Using Friends

A quick language guide to how to use and abuse the best friend phrases

2016-06-23

On The Character: 约

Going on a date is no casual affair

2016-06-18

The Big Fours

Some racy fun with China’s least favorite number

2016-06-15

The stone lions tongue twister

Zhao Yuanren was among China’s most brilliant linguists; try to wrap your mind and tongue around his tricky tales

2016-06-07

A Not-So-Modest Proposal

A primer for popping the ultimate question

2016-05-29

The Great Fapiao Mystery

A subtle guide to getting the money (and documentation) you’re owed

2016-05-03

Sporting some Slang

Planning to attend a match? Brush up on some sports slang

2016-04-22

On The Character: 红

Short lived “red” fame in the internet age

2016-04-15

Cunning Lingo

Phrases you hope your spouse will never need

2016-03-29

The Fine Art of Faking It

Didn’t see it? Didn’t read it? Didn’t hear about it? Fake it.

2016-03-27

What’s Inside Doesn’t Count

Having presence is sometimes a bad thing

2016-03-20

Chinese I wish I knew before arriving

Funny, important, and helpful phrases to learn before coming to China

2016-03-03
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