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The Character: Jing

As we all know, Beijing and Nanjing are two of China’s modern metropolises. Well, do you know the reason that whey they both use the character jing in their names? In fact, jing means capital city, and accordingly Nanjing and Beijing were both once imperial capitals. Also, Xi’an and Luoyang were also both known respectively [...]

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Language Variety in China

China has 56 nationalities within its territory. The Han, Hui and Manchu nationalities all use the Chinese language, and the Mongolian, Tibetan, Uygur, Kazak, Kirgiz, Korean, Yi, Dai, Lahu, Jingpo, Xibe and Russian nationalities have their own written languages. Most of these languages have a comparatively long history. Among them, the Mongolian nationality has a [...]

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Why are you learning Chinese?

Whether you are just starting your studies of Chinese language or not or have been studying for a while, it’s of great importance that you’re conscious of your motivations for wanting to learn the language. You might even have a few apparently good reasons for learning Chinese, such as: “Chinese is the language of the [...]

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