The Mid-Autumn Festival: A Famous Chinese Festival About the Moon

The Mid-Autumn Festival is a celebration for Chinese people all over the world. It is also a public holiday in China. The Mid-Autumn Festival is one of the big three Chinese festivals, along with Chinese New Year 中国新年(zhōngguó xīnnián)and the Winter Solstice Festival冬至节(dōngzhì jié). The Mid-Autumn Festival is a harvest festival that occurs on the … Read more

All about the Dragon Boat Festival

In China, it’s time for the annual, traditional Dragon Boat festival. In Chinese this festival is called端午节 (Duānwǔ Jié). It falls on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month every year. You will see people participate in Dragon Boat races. There will be vendors and restaurants selling rice dumplings. Many families will be  making … Read more

Use Chinese Slang and Speak like a Native!

Slang is a kind of informal language which actually means other things, instead of its literal meaning. All languages have slang, and Chinese is no exception. We all know plenty of English slang. For example, the expression ‘hit the road’ does not really mean to hit the road. It means ‘Let’s go!’ ‘It’s raining cats … Read more