A Cursed Chinese License Plate

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 avoid the number 4 like the plague. The number 4 to Chinese people is considered cursed and very unlucky. Continue reading “A Cursed Chinese License Plate”

Using Idle Time For Studying Chinese

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 much, like commuting to work, school, or doing other activities that require a lot of waiting. This article will discuss ways in which you can, in effect, use times when you aren’t doing much, and use them for studying. Continue reading “Using Idle Time For Studying Chinese”