What You Should Know About the Beijing Dialect

The capital of China, Beijing, is brightened by its glorious scenery. It’s the home to famous UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace, to name a few. Breathtaking sites are not the only thing that draws the attention of visitors to travel to the capital. The culture, food, or unique Beijing dialect all trigger outsiders’ curiosity and make them want to pay a visit to the place. Though Beijing dialect shares many similarities to Mandarin Chinese, it still has a lot of distinguishing features, such as the use of “érhuà” 儿化 (rhotacization) or colloquial …

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How to Communicate in Business Chinese Effectively

As Chinese-speaking individuals make up more than one-fifth of the world’s population, this language has taken a considerable presence in the business world. If you’ve been doing business with Chinese people, being able to communicate in business Chinese language can open up many opportunities and help you with future deals. So if you’re planning on successfully doing business in China, you better start learning business Chinese.  Keep in mind the most common business Chinese vocabulary and phrases To get you started, here’s a full list of Chinese words and phrases you can add to your business Chinese vocabulary. Of course, …

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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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Chinese Grammar 101 For New Learners: Part 3

Welcome to Part 3 of the Pandanese series on Chinese grammar wiki: Grammar 101 for new learners, where you will find simple explanations with detailed examples of basic Chinese grammar rules. Let’s get to it! Check out our previous articles in this series: Chinese Grammar 101 For New Learners: Part 1 Chinese Grammar 101 For New Learners: Part 2  Chinese Grammar: Basic rules that every newbie must know (Part 3) Measure words  We’ve mentioned the use of measure words for plural nouns before in Chinese Grammar 101 For New Learners: Part 2. Now, we’ll go into more detail and find …

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How to Introduce Yourself in Chinese With 8 Simple Sentences

Introducing yourself in Chinese is usually the first step in starting longer conversations with Chinese speakers, and making a good first impression really goes a long way. Whether you’re meeting a potential business partner, attending an interview, or joining a class, knowing how to introduce yourself in Chinese properly can demonstrate courtesy, respect, and awareness of cultural differences.  Check this article to see the art of introducing yourself in Chinese to make the best first impression on Chinese people!  8 simple sentences to introduce yourself in Chinese 1. Say hello Any introduction will probably start with saying Hello and Nice …

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A Guide for Preparing for a Chinese Interview

Thanks to its fast-rising economy, China has swiftly become a destination for international professionals wishing to build careers in various sectors. If you want to work in China, you’ll be asked to participate in a Chinese language interview, which may seem intimidating to many foreigners. The good news is, we’re here to help. In this article, we’ll go over everything you need to know about preparing for a Chinese job interview. Will learning Chinese help me get a job? Knowing another language would expand the employment pool for you, especially if you’re talking about Mandarin Chinese, the second most spoken …

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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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Best Tips To Learn Chinese In 5 Minutes – How To Study Chinese When You Are Too Busy

We all have those days when we’re just too busy, with all our time and energy being spent on family, friends, or work. And if you study Chinese, days like that can be a problem! You need to find or make the time when it comes to learning Chinese; there’s just no other way to improve. Even studying for 5 minutes can make a huge difference! How on earth can you study Chinese in only 5 minutes, I hear you ask. Read on and find out! This post will show how and give you the best tips for studying Chinese …

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8 Most Popular Chinese Symbols for Love That You Would Like to Know

There are many ways to say “I love you” in Chinese, from words, poems, characters, to romantic symbols. The Chinese symbols for love are particularly interesting, mainly for their artistic beauty. Gifting someone with the appropriate symbol shows your love, thoughtfulness, and sensitivity towards the recipients.  In this article, we’ll list the top 8 most common Chinese symbols for love to help you choose the most suitable gifts for special occasions. 1. Chinese words The Chinese character for love is 爱 “ai.” For example, saying 我爱你 “wǒ ài nǐ” is the most common, standard way of letting someone know “I …

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Chinese Grammar 101 For New Learners: Part 2

Pandanese is here again to show you that Chinese grammar is not difficult at all!  Continuing on from our blog Chinese Grammar 101 For New Learners: Part 1, this is the next Chinese grammar wiki guide to help facilitate your journey of mastering one of the most difficult languages in the world.  Let’s check it out right now!  Chinese Grammar: Basic rules that every newbie must know (Part 2) 1. There is no pluralization In English, we usually add an extra letter ‘s’ or ‘es’ at the end of a singular noun to make it plural. For example, to indicate …

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