How many Chinese characters are there?

The answer to this question might be more complicated than you think -- maybe even more complicated than the characters themselves!  In this article, you will learn what makes the Chinese writing system so special, and the reasons why sometimes the number of characters varies from case to case.

By |July 20th, 2012|Chinese Language, Fun Facts|2 Comments

Happy Valentine’s Day! 情人节快乐 (Qíngrén jié kuàilè)!

By |February 15th, 2012|Fun Facts|0 Comments

Go Chá Chá!

Did you know that China is the acknowledged homeland of tea (Chá - 茶)? Out of the three major warm beverages; - tea, coffee, hot chocolate – tea is consumed the most in the whole world.

By |February 9th, 2012|Chinese Culture, Fun Facts|0 Comments

Origin Chinese Zodiac – Why cats and rats are sworn enemies!

The Chinese Zodiac

Assigned to each person depending on the year of birth, the animals of the Chinese Zodiac represent fortune, personality and fate. You me be a loyal dog, a chatty rabbit, or a funny monkey, but have you ever wondered how the 12 animals were chosen?

It all happened many years ago…

By |February 1st, 2012|Chinese Culture, Fun Facts|6 Comments

Africa is Bigger than China, China is more Populated than Africa

The more you know...

An image has been going around for some time, showing that Africa is bigger than USA, China, India, Japan and all of Europe combined.

Indeed, Africa is 3 times bigger than China. China is the third (or fourth biggest country, depending on the definintion) in the world with an area of 6.4% of the total of the world.

Here you can see a preview of the image:

By |November 12th, 2010|Fun Facts|5 Comments