Need a New Year Resolutions? How about learning Chinese!?

With New Year’s upon us, it is time to come up with a resolution. Lots of people fail to keep their resolutions because one sidetrack leads to another until completely failing all together. This year I recommend doing something more manageable – learning Chinese! I know, I know! Learning Chinese sounds difficult, but in truth Read more about Need a New Year Resolutions? How about learning Chinese!?[…]

What You Need to Know Before Celebrating Chinese Christmas

Christmas (圣诞节, shèngdànjié) is right around the corner! If you have never spent your Christmas in China these traditions will definitely make you think, and for the readers who have celebrated Chinese Christmas hopefully this post will bring about happy memories. 1. 苹果 (píngguǒ, apple) Earlier in the month, I talked with my colleagues about the Read more about What You Need to Know Before Celebrating Chinese Christmas[…]

Secret of Measure Words – Do I Really Need to use them Every Time?

All Chinese students are eventually introduced to a special kind of word in Chinese called a measure word. Measure words are added between numbers and nouns in order to appropriately describe something. Initially, measure words may seem daunting, however, English does this as well – “A glass of milk”, “A carton of eggs”, “A pair Read more about Secret of Measure Words – Do I Really Need to use them Every Time?[…]