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How Much Do You Know About Duanwu Jie – Dragon Boat Festival?

Have you heard of Duanwu Jie, Dragon Boat Festival? If yes, fantastic! If not, read on… Dragon Boat Festival, also called Duanwu Jie (端午节), together with Spring Festival and Mid-Autumn Festival, is one of the most important festivals in China.  It originated traditionally to remember the patriot poet Qu Yuan ((c. 340–278 BC)), who drowned himself in …

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Lucky Phrases for Chinese New Year – Chinese Spring Festival Greetings

During the Chinese New Year celebration, Chinese people like to greet each other with 吉祥话 (Jíxiáng huà). 吉祥话 literally means lucky phrases, lucky sayings, or lucky expressions. Chinese people use these lucky phrases to express their wishes for health, wealth, and good fortune to each other. Here you can find a list of lucky phrases. …

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Chinese New Year expressions to welcome New Year, talk about New Year resolution and Greet in New Year #Chinese4kids #Chineseexpressions #NewYear #NewYear2019 #NewYeargreetings #MandarinChinese #LearnChinese

Chinese Expressions to Welcome New Year’s Arrival

The New Year is drawing near. Have you done your shopping? How about your wish list?  Or, have you written down New Year’s wishes to your friends and family? … Yes, there are so many things to do at the time of the year. Well, on top of these, I am going to talk about …

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16 Chinese proverbs on Teaching and Learning Chinese proverbs on teaching Chinese proverbs on learning Chinese for kids Mandarin Chinese sayings #Chinese4kids #Chinesesaying #Chineseproverbs #Chinesequotes #Chineseproverbsonteaching #Chineseproverbsonlearning

16 Chinese Proverbs on Teaching and Learning

Phil Collins said, “in learning, you will teach, and in teaching, you will learn.” Indeed, teaching and learning many times are tied together: a good teacher is always a keen learner, and a good learner learns better when teaching to others. How do Chinese people view teaching and learning? Here are 16 Chinese proverbs on …

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12 Chinese sayings about life that show you Chinese wisdom towards life. #Chinesesayings #Chinesewisdom #Chineesproverbs #inspiratiionalquote

12 Chinese Sayings about Life

How do you view life in general? Is it sweet, or is it hard? What attitude do you think we should have for a fulfilling life? These questions are well discussed and answered in these Chinese sayings about life. In our lives, we experience joy, happiness, laughter, success, applause, love, friendship … as well as …

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What Kids Need to Know About Mid Autumn Festival Celebration

Mid Autumn Festival, or Moon Festival, is an important festival for Chinese people. In China, it is a family reunion time for families, just like Thanksgiving for Americans. It falls on the 15th day of the 8th month in the Chinese lunar calendar, which is normally in September or early October in the Gregorian calendar. …

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Chinese cuisine are different from western cuisine. On menus Chinese dishes are usually organised by cooking materials rather than courses. This article lists some popular Chinese dishes into courses hoping to serve as a Chinese food ordering guide for non-Chinese speakers. #Chinesecuisine #Chinese4kids #Chineseculture #Chinesefood #restaurantChinese #menu #learnChinese #mandarinChinese

Appetizer, Main Dishes and Dessert.. Let’s Categorize Chinese Dishes into Courses

Having had meals with many friends in Chinese restaurants and it was always a struggle for my foreign friends to order from the menus. Well, apart from the fact that Chinese cuisine is very different, the way Chinese dishes are organised on menus is different: they are not organised by courses; instead , they are …

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Year of the Rat – What Chinese to Learn

When we say to learn a language, we should not stop at the language itself. Language is a vehicle of how people communicate, reflecting the history, culture and philosophy of the country. Traditional holidays, as the highlight of customs and culture, are indispensable for any language learner. For Chinese language learning, Chinese traditional festivals are surely …

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Chinese vs Mandarin - are they different? Are they same? Learn the difference between Chinese and Mandarin. #Chinese4kids #LearnChinese #MandarinChinese

Chinese and Mandarin – Are they the same Chinese language?

For many people who want to learn Chinese, it is confusing when they learn that what they are about to learn is “Mandarin”. What is Mandarin? Is it a different language other than Chinese? Or, are Chinese and Mandarin the same language? Indeed, these are very meaningful questions. Chinese vs Mandarin For non-Chinese people, the …

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12 Chinese Sayings on Life Lessons - wisdom from life experiences #Chinese4kids #Chinesesayings #Chinesequote #Chineseproverb

12 Chinese Sayings on Life Lessons – You Can Apply Them to Many Life Occasions

We often say, if only we could transfer our experiences to our children… yes, indeed, so many things we can teach or show to our children but experience is something we cannot pass to them. They got to go through and gain the experience by themselves, either good or bad. However, we can teach our …

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Chinese Year of the Pig – Learn about Pigs in Chinese

In our Chinese New Year series, we’ve talked about Chinese New Year Celebrations for kids, Chinese Zodiac animals. 2019 is the year of the pig, so we are going to talk about PIGS in Chinese. How to Say Pigs in Chinese Pig in Chinese is called 猪(Zhū). One pig is 一头猪 (yītóu zhū); two pigs …

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Chinese Zodiac Animals – Great Race Story and More

You might or might know, that Chinese zodiac, or shengxiao in Chinese, is similar the Western one. Yes, both zodiacs have time cycles divided into 12 parts, each is associated with a person’s personality to the influence of the person’s particular relationship to the part of the cycle. Nevertheless, they are quite different: the 12-part …

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Celebrating New Year – a Chinese Chant to Learn about Chinese New Year

小朋友,过新年, Xiǎopéngyǒu, guò xīnnián Little friends, we are celebrating the New Year 穿新衣,贴春联, Chuān xīnyī, tiē chūnlián We put on new clothes, and we glue the Spring Festival couplets 点灯笼,放鞭炮, Diǎn dēnglong, fàng biānpào We light up lanterns, and we set off firecrackers 还有饺子和压岁钱, Háiyǒu jiǎozi hé yāsuìqián There are also dumplings and lucky money …

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