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Why Does Mandarin Have Two Words For "Thing"?

Word of the Week: shì

I hate shopping. I guess I’m a stereotypical bloke. Whether it’s clothes shopping or doing the weekly food shop, I just like the go in, grab what I need, pay for it and get the whole thing over with as soon as possible. 482 more words

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This Phrase Will Make Your Chinese Sound Naturally Hopeless

Word of the Week: méi bàn fǎ

Last week I took a flight to Hangzhou where I would spend a few days for the upcoming holiday ( 510 more words

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Awesome Chinese Public Bikes

Word of the Week: sǎo

If you are in China or ever plan to visit China you absolutely need to check out these public bikes. In big cities like Shanghai and Guangzhou they are now everywhere and all you need to do whip out your smart phone and… 227 more words

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Do You Know What These Chinese Numbers Really Mean?

Why are Chinese people obsessed with numbers?

In China recently found out that I can’t change my phone tariff to a cheaper one because the digit 8 appears too many times in my phone number. 582 more words

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Why is it so Difficult to be Vegetarian in China?

Word of the week: sù de

In China, if you stick to just ordering vegetable dishes you might still be eating food that is far from vegetarian. 679 more words

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1 Chronicles 28:20

“David also said to Solomon his son, “Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord God, my God, is with you. 195 more words

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Why do Chinese People Want to Look Like Aliens?

Like it or not, cosmetic surgery (zhěng róng 整容) is a huge market in China, and it’s growing. You can’t walk through a city without seeing a poster advertising… 373 more words

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