Chinese

13 September 2021

What is the Mooncake Festival?

In China and many other east and southeast Asian countries, the Mooncake Festival (also known as the Mid-Autumn Festival) is celebrated on the 15th...

What is the Mooncake Festival?

7 September 2021

What’s the difference between Chinese and Mandarin?

Scottish, Scouse, Geordie, West Country, RP: the same, but different. In the UK, most native citizens speak English but their dialect will vary dependent...

What’s the difference between Chinese and Mandarin?

22 December 2020

Chinese Idiom Explainer No.2

Once upon a time there was a lazy farmer. He didn’t like toiling in the fields day after day and, while he did do...

Chinese Idiom Explainer No.2

26 November 2020

Chinese Idiom Explainer No.1

Learning the Chinese Idiom 叶公好 (yè gōng hào lóng) There once was a man named Ye Gong and boy did he love dragons! Dragons...

Chinese Idiom Explainer No.1

9 January 2020

8 Amazing China Geography Facts

China is one of the largest and most geographically diverse countries in the world. From vast green plains to expanding deserts and freezing mountainous...

8 Amazing China Geography Facts

18 December 2019

Do Chinese Celebrate Christmas?

For many of us, Christmas is the most special holiday of the year. And for good reason because it’s full of lots of wonderful...

Do Chinese Celebrate Christmas?

22 November 2019

Colours in Chinese Culture

Colours in Chinese culture has a rich history. Western countries have lots of colour associations such as red for love and green for nature....

Colours in Chinese Culture

25 October 2018

Virtual teaching and Mandarin

Could Virtual Teaching revolutionise Mandarin learning? Given the vital daily role that technology plays in the modern world, it should come as no surprise...

Virtual teaching and Mandarin

14 May 2018

Clean energy: The Chinese ecological civilisation?

China has been named a world leader in clean energy, along with India and the US. So, what is setting China ahead of the...

Clean energy: The Chinese ecological civilisation?

18 April 2018

How do I pay in China?

How do I pay in China? With my first trip to China for a few years coming up I’ve been asking myself, how do...

How do I pay in China?