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Common Blog Words in Chinese

Social media and blogs are everywhere nowadays. If you have Chinese friends or you live in China, most likely you are familiar with one of the biggest blog platforms “sina blog.”

We use sina blog as an example, and teach you about the 25 most common blog words in Chinese. So next time when you check out Chinese blogs, you’ll know how to navigate them!

 

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Valentine’s Day – Related Vocabulary

Valentine’s Day is around the corner! We made a fun infographic to teach you some things about this special day.

There is also a chinese Valentine’s Day which falls on the 7th of July on the lunar calendar. The day is called “七夕 qī xì.”

Five commonly used words for this day are flower, chocolate, love letter, present and ring! We teach you how to say them in Chinese!

For the advanced, there are three idioms to learn! Have you ever fallen in love at first sight? Do you think you and your partner are perfect for each other? Or have you had a bad experience in a relationship? These idioms will help you describe these concepts!

Would like to confess your love or propose on this special day? The most simple way to do so is by telling him or her how you feel! Check out the infographic and tell the person you love!

 

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Animal sounds in Chinese

It is funny to say this now, but it was a culture shock to me when I realized not all animals’ sounds are the same in different languages. An animal sound in one language can sound completely different in another language. It is a fun topic to learn!

We have listed 12 animals in this infographic along with their sounds in both Chinese and English. Animals include dog, cat, sheep, rooster, bird, cow, duck, pig, bee, frog and owl.

Enjoy!

 

 

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How To Write A Postal Address In Chinese

Knowing how to write an address is a practical skill. In English and many other languages, addresses are usually written from the smallest location first, followed by increasingly larger ones.

In Chinese, this is the reverse. We write the address from big to small.

From largest to smallest, the order is:

国家  guójiā country → 省 shěng province → 县 xiàn county → 市 shì city/town → 区 qū district → 大街  dàjiē avenue → 路 lù road → 号 hào number→ 楼 lóu floor → 室 shì apartment

Please note that it is NOT necessary to have to write all of these for an address.

We have included a step-by-step example in the infographic.

 

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Traditional Chinese Version

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Thanksgiving Vocabulary

Are you ready for Thanksgiving? Do you know how to say “turkey” in Chinese? We made a special holiday infographic for you!

15+ vocabulary you must know for one of the biggest holidays, including 感恩节  gǎn’ēn jié Thanksgiving, 十一月第四个星期四 shíyī yuè dì sì gè xīngqísì The fourth Thursday, November, 主餐  zhǔ cān Main meal, 烤火鸡 kǎo huǒjī Roast turkey, 火鸡 huǒ jī Turkey, 配菜 pèi cài Side dish, 面包 miànbāoBread, 四季豆  sìjì dòu Green beans, 汤 tāng Soup, 土豆 tǔdòu Potato, 酱 jiàng Sauce, 饮料 yǐnliào Drink, 酒 jiǔ Liqueur, wine, alcohol, 甜点  tiándiǎn Dessert, 派 pài Pie, 南瓜派 nánguā pài Pumpkin pie, 苹果 píngguǒ pài Apple pie.

Happy holidays!

 

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How to properly address other people in Chinese Culture

Most textbooks introduce some ways to address people in Chinese. This infographic will cover many valuable tips when it comes to how people in China actually address each other.

There are 4 different settings where people find themselves, such as “in a general setting”, “in a school setting”, “in a work setting” and “others.” Each setting may require different ways to address people.

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Check out this amazing video made by Carol from www.growmommy.com

Voice over: Carol

 

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Relationship Related Chinese Slang

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Learning formal ways to speak in Chinese is something we all do as a Chinese teacher. But your students may also want to know some Chinese slang everyday use, as a more casual way to communicate with other Chinese people.

In this infographic, we include 8 relationship related Chinese slang. These are frequently used among young people today, either in person or through electronic means, such as online chat and text messages. We include the literal and actual meanings, along with examples for each slang term.

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