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There is a saying in English that goes, “Never trouble trouble till trouble troubles you.” In Chinese, this same phrase can be translated as “麻烦没有来找你, 你就永远不要去找麻烦(Máfan méiyǒu lái zhǎo nǐ, nǐ jiù yóngyuǎn búyào qù zhǎo máfan),” or, in brief, “不要自找麻烦(búyào zì zhǎo máfan).” The moral here is, don’t seek out trouble, and in Chinese the perfect word to describe “trouble” is “麻烦(máfan)”!

There is a saying in English that goes, “Never trouble trouble till trouble troubles you.” In Chinese, this same phrase can be translated as “麻烦没有来找你, 你就永远不要去找麻烦(Máfan méiyǒu lái zhǎo nǐ, nǐ jiù yóngyuǎn búyào qù zhǎo máfan),” or, in brief, “不要自找麻烦(búyào zì zhǎo máfan).” The moral here is, don’t seek out trouble, and in Chinese the perfect word to describe “trouble” is “麻烦(máfan)”!

Mandarin Chinese Course: 横行的螃蟹 (Héngxíngde pángxiè) The Crab that Walks Sidewise 	 Key Learning Points (Preview): 螃蟹 (pángxiè)   n.  crab 	 难看 (nánkàn)   adj.  ugly 	 Yígè yuèguāng míngliàngde yèwǎn, xiǎo pángxiè zài shātān shàng zǒuzhe. 一个  月光        明亮的          夜晚, 小   螃蟹      在  沙滩    上      走着。 On a bright night, a little crab was walking on the beach.

Mandarin Chinese Course: 横行的螃蟹 (Héngxíngde pángxiè) The Crab that Walks Sidewise Key Learning Points (Preview): 螃蟹 (pángxiè) n. crab 难看 (nánkàn) adj. ugly Yígè yuèguāng míngliàngde yèwǎn, xiǎo pángxiè zài shātān shàng zǒuzhe. 一个 月光 明亮的 夜晚, 小 螃蟹 在 沙滩 上 走着。 On a bright night, a little crab was walking on the beach.

Dà fēngchē zhī ya zhī yōuyōu de zhuàn, 大     风车    吱  呀 吱   悠悠    的    转, The big pinwheel twirls, 	 Zhèlǐ de fēngjǐng a zhēn hǎokàn.  这里  的  风景     啊  真    好看。 The scenery here is so beautiful.

Dà fēngchē zhī ya zhī yōuyōu de zhuàn, 大 风车 吱 呀 吱 悠悠 的 转, The big pinwheel twirls, Zhèlǐ de fēngjǐng a zhēn hǎokàn. 这里 的 风景 啊 真 好看。 The scenery here is so beautiful.

In Buddhist funerals, the idea of a place called Sukhavati, or “Western Paradise,” is considered the favorable destination for a soul that is departing Earth. Different languages have various names for this “heaven” that we hope to go to. In Chinese, we call this place “西天 (xītiān).” Buddhism is China’s oldest foreign religion, dating back to 300 B.C. in China. Buddhism has an up and down history, but a strong form has sustained, with over 244 million practicing Buddhists now living in…

In Buddhist funerals, the idea of a place called Sukhavati, or “Western Paradise,” is considered the favorable destination for a soul that is departing Earth. Different languages have various names for this “heaven” that we hope to go to. In Chinese, we call this place “西天 (xītiān).” Buddhism is China’s oldest foreign religion, dating back to 300 B.C. in China. Buddhism has an up and down history, but a strong form has sustained, with over 244 million practicing Buddhists now living in…

Learn ACTUALLY with this Mandarin Chinese quiz: Zhè xiē jiājù kàn shàng qù shì mùtou de, _____ shì sùliào de. 这   些 家具   看   上     去  是   木头 的,_____ 是  塑料  的。  A. 反而 (fǎn’ér) B. 其实 (qíshí) C. 其中 (qízhōng)

Learn ACTUALLY with this Mandarin Chinese quiz: Zhè xiē jiājù kàn shàng qù shì mùtou de, _____ shì sùliào de. 这 些 家具 看 上 去 是 木头 的,_____ 是 塑料 的。 A. 反而 (fǎn’ér) B. 其实 (qíshí) C. 其中 (qízhōng)

There is an old English expression that describes people as sometimes being:  “Packed like sardines in a tin.”  Eventually, this expression was shortened down to the adjective “packed”, which is now the most likely-used word to describe a crowded place, or the scenario of people “cramming” into somewhere of interest and activity.

There is an old English expression that describes people as sometimes being: “Packed like sardines in a tin.” Eventually, this expression was shortened down to the adjective “packed”, which is now the most likely-used word to describe a crowded place, or the scenario of people “cramming” into somewhere of interest and activity.

How do you celebrate your birthday? Many might answer: with a birthday cake. In China, there is an ancient tradition that is still in practice today. Instead of having a cake, many might be enjoying birthday noodles. Birthday noodles or 寿面 (shòumiàn) are not just ordinary noodles. They literally mean “long-life noodles”

How do you celebrate your birthday? Many might answer: with a birthday cake. In China, there is an ancient tradition that is still in practice today. Instead of having a cake, many might be enjoying birthday noodles. Birthday noodles or 寿面 (shòumiàn) are not just ordinary noodles. They literally mean “long-life noodles”

Would you like separate checks, or all together?”  Anyone who has eaten in a North American restaurant knows this question from the waiter or waitress. When the plates have been taken away and it’s time to pay the bill, payment usually happens separately. It’s quite rare, unless it’s an office dinner or lunch, for one single individual to pay the bill at a restaurant.  In English, you can say “Go Dutch” to describe sharing the bill.

Would you like separate checks, or all together?” Anyone who has eaten in a North American restaurant knows this question from the waiter or waitress. When the plates have been taken away and it’s time to pay the bill, payment usually happens separately. It’s quite rare, unless it’s an office dinner or lunch, for one single individual to pay the bill at a restaurant. In English, you can say “Go Dutch” to describe sharing the bill.

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