CHINESE CHARACTERS

On the Character: 智

This character adds a little wisdom to our lives

STREET TALK

On Humanity

Why young Chinese call themselves “laborers,” “balance payers,” and “tool people”

LANGUAGE

Choice Chengyu: Idioms for a New Year

Sayings about years and the passage of time

SOCIAL CHINESE

Blind Love

How to navigate China’s blind date scene

SOCIAL CHINESE

Fanning the Flames

Talking like a true fanatic of a Chinese idol

TRADITIONAL CULTURE

On the Character: 吃

A versatile character to suit any palate

STREET TALK

Riding the Wave

The origin of “后浪,” the newest inspirational buzzword for Chinese youths

IDIOMS

Choice Chengyu: Idioms That Roar

Ancient sayings about fearsome tigers

TRADITIONAL CULTURE

On the Character: 卫

A character that will never let down its guard

SOCIAL CHINESE

Vine Vocabulary

A guide to hobnobbing with the wine snobs

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