Monthly archives: January, 2017

新年好!(xīn nián hǎo!) Happy New Year!

鸡 (jī) chicken
Today we’ve said goodbye to the year of the Monkey, and welcome in the year of the Chicken 🙂 This year it’s a Fire Chicken, hence our awesome red hen 😀 It sure has been a big year! Did you learn a lot? We hope so! We’ll keep this short, because we’re headed out to…

Stay casual!

Today we’re going to talk about verb duplication in Chinese 🙂 It gets used when you want to express doing something that’s casual, not difficult, or won’t take a lot of time at all. You can use it in many situations, like when you want to try on some clothing at a store: 可以试试吗? (kěyǐ…

Memory Centre: 拼音的秘密 (pīnyīn de mìmì) Pinyin secrets, part III

Hi! Let’s take a look at the third and final instalment of 拼音的秘密 (pīnyīn de mìmì) Pinyin secrets! This last secret is the most whimsical, and while it’s beneficial to know of its existence, it’s unfortunately the most difficult to pin down, because there is no set rule for it. Welcome to the frustrating magic…