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Why Speaking Great Chinese Isn't Always So Great

Word of the Week: kě

One of the downsides to speaking Mandarin is that I often hear people talking about me (in the third person) when I’m stood right next to them. 539 more words

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Do You Know What "Past the Head" Means?

Word of the Week: guò tóu

Sometimes you go out for a couple of drinks and before you know it it’s morning and you’re greeted with a stinking hangover. 357 more words

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Why is My Blog Blocked?

Word of the Week: píng bì

Expats often like to complain about the censorship in China. They will say it’s about a lack of freedom, but usually what they mean is they can’t do a google search, update their Facebook, or stream porn. 438 more words

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So You Think You Know This Chinese Word?

Word of the week: 知道, 认识, 了解

The other day I was running late on the way to meet some friends at my favourite burger place. 640 more words

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Can You Sell Cute?

Word of the Week:  mài méng

For Christmas I got some trouser braces and a bow tie. In Chinese that’s 背带 bèi dài (literally “back belt”) and 蝴蝶结 … 420 more words

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Are Chinese People Bad Drivers?

Word of the week jià shǐ

My American friends tell me that in the USA Chinese people have a reputation for being bad drivers. I don’t know how Chinese people drive in America and I can’t speak about the whole of China (it’s a big place!). 363 more words

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Should You Trust Your Chinese Landlord?

Word of the week: wěi tuō

Moving house or apartment is always a bit stressful and landlords (房东 fáng dōng in Chinese) can be difficult to deal with. 451 more words

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