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Do you know how to express “I kind of like you” in Chinese?

Exercises in the Video:
1. A: Xiáojiě, zhèi jiàn yīfu héshì ma?
    A: 小姐,这件衣服合适吗?
    B: …
    What would she say? Please choose the correct answer.
    A.Yǒu diǎnr zhèi jiàn yīfu dà.
    A. 有点儿这件衣服大。
    B. Zhèi jiàn yīfu yǒu diǎnr dà.
    B. 这件衣服有点儿大。
    C. ...


1. Read the dialogue and answer the question below.
Xiǎo Míng: Kuài kàn a, wàimiàn xiàxuě la!
小明:快看啊,外面下雪啦。

Xiǎo Yún: Wa, hǎo měi a, zhè shì jīnnián de dìyì chǎng xuě ne.
小云:哇,好美啊,这是今年的第一场雪呢。

What does Xiao Yun mean? Please choose the best answer.
A. Xiao Yun doesn’t like snowy weather.
B. Xiao Yun thinks the snow outside is very ...


“看漫画,学中文” (Kàn mànhuà, xué zhōngwén) (Part Two)

Hi! Li Li, here again, to show you some comics about the differences between Western and Eastern cultures! If you read my previous blog, you already know I’ve been studying abroad for several months and I shared three cultural differences with “漫画 (mànhuà) comics” to ...


(The source: baijiahao.baidu.com)

Chinese stories are renown for their animal-based characters as well as their exciting fantasy elements. “西游记 (xīyóujì) Journey to the West” is one such classical magic Chinese novel. It is also one of the “Four Great Classical Novels 四大名著 (sì dà míngzhù)” in China.
It tells the story of Monk Xuanzang and his three ...


How to order foods or drinks in Chinese restaurant?

Exercises in the Video:
1. A: Xiǎojiě, nín hǎo, nín hē shénme?
    B: Yì bēi kāfēi, jiā nǎi, bù jiā táng.
    What did she order? Please choose the best answer.
    A. Yì bēi kāfēi jiā táng.
    B. Yì bēi kāfēi jiā nǎiyóu.
    C. Yì bēi kāfēi jiā nǎi.
2. ...


1. Please choose the best answer to make the dialogue complete.

Lì Li: Zhè shuāng shǒutào shì shuí de?
丽丽: 这双手套是谁的?

Xiǎo Fēng: _________________ .
小峰: _________________。

    Wǒ bù xǐhuan zhège yánsè.
A. 我不喜欢这个颜色。

    Tā yǒu diǎnr guì.
B. 它有点儿贵。

(Why Are Chinese Surnames So “贵(Guì)” Expensive?)

    Shì wǒ māma de.
C. 是我妈妈的。

    Tā shì hēisè de.
D. ...


Some students often ask what in the world “花 (huā)” really means! “花 (huā)” is one of those words used in all sorts of different contexts with many different meanings. Of course, there’s the basic meaning of “一束花 (yí shù huā) a bouquet of flowers.” Then there’s the meaning to “to spend.” I think of ...


The word for mischievous or naughty child in Chinese is composed of “熊 (xióng)” which means bear and “孩子 (háizi)” which means kid, or child. Put those together and you get “熊孩子 (xióng háizi).”

Let’s break down the word.

熊 (Xióng) bear

(Nursery Rhyme – 三只小熊 (Sān zhī xiǎoxiónɡ) Three Little Bears)

孩子 (Háizi) kid, child

(Chinese ...


Do you know the differnces between 次 (cì) and 遍 (biàn)?

Exercises in the Video:
1. A: Manager Wang, here is the contract you wanted.
    B: Chén Wěi, nǐ jiǎnchá le ma? Zhè yídìng bù néng yǒu cuò a.
    B: 陈伟,你检查了吗? 这一定不能有错啊!
    A: Nín fàngxīn, wǒ jiǎnchá le sān biàn.
    A: 您放心, 我检查了三遍。
    Which of the following ...


Please make a complete sentence by putting the Chinese words below in the correct order.
Question 1:
1. 弄丢 (Nòng diū)

2. 她 (Tā) 

3. 了 (Le)

4. 把 (Bǎ) 

5. 手机 (Shǒujī)

(Tricky But Essential Grammar: “把 (Bǎ)”)

Which of the following order arrangements is correct? (     )
A. 2-4-5-1-3

B. 2-1-3-4-5

C. 5-4-2-1-3

Question 2:
1. ...


Kàn mànhuà, xué zhōngwén
看漫画,学中文
Learn Chinese While Reading Comics (Part One)

It’s tough being a foreigner in a strange country! Not only is the language completely different, but the customs are totally different a lot of the time too.

I’m from Beijing and my name is Sun Li. There’s the first problem. My family name is Sun. ...


You may not know him, but you must have posted or seen him on social media. His name is Gavin Thomas, a cute 7-year-old American child and at the same time one of the online celebrities in China in recent days.
His smile is a perfect blend of embarrassment and politeness, unnaturalness and grace, pride and ...


How to talk about your animal sign in Chinese?

Exercises in the Video:
1. A: Ellie, nǐ shǔ shénme?
    B: …
    What would Ellie say? Please choose the best answer.
    A. Wǒ shì lóng.
    B. Wǒ shǔ lóng.
    C. Wǒ ài lóng.
2. A: Lǐ Lán, nǐ shǔ shénme?
    B: Wǒ shǔ lóng. Nǐ ne?
    B: I’m one ...


Read the dialogue and answer the question below.

Lì Li: Kuài diǎnr, diànyǐng jiù yào kāishǐ le.
丽丽:快点儿,电影就要开始了。

Wáng Qīng: Děng (     ), wǒ mǎshàng jiù dào.
王青:等(     ),我马上就到。

Please choose the best answer that completes the sentence.

A. 一个 (Yígè)

B. 一点 (Yìdiǎn)

C. 一下 (Yíxià)

D. 一些 (Yìxiē)

See Answer Analysis
More Chinese Quizzes to Learn Some Various Ways to Express Short Amounts of Time:
稍等 ...


A Unique Christmas Gift – 24 Magical Chinese Coins

PartⅠ: 平安夜送苹果 (Píng’ān yè sòng píngguǒ) Give Apples on Christmas Eve

A common Christmas present in China is apples wrapped in beautiful gift wrapping—Christmas with a Chinese flavor. Giving apples on Christmas Eve is an interesting custom that can be seen in China. So why apples? Chinese ...


Chinese popular song for Children: “吉祥三宝 (jíxiáng sān bǎo) Sambo Auspicious”

“吉祥三宝 (Jíxiáng sān bǎo) sambo auspicious” is a song Buren Bayar wrote to his three-year-old daughter who liked to ask many questions and Buren would answer all of them. Buren said that in his view, a direct and crude refusal to answer questions ...


How to talk about your favourite music in Chinese?

Exercises in the Video:
1. A: Xiànzài Zhōngguó fēng hěn huǒ a! Zhōu Jiélún hé Wáng Lìhóng de xīn gē dōu shì Zhōngguó fēng.
    B: Zhōngguó fēng hǎotīng ma. Wǒ yě hěn xǐhuan Zhōngguó fēng.
    Which kind of music are they talking about? Please choose the best answer.
    ...


Read the dialogue and answer the question below.
Xiǎo Lǐ: Lǎo Wáng, jìndù zěnmeyàng la?
小李:老王,进度怎么样啦?

Lǎo Wáng: Nǐ yě tài ______ le, wǒmen dōu bǎ gōngzuò zuò wán le nǐ cái lái.
老王:你也太 ______了,我们都把工作做完了你才来。

Please choose the best option to fill in the blank to complete the dialogue.
A. 不好意思 (Bùhǎoyìsi)

B. 不够意思 (Bùgòu yìsi)

C. ...


Many Chinese idioms and proverbs have wonderful stories about how they originated. This fable is a classic story from ancient China. It is said to be written by Lie Zi during the Warring States period and holds a great moral that is essential for all people seeking wisdom and knowledge.
两小儿辩日 (Liǎng xiǎo ér biàn ...


Interjections are commonly used in our daily life which are also known as “叹词 (tàncí)” or “感叹词 (gǎntàncí)” in Mandarin Chinese. These kinds of expressions are used in our daily lives to express exclamations or make various kinds of emotional responses.
It happens every day! We use interjections or exclamations to express our emotional responses to ...


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