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歇后语(Xiē hòu yǔ)Chinese Allegories
Two-part allegorical saying (of which the first part, always stated, is descriptive, while the second part, often unstated, carries the message)
Báyuè shí wŭ de yuèliang—zhèngdàguāngmíng
八月    十  五 的    月亮    —    正大光明
The moon on Mid-Autumn Festival—fair and square

Báyuè shí wŭ kàn guìhuā—huāhăoyuèyuán
八月    十  五  看    桂花 ...


早点(zăodiăn) Breakfast; Coming Early

Advanced level/高级 gāojí

Nĭmen zhōngguó díquè shì yí gè qínfèn de mínzú.
A: 你们     中国       的确    是  一  个  勤奋  的   民族。
You China really are a diligent nation.

Nĭ zěnme kàn chū lái de?
B: 你 怎么   看    出  来 的?
How do you ...


Where does it originate from?

As early as the Yuan Dynasty, herders were proud of raising horses. When horse herders encountered one another, they would often pat the buttocks of the others’ horse and say, “What a good horse!” to fawn on the owner of the horse. At first, people only praised truly good horses, but ...


大内密探零零狗(dànèi mìtàn Líng Línggŏu) A Spy Called Ling Ling Gou in the Imperial Palace

大内密探零零狗(dànèi mìtàn Líng Líng Gŏu) A Spy Called Ling Ling Gou in the Imperial Palace is a romantic comedy with 无厘头(wúlítóu), an absurd-humor style. It is a hot movie released in August, 2009. Many Chinese people enjoy this movie, finding it ...


It is one of the hottest TV series so far in 2009. In this series, you will see a lot of issues facing young people in China today. How does a 17-year-old girl struggle to assume her responsibility and finally successfully escape from her mother’s strict protection? How does a 20-years-old girl develop her relationship ...


Microsoft’s Search Engine: Bing “必应(bì yìng)”
Bing is a search engine launched by Microsoft recently to replace the Live Search. Microsoft has claimed that this search engine will come out with a completely new look to bring a new revolution. In Chinese, Bing is translated to “必应(bì yìng)”, which means ...


Foreigners Challenge Beijing Opera (Advanced)

In this video, four foreigners “challenged” the four “京剧 (jīngjù) Beijing Opera” performers by showing off their moves. What these foreigners did is also called “叫板 (jiàobǎn),” which means “to  challenge somebody” in daily life. Originally in Beijing Opera, “叫板 (jiàobǎn)” means to rhythmize the end of a spoken part in an opera.
“京剧 ...


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