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Lantern Festival Riddles

In Chinese by Gwilym James

Lantern Festival (Yuánxiāo jié (元宵节) ) is the first significant holiday after the Lunar New Year break. It coincides with the first full moon of the month, and is synonymous with beautiful and intricate lanterns, eating …

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Chinese Radicals: The Beginner’s Guide

In Uncategorized by Skritter

It’s common for beginners and sometimes even more advanced students to lack an understanding of how Chinese characters are structured. This includes misconceptions about components and radicals. In this article, I’m going to address some …

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Mandarin Chinese Polyphones

In Chinese by Sarah Heath

This is a guest post from That’s Mandarin. Find out more at the end of this article. Having trouble distinguishing between when to use a certain pronunciation for the same character? Ever not understood a sentence …