Learn vocabulary from a song

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Hi everyone,today I would like to teach you some useful vocabulary from a beautiful folk song called Zebra zebra (斑马斑马) which is super popular in China.  Basically, the Zebra in the song implies a girl who the singer wants to talk about. It is a  song with a bit of a sentimental mood and beautiful lyrics. Listen to the song first. let … Read More

Happy Lantern Festival 元宵节快乐

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Happy Lantern festival 元宵节快乐 Lantern Festival falls on the fifteenth day of the first lunar month. Mostly, it is the last day of spring festival. This is the first full moon of the new year, symbolizing unity and perfection. Lantern Festival is an important part of Spring Festival , and marks the official end of the long holiday. Generally, people … Read More

Sustaining a longer conversation in English

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Spain and its culture: sustaining a longer conversation in English when talking with a Spanish person Hello, everyone. Once my student from China said to me she didn’t know how to talk to a Spanish person for longer than 3 minutes at a party (in London) and she felt quite embarrassed about it, so she asked me to teach her a … Read More

Zodiac signs in Chinese

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In China, you often ask about the Zodiac sign of the person you are talking to. Here is the question: What’s your Chinese zodiac sign? – 你属什么? (nǐ shǔ shén me) To answer this question you need to say 我属___ (wǒ shǔ___) – I was born in the year of the___. Monkey – 猴 (hóu) Rooster – 鸡 (jī) Dog … Read More

你要什么?What would you like?

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Hello, everyone. In today’s lesson, I’ve decided to focus on some food and drink names in Chinese (written in Pinyin), the phrase ‘What would you like?’ and personal pronounce which I have provided as a reference. Hope you enjoy the lesson and do leave any comments or questions at the end. Matt Wan 1. Match the words in Pinyin with their pictures below. … Read More

Useful Chinese verbs for beginners

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Useful Сhinese vocabulary (1) The podcast with these will follow but at the moment here is the list of useful verbs you should know. I have put Pinyin in the middle but without the tone so you will need to listen to the podcast. The first word ‘love’ is really popular. Do you know how to say ‘I love you’ … Read More

Chinese New Year 2016

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About Chinese New Year Chinese New Year is a big festival celebrated by the Chinese communities all over the world as well as London. It is based on the lunar and solar calendars with the actual date of Chinese New Year being different every year. However, it always falls between late January and mid-February. What is also interesting is that … Read More