Category: Learn Chinese

In Chinese, it’s never relative

One of the workhorse parts of speech in English and in most European languages is the relative pronoun. These include that, when, which, who/whom/whose, where and a few other less frequently used ones. Usually they modify or specify nouns: “the restaurant where we ate last night/that we ate at last night,” “my neighbor who is ...

Searching for the meaning of “找”

A Taiwanese acquaintance of mine recently told a third party (who shared the story with me) that he was going to Taichung to meet up with his wife, who lives with him in Taipei but was temporarily down there. In American English, the story might be rendered just as I did above, or a person ...

How to receive things in Chinese: 收(shōu)vs. 受(shòu)

In English among many other things one can “receive” a piece of mail, and one can “receive” good or bad emotional news. In each case, the verb is "to receive,” and we think of those two acts as in some way the same. But Chinese has two characters that are frequently used to mean "to ...

Things to do on Dragon Boat Festival in Taiwan

Are you new to Taiwan? This one is for you.

Bolicc News Made Easy with Audio#2:Manchester Arena Bombing

Listen to Manchester terrorist attack news in easy Chinese

How to Take your Greetings to the Next Level

Learn how to greet in Chinese|Greetings in Chinese

How to Greet in Chinese

你好ni-hao-is-not-enough. Learn to greet properly in Chinese and stun your Chinese-speaking friends!

How to Express Love in Chinese

Learn more decent ways to say I love you to your lover in Chinese.