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Cultural Differences Between Chinese and Westerners: Part 1

Cultural Differences Between Chinese and Westerners: Part 1 浅谈中西文化差异(上)   During the last century, contact between Chinese and Westerners was relatively limited, and both people knew little about the other. Now we have more opportunities than ever for exchange. With that, however, comes a need for greater understanding of cultural differences. Today I’d like to […]

Random Word Trivia #11

Test your English and Chinese vocabulary level! See how many of these words you can guess. You take photos with a long stick. You make a promise with your shortest finger. You demand money for the person you just kidnapped. You look cute wearing a loose piece of clothing that covers your entire body. You […]

Random Word Trivia #10

See how many of these random words you can guess the English and Chinese for! 1. You have a bad habit, like smoking or gambling. 2. You have a tool that enables you to appear taller than what you are. 3. You look really similar to a celebrity. 4. You have an argument with someone […]

Random Word Trivia #8

Now it’s time for another Random Word Trivia Quiz! Which of these can you guess the Chinese and English for? Answers are at the bottom! (Don’t peek until you can figure them out!) You have a big belly, possibly from too much eating or drinking (noun) You know someone who has a huge vocabulary and […]

135 Personalities in Mandarin and English

100 Personalities in Mandarin with English Translations 乐观 lèguān – optimistic 悲观 bēiguān – pessimistic 内向 nèixiàng – introverted 外向 wàixiàng – extroverted 自信 zìxìn – self-confident 豁达 huòdá – 1. optimistic 2. open-minded 风趣 fēngqù – witty 忠诚 zhōngchéng – loyal 谨慎 jǐnshèn – cautious 耿直 gěngzhí – honest and just

Random Word Trivia #7

And now, another round of the Random Word Trivia Quiz… Which of these can you guess the Chinese and English for? Answers are at the bottom!   1. You’re in class when all the sudden you lose your concentration. (verb) 2. Your hungry stomach is making some noises. (verb) 3. After you brush your teeth […]

Random Word Trivia #6 – Education

See how many of these random words you can guess the English and Chinese for! 1. You choose not to attend class. (verb) 2. You are a student who is always sucking up to the teacher. (noun) 3. You did something wrong. The teacher puts you in… (noun) 4. Your parents found out. They punish […]

Random Word Trivia Quiz #5

See how many of these random words you can guess the English and Chinese for!   1. A girl who acts or dresses like a boy. (noun) 2. The person you blame when something goes wrong, even if it’s not their fault. (noun) 3. A word used to describe food which makes you feel full […]

My 30 Favourite English Words

A random selection here of words I’m really fond of in English. I will write up a Chinese list later.   My 30 Favourite English Words In no particular order. 1. cliché [陈词滥调] ORIGIN mid 19th cent.: French, past participle (used as a noun) of clicher ‘to stereotype.’ 2. irony [no exact Chinese equivalent exists […]

Random Word Trivia Quiz Part 4

With apologies – I think this is the most challenging one yet. But, by all means, have a go and see how many you can guess answers for!   1. When you want to cancel an appointment you have made with a friend. (verb) 2. You have an appointment in a few hours, but until […]