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  • Have you been vaccinated yet?

    Have you been vaccinated yet?

    Robert Johnson, dean of Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, receives his first COVID-19 shot. Most people are eager to get the vaccine to reduce the threat of serious illness. The dialog below might be helpful. PinyinChineseEnglishNǐ yǐjīng dǎ yìmiáo le ma? 你已经打疫苗了吗?Have you received a covid injection yet? Èn, shàng xīngqī sì dǎle. 嗯,...

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  • Chinese New Year 2021

    Chinese New Year 2021

    Chinese people celebrate the new year on the second new moon following the Winter Solstice and it ends on the subsequent full moon. They have many traditions to follow during the Spring Festival. (Yes, even in the dead of winter, they still call it Spring Festival). Probably the most important tradition is eating. There are many different foods that are ea...

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  • Mandarin Class 2021 Q2

    Mandarin Class 2021 Q2

    Chinese Names. Having a Chinese name makes it easier to make friends in China. At Effective Chinese we provide a students with real Chinese names. Practice your name and your classmates names. Use the voice recorder to compare your pronunciation and the Chinese speaker Improve your pronunciation! After listening to the audio, try recording your own vo...

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  • Yuán Dàn – January 1st

    Yuán Dàn – January 1st

    Chinese people have a name for the first of January, but they don’t actually celebrate it. Their historic lunar calendar starts on a different day. The first of January is called Yuán dàn (元旦), but it has no real significance. The real Chinese New Year starts on the second new moon following the Winter Solstice. So it can occur anytime betwee...

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  • Fán Sǐ Le (annoying to death)

    Fán Sǐ Le (annoying to death)

    “Fán sǐ le” means annoying to death. Sentences PinyinChineseEnglishZuótiān wǎnshàng de diànyǐng zěnmeyàng? 昨天晚上的电影怎么样?How was the movie yesterday? Bù hǎo, nǚpéngyǒu ràng wǒ fán sǐ le. 不好,女朋友让我烦死了。Terrible, my girlfriend made me so annoyed. Wèi shénme? 为什么?Why? Yīng wèi tā yīzhí dǎ diành...

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