by Ben Lo | 11:15 pm

What is HSK Test? – A General Introduction on HSK

HSK stands for Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (漢語水平考試) which can be translated as Chinese Proficiency Test. It is a standardized test of Standard Chinese language proficiency in China for non-native speakers. Please note that HSK

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by Ben Lo | 12:43 am

Chinese Chengyu, Idioms and Proverbs

You are probably very confused about the differences among Chinese Chengyu, idioms and proverbs. I am going to provide the definition of each one of them and some examples to further illustrate. Hope this

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by Ben Lo | 8:14 pm

Superstitions in Taiwan – Five Superstitions that I Find Interesting

Although we are living in a technological era, superstitions still play an important part in our daily life when it comes to what we can / cannot do. Below are five superstitions that I

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by Ben Lo | 3:43 am

Taiwanese Songs on Youtube – Three Songs that You Should Give it a Try

Hi readers, today I am going to present you three of my favorite Taiwanese songs. Note that not Chinese songs; it is Taiwanese songs. Learning Chinese in Taiwan will definitely expose you to some

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by Ben Lo | 5:32 pm

How to Type in Chinese with Pinyin – 7 Steps to Get Started

As you have been learning Chinese for a while to a certain level, are you curious how do native speakers type Chinese characters on their laptop or cellphone? Let me break it down and

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by Ben Lo | 6:29 am

Singing Competition in Taiwan – Jungle Voice

Are you learning Chinese and you love music a lot? If so, you should try this singing competition program in Taiwan – Jungle Voice. Not only will you be listening to all Chinese speaking

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by Ben Lo | 4:05 am

Practice Chinese Conversation Online With Native Speakers – A Way to Improve Spoken Chinese

Hi readers, have you ever felt that you have memorized so many words but your Chinese does not seem to go anywhere? Or have you ever experienced that you have studied so much but

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by Ben Lo | 2:21 am

Learning Chinese Language Free Online – Via Podcasts

Hi readers, do you have a hard time finding free Chinese learning resource online to improve your Chinese? You have come to the right place. I have been making Chinese podcast on my end

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by Ben Lo | 8:44 pm

Chinese Red Envelopes – Some Facts You Should Know

Happy New Year 2019, readers, though the Chinese New Year has not really arrived yet. Photo credit: Solomom203 (Source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:2017_LBOT_red_envelope.jpg) What’s A Red Envelope? A red envelope is also known as a red packet or

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by Ben Lo | 7:02 pm

Differences Between Translation V.S. Interpretation – Never Mix it up Again

Do the word translation and interpretation mean the same thing? If not, what are the differences between them? Allow me to compare and contrast in the following paragraph for you. Translation (筆譯) When it

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