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The Chinese Characters Wén and Wǔ

Live life as King Wen and King Wu ruled the country. The first emperor of the Zhou Dynasty, King Wu (周武王), and his father, King Wen (周文王), derived their imperial…

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Chinese Character for Dragon: Lóng 龍

Conveying the noble, auspicious qualities of the Chinese dragon, the Chinese character for dragon 龍, pronounced lóng, is separated into two parts. The left symbolizes the dragon’s head, while the…

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The Chinese Character Cháo 朝

A new dynasty marks the dawn of a new era. The Chinese character 朝, pronounced cháo (or “ciao” in Italian), stands for morning or dawn. It is also the character…

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How to Say ‘Thank You’ in Chinese

Like in the West, saying “thank you” in Chinese is a common courtesy after receiving something. “Thank you” (謝謝你) is pronounced xiè xiè nǐ. It is also common for speakers…

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Learn Chinese and Open Up Untold Opportunities

If you learn Chinese, it can open up untold opportunities with the world’s most populous nation. Just 10 years ago, English was still the world’s lingua franca. According to English…