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Characteristic Chinese: Leisure in China

2014-09-26 09:41
New arrivals in China often get the impression that Chinese are 工作狂 (gōng zuò kuáng), workaholics. Yet, there is quite a bit of 空闲 (kòng xián), leisure, in China.

Learn Chinese:Chinese Poems – Lesson 207 相思 Lovesick Beans

2014-08-25 13:41
Lovesick Beans

Learn Chinese:Chinese Poems – Lesson 206 The Happy Uplands

2014-08-13 17:30
Toward evening, I feel out of spirits.

Learn Chinese:Chinese Poems – Lesson 205 江雪

2014-07-28 18:12
Snow on the River

Chinese idoms– Lesson 203 老马识途 (An Old Horse Knows the Way)

2014-07-14 16:58
"An old horse may know the way" refers to the value of experience.

Chinese idoms– Lesson 202 抛砖引玉 (to attract jade by laying bricks)

2014-07-08 11:09
"My poem is a brick, and Zhao Gu's poem is jade, I layed a brick, and attracted jade!" This idiom is now a polite expression often used when giving an opinion or delivering a speech. It means that what one is offering is somehow lacking, and one is in hopes that others will, seeing it, offer something that is better.

Learn Chinese: Chinese Idiom– Lesson 201 自相矛盾 self-contradictory

2014-07-07 14:55
A man of the state of Chu (chǔ guó 楚国) had a spear and a shield for sale.

Learn Chinese: Basic Chinese Sentences– Lesson 200 结账 Paying the bill

2014-07-03 18:32
Paying the bill

Learn Chinese: Basic Chinese Sentences– Lesson 199 在饭馆儿(zài fàn guǎn ér)

2014-07-01 13:15
At the restaurant

Learn Chinese: Basic Chinese Sentences– Lesson 198 列举 Enumeration

2014-06-27 09:45
I have many friends. Some of them are clerks of companies, some are teachers, and some are workers.

Learn Chinese: Basic Chinese Sentences– Lesson 197 目的 Purpose

2014-06-26 07:37
I came to China to learn Chinese.

Learn Chinese: Basic Chinese Sentences– Lesson 196 原因和结果 Cause and effect

2014-06-25 14:25
原因和结果 (yuán yīn hé jié guǒ)
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Tempting Yunnan cuisine


Zigui, home of great poet Qu Yuan


Souvenir stamps issued to mark 15th founding anniversary of Macao SAR


Colorful castles of stone in Pingtan


Old fashioned tea house seen in Anhui


Beautiful snow-covered Great Wall


Ancient poetry depicted by painters



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