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8 Chinese Words Borrowed From English That Will Finally Make Sense to You

November 6th, 2015 | By Julie Tha Gyaw
Find out the real reasons why certain Chinese loanwords (words borrowed from English) are pronounced the way they are. "Bus" and "cheese" finally make so much sense!

6 Strange Habits You Might Learn Living in China

October 28th, 2015 | By Charlotte Edwards-Zhang
Find out 6 common Chinese habits and rituals that you might adopt if you live in China for a while!

How Chinese People Think Animals Sound

October 21st, 2015 | By Yangyang Cheng
Have some fun with us and learn how Chinese people pronounce these 8 animal sounds!

A Song Guaranteed to Impress Any Chinese Person You Meet

October 7th, 2015 | By Yangyang Cheng
Learn how to sing 月亮代表我的心 (yuè liang dài biǎo wǒ de xīn) - "The Moon Represents My Heart", the classic song that's guaranteed to win the heart of anyone who hears!

What Makes Expats Stay in China?

September 30th, 2015 | By Charlotte Edwards-Zhang
How can expats stand being poked, prodded, and told to get a real job by Chinese people nearly every day while living in China? Find out what keeps them staying in China in this week's blog article.

6 Details You Need to Know About Schools in China

September 15th, 2015 | By Charlotte Edwards-Zhang
Curious about what Chinese schools and education is like? Find out first-hand from a mom of a Chinese-educated child.

How to Survive a Crazy Chinese Taxi Ride

August 29th, 2015 | By Jason McBride
Learn vital tips for a (relatively) safe journey through the wild streets and alleyways of China!

6 Secrets to Impress Chinese People With Your Manners

August 22nd, 2015 | By Diana Xin
How do you show good manners in China when you can't say, "Please"?! Learn the 6 secret ways now!

Summer in China: Unusual Ways to Beat the Heat, Sun, and Bugs

August 12th, 2015 | By Charlotte Edwards-Zhang
Chinese people will go to strange lengths to beat the heat and keep skin tan-free during the summer months! Facekinis are just one of many!

Living in China for Six Years: The Best and the Worst

August 5th, 2015 | By Michael Hurwitz

Get a taste for the wild, wacky, and wonderful adventures that can happen when you spend six years working and living in China!