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Hot on Weibo: 不老传说 People who don't age





Added by Seraph Ching on January 19, 2013 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

7 Tips On How To Learn Mandarin

You like China. You`d like to learn Mandarin Chinese. You are interested in Chinese history and culture. You want to even go to China to live or apply for a job. As a total beginner, you`d better start learning the Chinese language first. But do you know how to learn Mandarin?

I`m also a language learner. I`ve learned French, Spanish, and some Japanese. Then I touched…


Added by TouchChinese on January 17, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Hot on Weibo: 多地陷十面”霾“伏 Hazardous air pollution in China


  • 世界上最远的距离,不是生与死。而是我牵着你的手,却看不见你。
  • 厚德载"雾",自强不"吸"。




爆表:off the…


Added by Seraph Ching on January 16, 2013 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

Hot on Weibo: 上海地铁无裤日 No Pants Subway Ride in Shanghai





目瞪口呆:Chinese idiom,…


Added by Seraph Ching on January 15, 2013 at 10:02am — 8 Comments

Hot on Weibo: 保底归集吓哭已婚男 New bank service scares husbands



  • 银行君,你的节操呢?
  • 已婚男士潸然泪下




Added by Seraph Ching on January 12, 2013 at 12:30pm — 8 Comments

How I started speaking Mandarin in public

I'd like to share the story of the day I realized people could understand my 普通话 pǔ tōng huà.


For years I've been interested in Mandarin. The language is ancient, unique and the characters themselves intricate and beautiful. I've learned by myself, learned from both Chinese friends and Chinese-speaking colleagues at work. I delight in picking up…


Added by Alan H on January 11, 2013 at 5:30am — 9 Comments

Signs in Chinese: 自为青城客 不唾青城地

I like taking photos of all kinds of signs.  I want to share them here with you!  Marked with English meanings, Chinese characters and pinyin as well. It’s both for fun and learning Chinese.

自为青城客 不唾青城地

zì wéi qīng chéng kè ,  bú  tuò qīng chéng dì .  

Since being the guest of Mt. Qingcheng, you shall not spit…


Added by Seraph Ching on January 10, 2013 at 12:30pm — 3 Comments

Shanghai Travel - Chinese names for airports, railway station, subway

Airport 机场 jīchǎng 

Shanghai Pudong International Airport Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport
上海浦东国际机 上海虹桥国际机场
Shànghǎi pǔdōng…

Added by angel shen on January 9, 2013 at 1:00pm — 6 Comments

Hot on Weibo: 连上八天班 Working 8 days in a row


  • “放假一时爽,连班痛一生 ”
  • “连上八天就叫苦?你们这群战斗力只有5的啊…”
  • “爷爷,能讲讲导致人类灭亡的那场大灾变吗?” “唉,这要从2012年年末说起,先是滔天洪水,然后是突来的严寒,还有四处肆虐的僵尸。” “难怪人类灭绝了啊!” “不,人类从这些灾难中顽强地挺了过来,开始庆祝新生后的第一个新年,可是新年过后,他们发现要连上八天班,然后...唉,我说不下去了..”


元旦:1月1日,在中国说“新年”一般是指Chinese New…


Added by Seraph Ching on January 7, 2013 at 11:00am — 7 Comments

Hot on Weibo: 民政局很忙 201314 Marriage

I write in Chinese because I think the advanced readers might want to read in Chinese, and to know what's happening in China right NOW, what are people talking about on weibo TODAY. I'll put some notations if needed.

Weibo, aka Sina Weibo,  is a Chinese microblogging website. Akin to a hybrid of Twitter and Facebook, it is one of the most popular sites in China, in use by well over 30% of Internet users.   (Feel free to…


Added by Seraph Ching on January 5, 2013 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

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Dance instruction in English and Chinese

There are hundreds of dance demo / instruction dance videos on Youtube by a dance instructor named Jenny or LineDanceDallas from either Taiwan on some videos or Plano Texas on other videos. 

She speaks perfect English and does not seem to have a Texan accent.  Native Chinese will have to judge her Chinese speaking.  She covers many types of dances that can be done without a partner such as Polkas, Reels, Rumbas, country and western line dances, etc.  Here are a few…


Added by Thomas Doherty on December 28, 2012 at 1:30am — No Comments

How to talk about family members in Chinese (A Family Tree)

Dear fellow Mandarin enthusiasts,

How many times have you been in the middle of a conversation with a Chinese person only to find yourself unable to find the right name for your father's oldest sister or mother's…


Added by Corinne Dillon on December 27, 2012 at 12:00am — 5 Comments



老龙王  AKA乔纳森

Zhù SMC tóngxuémen shèngdàn kuàilè Lǎo lóngwáng AKA qiáonàsēn

Added by jono1001 on December 24, 2012 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

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FluentU -- the top 8 Christmas words

From FluentU got the top 8 Christmas words you’ve got to know for this holiday!

8 Christmas Words For Your List

Added by Thomas Doherty on December 24, 2012 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

A Meme in Chinese or a Cat Birthday Card?

 一 只 小 鸟 告 诉 过 我是 你 的 生 日 。yì zhī xiǎo niǎo ɡào su ɡuò wǒ shì nǐ de shēnɡ rì. A little bird told me it was your birthday.

yì zhī xiǎo niǎo ɡào su ɡuò wǒ shì nǐ de shēnɡ rì.
一 只 小 鸟 告 诉 过 我是 你 的 生 日 。
A little bird told me it was your birthday.

wǒ chī le tā !

 我 吃 了…


Added by jono1001 on December 20, 2012 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

I was really pleased to find this 成语 chéngyǔ.

I was really pleased to find this 成语 chéngyǔ.

五十步笑百步 --  wǔshí bù xiào bǎibù -- The pot calling the kettle black.  a literal translation "those who retreat fifty steps laugh at those who retreat one hundred steps"

The phrase "The pot calling the kettle black" is an…


Added by jono1001 on December 17, 2012 at 7:00pm — 5 Comments

Chinese Mafia/Werewolves “狐狸精”

大家好!Hi everyone!  

Some of you may already be familiar with the Russian party game "Mafia" (also known as "Werewolves").  I've given the game a bit of a Chinese makeover (based more-so on "Werewolves" than the original, because it's more fun in my opinion!).

Find out about the original game here.

In the original "Werewolves" (or at least in the version my friends and I play), there are a range…


Added by Ruaridh Maxwell/麥儒叡 on December 17, 2012 at 8:44am — 9 Comments

Make friends & Language Exchange with Native Speaker

Hi, I'm angel from china. I'm glad to join here.  I hope to make friends with you and learn English or Chinese each other.

Added by angel shen on December 9, 2012 at 9:00pm — 3 Comments

A free tool to practice Chinese character recognition - iqchinesefun

Hello fellow Chinese learners!

I am a first time poster on this site, but I wanted to share with you a tool I use to help me practice Chinese character recognition. Here is the link to the site: …


Added by TaiwanExpat on December 5, 2012 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

How good is your Chinese? Let a native speaker help you practice!

Hello everyone,

Glad to meet you here . My name is Qihan Su ,you can call me Retta  .I'm a Chinese native people living in Chengdu city of Sichuan province .

Do you want to improve your Chinese with native speaker? You can talk with me, I will help u to practice your Chinese we can talk about everything in our life   . You can enjoy the  native Chinese culture and Chinese language.And by the way ,I also can enjoy the time to learning English .ahaha,~

No matter your…


Added by RETTA on December 2, 2012 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

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