Monthly archives: March, 2016

草莓 (cǎoméi) Strawberries

Sorry we’re a bit late this week, we were having a little 休息 (something we’ll teach in a later lesson!) We saw something interesting in the news lately, and thought we’d talk a little bit about it. We’re sure you’ve seen strawberries before, called 草莓 (cǎoméi) in Chinese, but have you seen white ones? 草莓…

礼貌 (lǐmào) Politeness

Culture is a funny thing. If you ask enough people, maybe you’ll start getting a negative opinion about Chinese people. Rude, many say. But are they really? The answer’s not so simple. The answer is no. And the answer is yes. For the yes: there are rude people belonging to every culture on this earth….

新闻 (xīnwén) News

Do you enjoy reading the news? What about Chinese news? Have you tried reading Chinese news in Chinese? With such a large population, there are bound to be some interesting news articles. We read one the other day about a woman from 大庆 (Dàqìng) in 黑龙江 (Hēilóngjiāng) Province (the North-eastern tip of China,) who stole…

最喜欢的 (zuì xǐhuan de) Favourites

We’ve been holding off for the longest time, trust us. We just can’t take it anymore. We have to talk about food. Food is important. It’s also yummy. That sums up the reason why we have to talk about it. What better way to do that than by hijacking the tune of My Favourite Things…