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Can you imagine that your eye has an apple in it? And, can you imagine that this same apple in your eye represents a person you are extremely fond of? Well, sometimes expressions are a bit hard to understand, just like “the apple of my eye.” In Mandarin Chinese, that person, the dear apple, that ...


Introduction:
Family is a very important part of any culture, but especially in China. It’s important when learning Chinese to know how to address family members, especially those that are older in the family, in a proper way. This kids’ song is a great way to teach a child all of the immediate family names.
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Planning on a trip to China? Which hotel room is better? Single room or double? Check in today or tomorrow? Learn how to book a hotel room in Chinese.

Exercises in the Video:
1. A: Nín hǎo, Běijīng Guójì Jiǔdiàn. Qǐng wèn yǒu shénme kěyǐ bāng nín?
    B: …
    What would the potential customer say? Please choose ...


Fill in the blanks by selecting correct words given in the bracket.
A. 没关系 (Méiguānxi)

B. 买 (Mǎi)

C. 红 (Hóng)

D. 认识 (Rènshi)

1. A: Wǒ jiào xiǎo chén, hěn gāoxìng ...


Every culture has their own wedding traditions. In the USA it’s not uncommon for the bride to wear something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue. Similarly, in China there are superstitious and ritualistic practices unique to each region’s culture. Instead of blue, for example, it’s common to use 红色(hóngsè) red for the happy ...


In China primary education is tuition-free. According to the Ministry of Education, we have a 99% attendance rate. After graduating primary school students do pay a small tuition fee during middle and high school.
In China test scores are very important. Many, many years ago we used a phrase called: “喝墨水(hē mòshuǐ).” It meant that ...


Do you have any plans tonight? Why don’t we do something together?

Exercises in the Video:
1. A: Wáng Yīng, jīntiān xiàwǔ nǐ yǒu shìr ma? Yìqǐ qù diàoyú zěnmeyàng?
    B: Xíng a. Qù nǎ’r diào?
    Which of the following statements is true according to the dialogue? Please choose the best answer.
    A. They’re discussing a plan.
    ...


Choose the answer that is closest in meaning to the blank in the sentence.
1. Amy: Tā shēngbìng le, (   ) téng.
    Amy: 她生病了,(   ) 疼。

    Tony: Nà xiànzài qù yīyuàn ba.
    Tony: 那现在去医院吧。

A. 个子 (Gèzi)

B. 兔子 (Tùzi)

C. 肚子(Dùzi)

2. Amy: Nǐ Xíguàn Zhōngguó de shēnghuó ma?
    Amy: 你习惯中国的生活吗?

    Tony: Xíguàn, wǒ zài zhè guò dé hěn (   ).
    Tony: ...


Bookstores and online stores have begun carrying an increasing amount of “武侠 (wǔxiá)” novels from China. Readers internationally are taking a keen interest in this genre of fantasy literature.
So, what is “wuxia fiction” and why is it gaining in popularity throughout the world? Heroes and protagonists in wuxia novels are considered the “Robin Hood” characters ...


In English the word “thing” is quite vague and can imply animate and inanimate objects as well as concepts and general life transactions. For example if I were to say, “The thing is, that thing I was thinking about made me drop the thing.” It covers, well… a lot of things. Thankfully, in Chinese “thing” ...


“Darling, you have no house, no car and no fancy ring. But… I still love you.”

Exercises in the Video:
1. A: Lǐ Lán, kàn, zhèi fù ěrhuán piào bú piàoliɑng?
    B: Suīrán tǐng piàoliɑng de, dànshì yǒu diǎn’r guì.
    What does Li Lan mean? Please choose the best answer.
    A. She thinks the earrings are nice ...


Choose the answer that is closest in meaning to the underlined word in the sentence.
   Yìtiān pǎo 30 gōnglǐ, nǐ kě zhēn chéng.
1. 一天跑30公里,你可真成。

A. 好 (Hǎo)

B. 行 (Xíng)

C. 累(Lèi)

   Tā yìdī jiǔ yě bù zhān, kěshì què rè’ài cáng jiǔ.
2. 他一滴酒也不沾,可是却热爱藏酒。

A. 掩藏 (Yǎncáng)

B. ...


China is one of the most culturally diverse nations on the planet. China has over 56 nationalities and ethnicities. Among those 56 ethnic groups, there are 55 ethnic minorities and one main ethnicity, Han. Although all of the ethnicities live within the same boundaries lines of China, each has its own unique characteristics. Each has ...


Have you ever purchased something spontaneously and then the next day had buyer’s remorse? You are not alone. Many times we are either stressed and want to feel better with a shopping spree or overspend on a brand name just for the sake of having an impressive status symbol. And with the convenience of internet ...


Sometimes there are things that we just have to do. Well, you know what I mean. But do you have to learn how to say “have to” in Chinese? Well, can you get around it in the real world?

Exercises in the Video:
1. A: Amy, nǐ yào qù zuò shénme?
    B: I’m throwing a party tonight. ...


Please choose the corresponding answer for the questions below.
        Nǐ zhōngwǔ chī le shénme?
1. Q: 你中午吃了什么?                (     )

        Nǐmen bān shàng yǒu jǐ gè Zhōngguó rén?
2. Q: 你们班上有几个中国人?      (     )

        Nǐ xǐhuān shénme yánsè?
3. Q: 你喜欢什么颜色?                 (     )

        Nǐ juédé Shànghǎi zěnmeyàng?
4. Q: 你觉得上海怎么样?              (     )

        Nǐ xué ...


Ice cream is a popular dessert loved the world over. Many of my students assume that ice cream is a dessert that is imported from the West. That is NOT true!
Actually, ice cream originated in China. Millenniums ago, emperors stored iced drinks in cellars, to keep them safe from the summer heat, and would drink ...


Since the Beijing Olympics of 2008, there has been a large increase in the amount of foreign travelers coming into China. In recent years, with China’s economic and cultural rise, more and more people are choosing to come to China for travel, work and study. Just as Chinese people are traveling abroad in record numbers, ...


Maybe you’ve been on a big adventure, traveled across Europe for a year, or had an exciting job. Sometimes, we just have so many different life experiences to share, don’t we?

Exercises in the Video:
1. A: Emma, zhèi bù diànyǐng búcuò. Nǐ xiǎng kàn ma?
    B: Wǒ kàn guò zhèi bù diànyǐng.
    What does Emma mean? ...


Please choose the best answer that fits with the meaning of the sentence.
   Wǒ zhù Shànghǎi fàndiàn 1002 _____ fángjiān.
1. 我住上海饭店1002 _____ 房间。

A. 层 (Céng)

B. 个 (Gè)

C. 号 (Hào)

   Tā cóng wǒ miànqián zǒu ______ qù.
2. 她从我面前走 ______ 去。

A. 来 (Lái)

B. 过 (Guò)

C. 了 (Le)

    Qǐng nǐ ...


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