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The Eye Radical 目: Overview, Mnemonics, and Vocabulary

Another week, another episode of the radical series! Today, we’ll introduce to you a radical related to our body parts. Let’s solve this riddle to find out what the radical is. “What body part is pronounced as one letter but written with three, only two different letters are used?” “Did you figure it out yet? Is it the head? No! Is it the forehead? Not even close! But you’re almost there, going down just a bit. Ah, it’s the eyes, isn’t it? One point for you guys! It’s “eye.” In this article, we’ll learn about the eye radical, what it …

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10 Funny Chinese Phrases to Sound Like a Native Mandarin Speaker

This article will introduce you to the top 10 most popular funny Chinese phrases to use in daily life, and of course, they can turn you into a comedian!  1. 你吃错药了吗?(Nǐ chī cuò yào le ma?) This Chinese phrase can be translated to “Did you eat the wrong medicine?” in English. In other words, it’s a way of saying, “What’s wrong with you?” You can use this phrase when you think someone’s acting strange.  2. 沉鱼落雁 (chén yú, luò yàn) In Chinese, she’s not just drop-dead gorgeous. She could be “dazzling enough to make the fish drown, and the geese …

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Discover the Most Popular Chinese Tattoo Symbols and Meanings

Chinese tattoo designs have been increasingly in vogue and famous in the Western world for the last decade. Chinese tattoo symbols are not merely designs or shapes that look good. They tell tales of folklore and represent Chinese culture and history. Each symbol carries a deeper meaning and is representative of Chinese culture.  However, Chinese is a difficult language, so you should ensure that you understand the meanings of Chinese tattoo symbols before getting one. This article will reveal the most popular and finest Chinese tattoo symbols and meanings for men and women. Read on to find out!  Chinese character …

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New at Pandanese: The Synonym Feature

Gone are the days when the Chinese language was hardly spoken outside of countries that called it their mother tongue. Today, Chinese has become one of the most spoken languages in the world, second only to English, with nearly 200 million second-language speakers.  People learn Chinese for different reasons. For language-lovers, it could be because they want to be exposed to one of the oldest existing languages. For those who are interested in culture, it could be because they’re tempted by the mysterious and interesting Chinese culture and traditions. There are also people looking for career opportunities because China is …

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How to Celebrate Chinese Double Day Festivals

Being one of the most culturally diverse countries, China celebrates a lot of traditions and culture-based festivals that are nothing but pure joy to be a part of. There are countless festivals in China, but today, we bring you the fascinating Chinese double-day festivals. If you are deeply interested in Chinese culture and traditions, this is a good chance to learn about these special Chinese festivals. The Double Fifth Festival The dragon boat festival, or Tuen Ng Festival, falls on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month (according to the Gregorian calendar, in 2022, it falls on June 3rd). …

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The History of Traditional Chinese Clothing and Dress

As a vital part of Chinese civilization, Chinese traditional clothing plays an important role in the country’s history and culture. It reflected traditional Chinese aesthetics, philosophy, and social values as they changed over 3,000 years of history. This article will explain the history of traditional Chinese clothing and introduce you to the key variations of traditional Chinese clothing and dress. History of Chinese traditional clothing The history of traditional Chinese clothing has a strong relationship with the brief history of the development of Chinese dynasties. While Han people dominated the majority of history, China has many ethnic groups with a …

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Top 10 Chinese Street Food You May Like to Try

China has a dizzying array of delicious dishes and is also blessed with a long and rich tradition of street food. You can find food establishments almost anywhere in the country. There’s so much food to try in China that you could stay there for years without wondering what to eat next. But don’t worry, we’ve made it easy for you! In this article, we’ll list the top 10 most popular Chinese street food to look for during your trip to this one-of-a-kind foodie’s paradise.  1. Dumplings (饺子 Jiǎozi) This is one of the most common Chinese street foods. Chinese …

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The Loci Method – The Best System of Chinese Mnemonics

We have introduced you to the Chinese Mnemonics method and nine types of mnemonics to improve your memory. This article will guide you to the Method of Loci – the best system of Mnemonics and explain how it saves you years of time and frustrations in learning Chinese characters.  The origin of Mnemonic The term “Mnemonic” is derived from the name Mnemosyne, the Greek goddess of memory. By that, a mnemonic is any device that helps us to memorize a piece of information more effectively. Mnemonics have been around for thousands of years, and there are several widely used systems …

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The Top 10 Popular Chinese New Year Activities

Chinese New Year is the most important festival for Chinese people and the most widely celebrated holiday in the world. With great passion, people observe this annual 16-day festival with diverse Chinese New Year activities, some of which are thousand-year-old traditions. This article will cover the top 10 popular Chinese New Year activities.  1. Cleaning and decorating the house From Dec. 23 in the lunar calendar to the Chinese New Year Eve, people carry out a complete “winter-cleaning” in the house. They sweep the floor, furniture, and walls and put away old things, which signifies sweeping away bad luck and …

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A New Method To Significantly Improve Your Study: Interleaving Study Method 

In previous posts of the How to study more effectively with Pandanese series, we introduced the two most powerful learning methods discovered to date: spaced repetition system (SRS) and retrieval practice. But other effective study techniques can increase your learning efficiency, too. And we’ll be covering one in this post – the interleaving study method.  Read on to find out exactly what this method is and how it can benefit you on your Chinese language journey. We also have a guide for you on how to apply the interleaving method to your learning.  What is the Interleaving study method?  Interleaving …

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