Nǐ hǎo 你好: A very fake greeting
He stopped his walk and said, in all sincerity that most people don't say "nǐ hǎo" 你好 as a greeting. It just sounds too fake (tài jiǎ de 太假的).Read More
How hard is Chinese to learn, really?
Chinese learner Albert shares the pros and cons in learning Chinese. 国外网友Albert分享他学习汉语的方法。Read More
The 4 faces of Chinese people (women, really)
The other day in English class we were talking about hair styles and one boy said he thought the shīfu 师傅 (in this case, "barber") should consider your face shape (liǎnxíng 脸型) when recommending a hair style.Read More
Why does Chinese have measure words?
The Chinese "measure words" (liàngcí 量词) don't really serve any linguistic purpose usually. So where did these measure words come from?Read More
‘New normal’, new world
China's cooling growth prospects are expected to shift the economic agenda away from the eurozone, although Greece remains firmly in the spotlight because of its precarious funding outlook.Read More
How to say thank you in Chinese
The right way to say "thank you" in Chinese depends mostly on the dialect of Chinese being spoken. Here are some ways to say "thank you" in a few of the most common Chinese dialects.Read More
Foreigner’s Chinese composition amuses Chinese netizens
After reading the foreigner's Mandarin composition, a netizen comments: Is this how laowai feel when they see our English compositions? 一位网友看到这位老外的中文作文后评论：“难道老外看到我们英语作文时也有着相同的感受吗？”Read More
The book of odes and hymns – part 125
CAI LINGWould you gather the liquorice, would you gather the liquorice,On the top of Shouyang?When men tell their storieRead More