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January 2017

Top 10 Chinese Internet Slang -2016–Top 1

同学聚会,一同学指着外面的宝马说,我教师,另一同学指着外面的奔驰说:厉害了,我医生。另一同学指着外面的保时捷说,厉害了,我律师。最后我指着外面的出租车说:厉害了,我的哥。 In a students reunion party, student A pointed to a BMW car parking outside and said, that’s my car, I am a teacher. Classmate B pointed to a Benz car and said “that’s my car, I am a doctor.” Classmate C pointed to a Porsche car and said “amazing, I am a lawyer”. The last one is me. I pointed to the Taxi and said “Amazing, I am a taxi driver”. Taxi driver in Chinese is ‘的哥’(di ge ). Literally it means I am taxi driver. However, it can also separated as ‘我的’ ‘哥’ which literally means my brother. ‘我的’ is pronounced similar to English ‘word’. Amazing (厉害了 lì hài le): Someone is doing something amazing. Word Bro (我的哥 wǒde gē):sign with emotion when something happened surprisingly. 例句:Examples: A:我要去美国旅游。(A: Wǒ yào qù Měiguó lǚyóu) Student A: I am going to travel to America. B:厉害了,word哥。(Tóngxué B: Lìhàile, Wǒde gē) ) Student B: amazing, my bro. A:我们一起学德语吧!我想学第四种语言。 (A: Wǒmen yìqǐ xué Déyǔ ba! A: Let’s study German together! I want to lean the fourth foreign language. B:厉害了,word哥。(B: Lìhàile, Wǒde gē) ) B: Amazing, my bro.

October 2014

Culture Shock Series Two – “Body Torture”

Over a decade ago, there was a movie called Gua Sha Treatment which is designed to discuss the culture difference.That’s the very part I am going to tell you today-Chinese Body Treatment. There are several popular body treatments among Chinese, you may have heard about them, such as Acupuncture,Cupping,Foot Massage,Gua Sha and etc.All these treatments [...]

Culture Shock Series One – “Face”

China enjoys an international reputation for the “Face” thing. Deep down, the “Face” thing stems from the sense of self-respect and dignity. The people all around the world definitely regard self-respect and dignity as important as each Chinese.Then why we Chinese are famous for the “Face” thing, which contributes to one of the culture shocks [...]

January 2014

December 2013

November 2013

Traditional Chinese Instrument & Courtyard Tour

To experience the traditional Chinese culture and have a taste of ancient Chinese musical instrument Guqin. We invited Chinese Guqin Culture Research Association Secretary General-Han Wu to gave the Edu Au Pairs a wonderful lecture to get to know this amazing old art as well as other Chinese cultures.