We’re happy to announce that the first classes and cultural activities have started at our Hutong School branch in Moscow and our new students love it! From learning Mandarin to getting familiar with some typical Chinese traditions such as chūnjié (春节 or Chinese New Year) and the art of dumpling making, our [...]
There are many sounds that exist in Chinese which do not have an easy equivalent in English, French, Italian or other common European languages. Wrestling with these sounds can be a big challenge for language learners and, in my experience, leads to many blank stares in small Chinese restaurants as the confused locals struggle [...]
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In 2003 Chengdu based Sichuan Airlines made a CN¥2.33 million investment. Their purchase: the phone number 8888 8888.
Chinese grammar is actually one of the easiest aspects
"You can’t do that in China!” etiquette guides for foreigners in China often verge on the hysterical when declaring what you cannot do in China. In reality you’re not going to get deported or run out of town by an angry mob for making a minor cultural faux pas. As a foreigner in China you’ll already be regarded as an alien, so strange behavior from you is positively expected.
Here are some everyday Mandarin phrases that reveal parts of the still distinctive culture despite western influences.
Chinese modern day slang mostly comes from the internet. They call it 网络词 (wǎngluò cí) or "internet words".
Best time and place to use these words: Informal situations.
Spend more time on the toilet
Plan a vacation
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