Mandarin or Cantonese? - Neither

Whenever you find out a person's ethnic to be Chinese, the instant question that arises is "Mandarin or Cantonese?" "Neither, I'm Fujianese." There are so many different languages in China that it can actually sum up to hundreds. Having different languages also means having different family cultures. I, myself, have grown up very differently from other friends in Chinatown (even though we grow up in the same neighborhood). After Chinese New Year, me and my friends always had a ...

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Top 5 Chinese Scary Movies

Top 5 Chinese Horror Movies With Halloween fast approaching, we thought we'd take a shot at naming the top 5 scariest Chinese movies of all time. After discussing with both our teachers and students, here's a general list that we came up with for you to watch this coming Halloween. Just in case your favorite isn't here, please either post a comment on this article or you can visit our Facebook Page this week to place your vote on our choices. NUMBER 5 - The Eye  I, II, III - (見鬼) A ...

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When to Teach Your Kids Mandarin Chinese

With Mandarin being such a popular language these days throughout New York City and increasing throughout America and globally, the question is for parents is not if their kids should be learning Mandarin but when. Just in case you feel you're in the former, keep in mind that foreign language is an important pursuit of all children in their studies. And we're not talking just academics-wise learning the basic grammatical and vocabulary structures, we're more discussing the actual pursuit of ...

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Dialects in Chinese - Is Mandarin Dominant?

CHINESE DIALECTS 方言 Every person who decides to learn the Chinese language should be aware of the fact that there are many Chinese dialects in China. Since it was first spoken in 1122 BCE, Chinese has dramatically evolved from its primitive roots to a very complex language system that includes different intricacies and varieties, also known as 方言 (fang1yan2), regional dialects. Some people compare it with English, with its British, US, Australian, Canadian, New Zealand, South African and ...

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Why Businesses Should Learn Chinese

The buzz language in New York City these days is Chinese. Whenever you speak with someone about new business opportunities China will usually enter into the conversation. But is Learning Chinese really worth it? In a bilingual world where Chinese people are moving to New York City, you would think just a trusted in house translator would suffice for companies doing business in China. This article will argue that at least learning the basics of Chinese can jump start your business and give ...

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