Student Experience: Jinhua Homestay

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Post By: Ms. Apoorva Kulkarni Learning Mandarin at Jinhua Homestay Project Ni Hao! It is an exhilarating and slightly surreal feeling to be sitting in China and typing out this blog. As a student of the Chinese language at The Oriental Dialogue (Pune), I had been seeking an opportunity to come and visit this beautiful […]

Student Experience: Xi’an Exchange Programme

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Post by: Ms. Rushika Hemade 你好西安。。。我们来了!This is what we said for every group photo until the 10th day! The excitement of 1st day was filled with lots of love and happy memories in these 10 days. Having Chinese volunteers and participants from places like Kazakhstan, Africa, Spain, Pakistan, USA, Brazil and Thailand, it was a […]

Short Chinese Story made of just ONE sound!

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There is one short story made of words that used only one sound, shi (sounds like ‘sure’). It is “The Story of Mr. Shi Eating Lions” which was written by Zhao Yuanren, a Chinese linguist. This short story is composed of 91 words and all of the words are of the same sound “Shi”, but […]

10 Chinese words you already know!

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A language student may think, “It’s impossible to learn all these Chinese words!” But what if you were told that there are quite a few Chinese words used in English that you already know? 1. Tofu: Tofu is soy bean curd. It comes directly from its Chinese name, 豆腐 (dòu fǔ). 2. Lychee Lychee is […]