has [...]

By |May 24th, 2017|Chinese Classes|0 Comments

China’s Richest

China's Richest Wang Jianlin Walking through the streets of China’s cities you probably will have already come across the most luxurious mall you’ve ever laid your eyes on next to a broken down slum. The juxtaposition of China’s richest and poorest creates an ever-present effect on those trying to [...]

By |May 17th, 2017|Business in China, Chinese Classes|0 Comments

Become a Chinese Master Chef

5 Famous Chinese Dishes You Should Try (to make yourself) The more you begin to feel confident in China, the less scared you will be to venture out to local Chinese restaurants. Their menus are usually in Chinese (or with amazing translations) so if you've ever felt overwhelmed trying to choose a Chinese dish, here's what [...]

Crazy Chinese TV Shows

Chinese Reality TV How close to reality are Chinese reality shows really? If you're not a fan of obviously scripted scenes, these might be more appealing to you. Reality TV is all about drama and surprisingly, they don't sugar coat anything here. Harsh reactions, real issues and rejection. Here are some of the most popular shows [...]

By |May 3rd, 2017|Chinese Classes|0 Comments

Guestblog: 7 Mesmerizing Secrets About Chinese Food

7 Mesmerizing Secrets About Chinese Food This week the Hutong School blog was visited by a guest blogger: Operation:Falafel One day or the other, most of us try to cook Chinese food that we find comfort in. Whether we take a stab at the egg-fried rice with Szechuan chicken or the chow mein [...]

Guestblog: Chinese with Mike

How Do I Make Learning Mandarin Chinese Easy and Fun? This week the Hutong School blog was visited by a guest blogger: Mike from Chinese with Mike Nǐ hǎo! My name is Mike Lǎoshī, and I am the creator of Chinese with Mike, a video/textbook series to learn Mandarin Chinese. If you follow [...]

By |April 19th, 2017|Chinese Classes|0 Comments

Social Media in China

Social Media in China Ever wondered what the equivalent of Facebook or Instagram was in China? Or if there was even a social media app other than WeChat that was used? Here’s a short overview of China’s most popular and frequently used apps. WeChat The most popular form of Social Media in [...]

By |April 12th, 2017|Chinese Classes|0 Comments

Are you our new Spanish speaking colleague?

We are looking for a Spanish speaking Business Developer and Consultant  Position: Full-time Location: Shanghai Salary: Fixed + Commission Daily tasks  You will work together with and report to the Program Director and Marketing Director on the following daily tasks, including but not limited to: Online marketing • Managing Spanish social media channels • Build network of bloggers [...]

By |April 7th, 2017|Chinese Classes|0 Comments

Hutong School Presents Our China Scholarship Program

NESO - HUTONG SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS On October 18th 2016, Hutong School and NESO (Netherlands Education Support Office) China announced some big news. We offered our first China Scholarship Program for students! The scholarship is valued at € 4.000,- (or almost 30.000 CNY). This includes an internship placement of 3 months, with accommodation and 4 hours [...]

By |April 5th, 2017|Chinese Classes|0 Comments

The system of Chinese radicals and radical ways to learn it

The system of Chinese radicals and radical ways to learn it Ever wondered if there was a strategic way to learn characters? Or if there was any shortcut to figuring out their meaning? You’re in luck, there is! Radicals are the key to becoming a Chinese master. A radical, or key (= 部首, bùshǒu), is [...]

By |March 29th, 2017|Chinese Classes|0 Comments