The scary holiday is upon us. Learn how it is celebrated in China and arm your self with the right vocabulary to escape spooky encounters with ghosts and ghouls.
Want to order from the Chinese menu and not the watered down English version they present to non-Chinese speakers? Perhaps some readers know how to ask for what they want in Mandarin but what if you are hankering for a new sensory experience and would like to try the specials or dish of the day? Reading the culinary characters on a Chinese menu is not so cut and dry. Learn 6 simple tricks for deciphering the Chinese menu in our Blog post today.
吃饭了吗? – Chīfàn le ma? – Have you eaten yet?
This standard Mandarin greeting illustrates the importance of food in Chinese culture at the extent to which food and the language are intertwined.
Fittingly, it is not surprising that often the first real-life test of a Mandarin learner’s language ability takes place in the Chinese restaurant. However, one quickly realizes that a single Chinese menu simply does not exist.
Mid-Autumn Festival 2016 is happening today, Sept 15. It is the 15th day of the 8th month in the lunar calendar. This festival , celebrating the harvest, is one of China’s 3 most important festivals along with ‘Dragon Boat’ festival and ‘Chinese New Years’. Regardless of whether you have a penchant for Chinese culture or not, the festival should be familiar to you, or at least you should have come in contact with the popular food item ‘Mooncakes’ (Not? Have you been living off the grid all these years?).
ChinesePod is celebrating along with the rest of the Mandarin speaking world, and we have some festive content waiting for you! Here is our content selection for Mid-Autumn Festival 2016.
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It’s been twenty years since the first Independence Day movie and in a few short weeks the second installment, titled Independence Day: Resurgence, with the tagline, “We had twenty years to prepare. So did they” will be released.
As you probably know, movie titles become a bit lost in translation when it goes from English to Chinese — it even varies by the country! Read more for the translations on the movie posters for Independence Day: Resurgence — they are pretty funny. Read More