Monthly archives: April, 2016

季节 (jìjié) Seasons

It’s starting to get colder here, while it’s starting to thaw in China. I love this time of year, when the air is brisk, fresh, and clear. And soon, it will be Winter! What’s that? You want to know how to say each season in Chinese? Sure thing! 冬天 (dōngtiān) Winter 春天 (chūntiān) Spring 夏天…

生日快乐 (shēngrì kuàilè) Happy Birthday!

One of our friends had a birthday this week! This is a shout out for him, Happy Birthday!! ^_^ Shall we sing him the Happy Birthday song? It’s pretty easy (and repetitive haha :D) It goes like this: 祝你生日快乐! (zhù nǐ shēngrì kuàilè!) 祝你生日快乐! (zhù nǐ shēngrì kuàilè!) 祝你生日快乐! (zhù nǐ shēngrì kuàilè!) 祝你生日快乐! (zhù…

Analyse this

We have a little bit of news to tell you today, and what better way to tell you than by getting you to learn some Chinese? So have a read of this: 我们五月回中国度假! (wǒmen wǔ yuè huí Zhōngguó dùjià!) * Let’s break it down: 我们五月回中国度假! (wǒmen wǔ yuè huí Zhōngguó dùjià!) 我 (wǒ) means “I.”…

猴子 (hóuzi) Monkey

猴子 (hóuzi) monkey
It’s the Year of the Monkey, and we’ve been a bit remiss: we have hardly made mention of monkeys this year! The Monkey is the 9th animal in the Chinese zodiac. The cycle of animals repeats every 12 years, so you are born in a Monkey year (mostly, as the new lunar year usually starts…

水果 (shuǐguǒ) Fruits

Since we talked about 草莓 (cǎoméi) strawberries last week, perhaps it’s a good idea to run through the other fruits, so you know what’s in the dessert you ordered, or how to order at a fruit stall 🙂 香蕉 (xiāngjiāo) banana 苹果 (píngguǒ) apple 橙子 (chéngzi) orange 橘子 (júzi) mandarin 芒果 (mángguǒ) mango 菠萝 (bōluó)…