Some time ago, right here at Vision Times, we ran a story about the 4 most beautiful Chinese women of antiquity.
Chinese characters might be the hardest aspect to learning Chinese. Trying to recognize and remember characters can cause champion language learners to throw in the towel.
So here are 4 ways you can fool native speakers and sound more like them. It’s small details like these that can take your Chinese beyond the basics.
A Weibo post, “Learning Chinese in Chinese universities is not as effective as learning it abroad” has triggered a great discussion.
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 name from the characters 文 (wén) and 武 (wǔ).
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 right symbolizes the body.
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 to leave out the last character 你, which means “you,”…
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 as a Global Language, published by Cambridge Press in 2003,…