Category Archives: China

Chop Suey

It’s National Chop Suey Day in the US! Although there are different versions of how this dish was created, most say that it was started in the United States. One legend is that it was created by a Chinese restaurant … Continue reading

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How to say certain holidays in Chinese

How to say certain holidays in Chinese. Birthday 生日 (Shēngrì) Mother’s Day 母亲节 (Mǔqīn jié ) Father’s Day 父亲节 (Fùqīn jié) Spring Festival 春节 (Chūnjié) Christmas 圣诞节 (Shèngdàn jié) Valentine’s Day 情人节 (Qíngrén jié) National Day 国庆节 (Guóqìng jié) Wish … Continue reading

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Reduplicated Chinese verbs

I have a question for you. 请问? Often I see Chinese verbs repeated in a sentence (reduplicated). Under what circumstances do I repeat a verb in a sentence, such as 尝尝, 试试, 看看, 等等, 休息休息? 你尝尝我做的宫保鸡丁。 这件衣服我可以试试嘛? 你在看什么? 我可以看看吗? 我去买点儿水果,你等等吗? … Continue reading

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退一步海阔天空

退一步海阔天空 Tuì yī bù hǎi kuò tiān kōng step back for boundless sky This means “in time of trouble or confrontation with someone, one step back, everything will be fine.”  

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Chinese Jokes

My good friend, Bill Ng, sent me the below jokes, so that I might better learn the Chinese jokes.  I’m still translating, and, with the help of my Chinese teacher, I am learning the Chinese humor. Thank you, Bill, for … Continue reading

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China must release Liu Xiaobo – or lose its credibility | Václav Havel and Desmond Tutu | Comment is free | The Observer

  China must release Liu Xiaobo – or lose its credibility | Václav Havel and Desmond Tutu | Comment is free | The Observer

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China Time

Daylight Savings is over, and I now am 4 hours behind China time.

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