How to learn Chinese effectively – Interview with 毛立思 Maurice Paulusse

As a Chines teacher, one of the most frequent questions people ask me is: “is it really possible to master Chinese?” The answer is of course yes. Today I had the pleasure to interview my friend 毛立思 (máo lì sī) Maurice who speaks fluent Chinese, to share with you his secrets of learning Chinese. Maurice…

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Shopping online in China – Taobao (淘宝 táo bǎo)

A lot of people would like to shop online. They will choose Taobao website. Taobao has a system for reviewing sellers and helping you pick the responsible ones. Taobao would be to say it’s the Chinese equivalent of Amazon.com or better, buying online with “Chinese characteristics”. 在中国,很多人都喜欢网上购物。他们一定会用淘宝网。淘宝自有一套审查卖方的系统,能帮助你挑选那些负责任的卖家。淘宝相当于中国版的亚马逊或者比它更好,进行的是带有“中国特色”的网上购物。 zài zhōng guó ,hěn duō rén dōu xǐ…

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Forced Marriage 逼婚 (bī hūn)

Every year around Chinese New Year, many Chinese prepare to head home for China’s most important festival.But many of the younger generation dread facing family confrontations about their love life. For those who are singles, going home means they will either arrange blind dates for you or you get scolded.” 每年快到春节的时候,许多华人都在准备回乡过春节,去度过这一中国人最重要的节日。但很多的年轻一代很怕面对家长对自己恋爱生活的质询。对于那些还是单身的人来说,回家就意味着要么被家长安排去相亲,要么就是挨骂。 měi nián kuài dào…

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