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What to say when a Chinese person cuts in the queue

Word of the week: gàn má

If you’ve ever been to China the lack of queuing etiquette might be one of the more negative impressions you’re left with. 311 more words

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Word of the Week: #1 Adventure

Adventure  noun \əd-ˈven-chər\

: an exciting or dangerous experience

: danger or excitement

Full Definition

  1. a : an undertaking usually involving danger and unknown risks …
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wagamama – selfish person, spoilt child

e.g. Paul-san always wants his own way and never thinks about other people.
Paul-san is wagamama.

(-san is a title of respect added to a name)

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Doing two things at once

Word of the week: yī biān

In this fast-paced world don’t we all live a multi-task life style? Describing two things that are undertaken at the same time in Chinese might be a challenge if you don’t know what sentence pattern to use. 183 more words

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Word of the Week: Aperitif

Booze menus might as well be written in Martian. I’m starting to learn the things that I like, but I don’t really drink enough to have developed a deep understanding of different alcohol types, tastes or words. 263 more words

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