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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...

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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...

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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...

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Chinese Tea Culture

Chinese Tea Culture Chinese tea culture refers to the methods of preparation of tea, the equipment used to make tea and the occasions in which tea is consumed in China. Nowadays in both casual and formal Chinese occasions, tea is consumed regularly. In addition to being a drink, Chinese tea is used in traditional Chinese...

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Story of Chinese Lantern Festival

Story of Chinese Lantern Festival The Lantern Festival is a Chinese festival celebrated on the fifteenth day of the first month in the lunar calendar marking the last day of the lunar New Year celebration. During the Lantern Festival, children go out at night to temples carrying paper lanterns and solve riddles on the lanterns(猜灯谜cāidēngmí)....

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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”.

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