In some ways, Chinese is more systematic and logical than English. Both languages of course have exceptions in grammar etc, but in some cases, Chinese is actually easier than English. This post will discuss some of the ways in which Chinese can be easier and more logical than English. Continue reading Ways In Which Chinese Is Easier Than English
A few days ago, I went shopping. I saw an interesting bilingual t-shirt, so I took pictures of it. An example of a shirt that says very different things in different languages. The English says Tokyo. The Chinese says 紐約洛杉磯 meaning New York Los Angeles. I think this was clearly made for a “coolness” factor rather than it actually making sense.
Using Spotify.com can help improve your Chinese listening ability. Spotify is a fantastic and free online music streaming site. Spotify has many songs from Hong Kong, China, and Taiwan, and you can create your own Chinese language radio stations with Spotify. You can even search individual artists, and listen to a few of their songs directly. Spotify has free accounts funded by ads, and paid accounts as well. Continue reading Using Spotify To Improve Your Chinese Listening Ability
There are some incredibly good sources on the web to help you master your Chinese reading ability for free. They are the two best Chinese encyclopedias on the web. The Chinese version of Wikipedia zh.wikipedia.org and Baidu’s encyclopedia baike.baidu.com Continue reading Using Wikipedia And Baidu’s Encyclopedia To Improve Your Chinese Reading Ability
I have encountered many fake foreign foods in Mainland China. You have to have a keen eye because differences between real items and counterfeits can be very subtle, but piracy and the market for counterfeit items in Mainland China flourishes. Have you ever seen a fake Red Bull can, or fake Western snack food? This article will specifically be about fake foreign food in China. I find this quite a comical topic, and try to keep track of it whenever it happens to me. Continue reading Counterfeit Foreign Food In Mainland China