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  1. “How happy to have friends from far away!” said Confucius regarding the hospitality of the Chinese. In fact, even in 2017, the Chinese attitude towards the importance of hosting and treating guests well remains just as entrenched in the culture as ever. So, exactly how much do you know about the rules of Chinese Hospitality? Let’s start with 3 basic questions. Have you ever hosted Chinese guests before? Have you bought gifts for a Chinese family? Do you know the correct Chinese guest etiquette when you’re the guest? Well, there’s no time to lose — let’s dive right in! Here are 4 things you need to know about Chinese hospitality. Link - https://blog.hutong-school.com/chinese-hospitality/
  2. How to ask name in Mandarin? Getting to know someone else isn’t always that simple — especially when it is in another language. Trying to speak even just a few sentences in the native language of a foreigner you want to get to know, always shows your interest and respect to that person. And as we all know – It is all about the first impression while meeting someone for the first time.For more http://www.tutormandarin.net/en/whats-your-name/
  3. In the immortal words of Hans Christian Andersen, “to travel is to live.” But the question then becomes, where do you live when you travel? A hotel? A hostel?? A yurt??? Accommodations are a huge part of traveling, and it’s not surprising that the Chinese have developed some very unusual superstitions over time about them. Today, we will talk about 10 Chinese travel superstitions that most Asian people either know or actively practice! Chinese Superstition Background Knowledge You can’t start talking about Chinese superstitions without first understanding the concept of “Yin” and “Yang.” Many of you might have heard of the Chinese taijitu symbol which represents the balance of the entire universe. “Yin” is the dark, shady side, while “Yang” is the bright, positive side. Chinese people believe that according to the time and date of your birth, everyone has a different balance of yin and yang energy. Men tend to have more yang energy and women with more yin energy. Humans are also considered as yang while ghosts as yin. That is why people with less yang energy are more likely to run into spirits. With that out of the way — are you ready to walk through these 10 Chinese travel superstitions with us? Tread carefully, it’s about to get spooky! For more info: http://www.digmandarin.com/chinese-travel-superstitions.html
  4. “Typhoon”, also known as “Hurricane” in North and South America, refers to“Cyclone” in India. It is one of the most famous natural disasters in Asia! Usually, the typhoon season starts from mid-June to August or even early September. It is estimated that there are around 26 typhoons or more per summer, while some might make landfall and some might not.The word “Typhoon” is originated from Greek typhon stands for “whirlwind,” personified as a giant, father of the winds. As well as the word Tiphon, meaning “violent storm, whirlwind, tornado”. The meaning “cyclone, violent hurricane of India or the China Seas” is first recorded in 1588. For more info:http://www.tutormandarin.net/en/5-tips-typhoon/
  5. No matter if you’ve already visited Asia or not, you might have heard of those exotic temples. The churches in Western countries are fascinating to Asian people. Likewise, the temples are intriguing to westerners. There are certain ways to pray in Churches and some rules to obey. The same thing goes to Chinese temples.Today we will walk you through how to pray in Chinese temple, aka "how to pray like a local!" For more info: http://www.tutormandarin.net/en/pray-chinese-temple/ how to pray in Chinese temple 1-on-1 online Chinese lesson
  6. This topic is about 网购 (short for 网上购物also known as "Online Shopping!" Learn to do online shopping in Chinese with this step by step lesson. At the same time learn about the Chinese culture aspect of online shopping and how it might different from your country.
  7. Presidential Alert in Taiwan Presidential Alert 1-on-1 online Chinese lessons Just got an alert on your phone in traditional Chinese characters and don’t know what it means? No worries, we’ve got you. See below for the translation and background of the emergency alert system. Check out here for our post about emergency contact number in China, Taiwan, HongKong, and Macau. For more info:http://www.tutormandarin.net/en/presidential-alert-taiwan/
  8. Ask About Health in Chinese Ask about health 1-on-1 online chinese lessons Do you know how to say “I am sick” in Chinese? Or you want to wish someone to get well soon in Chinese. Don’t worry, today we’ll teach you guys how to express yourself when you don’t feel well or when your friends aren’t in their best shape.For more info : http://www.tutormandarin.net/en/ask-health-chinese/
  9. This is an Intermediate 2 online Mandarin #Chinese class from #TutorMandarin. This topic is about 网购 (short for 网上购物 also known as "Online Shopping!") Learn to do online shopping in Chinese with this step by step lesson. Free PDF: http://www.tutormandarin.net/en/inter...Free Trial Class: http://www.tutormandarin.net/en/free-..
  10. Learn advanced Chinese online for free with this video lesson from TutorMandarin. This is an online Advanced Mandarin Chinese class taught by TutorMandarin. This topic class is about Chinese culture, specifically how to say "抢买单! Qiǎng mǎidān!" You will learn all the necessary vocabulary and customs about fighting over the bill in China.
  11. Click here : http://www.tutormandarin.net/en/emergency-number-china/ Accidents don’t follow any rules. Most of them happen in moments, when we don’t expect it at all. Although, most of us aren’t willing to encounter ones, we must handle some emergent situation or troubles during our trips to foreign countries.
  12. Click here : http://tutormandarin.net/en/learn-chinese-jokes/ Every nation has a special humor, influenced by peoples’ culture. Therefore, it is not surprising that it is quite helpful to know some good jokes, if you want to make new friends in a Chinese speaking country. To understand a joke 笑话 (xiào huà) in Chinese, you might need to have some basic ideas of “tones”, “double meaning”, and “homophonic puns” in advance.
  13. Click here : http://www.tutormandarin.net/en/chinese-tattoos-advice/ There are too many ways of getting a wrong Chinese tattoo: Chinese characters that are back-to-front, are misspell, in the wrong order, or have a different meaning. It is easier to get a bad Chinese tattoo, than getting a good one, especially in western countries.
  14. http://www.tutormandarin.net/en/why-study-chinese/ Why Study Chinese? 1-on-1 online Chinese lesson Among all the languages around the world, more and more people are learning a second or third language as a career plus, an interest or even a challenge to oneself. In this case, if you are planning to learn a new language, what would it be? English? Spanish? French? Or is it Mandarin?
  15. http://www.tutormandarin.net/en/write-chinese-keyboard/ Let’s say you’re typing on wechat or line on your Smartphone, which are by the way the most popular text message apps in Asia. If you open your keyboard, you’ll have several “Chinese keyboards” to choose from, based on your system setting. In case of Chinese, it is not going to only be for simplified characters — there are a few other methods for traditional characters.