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Hi, everybody, today I’m going to discuss a few strategies for gaining Chinese well from a local speaker’s viewpoint. I trust you all discover my article accommodating.

Purchase a Chinese-English Dictionary

As a matter of first importance, purchase a word reference, in some cases, discover the individuals who are learning a language without anyone else without a lexicon. It’s truly amazing to me since you can’t ace a language without the assistance of the lexicon. Some contend that a word reference is excessively costly, yet you should know whether you’re modest on information, the information will be modest on you as well. …


Chinese Clothing — Cheongsam (Qi Pao)

From the day garments became part of people’s lives, they have been given different significance of social status, lifestyle, aesthetics and cultural concepts. Clothing have always been the truest and most straightforward reflection of the social and historical scenes of any given time. In this sense, the history of clothing is at the same time a vivid history of the development of civilization.

In the Chinese way of describing the necessities of life, clothing ranks at the top of “clothing, food, shelter, and means of travel.” In this country with a long history of garments and ornaments, there is a…


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Forbidden City — History 故宫博物院

The Forbidden City is called the Purple Forbidden City 紫禁城 (zǐjìnchéng) in Chinese. It is the home of the Palace Museum 故宫博物院 (gùgōng bówùyuàn). In Beijing, people call it Gugong 故宫 (gùgōng), the Imperial Palace, for short. Those are easy to pronounce; if you click on the characters, you will hear a sound file.

The Forbidden City is the third imperial palace to have been built in Beijing. The first was built during the Jin Dynasty (1115–1234), the second during the Yuan Dynasty (1271–1368), and the Forbidden City was built during the Ming Dynasty (1368–1644)…


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Writing, the carrier of culture and the symbol of human civilization, first appeared in Sumer. Like other ancient languages of Egypt and India, ancient Sumerian symbols have been lost in the process of history, but only Chinese characters still remain in use today. They have played a significant role in the development of Chinese language and culture. This article intends to display how Chinese characters were created and how they were simplified from the ancient form of writing to more abstract.

Origin of Chinese characters

Chinese characters, in their initial forms, were beautiful and appropriately reflected images in the minds…


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From textbooks, you can learn proper grammar, regular words and vocabulary, as well as sentence structure. You can also learn simple and ordinary conversations and dialogue. But what you can’t learn from textbooks are the slang, phrases, and buzzwords that regular people use in their everyday talk.

With the help of the National Language Resource Monitoring and Research Center, the Commercial Press, and CCTV News, China has released its “Top Words and Phrases of 2018” just last Thursday. …


The dragon is an important symbol, not only in China but throughout the world. In China, dragons are associated with wealth, power, and leadership. Think you know everything about these mythical creatures? Here is the Chinese dragon culture to get you excited for your journey to China — the land of legends!

1. Chinese dragons come in many different forms.

Almost 2000 years ago, the philosopher Wang Fu described the dragon as being a combination of several animals.

We often think of a snake-like creature as the image of a Chinese dragon. But keep your eyes peeled as you explore…


“When in Rome, do as Romans do.” And when in China, do as Chinese people do. When you are learning Chinese, you should know taboos in China. In Chinese culture, there are many taboos that you should never try, because they may bring BAD luck! Let’s begin the top 8 countdown.

1. Don’t Share a Pear Sharing a pear with your friends or families, especially your loved ones can be a big taboo in China. In Chinese, the phrase for “sharing a pear” is 分梨(fēn lí). It is a homophone of 分离(fēn lí) which means “to separate”. Certainly you don’t…


Lots of people could have experienced the difficulties of finding out a new language as 2nd language, especially for discovering Chinese language, because it doesn’t resemble any kind of western languages.

My discovery is that finding out Chinese language could be less complicated if you know the rules. The hard component is to be persistent in memorizing exactly what you have found out. For functional use Chinese language in daily real-time, all you require is 2,000 personalities for a start. While in English, this quantity of words to understand prior to an individual could practically use the language in day-to-day…


Now, this page offers merely a short introduction and assortment of translations, articles, and alternative resources that ready for my analysis and teaching. Ideally, at some purpose can flip all this into a book in its claim.

For my exacting interpretation of the entire account of Sun Simiao, as found in the Jiu Tang Shu 旧唐书 (“Old Tang History”).

For my exacting interpretation of Sun Simiao’s entry on restorative morals, found in Volume one of the Bei Malaysia Militant Group Qian Jin Yao Fang.

For a free hook up with my article on “Supporting Life in Classical Chinese Medicine: Sun…

Chinese language

The Chinese language differs from Western languages in that it uses characters which stand for ideas, objects or deeds.

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