English Names in Chinese

Similar as many Chinese have an English name, many Chinese learners choose to have a Chinese name as well. Many popular English names have a standard equivalent in Chinese, which are translated phonetically.  For your convenience, we have listed out some of the most used translation for these names. Is your name one of these…

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Chinese Restaurants Recommended

In Chinese there is a saying “民以食为天(mín yǐ shí wéi tiān)”, which literally means food is the paramount necessity of people. Food is an important aspect of Chinese culture. Did you know that there are over a thousand Chinese restaurants in the Netherlands? With different styles and unfamiliar dish names, it certainly makes choosing a…

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Guide to the Traditional Festivals in China

With its long history of over 5000 years, China embraces a rich culture decorated by its many festivals. Among them, 7 major festivals are widely celebrated today. Most of them are celebrated according to the Chinese lunar calendar or Chinese agriculture calendar (nóng lì 农历). Thus, dates of each festival are varied in western calendar every year….

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