Free Resources I Recommend!

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Free Resources I Recommend!

Nihao! 你好!Happy Halloween weekend, did you go treat or tricking?I🎃 Here is Halloween 万圣节Wàn Shèng Jíe = All Saints Holiday! 万=10,000, 圣=Sanits, 节=Holidays. 

If you are looking for some new ways and resources during this slow Sunday, below are some free resources I recommend to my students. 

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So, you want a Chinese name?

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So, you want a Chinese name?

How to pick a good Chinese name? There are so many different websites that can help you generate a legit Chinese name, but it is always a good idea to validate with a native Chinese person to ensure the name fits you and it is modern.  

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Chinese New Year Traditions - Part 2

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Chinese New Year Traditions - Part 2

Happy New Year! 新年快乐! 恭喜发财!Chinese New Year Eve Dinner - is on! It's the last day of the Lunar year, and it is a big day! Traditionally, we would go to the market today and buy some fresh stocks, and the rest of the afternoon is to prepare for the most important meal of the year! 

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Chinese New Year Traditions

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Chinese New Year Traditions

Growing in Taiwan, we have many traditions for our big holiday.  We don't have to go to the mall or online to order any gifts for our family and friends, the only thing that mattered on the big day is to have enough red envelopes! 

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Premier Li Keqiang in Davos!

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Premier Li Keqiang in Davos!

The Chinese Premier 李克强 Li Keqiang is attending the WEF later this week in Davos. China hosts its own Summer Davos in Tianjin, check out the link and there are many interesting interviews conducted in Mandarin. 

I want to talk about a few terms in Chinese & Pinyin that appear frequently on the news!

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The Startups in China

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The Startups in China

Chinese Uber like App, Kuaide Dache 快的打车 -Get a Cab Fast! (Fastly Get Car) just confirmed a $600 million dollars in funding from Softbank and Alibaba. Here are a few hot startups in China today! 

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China's Mega Projects!

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China's Mega Projects!

《超级工程》 Chao Ji Gong Cheng - Super/ Mega Projects.

You might have read the news about the mega projects in China (Zhong Guo). The National Development and Reform Commission approved 21, a total of $115 trillion dollar, mega projects all over China in Nov 2014. They are building 16 railways and 5 new airports. (Reuter)

 

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