Chinese Culture and Language

How to teach kids Chinese – Learning Chinese for children – Bilingual Chinese kids

Motivation Motivation Motivation It’s extremely important that kids have the motivation to learn Chinese. How to increase their motivation is not as difficult as you might think. You can simply do the following -Rewards Offer them rewards for learning extra words or phrases (e.g., a chocolate bar from Spain or South America, a trip to …

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Chinese fun facts – gift giving, lucky number 8, unlucky 4

Gift giving can be a very hard activity in China! To begin with, gifts might not be accepted but this doesn’t mean that others don’t want them, it’s just that some people think that a gift should be refused three times before being accepted. Scissors, knives and anything else that could be used for cutting …

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Chinese communication – greeting, smiling, frowning

There is no such language as “Chinese”, instead there is a family of Chinese languages that include Mandarin and Cantonese. Mandarin was the language that most scholars and the government used. In Mandarin, people say Ni Hao (Hello) when greeting each other, unless they are greeting someone they would like to show great respect. In …

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