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2018世界杯(shì jiè bēi ) 2018 is World Cup year!

2018 is World Cup year, as one of the world’s most famous large-scale events, it will attract the attention of countless people all around the world. So let’s learn some football terms today, be well prepared to join your Chinese friends’ discussions in the coming summer. 2018年世界杯比赛在俄罗斯举行。(2018 nián shì jiè bēi bǐ sài zài é...

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The Year of the Dog 2018: 旺旺 – wàng wàng

Hello friends, how did you spend your new year holidays? Did you learn some new words related to the New Year during this time? Year 2018 is the year of the dog. Honest and loyal, Dogs are the truest friends and most reliable partner. Today I will share some words about Chinese spring festival. 1.狗年(gǒu...

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冷(lěng)! It’s freezing cold!

Did you check weather forecast? It seems half China is snowing recently. There are always several days in winter when you feel really freezing, the only things you want to do is wearing thick coats or stay in bed. If you feel like describing these kinds of cold weather in various ways, what can you...

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How to use Chinese Beauty Camera App

Have you heard the news about a netizen beating his online date first time they met in person? The reason is she didn’t look as beautiful as on the pictures she posted before. It seems that over-edited photos became a real headache nowadays.

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Mandarin Internet Slang on Social Media

Nowadays, a lot of people cannot live a normal life without mobile phones. I believe many of you spend much time on Wechat, Weibo or Facebook every single day, now the question is how much about Mandarin internet slang do you know? Let’s learn some practical Mandarin!

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Why Chinese People Love Hot Water?

When you travel to China, you might surprising find that the restaurant only serve you with hot water, and cold water is provided only if you specifically order it. Why Chinese people are fond of hot water? Do Chinese people only drink hot water? 1.  Some people say that their parents taught them to drink...

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Essential Chinese Phrases You Should Know Before Visiting China

If you want to visit China, things you usually would do are meeting up people, going shopping, or asking for directions. Here are some most frequently used Chinese phrases if you want to visit China. Let’s have a look! 1) Hello / How are you? Hello: Nǐ hǎo 你好 How are you: Nǐ hǎo ma? 你好吗/Nǐ zěn...

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Teacher Cindy’s Story

I am Cindy, an online Chinese teacher in NCM. My classes are creative and full of fun. It brings me great pleasure when my students learn a lot and communicate fluently in Chinese. So if you want to learn Chinese and make new friends join our NCM family! I always say to my students, “Take...

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Reviewing Day!

Today, let us have a reviewing Mandarin lesson on what we have learned before. I am going speak some sentences In English and give you some time to translate them into Mandarin Chinese. Afterwards, I will give you the answers. Ready?  Let’s get started, What do you want to buy? Nǐ xiǎng mǎi shén me?...

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How to Say Where Are You from in Mandarin Chinese

Hi, there!  Today’s Chinese lesson is going to talk about a useful expression. When you are in china, as a foreign friend, I suppose one of the questions you are mostly asked by others is “nǐ shì nǎ lǐ rén?” So what does this phrase mean in Mandarin Chinese? “nǐ” means “you”. “shì” is “to...