The job market in China is very competitive and employers are always looking out for new, capable staff. It’s very tempting to change jobs for more money, or if you think you will have better promotion prospects in another company. Learn how to discuss in Mandarin Chinese about your career plans or listen to a …
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It’s a great characteristic to have if you are strong minded and determined. There are many situations in life where you need such willpower to get you through adversity or challenging times. Being able to learn Mandarin Chinese effectively also needs willpower to keep going and not to give up when you,  sometimes, might feel …
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We all have things we like and enjoy; but what about those things which we don’t like—or are, maybe, even a little bit scared or fearful about doing? Talking about them with friends or colleagues in Mandarin Chinese can help us compare different views about our fears and worries—whether they be about heights or being …
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There is such a wide variety of performing arts activities which can be enjoyed in China, such as ballet, opera, theatre—but not everyone likes the same thing; indeed, we all have favourites. Can you talk about your favourites in Mandarin Chinese, but also let other people know which ones you don’t like—and maybe why you …
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After all of your hard work, it’s time in the evening or at weekends to go and relax: maybe go to see a film, or to the theatre, or possibly even to see a pop-concert. Have a think about some of your most exciting experiences and see if you can talk about them in Mandarin …
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The way technology is moving so rapidly, soon many appliances and machines will be able to do tasks previously undertaken by humans. This is a hot topic and many people in China like to debate the pros and cons; many are for progress but some are concerned about the robotisation of society. Be sure you …
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Astrology has fascinated people all over the world for many years. Many Chinese people strongly believe in the zodiac or star signs assigned to themselves or others. If you can talk about the zodiac in Mandarin Chinese, you’ll be sure to learn lots of interesting facts about the characteristics of different people—and then you can …
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It is said that flowers can express a thousand words. Giving flowers to a loved one can mean so much. If you can order in Mandarin Chinese some special flowers to someone who is close to you, you will be sure to be well appreciated, and maybe cement your relationship forever! Of course, you need …
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People in China love to match-make—that is, when someone they know needs a boyfriend or girlfriend, they try to help pair them up with other singles. If you know how to talk about or suggest this in Mandarin Chinese, you can play match-maker too. Or, you never know, you may find yourself matched up with …
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