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老外 lǎo wài is a very nice way to address foreigners in China and it’s commonly used by Chinese people. We could also call you 外国人 (wàiguórén), literally means "outside country person", which is much more formal.
Chinese are fond of 老外 because we think it shows an intimate feeling and it can narrow…Continue
What measure words you use depends a lot on the things you do or say on a particular day.
Here's an example of some measure words I use on a typical morning:
I wakeup from a good…
Added by Steven Daniels on June 28, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments
This is a blog written about Chengdu a city in Sichuan.
Wǒ yǒu 300+běn shūxiě de zhōngguó. Wǒ wish wǒ kěyǐ shàng yīgè túshū guǎn de zhèxiē shū. . . . Zhèxiē běn shūxiě zài yīng, fǎ, zhōngwén. . . . Zhè shì yīgè zuì hǎo àihào de wǒ!
I have been collecting books about China ever since I was 10 years old when my paternal grandma gave me a Golden Book…Continue
This list is taken from @ichinesetweets (quite a good person to follow on Twitter for Chinese sentences. Some of them are a…Continue
English loan words are pretty rare in Chinese, but their use online is slowly filtering into spoken language.
While China has yet to feel the need to emulate the French in establishing a specialist body to protect the language from the infiltration of dastardly English loan words, the slow creep is definitely on. Building on the use of the homophonic “88” (八八) to say bye…Continue
Added by The World of Chinese on June 18, 2012 at 4:35pm — No Comments
I wanted to share a site for streaming music in China that a Chinese coworker tipped me off to that I have been using pretty much every day since. The site is QQ music and you can access it here:
If you are in China, using Chrome and a PC, then you will probably agree…Continue
if you are interested in Chinese food, i'm willing to introduce some to you.
Since English is not my mother tongue, sometimes i cannot express myself in native English....TAT
anyway, I will try my best to make you understand me^^
in the picture, you can see that we Chinese use use chopsticks instead of knives and…Continue
Just wanted to share a pretty interesting website that you may want to use. It's a simple way to record like 20-30 seconds of your voice and then once completed it gives you a unique URL to share the recording.
This could be quite useful if you want to include audio in your posts or comments on Study More…Continue
Learn Chinese phrase - What is 潇洒 xiao sa? Or what does the phrase 潇洒 really mean?
If I were a serious Chinese learner like you are, I would go checking the dictionaries, and these are what I found:
1 mdbg -- natural and unrestrained (of a person's appearance, demeanor, carriage) / elegant and unconventional.
2 nciku -- natural and…
Added by Shu on June 1, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments
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