了 – How To Use It 

Chinese is quite challenging yet a fascinating language to learn. More people learn Chinese today as it helps in daily conversation or education. Well, it is getting popular now. Today, before we dive into our topic, let’s have some fun.  “我吃了饭了。” Look at this sentence. Are you thinking why there are two “了” in one … Read more

在 – How to Use It (Grammar)

Chinese is a quite challenging yet interesting language to learn. It is spoken by 70 percent of all Chinese speakers and getting more popular. Many people find it useful to learn as it can be used to communicate with Chinese people and it helps us in education.  However, it is also difficult to learn because … Read more

What in Chinese 

Chinese is now a widely used and highly developed language in the world. It is becoming more and more international. You can also find the invisible impacts of Chinese in many countries and fields. For instance, politics, diplomacy, economy, trade, education, culture, science and technology, and tourism. Many learners all over the world have an … Read more

Jianbing (煎饼) Recipe

Jianbing (煎饼) is probably the most iconic Chinese street food. Although its home province is Shandong, you can see it in breakfast stalls all around the country. According to historical records, in the Wanli period of the Ming Dynasty, Shandong people started to use a griddle to make pancakes. Millet, corn, wheat, sorghum, sweet potatoes, … Read more

Food and Drink Vocabularies in Chinese

When we talk about food and drinks, what comes to your mind first? Is it a hot bowl of rice or noodles? Or is it some delicious food in our daily life?  Foods are universal because they can represent the local condition and the characteristics of a country or an area. We have a desire … Read more

Happy Birthday in Chinese

Birthday is one of the most exciting days throughout the year for most people, and China is no exception. It is a special occasion in everyone’s life that doesn’t not only represent the birth of a person but also a mother’s suffering day. Today, we will introduce the phrases commonly used by the Chinese about … Read more

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