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How to Book Train Ticket in China

When traveling to a new place, transportation within that new place must be taken into consideration. Nowadays, there are tons transportation methods: trains, airplanes, ships, taxis, buses and subways. All of these add a bit more convenience to our lives.…

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How to Address People Properly You Meet in China

I bet “老师”( lǎoshī), “先生”( xiānsheng), “女士”( nǚshì) or “小姐”( xiǎojiě) are familiar to all Chinese language learners, because you have most likely used these terms in introductory courses; these are the common honorifics to address people in China with…

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20 Common Chinese Slang Words

As with all languages, Chinese has an informal set of slang words which can be quite useful to know and can help one communicate better. Chinese slang usually can’t be learned from formal courses, but you’ll hear it all around…

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The Many Ways to Say “I Think” in Chinese

Once Chinese learners reach the intermediate or advanced stage, they will encounter, “synonyms”, or words with similar meanings.  Telling the difference between words with similar meanings is a key part of improving one’s mastery of the language. It is probably…

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