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    What is one of the best free ways to learn Chinese? Television!

    By watching shows or drama, you can learn how native speakers communicate in certain situations, and improve your listening! Furthermore, ALL Chinese shows and movies have subtitles which makes it even more appropriate to learn Chinese. The reason for Chinese subtitles is, that there are too many Chinese accents. So, it is hard to watch a movie while understanding just some parts of a conversation. Therefore, Chinese people usually pay more attention to the subtitle than to the movie itselfs, even though there are a lot of great Chinese actors who are worth it to pay attention to.

     

    Do you see yourself as a beginner in speaking Chinese or are you afraid of being frustrated when watching Chinese channels? No worries, you can start from a more easier gate! Try out our Free Trial! Our highly motivated tutors will adjust their speaking speed until you get used to the Chinese language. Learn Chinese day by day, and accumulate your listening skills. We also recommend you to download our App at the Google PlayStore for free! You will find a lot of helpful videos and articles in our what’s on rubric about learning Chinese and how you can overcome some maybe frustrating situations. You will see – you’re not alone and that we can help you with our 1-on-1 Chinese classes.

     

    So, if you decide to give Chinese tv shows a chance, you should know which ones are worth it to be seen. It doesn’t matter what language level you have. Listening to native speakers will help you later on.

     

    Today, we want to recommend you some Chinese drama series. They are perfect to learn more about daily conversations and even beginners will catch up some words they have learned quite fast.

     

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    三国Three Kingdoms

    This is a drama based on the storyline of “three kingdoms”. It is a tripartite story divided in different periods in ancient China, when three states – Wei (魏), Shu (蜀), and Wu (吳) –  were trying to dominate the central plain respectively. If you are a history geek, you shouldn’t miss this drama!

    Not only the war scenes are impressive realistic and astonishing, the romance in this unstable period are beautiful too. So, the perfect drama to watch with your girl- or boyfriend.

     

    甄嬛传 Empresses in the Palace

    If you are interested in peeping into the life at the Chinese palace, you have to check 甄嬛传 Empresses in the Palace! The drama tells the story of Zhen Huan, who was chosen to be Emperor Yongzheng’s concubine in ancient China’s Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). As the proverb goes “two’s company, three’s a crowd”, every concubine wants to be the only one of emperor. Zhen Huan has to learn how to survive through the deceits of her enemies, and defend herself from the cunning plots of scheming people.

     

    瑯琊榜 Nirvana in Fire

    “Nirvana in Fire” tells the story of a son, battling against invading forces, and trying to search for his father’s lost honor. It’s a combination of martial arts, war strategy, friendship, and history of the ancient! Most of all, the main cast is handsome!

     

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    Dramas in Taiwan usually focus on romance more than other topics.

     

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    Can men and women just “be friends”? It’s about two best friends in the drama, and shows the non-romantic friendships between males and females are not only possible, but common. But what will happen if one side cross the line…?

     

     

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    The series narrates a love- and friendship story, that goes over 16 years, from the summer of 1998 to 2014. Not everything is black and white, while it  gets complicated and hard when we grow up. This drama illustrates all the love, timing and sacrifice we might have to go through in lifetime.

     

    犀利人妻 The Fierce Wife

    What would you do when your husband has an out-marriage affair with your cousin? Sounds very chaos… but let’s see how the wife in the story handle this issue, and strike to balance her family! The drama seems to be a bit exaggerated, but you might find the courage to  face the imperfect part of life after watching it.

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    The list could be endless, if you are interested in watching drama based on other topics, tell us more about it and we will try to give you some other good advice! Hope you have a fun learning Chinese while watching Dramas!

     
     
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    How do Chinese people actually congratulate each other for new year? Do they sample say 'happy new year' in Chinese or do they have some different ways of expressing their new year wishes?

    Happy new Year in Chinese -- Greeting Formula 1 -- Animal of the Chinese Zodiac + 年 + 快乐

    A very common way to wish somebody a happy new year in Chinese is the use of the actual year zodiac sign + the chinese character for year 年 + 快乐 which stands for happy in this case. There are 12 animals in the Chinese Zodiac and therefore it is a repeating cycle of 12 years with each year being represented by an animal and its respective attributes. So at the Chinese New Year 2016, which started at the 08.02.2016, people would go about saying 猴年快乐, as 2016 is the Year of the Monkey. Next year will be the year of the rooster, so you will hear and see signs with 鸡年快乐 all over China. 

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    Instead of naming the animal of the Chinese Zodiac to say happy new year in chinese, one could also just simply say 新年快乐. 新 stands for new, 年 stands for year and 快乐 stands for happy, just as we have seen earlier. This 'formula' is obviously universal, as you can use it every new year, as it is completely independent from the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac. 

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