Chinese Wit: A Compilation of Popular Jokes

You may have come across some Chinese jokes that you do not fully understand. Do you know most of them are related to Chinese traditional customs or Chinese slang words? Here are 8 funny Chinese jokes to give you a brief picture of Chinese society. By the way, you can learn lots of famous Chinese … Read more

The Fun Art of Creating and Using Chinese Nicknames

Want to get a Chinese nickname for yourself? Do you know how Chinese people give a nickname for their kids, colleagues, friends or spouse? What do you need to avoid when getting a Chinese nickname? Some examples of Chinese nicknames (昵称, nì chēng) are shown below. They are categorised by different types of people – … Read more

Stretch Your Chinese: 15 Interesting Tongue Twisters

Note: You may discover an audio version of this blog article on your favorite podcast provider. Struggle with the four tunes in Chinese, ā á ǎ à? You can’t help but pause at the moment you have a Chinese word like “自己” (zì jǐ) or “出租车” (chū zū chē)? Want to speak clearly and fluently … Read more

Daily Conversation Highlights: Useful Chinese Chengyu

Have you heard of Chinese Chengyu before? Only 4 Chinese characters to express a big idea? Do you know what Chengyu the Chinese people frequently use in their daily life? If not, it’s time for you to find out! What is Chengyu (成语, chéng yǔ) ? Chengyu are a type of Chinese idioms, which mostly … Read more