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Why You Should Never Try DIY Plumbing in China...

Word of the Week: bái chī

Last week I found that I should never ever be allowed to do DIY plumbing. And I found out the hard way, by breaking the a pipe in the wall and having high pressure water spray out so quickly it managed to flood my whole apartment within just a few minutes. 456 more words

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What Can You Win at a Chinese Wedding?

Word of the Week: kōu

I was at a Chinese wedding last week. One of those strange parties that is like a bizarre parody of a western wedding wrapped up in the format of a TV game show. 911 more words

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When You're Lost For Words

Word of the week: fān bái yǎn

If you’ve spent any extended period of time in China you might already be used to hearing the same questions over and over again. 289 more words

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There’s No Way I’m Doing That!

Word of the Week: dǎ sǐ wǒ

Love it or hate it, there is no way you can go to East Asia without experiencing karaoke. In China they used to call it… 529 more words

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Thanks for Nothing!

Word of the Weeek: bāng dào máng

Ever had someone try to help you in China? Sometimes there can be a fine line between helping and interfering. 905 more words

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One Chinese Word You Really Should Know

Word of the Week jiā yóu

One thing I love about China is how everybody is always giving each other added oil. No, I’m not talking about the food (although there is a lot of added oil in that…) I’m talking about that phrase 加油 … 579 more words

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Being Pissed Off and Being Polite with One Word

word of the week: fán

One thing I don’t like in China is the number of sales people. I once tried asking for the price of lessons at a language school and was passed on to a ‘course consultant’ who just talked and talked at me about the school, trying to convince me to sign up before letting me know the cost. 735 more words

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