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The Unique Way Chinese People Talk About Health Matters

February 23rd, 2016 | By Charlotte Edwards-Zhang
Find out what happened when our blogger, Charlotte, was told, "You're on fire!" by a Chinese coworker.

5 Useful Words that Describe the Dating Scene in China

February 16th, 2016 | By Pippa Morgan
Understand some of the romantic and family pressures facing young Chinese people today, and learn what it takes to succeed in China’s ultra-competitive dating scene.

Ultimate Vocabulary You Need to Survive (or Avoid) Valentine's Day in China

February 12th, 2016 | By Pippa Morgan
Valentine's Day is here, but it's not all roses for everyone! Find out how Chinese people survive February 14th with these essential words and phrases.

Learn Chinese New Year Vocabulary with Our Latest Google Hangout

February 5th, 2016 | By Yangyang Cheng
Celebrate Chinese New Year and learn about its special traditions and vocabulary with our latest Google Hangout!

Frequently Asked Questions About Chinese

January 27th, 2016 | By Yangyang Cheng
We've answered the most common questions Chinese learners ask in one mega-post! Find the answer to your Mandarin Chinese question now! :)

How to Make Great First Impressions with Any Chinese Speaker

January 20th, 2016 | By Julie Tha Gyaw
When you first meet Chinese people, chances are that they'll ask you questions from 5 main conversation topics.

A Common Chinese Sentence Pattern Explained

December 16th, 2015 | By Julie Tha Gyaw
Learn how to finally decipher one of the most common sentence structures you'll hear Chinese people use.

Another Chinese Song You Need to Learn

December 9th, 2015 | By Yangyang Cheng
Here's another Teresa Teng (邓丽君, dèng lì jūn) song you need to learn that will help you become a karaoke master! After this, you'll have learned 3 Chinese songs with us! :)

4 Tips to Survive Your First Chinese Business Dinner

November 19th, 2015 | By Andrew Sanborn
Learn how to impress your Chinese business associates and survive to tell about it!

The 3rd Tone: How to Pronounce It Like a Chinese Native

November 12th, 2015 | By Julie Tha Gyaw
If you pronounce your 3rd tone in that falling and rising pitch all the time, then you're in for a surprise – native speakers don't actually pronounce it that way!