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May 26, 2021

Domestic animals

Who's waiting for you at home?


Added to Articles              May 24, 2021

Bird's nest is a type of
Chinese food?

Chinese food is known for its great variety. Some dishes are internationally  well known, such as dumplings, some  are only recognized by locals, and others  have gained some dubious popularity due to the way it is cooked. For instance, 皮蛋(Century Egg) was (...)


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May 24, 2021

How to take taxi in China

Taxi [Chūzūchē - 出租车] in China is a very common mean of transport, it is both cheap and very convenient to cover distances which are probably too big if you go by bicycle but too short to take metro.



Added to Articles               April 19, 2021

Chinese words for Labour Day

Labour Day has an interesting background. It was originated in the USA following a strike which took place on May 1st in Chicago: the US workers realized that their working hours were too long (around 12-16 hours), so they decided to fight for more leisure time (...)


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April 16, 2021

Learning family members

Traditionally the word "family" [家庭 - jiātíng] has a very significant meaning for the Chinese: the Confucianism is based on the idea that family is the fundament of society and its culture. Following this concept specific roles of family members have been described (...)


Added to Articles                April 11, 2021

Why do Chinese love drinking hot water?

If you live in China there is one thing you may be very puzzled about: "Why do most Chinese drink hot water? Even in summer?" This is something not very common in other countries  - when you drink something hot it would rather be tea, coffee or soup but not plain water (...)


A place to visit:

Tsingtao Brewery Museum

If there's one drink that is popular around the whole world - it's beer! People drink beer on all kinds of occasions: birthdays, parties, picnics, sports-related events such as soccer games etc. Chinese people are not an exception - they are true beer lovers (...)


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May 5, 2021

Learning weather events

Summer is finally coming! And this means that all citizens of China will soon experience the whole range of weather events (...)

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Added to News                April 25, 2021

[ATTENTION] Newest China visa policy, it's getting easier!

Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic started, travelling overseas among different countries has become an inaccessible luxury: most of the countries shut their borders down and restricted international travelers (...)

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May 17, 2021

Learning electronic devices

If we ask you - which one thing you cannot imagine your life without - what would be your answer? Wait...let us guess. A mobile phone, right? (...)

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May 12, 2021

International Nurse Day

Today let’s pay honor and tribute to all of the nurses around the world and the incredible work they do! Especially now, during the COVID-19 pandemic, we should never forget about nurses, who show unbelievable dedication to their profession and (...)


Added to Articles              May 12, 2021

3 leopards escaped from Hangzhou Safari Park

A couple of days ago it was announced by major news and media channels that three leopards have escaped from the Hangzhou Safari Park on the 19th of April (...)

Chinese metaphors

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April 10, 2021

Chinese phrases that have

no direct meaning

Just like every language in the world, Chinese also has some metaphoric phrases that are commonly used but, if translated directly, have no logical sense. Like for example in English - "a piece of cake" means something easy to deal with, and not actually a dessert (...)

Learning Seasons

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April 5, 2021

Learning seasons

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Today we will take a simple look at seasons of the year. 


Added to Articles                April 2, 2021

Things to say on

Qing Ming Festival

Qing Ming Festival is the time to mourn deceased people. Last time we taught you a poem and explained its meaning, and if you still remember there was a phrase: "路上行人欲断魂" - it described how (...)


Added to Articles              May 22, 2021

What is "三大民工漫”? Why do young Chinese keep talking about it?

Just like many people around the world, Chinese people also love Japanese anime. But among the huge variety of anime movies and series there are three which are so popular, that even (...)

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May 20, 2021

How to order a steak in China

Have you ever found yourself in a situation of ordering a steak in a restaurant in China and not being able to explain, how would you like it done? You say "medium well" and see the waiter getting puzzled and confused... Relatable? (...)


Added to Articles              May 19, 2021

Five Guys, president Obama's favorite, opened in Shanghai

In Shanghai you have an opportunity to taste an enormous variety of Chinese food but sometimes you may start missing food that you are more familiar with: for example, a tasty burger (...)

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