Using “我要一杯咖啡”(Wǒ yào yībēi kāfēi, I would like a cup of coffee), to order a cup of coffee really isn’t sufficient these days. What about the size? Would you like it flavoured? How about the kind of coffee bean? None of this is covered by “我要一杯咖啡”.
In China, the standard work week is 40 hours, 8 hours a day, 5 days a week, with Saturday and Sunday off. Some service industries need employees to work on weekends but they still get 2 days off each week. Just like many other countries, there is overtime pay for additional work beyond the standard […]
At a family reunion, you see a woman and you want to say hi to her. You think, “I know who she is, my dad’s cousin’s wife, but I don’t know what to call her.” Since you can’t figure out the answer, you just pretend to not see her. Later your mom asks you,”Why didn’t you […]
Have you ever heard people ask you if you can speak “汉语”(hànyǔ)、“中文”(zhōngwén)、“普通话”(pútōng huà)、“中国话”(zhōngguó huà)、“国语”(guóyǔ)、华语 (huàyǔ)？
Getting used to life without Facebook or Youtube was easy. However I really missed having a cloud storage service like Dropbox or Google Drive. All I wanted was somewhere convenient to store my photos and important documents, in case something happened to my ancient Mac.