Chinese language recourses:
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 […]
Learn Chinese with GoEast Online, see our courses here. 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 […]
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)？Yes, you are right, they are asking you if you can speak Chinese? But why? Why so many different names for this language in it’s own language?!
What kind of TV shows are popular with the younger generations in China?