Many people don’t know the story behind the Chinese zodiac | 12生肖 | 12 Shēngxiào and how the Animal Years came to be. Well, pull up a chair and pour yourself a cup of tea — it’s quite an interesting tale. Read more for the full story and a breakdown of your zodiac year. Read More
Get on your Mandarin Chinese grind in the New Year with this handy list of our Top Six ChinesePod videos from 2015. From getting a bikini wax to funky folk tales to not making Hulk angry, you’ll learn interesting and useful phrases to get you on your way to chatting like a native in the New Year. Read more for the Top Six videos from 2015!
Ally Mona is what you would consider a “cool mom”: an ex-pat who has called Shanghai home for over ten years, Ally currently has her own podcast called Limitless Laowai… you can find episodes ranging from an interview with an executive for a high-end hotelier to tips on moving back home from China to a series on devoted to expat finance. Currently in its second year of production, Ally’s podcast is insightful, funny, and provides diverse perspectives on life in China.
Since Ally has lived in Shanghai for over ten years, we thought she would be a great person to interview about celebrating the holidays in China. Read the following post about how she makes the holidays spirited, the traditions her and her family follow… and of course, what she does for the ‘tree’.
You’re in China for the winter and are wondering to yourself, “What to do?” While many take the opportunity to head south for warmer weather, there are a plethora of fun cold weather options available. Are you ready? Let’s explore China’s winter wonderland! Read More
Alright… you’re in the mood for watching a movie tonight but you have one requirement: that the movie be in Mandarin. Now you need to decide on a genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi, Horror? Hmph… one problem: all you know are Kung-Fu movies. As much as you love Kung-Fu movies, you want more options. Well great news! We have curated a list of movies in Mandarin, broken down by genre, so you can pick and choose based on what you’re in the mood for. Read more to check out the list and some fun cinema-related vocabulary! Read More