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Chinese Culture

At eChineseLearning we know that the Chinese learning experience requires not only a focus on the Chinese language, but also on Chinese culture and history. Our resources will introduce you to key points of Chinese culture, important historical events, fun festivals, taboos, and more! Best of all, these materials are FREE for you to explore! They are also a great companion to our Chinese Immersion Program, for those planning to study, work or live in China. If you are interested in learning more about Chinese culture, you're in the right place!

Answer analysis:
wēn dù zuì gāo dá 30 shè shì dù yǐ shàng.
Temperatures have peaked at over thirty degrees Celsius

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Autumnal Equinox is the 16th of the 24 solar terms, which is generally from September 22nd to 24th on the Gregorian Calendar. The highest point of the sun continues to move south after the autumnal equinox so that the days are short and the nights are longer in the northern hemisphere while the southern hemisphere ...

The establishment of “教师节(jiào shī jié) Teacher’s Day”, aims to recognize the effort made by teachers in the field of education and falls on September 10th every year.
At the beginning of the new school year (usually September 1st), students would start preparing the activities to show their teacher’s respect.

教师 (jiào shī): n teacher.

wǒ shì ...

The Ghost Festival “鬼节 (guǐ jié)”, also known as the Hungry Ghost Festival, Mid Year Festival “中元节 (zhōng yuán jié)”, or Yulan Festival is a traditional Buddhist and Taoist festival held in certain East Asian countries.
This festival is known as a traditional Chinese festival that occurs on “July and a half”. The emergence of “July ...

The seventh day of the seventh month of the lunar calendar is the Chinese Qixi Festival, meaning it falls on August 25 this year.The Qixi Festival symbolizes love, a day of romantic celebration between individuals and their significant others.
The festival is based on the legend of a cowherd and a weaver girl who designated this ...

The “夏至 (xiàzhì) summer solstice”  is one of the 24 solar terms, which is held on June 24 of the gregorian calendar this year. Solar terms are a Chinese conception of the seasons and are relevant to astronomy.
During the summer solstice, the sun is directed at the tropic of cancer when daylight is the longest ...

The 端午节 (duānwǔ jié) is around the corner. It is celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth month of the lunar calendar, meaning it falls on June 25 this year. It is a folk festival with its own unique blessings, celebrations, entertainment and food, a traditional holiday that originated in China and is now ...




“父亲节(fùqīn jié) Father’s Day” is a holiday that celebrates fathers, and all they do for their children, around the world. There is an old saying in Chinese: “百善孝为先 (bǎi shànxiào wéi xiān)” or “Filial piety is the most important of all virtues”– in other words, if you do nothing else, at least respect your parents! ...

Key Learning Points (Preview):
烧香 (Shāo xiāng):v. to burn joss sticks / incenses

预防措施 (Yù fáng cuò shī): n. preventive measures

鞠躬 (Jū gōng):v. tobow

云祭祀 (Yún jì sì): v. online Remembrance

Qingming Festival Origin:
Qingming Festival is also known as Tomb-Sweeping day and is a traditional Chinese holiday. The day is on the fifth solar ...

1 新型冠状病毒 (Xīnxíng guānzhuàng bìngdú): Coronavirus /COVID-19
Kēxuéjiā men yǐ fēnlí chū yǐnqǐ zhè zhǒng liúxíng bìng de guānzhuàng bìngdú.
Scientists have isolated the coronavirus causing the epidemic.
2 口罩 (Kǒuzhào):Mask, gauze mask
Nǐ chūmén yídìng yào dài kǒuzhào.
You must wear a mask when you go out.
We suggest that you wear:
医用外科口罩 (Yīyòng wàikē kǒuzhào) surgical mask
N95口罩 (Kǒuzhào) N95 respirator
3 隔离 (Gélí): to ...

What do red envelopes, dumplings, and spring cleaning have in common?
The Chinese New Year, of course! The new year follows the lunar calendar and is also called the Spring Festival. This year, 2020, it will be on January 25 so if you have the opportunity to partake in the festivities you should experience it ...

Li Ziqi is a famous Chinese blogger and YouTube personality specializing in videos depicting Chinese cuisine, Chinese traditional culture, as well as a simplistic and nature-oriented approach to living. Li Ziqi has been recognized by the Chinese government for sharing the intangible side of Chinese cultural heritage with the world and is adored by millions ...

In ancient China, people called the first day of the calendar "元旦 (Yuándàn)." "元 (Yuán)" means "beginning" or "start" and "旦 (dàn)" means "day." The character "旦 (Dàn)" is composed of "日 (rì)" and "一 (yī)". "日 (Rì)" is the Chinese character for the sun and "一 (yī)" represents the horizon. It means the sun ...

Many countries celebrate Halloween whereas the ghost festival celebration in China is called “中元节 (Zhōngyuánjié)” – The Hungry Ghost festival.
万圣节 (Wànshèngjié)

Western Halloween celebrations throw costume parties where people participate in cosplay. The streets are filled with spectacular live performances, intricately staged displays with realistic corpses and ghosts, and screenings of horror films.
3 Reasons Why ...

In China, there is usually a week-long National Day holiday that’s aptly called “黄金周 (Huángjīn Zhōu) Golden Week”. Most people choose to travel during this mini-break so a “travel guide” is necessary if you want to take this opportunity to visit some of the special attractions in China.
黄金周 (Huángjīn Zhōu) Golden Week

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In America, when you think of stand-up comedy, you might think of a comedian spouting anecdotal stories and off the wall jokes on stage alone.
While in China, the popular comedy styles include a type of comedic dialogue called “crosstalk” as well as witty skits which both are hilarious and clever forms of entertainment.
Crosstalk first appeared ...

The wellness movement is alive and thriving as people across the world are beginning to focus more on health more than ever before. One aspect of well-being is traditional Chinese medicine. Traditional Chinese medicine (or TCM for short) has developed over thousands of years. It uses mind and body treatments, such as acupuncture and Tai ...

Have you ever heard a Chinese tongue twister? You may have but not even realized it. A tongue twister is a type of oral literature, which is a unique form of language art in Chinese folk literature. It can help people exercise eloquence, correct pronunciation, as well as improve their Chinese speaking ability.
Upon first hearing ...

“Never give up” takes on an interestingly new perspective with the popular Chinese fable “愚公移山 (yúgōngyíshān) Yu Gong Yi Shan”. The story presents a magnifying look into the Chinese culture, a motivational pep talk, as well as an interesting lesson on how to use “聪明 (cōngmíng) clever” and “愚蠢 (yúchǔn) foolish” in Chinese.
The story ...

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