Learning Chinese, but still can’t understand a certain part of a text? This article discusses some of the best free online Chinese translators.
This is related to a previous post I wrote about 666 being very lucky in China here . A while back I found a license plate that most Chinese people would find totally cursed. The number 4 in Chinese, 四 si4 (in Mandarin) rhymes with 死 si3 (in Mandarin) meaning death. As such, Chinese people… Continue reading A Cursed Chinese License Plate
Learning Chinese etymology is both a great way to improve your Chinese and a fascinating subject in and of itself. This article will discuss good sources for Chinese Etymology research.
Interested in learning Chinese Etymology? Read this article for the etymology for the character 江.
There are so many delicious Chinese dishes, and a large percentage of those have meat in them. This article will discuss how to talk about meat in Chinese, and about the culture of meat in China.
Nowadays, many of use are super busy in our lives, and regarding making time to study a language, it can seem like we never have enough time (or any) for studying. While it may be true that some of us are busier than ever, all of us have downtime, times where we aren’t really doing… Continue reading Using Idle Time For Studying Chinese
Setting up and installing different language packs in Linux is generally very easy. I am going to explain how to install Chinese using Linux Mint 12 using Gnome Classic, the steps of which are nearly identical in Mate. These same steps work for Linux Mint 13 with Mate, Linux Mint 17, probably Linux Mint 18,… Continue reading How To Type Natively In Chinese In Linux
Do you want to learn online Chinese slang and vocab that Chinese people actually use online? A book called China Online Netspeak and Wordplay Use by Over 700 Million Internet Users does just that, and this article is a review of that book.
[lastupdated] When you see the number 666, do you think it is very lucky or very unlucky? Why? If you come from a Western country, or a country greatly influenced by Christianity, then you might think that 666 is very unlucky because from the Book of Revelation in the Bible, 666 is the number of… Continue reading 666 In Chinese Culture
This article includes nearly every possible Chinese Pinyin sound with a link to the audio for each Pinyin sound.