Chinese Food and Food in Chinese – Chinese Vocabulary on Food

Chinese Food and Food in Chinese – Chinese Vocabulary on Food

Food is an essential part of our lives. For Chinese people, food is more than its necessity to feed. It provides joy, serves as a medium to entertain, to connect and to unite. Food is an essential part of our lives. For Chinese people, food is more than its necessity...
Use Mind maps to Learn Chinese Vocabulary

Use Mind maps to Learn Chinese Vocabulary

There are several ways of learning Chinese vocabulary. We can use visual aids, demonstration or explanation and other methods. Mind maps, or spider grams, as visual forms of note taking, are very effective in learning Chinese vocabulary. What Are Mind Maps Usually a...
12 Chinese Sayings about Life

12 Chinese Sayings about Life

How do you view life in general? Is it sweet, or is it hard? What attitude do think we should have for a fulfilling life? How to view success and failure? What about staying humble, being tolerant and working hard? Indeed, life is such a vast topic as it brings us...
How to Praise a Child and Some Praise Phrases in Chinese

How to Praise a Child and Some Praise Phrases in Chinese

It is well known that children need “positive enforcement” (“正面激励”). By definition, “positive enforcement occurs when a desirable event or stimulus is presented as a consequence of a behavior and the behavior increases.” (Wikipedia)....
Books for Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration

Books for Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration

Every autumn, Chinese people celebrate a very special day, Mid-Autumn Festival. It is always the 15th day of August according to Chinese calendar. Usually it falls in September or October. In 2017, it is going to be Oct 04. Oct 04 2017 is the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival!...
How to Say School Subjects in Chinese

How to Say School Subjects in Chinese

After a long relaxing summer vacation, it is back to school time! It does not matter if the children are excited, or anxious, or both… they are ready for the new school year! By the end of the first day, most students have their timetable in their hands. The timetable...
Chinese Vocabulary Study Guide – 都

Chinese Vocabulary Study Guide – 都

葡萄和苹果,我都喜欢。 This sentence can be translated into English as “Grapes and apples, I like both. “ As you have guessed out, 都 (dōu) means “both” in this case. Have a look at the sentence below: 葡萄, 香蕉和苹果,我都喜欢。 This sentence is “Grapes,...
Chinese Vocabulary Study Guide – 也

Chinese Vocabulary Study Guide – 也

My friend is going to the library. I am going there too. This is a simple sentence. Do you know how to say it in Chinese? “我的朋友去图书馆,我也要去那里。” 也 (yě) means “too” or “also”. In Chinese, it always comes before a verb or an adjective. 也...
Chinese Vocabulary Study Guide – 不

Chinese Vocabulary Study Guide – 不

不 is a common word in Chinese. It literally means “no, not”. In this vocabulary study guide, I would like to list some rules of how to use it in Chinese. Used to Negate a VERB 不 is generally used to negate a verb in the present of future tense by simply...
12 Proverbs with Similar Meanings in Chinese and English

12 Proverbs with Similar Meanings in Chinese and English

Some proverbs have the similar meanings in both Chinese and English, although the expressions are different. For example. “Burnt child dreads the fire. ” in Chinese, the corresponding proverb is “一朝被蛇咬,十年怕井绳 (literally means, “He who was once...
Chinese Gardening Theme Pack for Children

Chinese Gardening Theme Pack for Children

Spring has come. It is the time to plant seeds, flowers and do some gardening job. It is also a good time to teach the children some gardening words. I therefore created a Chinese gardening theme pack for children. The pack contains the following printables:...
Tricycle Runs Fast- A Chinese Song for Children

Tricycle Runs Fast- A Chinese Song for Children

This song is a classical Chinese children’s song. It tells a story that an old lady taking a tricycle. She was asked to pay 50 cents, but she paid 1 dollar. Isn’t that strange? A little monkey is so hungry that it cannot jump. It was given a banana, but it...
30 Chinese Sentences When Talking About Safety and Discipline with Kids

30 Chinese Sentences When Talking About Safety and Discipline with Kids

Safety and discipline are two big topics adults cannot talk about enough to our children. How to say them in Chinese? Here are a list of sentences you can use when it is necessary. SAFETY 1. 小心。 xiǎoxīn Be careful. | Watch out. 2. 小心路滑。 xiǎoxīn lù huá Be careful. It...
School Objects in Chinese – Learn Chinese Vocabulary

School Objects in Chinese – Learn Chinese Vocabulary

What are the important things for a child? Objects for the school! Here are some commonly used school objects in Chinese. It would be useful for the children to get to know them all! 铅笔盒 qiānbǐ hé pencil-case 钢笔 gāngbǐ pen 铅笔 qiānbǐ Pencil 记号笔 jìhào bǐ marker 尺子 chǐzi...
Common Public Area Signs in China

Common Public Area Signs in China

Public signs are very important. Many signs in China look similar to the ones available in Europe, USA and other countries in the world. Familiar Public Area Signs For example, NO SMOKING is pretty much the same. 禁止吸烟 Jìnzhǐ xīyān No Mobile Phone looks similar too....
30 Useful Chinese Sentences You can Speak to Easily Impress Others

30 Useful Chinese Sentences You can Speak to Easily Impress Others

It is very important to know the basic Chinese sentences in order to conduct conversations in Chinese. Here are 30 sentences you can learn to start dialogues in Chinese.   能耽误你一点时间吗? Néng dānwù nǐ yīdiǎn shíjiān ma? Have you got a minute?   有笔借我吗?Yǒu bǐ jiè...