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Is Studying Mandarin a Waste of Time?

Word of the Week: bái

I think most expats in China have experienced the situation where you go into a shop and no matter how clearly you try to speak Mandarin you get a response in English. 516 more words

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What to Say When Giving and Taking

Word of the Week: gei

In many ways Mandarin lacks a lot of the politeness aspects of English. In most situations it would probably be rude to say “give me”, but if you say gěi wǒ 给我 in China it is perfectly acceptable. 281 more words

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The Word-of-the-Week this Wednesday is ‘demisexual’.

‘Demisexual’ is a sexual orientation that describes a person who does not experience sexual attraction unless they form a strong emotional connection with someone. 309 more words

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He, as well as you, knows you did not rape that young lady, but since you are standing trial in that court with not much substantial evidence, you are waiting for the judgement to be pronounced against you to curse God and find some suicide to prepare your lifeless body for cremation. 253 more words


Concern Troll

A concern troll is a person who participates in a debate posing as an actual or potential ally who simply has some concerns they need answered before they will ally themselves with a cause. 300 more words

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Why Are Little Yellow People Everywhere in China?

Word of the Week: huáng

If you think “little yellow people” sounds like it might be some sort of racist slur then you won’t be the first English speaker to make that observation. 226 more words

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Have you heard of that man called Job? It took just a split second for Job to lose all His possession (wealth and riches). God did not befall Job with that tragedy, he rather gave in to a challenge thrown by the devil. 157 more words