Monthly archives: June, 2016

熊猫 (xióngmāo) Pandas!

Baby pandas!
We bring you some fantastic news from the past week! Twin baby pandas were born on Monday! Ahem. Mother 雅莉 (Yǎ Lì) gave birth to the twins on Monday morning. They weigh just 144 and 113 grams, and both are female. So far they are unnamed. In Chinese, we call pandas 熊猫 (xióngmāo,) which—awesomely—is “bear…

Memory Centre: 木 (mù) and 山 (shān)

We haven’t had a Memory Centre post in a while, so now seems like a good a time as any! 木 (mù,) meaning ‘tree,’ is a good character to learn, because it gets used a lot as a radical in many different Chinese characters. We’ll delve more into radicals later, but in short, they are…

端午节快乐!(Duānwǔjié kuàilè!) Happy Dragon Boat Festival!

Dragon Boat race during 端午节 (Duānwǔjié)
Hello again everyone, we’re terribly sorry about the sporadic updates recently T_T we were having some website migration issues, but they’re all fixed up now! So, yesterday was 端午节 (Duānwǔjié,) a festival dedicated to the memory of a famous poet and minister named 屈原 (Qū Yuán,) who lived during the Warring States period of ancient…