Ever wanted to look up a Chinese character quickly and conveniently without disrupting your reading? It’s easy to do on your Mac with a 3 finger tap and it works offline, system wide! Read more to find out this brilliant tip. Read More
The one thing you’ll continuously hear if you visit Taiwan is how good the food is. This is not a lie, and not even some sort of disillusion on the part of a small group of people who just like to eat stinky tofu all day. It’s actually true.
You have your beef noodle soups (牛肉面 / 牛肉麵 [niú ròu miàn]), your curries (咖哩 [gā lí]), your shaved ice (刨冰 [bào bīng], also called 剉冰 [tsua bing] in Taiwanese), and my favorite, pork chops with rice (猪排饭 / 豬排飯 [zhū pái fàn]). Read More
A few days after it opened in theatres here in Taipei, I went to go see Scarlett Johannson’s latest film, Lucy. Equipped with its fair share of Korean gangsters, drug Read More
In today’s post I interview a friend of the site, and long time user, Aaron Posehn. You can check out his cool ebook on learning to write characters over at chinease-ebook.com and also, be sure to check out his brand new website devoted to learning languages called For the Love of Languages!
Hi Aaron, can you give everyone a brief introduction to who you are and how you first got interested in learning Chinese?
My name is Aaron Posehn and I’m originally from Vancouver, Canada. My love affair with Chinese started Read More
First things first, I LOVE the look of this traditional character for turtle (龜 gūi). I might go as far as saying that it’s my favourite. It almost looks like the special ninja swords (Sai) that Raphael uses. It’s as if all those years back when someone was creating this character, they foresaw a future where turtles would wield ninja swords! Read More