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Popular Chinese Idioms About Dogs

In the Year of the Dog, let’s polish your Chinese language skills by learning some popular Chinese idioms about dogs. Using idioms will make communication more lively. The Chinese language contains many idioms about animals, often two animals are referred to in one phrase.

2017 Chinese Internet Buzzwords

Chinese language is enriched with many new internet words and phrases each year. These new words are usually sourced from popular culture and current affairs which then become viral among the online community. Some of the Chinese internet buzzwords are recycled from existing words that now convey new meanings.

20 Chinese Idioms That Contain The Word ‘Chicken’

If you learn Chinese, it is important for you to be familiar with some most commonly used idioms.
As 2017 is the Year of the Rooster, let’s learn some Chinese idioms that contain the word ‘chicken’.

Introduction To The Writing of Chinese Characters

Chinese characters are composed of radicals which are made of strokes. There are 214 radicals and learning radicals helps in character recall. Repeated writing of Chinese characters following prescribed stroke orders has been a popular method in learning Chinese characters, which supposedly enhances the learning process.

Learning Chinese Language and Culture through TV Commercials

Another learning resource that Chinese language learners can use that also combine the use of visual and audio stimuli is television commercials. TV commercials are short and contain focused language designed for native speakers. This type of input trains language learners on how the language is used in the real world. TV commercials are also a valuable input on the culture and consumer behaviour of the target language. It is a good way to combine language learning and cultural learning in a very short time.

10 Reasons To Learn Chinese Using Songs

Study shows that there is a positive correlation between language learners’ exposure to music and their language achievement. The biggest challenge when learning a new language is not having enough time. Using songs as a support to learn Chinese is ideal because it does not take much time to listen to a song.

How to Learn Chinese by Watching Chinese Movies

Studies have shown that watching movies can be a source of motivation for language learners. In addition, movies are also a good source of aural input to help improve learner’s listening skills. How should Chinese language learners use movies to learn Chinese?