Oral Chinese – Lesson Three

Jīn tiān shì qíng rén jié,Tom gōng zuò hěn máng,wàng le gěi tā de nǚ péng you  mǎi lǐ wù。Tā de nǚ péng you Cathy yǒu yì diǎn shēng qì。Tom jué dé hěn bù hǎo yì si。


Qingming Festival

Qingming Festival literally means 'clear bright festival' and it celebrates the rebirth of nature, the beginning of the planting season and other outdoor activities. It's a traditional Chinese festival on the 15th day from the vernal equinox. It usually falls on either April 4th, 5th or 6th of the solar calendar. It's actually one of the few traditional Chinese holidays that follow the solar calendar.

Secrets of Ancient China: How to Tell Time

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”.