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FluentU brings Chinese to life with real-world videos!
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Please follow our new Google+ page that is connected to our YouTube channel - it's got lots of helpful videos for learning Chinese:

https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/102281906739538981829/102281906739538981829/posts

Thanks!

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Please follow our new Google+ page that is connected to our YouTube channel - it's got lots of helpful videos for learning Chinese:

https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/102281906739538981829/102281906739538981829/posts

Thanks!

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Top 10 Chinese Vocabulary Words for the Ghost Month

Do you remember back when you were a kid?

The scariest thing out there were ghost stories!

You may have cowered in fear, hiding under the covers and promising to be better tomorrow, just so long as the ghosts didn’t visit and scare you that night.

But as we grow older, we know better than to believe these stories, and we would simply dispel them as myths. But in the Chinese culture, young and old alike regard them not as myths but as a reality.

#learnchinese  
#learnmandarin  

Read more at:
http://www.fluentu.com/chinese/blog/2014/07/24/chinese-vocabulary-words-ghost-month/
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Chinese Food Vocabulary: 15 Famous Dimsum Dishes You Oughta Know

Have you had that moment when you’re feeling proud because ordering drinks in Chinese is simple and you have great Chinese table etiquette, but then you go to a Chinese restaurant and look at their menu and go, “What the … ” ?

But to save face, you still order whatever you think is right. Although honestly, there’s not a single dish you can fully understand. So then, you solely rely on the few words that you do recognize: pork (猪肉), fish (鱼), chicken(鸡), rice (饭), noodles(面).

And you know what the worse part is? When the dishes are served and your guests think that you purposely ordered a weird combination because it suits your palate.

It happened to me and honestly? It’s so embarrassing it makes me want to crawl under the table.

So to save you from having a similar experience (or if you already have had one, then it’ll help you not to have a repeat), here’s a list of 15 dimsum dishes that you can familiarize yourselves with.

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#learnmandarin  

Read more at:
http://www.fluentu.com/chinese/blog/2014/07/15/chinese-food-vocabulary-word-list-dimsum/
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Here's proof that the Chinese predicted the winner of this World Cup long ago

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The Ultimate Chinese Vocabulary List For Soccer / Football & the World Cup

Gooooaaaaallllll!

The World Cup is here!

And like clockwork,  people around the world have gone soccer  - sorry, football, aka (足球  - zú qiú) – crazy once again – China included.

You may think a country that didn’t qualify wouldn’t care so much for the tournament, but you’d be (very) wrong.

Chinese football fans (球迷 – qiú mí) are some of the most dedicated in the world.

They too will be glued to their screens this month hanging on every play.

You better bet they’ll be talking about it too!

Do you want to make sure you’re fully equipped to discuss the Cup, and even the finer points of the game with your Chinese-speaking friends?

Or how about just understand what exactly those Chinese announcers are yelling about?

As we all know, improving your listening is also a key part to improving your Chinese speaking ability.

Get started with this post and jumpstart your soccer-speak today.

#learnchinese  
#learnmandarin  

Read more at:
http://www.fluentu.com/chinese/blog/2014/06/21/chinese-vocabulary-list-soccer-football/
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Learn Chinese sentence structures with this robot commercial!

http://buff.ly/UjB6Nh

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Learn Chinese with this story that's all too familiar to families everywhere!

http://www.fluentu.com/chinese/play/2824/in-the-time-of-love/

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10 Inspiring Chinese Proverbs for Chinese Learners

So, you’ve learned pinyin, Chinese tones, and grammar.

You’ve also covered informal Chinese with slang, and formal Chinese with chengyu.

Have you learned all you need to speak Chinese well?

There’s one more thing that you might want to add to your arsenal: Chinese proverbs.

After all, one of the most interesting aspects of the Chinese culture is the ancient literature produced by some of the world’s most prolific philosophers.

In fact, you’ve probably heard of some of these works before – 论语 (The Confucian Analects), 孙子兵法 (The Art of War by Sun Tzu)、and 三十六计 (Thirty-Six Stratagems)。Some of the most well known Chinese proverbs actually have their roots in many of these works.

Today, I want to talk about some of my favourite Chinese proverbs that contain the essence of much Chinese wisdom.

Ready to dive into some archaic Chinese?

Here they are.

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Read more at:
http://www.fluentu.com/chinese/blog/2014/06/01/chinese-proverbs/
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