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Another Awesome Chinese Word That Doesn't Really Translate

Word of the Week: shuǎng

Hangzhou had some great weather this summer. Blue skies and white clouds. Best of all, because most Chinese people have a sort of vampire-like phobia of sunlight I was able to visit all the best places with almost no one else around. 387 more words

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Why I Paid More Than 500RMB Tax on My 500RMB Raise

Word of the Week: fā piào

Getting a receipt in China is not as simple as you might think because, like so many words, there is no one single translation for “receipt”. 621 more words

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Is This The Key to Langauge Learning Success?

Word of the Week: zǎo

When I was a student at Zhejiang Univesity I used to get up really early. I figured I could get up early and study a couple of hours whilst most other people were still in bed. 488 more words

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Is Hiking in China Really Hiking?

Word of the Week: pá shān

The first time a Chinese person invited me to go “hiking” I was a bit disappointed. We basically walked up some concrete steps to the top of a small hill. 366 more words

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Why Do Many Chinese Want Their Homes Demolished?

Word of the week: chāi qiān

I still have a vivid memory of watching the Beijing Olympics on TV and seeing Usain Bolt storm to 100 metres victory in a new world record time. 514 more words

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You Really Want to Visit This Chinese Street

Word of the week: guàng

My apartment in Hangzhou (háng zhōu 杭州) is just around the corner from Hofang Street (hé fáng jiē … 483 more words

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This Word is Super Handy!

Word of the week: shǒu

I recently made a trip to the dentist in China. He took one look inside my mouth and pulled a face that made me think “damn, this is going to seriously hurt both me and my wallet”. 444 more words

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