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The term “Mid-Autumn Festival” ( zhōng qiū jié 中秋节 ) was first used in the work “Rites of Zhou”. According to the ancient Chinese calendar, the 15th day of the 8th lunar calendar month marks the middle of autumn, hence the holiday on this day is called the “Mid-Autumn Festival”. Having been celebrated since ...


Answer: (秦 qín)

Analysis:
chūn hé qiū dōu bù rè (dǎ yī zì 打一字)
Neither spring nor autumn are hot (give one character)
春和秋都不热(打一字)
日(rì)和火(huǒ)都跟热(rè)有关,于是去掉,组成一个新字,秦(qín)。
日(rì) and 火(huǒ) are both related to 热 (rè), so they are removed to form a new character, 秦(qín).


Various countries around the world celebrate Teachers’ Day at different times, and though each celebrates the holiday in different ways, warmth and gratitude towards educators is still the theme of this holiday. Today, let’s take a look at a few different celebrations of Teachers’ Day in different places.

1. Timing and Activities of Teachers’ Day Around ...


During this year’s Henan Spring Festival Gala, “Tang Palace Banquet(táng gōng yè yàn 唐宫夜宴)” astounded countless audience members. After the Dragon Boat Festival party, Henan TV’s “Luo Shen Shui Fu(luò shén shuǐ fù 洛神水赋)” also went viral. However, what truly no one saw coming was that Henan TV’s Chinese Valentine’s Day party “Diamond of Dragon ...


Every year as winter and summer vacations wrap up, children and parents start to prepare for the new semester. Most people only know what this preparation looks like in their own country – and generally speaking, countries around the world are very similar. In China, however, this year’s back-to-school preparations are looking a little different.
1. ...


While each successive Youth Chinese Test (YCT) is never the same, there are trends that we can see emerge over and over. This is why reviewing previous exams is useful – when you get used to patterns, question types, and expected areas of knowledge, that frees you up to actually focus on answering the question ...


On August 8, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics concluded. After 17 days of fierce competition, the Chinese team lived up to expectations and again got the gold in this year’s table tennis competition. Expectations? Well, since table tennis was officially added the Olympic Games program in 1988, Chinese teams have taken home the most medals of ...


While each successive Youth Chinese Test (YCT) is never the same, there are trends that we can see emerge over and over. This is why reviewing previous exams is useful – when you get used to patterns, question types, and expected areas of knowledge, that frees you up to actually focus on answering the question ...


Chinese proverbs and idioms distribute old knowledge that has stood the test of time. Many consider them to be absolute truths, or at the very least very compelling words of wisdom, and they are frequently employed to establish a point or used as grounds to win debates. The wonderfully timeless Chinese language has cooked up ...


One of the biggest, but largely unexpected, obstacles to accessing life in China that visitors from abroad face is not a language barrier, hospitality customs, or new flavors – rather, it’s chopsticks! Many people are excited to try the amazing dishes they see in front of them, but if you haven’t had the chance to ...


1. Chinese Name Suggestions

Of course, if your child is going to introduce themself, they’ll need a name! Chinese names can be a lot of fun to choose, because some parts are chosen because they sound nice, and others because they have deeper meanings.
Many people want to find a Chinese name that sounds like their native ...


1.How many foreigners are there in Guangzhou?
According to the latest data, there are about 86 thousand foreigners living in Guangzhou. Among them, the 5 countries with the largest number of people are Korea, Japan, India, America, Russian, and Africa with nearly 15 thousand people.
Many foreigners come to Guangzhou for work because there are products they ...


Chinese is one of the most difficult languages to learn. It’s also a language that many people around the world want to know more about. Children are no exception, and it can be hard for them to find ways to get started learning Chinese. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of our favorite movies and ...


Have you heard the term “late-night poisoning”? It’s like this:
Imagine it’s the middle of the night and you get home after a hard day of work. As you collapse into bed, you flip open your phone to watch something funny before you go to sleep but suddenly you spot… one of your friends has posted ...


If you are interested in Chinese Idioms, you’ve got to learn this one. It’s a phrase you may hear in reality TV shows or even in everyday-conversation between friends. The origin of this particular idiom began in times where emperors still ruled while living extremely lavish lifestyles. Our idiom for today is:
锦衣玉食(Jǐnyīyùshí)

The Chinese ...


Due to its status as the largest economic center and trade port in China, Shanghai has also become an important hub of science and technology, trade, finance, and information. All these things coming together in one place means that Shanghai is often first on the scene not only in technological innovations, but also cutting-edge discoveries ...


I had big dreams from my child to be multilingual so I got him started very young. So imagine the wake-up call when my remarkably opinionated toddler told me he no longer wanted to speak Chinese with me. I had hoped to raise him to be multilingual, to accompany him to China, and to assist ...


Beijing is located in the north of China, specifically the North China Plain, and lies adjacent to Tianjin in the East and Hebei in the west. Not only is Beijing a mega city (though with an area of 16,410 km², and a registered population of 21,893,095, it’s not actually the biggest in China), but you’ve ...


The Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK) is an international standardized test that assesses the Chinese language abilities of non-native Chinese speakers.
In recent years, the role of Chinese in international communication has become increasingly prominent, and along with it the demand for Chinese learning has grown. Owing to this, the Chinese government has sought to develop scientific, ...


You may have noticed that the workplace is getting more and more diverse or that your classmates have a different cultural background than yourself. It’s about time we talked about more festivals from around the world. Our cultural heritage helps define us and understanding one another’s festivals is a great way to understand how other ...


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