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Chinese for Teens (Intermediate Level)

eChineseLearning offers a wide rang of Chinese resources for teens to learn Chinese, such as Chinese idioms, stories, crosswords puzzles and Chinese songs. All these Chinese materials for teens are free. You will find the most practical and helpful Chinese materials for teens on this Chinese for Teens section at eChineseLearning.

Parents with no Chinese background, may wonder: Do their children need to watch cartoons to learn Chinese? Isn’t watching cartoons a waste of learning time? Actually, the answer is “not at all.” For many non-Chinese children, Chinese cartoons offer a more realistic language environment and authentic expressions than textbooks and regular curricula, and the Chinese ...

Chinese culture is profound with a long history, and this includes Chinese food culture. In China, there are various kinds of cuisines. Have you ever tasted any of them? Today, let’s learn something about these mouthwatering Chinese foods!

As one of the leading language-teaching websites, we offer the best lessons in Chinese for kids. These online ...

Dear parents, if your child is learning Chinese now, it’s better for him or her to learn how to use the “bǎ 把” sentence and the “bèi 被” sentence structure correctly, and how to switch between them flexibly. It will make your kid’s Chinese expressions more authentic.

Watch the following video and learn the two common ...

China is well known for having what seems like innumerable holidays and festivals because of its rich and long history. We have another one for you to learn about, but this one is much more recent. On April 20, 2010, UNESCO (a United Nations agency) established Chinese Language Day to commemorate Chinese as one of ...

The day before “圣诞节 (shèngdànjié) Christmas”is considered by most churches to be a part of the Christmas holiday. Many Christians attend midnight mass, leading up to and officially beginning the start of Christmas.
After Christmas Eve, Christmas Day arrives

圣诞节(shèng dàn jié) / 圣诞(shèng dàn): n. Christmas

wǒ men yào qù dé guó guò shèng ...

China’s food culture has a long history. It embodies the personality and traditions of the Chinese nation, and can play an outsized role in Chinese etiquette.
In China, even our greetings to acquaintances are not, “Hi!” or, “How are you?” but, “你吃了吗 (nǐ chī le ma) Have you eaten yet?” so food can be said to ...

Thanksgiving is coming! It will be a good chance to look back on results of this past year, as well as a good opportunity to thank family, friends and yourself.

A pillar of Chinese culture is that of respect and “感恩 (gǎnēn) gratitude” for what other people do for you, so how do Chinese people express ...

Thanksgiving day is a western traditional festival created by the American people in 1621. Its origins hail from the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Native Americans who shared an autumn harvest feast. It is an opportunity to facilitate the family reunion for Americans and gatherings for friends who are too far from family. In the ...

Recently, there has been a small change in China: when people greet each other in the morning, instead of simply saying “Good morning”, they type out the sentence “Good morning, laborers.”
So, how did the phrase, “打工人(dǎgōng rén) laborer” come into use?

“打(dǎ)” means “to hit” in English. The term “打工(dǎgōng) work” first appeared in Hong Kong. ...

“光棍节 (guānggùn jié) Singles Day” is an unofficial Chinese holiday (and shopping period) that celebrates bachelors, bachelorettes, and single people in general. Young Chinese people take the opportunity to make the most of being single. Always celebrated on November 11th, the holiday falls on a Wednesday this year.
Its origins stem from the fact ...

”万圣节 (wànshèngjié) Halloween” is celebrated on October 31st in many countries around the world, and even though it’s not a Chinese holiday, over the years it has become very popular in China, Taiwan, and other Asian countries and regions. But today we won’t spend much time on the cultural background of this holiday – since ...

Halloween is almost here, and you know what that means — it’s prank time! Whether you’re the one jumping out with a, “Boo!” or jumping back with an, “Aah!” things are gonna get scary. Good news is, after you read this article today, Chinese won’t be nearly as scary as you might think it is!
Words ...

Given how packed everyone’s schedules are, it’s become imperative that we “plan” or “make plans” in order to get everything done that we need to do, and see everyone who we need (or want) to see. It’s probably this way in your country, and it’s definitely this way in China. Enter: 安排.
As a noun, 安排(ānpái) ...

As the year embraces September, so too will Chinese people begin to embrace the nearing Mid-Autumn Festival. The Mid-Autumn Festival has evolved from “sacrificing the moon” ceremonies. So the Autumn Equinox in ancient times and has become a precious cultural heritage. To give you an idea of what it’s like: adults usually indulge in moon ...

Chinese medicine is nearly as old as Chinese civilization itself. Yet it continues to be used, even in 2020. It is sometimes combined with modern medicine and is said to speed recovery time from illness and injury as well as enhance overall wellbeing. Since well being is becoming more important in western countries, Traditional Chinese ...

Suppose you see the following scene transpire between two friends:
Friend A:
yīqǐ qù páshān ma?
Want to climb a mountain?

Friend B:
(lüè dài jīngkǒng de) bùle bùle
(Slightly frightened) No no no…

If you’re not from China, you might be confused – why is this something to panic about?

Let me break it down for ...

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 ...

Key Learning Point (Preview):
隔墙有耳 (géqiángyǒu'ěr): walls have ears



Cóngqián, yǒu yíge hàoqíxīn hěn zhòng de rén.
从前,       有   一个 好奇心    很    重      的  人。
Once upon a time, there was a curious man.


Tā zǒngshì xǐhuan sìchù dǎting biérén de mìmi.
他   总是     喜欢    四处   打听    别人   的 秘密。
He liked to ...

Chinese Character: 吃 (chī) Eat

拼音(pīnyīn) pin yin: chī
笔画(bĭhuà) number of strokes: 6
含义(hányì) meaning: eat
笔顺(bĭshùn) stroke order:

用法(yòng fă) Usages:
1) eat; take
吃早饭(chī zăofàn): have breakfast
吃奶(chīnăi): take milk from mother
2) live off
吃父母(chī fùmŭ): live off one’s parents
坐山吃山(zuò shān chī shān): live off the mountains where your home is

3) suffer; bear
吃苦(chīkŭ): to suffer
吃不了兜着走(chī bù liăo ...

兔子为什么在生肖中排第四? (Tùzi wèishénme zài shēngxiāo zhōng pái dì sì?)


Key Learning Points (Preview)

生肖 (shēngxiāo): n. Zodiac


出发 (chūfā): v. to start off


Hěn jiǔ yǐqián, Yùhuángdàdì dǎsuàn zài dòngwù zhōng xuǎn shí’èr gè pái shēngxiāo.
很   久 以前,玉皇大帝          打算      在     动物      中     选    十二     个 排   生肖。


Long ago, the Jade Emperor prepared to select twelve animals to be the zodiac signs.

Gēnjù ...

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