Ways to Say OK in Chinese

We all know Chinese is notoriously difficult to learn but is it really? The truth is, if you only aim to get around with day-to-day conversations, it really isn’t that hard. You can start with some simple phrases and vocabulary, try to understand their various uses while learning some basic grammar and sentence structures along … Read more

Jiangshi: The Incredible Chinese Zombie

Jiangshi (僵尸, literally “the stiff corpse”) is a type of a vampiric monster in the Chinese folklore. Since it is known to be a dead creature that sucks out the living force of humans, it can be regarded as a Chinese equivalent of the legendary western vampire or zombie myth. Jiangshi were believed to once … Read more

Popular Chinese Cartoons

Learning a new language is enjoyable for many people. But, if you keep it to just reading from the books, it could be dull. Why not find some effective ways to learn Chinese? Chinese Movies on Netflix are effective ways to learn more vocabulary fast. However, if they are too difficult for you, you could … Read more

Popular Chinese Cultural Symbols

Dragon In traditional Chinese culture, the dragon (龙 long) is a symbol of power, nobility and honor, as well as a symbol of luck and success. In Chinese feudal society, the Chinese dragon symbolized the sovereignty of the emperors and all elements attributed to it were reserved exclusively for imperial power. The Chinese emperors were … Read more

Chinese Love Quotes

Chinese people have many sayings handed down from the old times. Among them, Chinese love quotes are sweet sayings to use for weddings. You can use these love quotes for lovey-dovey conversations with your Chinese beloved – if you have one.  In this post, I’ll share some famous Chinese love proverbs with their meanings. Let’s … Read more

Cool Chinese Words

Cool Chinese words consist of many Chinese slang words widely used in Chinese cultures. You can hardly obtain these words from textbooks or classrooms. What’s more, people are constantly updating it online. It may not be easy to learn, but mastering them makes you sound cool in real-world Chinese!  To make things easier, we’ve put … Read more

Chinese Folktales You Need to Know

China is a place of long history, and long history creates many legends. Some of them explain popular phenomena in nature (like animal behavior) meanwhile others deal with the creation of universe and men. There are also some that talk about inventions and how the life of humanity was made easier thanks to some brave … Read more

Famous Chinese Singers You Need to Know

Music is a great tool to elevate our mood and reduce stress. But do you know, it has other benefits for language learners? In fact, listening to music allows you to gain vocabulary and know the Chinese culture in-depth. You can learn everyday Chinese and understand how to use the words. Besides watching Chinese movies … Read more

Chinese Movies on Netflix

It is not easy to be persistent when learning a new language. Without continuous motivation, new language learners might quit after the first year of learning. That’s why you need exciting ways in learning to keep you motivated.  Researches have shown that watching movies is beneficial for language learners. So, we are sharing some Chinese … Read more

Chinese Puns

What are puns? A pun is a type of jokes that exploits a different possible meaning of a word; in short, puns are homophonic jokes. They are very common in Mandarin because Chinese is full of homonyms: words that sound the same but have a different meaning. In ancient Chinese many words had very different … Read more