China is famous for its wide variety of animal life—none more so than the giant panda which has become world renowned. Zoos and wildlife parks are popular attractions so it’s well worth learning to talk in Mandarin Chinese about visiting one and speaking about the various animals you night see there. You never know you …
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China is a fascinating country to both foreigners and locals. There are so many famous places of historical interest to see and visit—all spread out throughout this huge country. It takes some considerable time to get around and see all of the attractions, unless you spend a few months travelling from region to region. Something …
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Most people like to drink when they are out socialising and having fun. Yet more and more people are realising the dangers of driving when they have had too much to drink, and abstain from alcoholic beverages. It’s a great topic to be able to talk about with your colleagues in Mandarin Chinese—and make sure …
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Gambling is a very popular pastime in China. However, for most people, it’s necessary to go to Macau as, technically, gambling and betting is illegal in China. Macau is close to Hong Kong and has grown over the last 15 or so years to become both a mecca for gambling but also for entertainment. Might …
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It’s so easy to look back on things which happened in the past, on decisions you have made…, and wish you could have had better foresight. Unfortunately, no-one can predict the future as, if they could, we’d all be millionaires! But reality means that we all make decisions we’d like to change—both business wise and …
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There are times when you might be asked to recount past events. It might be to do with your career or other occurrences in your everyday life. So, we’re going to show you how to refer to the time before an event or action and after an event or action. Such Mandarin Chinese phrases will …
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It’s a natural human tendency to compare: is it larger or smaller, or are they older or younger; richer or poorer; taller or shorter and so on. Learning how to use the right phrase or sentence structure will enable you to talk more effectively in Mandarin Chinese with your colleagues or friends when you want …
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Eating is one of the essentials of life. Now and then we all like to eat certain things; maybe we suddenly want to eat a special vegetable or fruit. Going to the market or the shopping centre to shop for groceries is great fun as we can pick exactly what we fancy. Join in the …
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Rightly or wrongly, people always judge others by their appearance. Therefore, especially for a company function or for other than a casual occasion it’s best to “dress-up” to make sure you portray the right image. Talking with your work colleagues or friends in Mandarin Chinese about what to wear will be a great help—so make …
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It’s hard not to see or listen to news about the US Presidential election as they seem to go on for ever and ever! Yet, the choice of a new President may have consequences for the whole world in general. In such case, it’s very useful to know just what’s happening and be able to …
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