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It’s no secret that international businesses are always looking to hire people who can speak multiple languages. As the Chinese economy has grown rapidly over the past decades, more and more companies are eager to seek employees that can speak Mandarin Chinese. Additionally, international traders and entrepreneurs are increasingly doing business in China and having Mandarin Chinese skills is an enormous advantage for them.

It’s no secret that international businesses are always looking to hire people who can speak multiple languages. As the Chinese economy has grown rapidly over the past decades, more and more companies are eager to seek employees that can speak Mandarin Chinese. Additionally, international traders and entrepreneurs are increasingly doing business in China and having Mandarin Chinese skills is an enormous advantage for them.

Chinese Song – 雪绒花(Xuěrónghuā) Edelweiss

Chinese Song – 雪绒花(Xuěrónghuā) Edelweiss

As a Mandarin Chinese teacher, I’ve noticed that many of my foreign students use Chinese in conversation as much as possible, but by instinct they will usually use English or other non-Chinese expressions such as “oh my god!”, “just a minute” or “thank goodness!” when they suddenly need them to express their feelings. It’s instinct, but I’ve tried to change it! Therefore, one of the first common, daily expressions that I teach is: “谢天谢地! (Xiè tiān xiè dì)”

As a Mandarin Chinese teacher, I’ve noticed that many of my foreign students use Chinese in conversation as much as possible, but by instinct they will usually use English or other non-Chinese expressions such as “oh my god!”, “just a minute” or “thank goodness!” when they suddenly need them to express their feelings. It’s instinct, but I’ve tried to change it! Therefore, one of the first common, daily expressions that I teach is: “谢天谢地! (Xiè tiān xiè dì)”

人情 (rénqíng) – human feelings; human relationship; favor; gift. This concept plays an important part in Chinese society. It points to displays of affection and emotion, people’s sense, worldly affairs, friendly sentiments and sensitivity to other’s feelings. In a more practical usage, it points to the benefits and connections that come from person-to-person interaction.

人情 (rénqíng) – human feelings; human relationship; favor; gift. This concept plays an important part in Chinese society. It points to displays of affection and emotion, people’s sense, worldly affairs, friendly sentiments and sensitivity to other’s feelings. In a more practical usage, it points to the benefits and connections that come from person-to-person interaction.

The American film “Warcraft” did not do well at theatres in the USA. However, in China, “Warcraft” was a huge success. So, why did this film succeed in China but not in America? The movie was a “bomb” at the American box office but a huge success in China. 1. Chinese people are watching films increasingly- at a rate of 50% more per year. 2. It’s becoming cheaper for Chinese filmgoers if they buy their tickets online and go to the theater.

The American film “Warcraft” did not do well at theatres in the USA. However, in China, “Warcraft” was a huge success. So, why did this film succeed in China but not in America? The movie was a “bomb” at the American box office but a huge success in China. 1. Chinese people are watching films increasingly- at a rate of 50% more per year. 2. It’s becoming cheaper for Chinese filmgoers if they buy their tickets online and go to the theater.

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.

If you are soon moving to China or already living there, it is possible that you will need to rent an apartment. For some people, such as English teachers, an apartment might be included in their contract. Students may live in dorms, which is prepared through the school. So, this may not seem relevant to you at first, but knowing how to rent an apartment can come handy and it can’t hurt to be independent.

If you are soon moving to China or already living there, it is possible that you will need to rent an apartment. For some people, such as English teachers, an apartment might be included in their contract. Students may live in dorms, which is prepared through the school. So, this may not seem relevant to you at first, but knowing how to rent an apartment can come handy and it can’t hurt to be independent.

Learn about Chinese breakfast at eChineseLearning.com!

Learn about Chinese breakfast at eChineseLearning.com!

Before we introduced one of China’s delicious breakfast duos, 豆浆油条(dòujiāng yóutiáo) or soy milk and fried dough sticks. A breakfast meal for the hearty looking to be filled with a full, warm meal. Yet there is another breakfast option for those who enjoy eating a lighter, healthier breakfast. If this sounds better to you, then traditional steamed buns and porridge is the food for you!

Before we introduced one of China’s delicious breakfast duos, 豆浆油条(dòujiāng yóutiáo) or soy milk and fried dough sticks. A breakfast meal for the hearty looking to be filled with a full, warm meal. Yet there is another breakfast option for those who enjoy eating a lighter, healthier breakfast. If this sounds better to you, then traditional steamed buns and porridge is the food for you!

You are invited to a wedding of your Chinese friend. What do you say when you propose a toast?  #eChineseLearning

You are invited to a wedding of your Chinese friend. What do you say when you propose a toast? #eChineseLearning

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