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Most Common Taiwanese Given Names

Below are the most common given names for Taiwanese, as of June 2016. For the numbers of people with any of these given names, see the graph below. Note that there are more Taiwanese with even the tenth-most-popular name for girls than the most popular name for boys. If you would like a chart of…

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The Half-Fox Girl

Jack Hsing, chief editor of The World of English, retells the story “Miss Yingning, or the Laughing Girl” (《婴宁》) from Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio, a collection of Chinese folk tales by Qing dynasty scholar Pu Songling (蒲松龄). Many of the stories collected have to do with ghosts and fox spirits. Read our review…

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Strange Tales Indeed

For centuries the imperial examination was the de facto method for members of any strata of Chinese society to join the ranks of the scholar-bureaucrat class. Success in the exams, in many ways, was central to success in society. Many, many men failed. However, Chinese bureaucracy’s loss was Chinese literature’s gain. It turns out that…

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How to Say that Something will Happen “Soon” in Mandarin Chinese

Unlike other languages such as English, Mandarin does not change the form of its verbs to express past, present, and future tenses. Instead, there are other ways to say how something will happen soon or the near future. Below, we have described some of those ways, and they are quite useful and can help you…

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More jokes 笑话 in #Chinese #bilingual #comics #postitnotes

More jokes 笑话 in #Chinese #bilingual #comics #postitnotes via Instagram Like what you see? Follow us on Instagram or Twitter or both! Share/Bookmark Source: Influenceur Chinois Permalink: More jokes 笑话 in #Chinese #bilingual #comics #postitnotes Share PostTwitterFacebookGoogle +1Email

More jokes 笑话 in #Chinese #bilingual #comics #postitnotes

More jokes 笑话 in #Chinese #bilingual #comics #postitnotes via Instagram Like what you see? Follow us on Instagram or Twitter or both! Share/Bookmark Source: Influenceur Chinois Permalink: More jokes 笑话 in #Chinese #bilingual #comics #postitnotes Share PostTwitterFacebookGoogle +1Email

Comprehension-based listening vs deep end immersion

What works best for improving listening ability, graded content targeted at your specific level or deep-end immersion? The answer is that both approaches are necessary, but which you use depends a lot on practical considerations, as well as how much time and energy you have to invest. The post Comprehension-based listening vs deep end immersion…

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Show of the Week: In the Name of the People

If you live in China but haven’t been watching In the Name of the People (《人民的名义》), you aren’t only missing out on a cultural phenomenon, you’re pretty much cut out of most water-cooler conversations. People of all ages and genders have been getting in on the anti-corruption drama, which has also been generating headlines. Sponsored by…

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Pinyin Lesson 9: Tone Pairs – Part 4 (Mandarin Chinese Pronunciation)

Want to learn more Chinese in plain English? Sign up and get started today for free: http://bit.ly/2mBF69S Pinyin is your key to speaking and pronouncing Mandarin Chinese correctly. Learning Pinyin helps you master the sounds that make up every Chinese word, and is the very first step to speaking Chinese the right way. See our…

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How do you say ADAM’S APPLE in #Chinese #bilingual #comics #postitnotes

How do you say ADAM’S APPLE in #Chinese #bilingual #comics #postitnotes via Instagram Like what you see? Follow us on Instagram or Twitter or both! Share/Bookmark Source: Influenceur Chinois Permalink: How do you say ADAM’S APPLE in #Chinese #bilingual #comics #postitnotes Share PostTwitterFacebookGoogle +1Email

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