Secrets of Ancient China: How to Tell Time
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Secrets of Ancient China: How to Tell Time

Nowadays, most of countries adopt 24-hour timekeeping convention, dividing a day into 24 hours. Do you know how to say time in Mandarin? Please check our Lesson, https://member.newconceptmandarin.com/survival-mandarin-video-course/play/item:153 However, in ancient China, people divided a day into twelve 2-hour periods, and they called each 2-hour period “时辰 shí chén”. At first, the naming of 12 时辰...

August 4, 2020August 4, 2020by
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Is Mandarin from Taiwan Different?

Is Mandarin from Taiwan Different? People who have been to Taiwan might find that people there speak Taiwanese as well as Mandarin. And they will also find that there are differences between Mandarin in Taiwan and in mainland. It’s nothing weird because a lot of Taiwan compatriots used to live in mainland. The differences are...

July 17, 2017February 27, 2020by
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Traditional Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine Maybe you have seen friends with dark circles on the neck and back like a ladybug. Or maybe you have seen someone with light bruising on the back like a zebra. Surely they did not fight with someone. That’s traditional medical treatment. Have you ever heard of traditional Chinese medicine? Traditional Chinese...

July 17, 2017February 27, 2020by
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How do Native Chinese Greet Each Other?

How do Native Chinese Greet Each Other? Are you saying “nǐ hǎo” to greet just about anyone you come into contact with? Yes, one of the first words that most people learn in Chinese is “nǐ hǎo,” which means “hello.” But “你好" and "你好吗?” are mostly textbook greetings and are not used by native Chinese on...

July 17, 2017February 27, 2020by
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