All You Want To Know About The Chinese New Year!

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新年快乐! (Xīn Nián Kuài Lè!) Happy New Year!    Today, China celebrates the beginning of a New Year. The traditional Chinese calendar is a Lunar Calendar, and the new year marks the end of winter and the beginning of Spring. Even though China has adopted the Gregorian calendar for business purposes, the festivals and traditional […]

Workshop: Chinese Name Pronunciation

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Shakespeare once asked, “What’s in a name?” Well, a lot! A person’s name is their identity; it defines who they are and lets the world recognize them as unique individuals. Chinese names are notoriously difficult to pronounce. Most people never really get the pronunciation right. This leads to a roadblock in communication, especially in the […]

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 […]