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Chinese Guys With Hard Hats.
12/29/2019

January First?

When Is Chinese New Year 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…

Chinese Girl With A Bowl Of Tangyuan
12/19/2019

Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice is Dōngzhì (冬至) in Chinese. Dōngzhì festival has been celebrated for thousands of years. It is a time for friends and families to get together and mark the passing of time. Chinese people often make tāngyuán (湯圓), balls…

11/25/2019

Thanksgiving

Chinese Thanksgiving Thanksgiving is just around the corner. The Chinese don't celebrate Thanksgiving, but they do have a word for it: 感恩节 (gǎn ēn jié). You can impress your Chinese friends with your mastery of their language. You can watch…

How To Make Chinese People Smile.
11/22/2019

Xīgua Tián bù Tián?

If you want to take a photo of a Chinese friend, first ask this question: "Xīgua tián bù tián?" (Is watermelon sweet?). They will always answer with a smile. Why? Three reasons. First: in order to pronounce "tián" you need…

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