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March 18, 2019

Learn how to order your drink exactly the way you like it.

March 6, 2019

Whether you’re warming up for a night out or just looking to spice up your studies with a musical interlude, we’ve got you covered with a list of 10 songs in Mandarin Chinese--both new and old--that you can learn with minimal effort.

February 21, 2019

Have you ever been set up on a blind date by a parent? How about a grandparent? For many young, single Chinese people, it’s an uncomfortable scenario that plays out again and again at China’s so-called “marriage markets."

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January 21, 2019

Hundreds of millions of people are traveling for the Lunar New Year. Learn all about the largest human migration on Earth.

home-style tofu
January 8, 2019

Get in my belly, home-style tofu--hold on, is that pork I spy? Learn to order meatless dishes with confidence!

Two people exchange a gift wrapped in brown paper using both hands
December 10, 2018

Finding the right gift for someone can be rewarding, but it can also be stressful--especially when you don’t know the unspoken rules of the recipient’s culture. We have you covered with 10 dos and don’ts to guide you through the art of Chinese gift-giving

November 8, 2018

What are the differences between simplified and traditional Chinese characters? Your frequently asked questions, answered.

October 26, 2018

"Bone up" on your knowledge of monsters from Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean folklore just in time for Halloween. Read on...if you dare.

October 9, 2018

Why do the Chinese prefer their beverages hot, not iced?

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