CHINESE CHARACTERS

On the Character: 借

Here’s a character to borrow in hard times—but don’t forget to give it back

STREET TALK

Creating an Atmosphere

For members of the "atmosphere group," appearing to be hard at work is all that matters

SOCIAL CHINESE

Gilded Expressions

The handbook on humblebragging in Chinese

STREET TALK

On Humanity

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

SOCIAL CHINESE

Game On!

A play-by-play of sports commentary in Chinese

STREET TALK

The Walking Dead

Why young Chinese describe themselves as “socially dead”

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

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