Month: September 2016

Survival Mandarin – Hanyu Pinyin

As mentioned in our post Survival Mandarin – Getting Started, Hanyu Pinyin (or Pinyin for short) is the most widely-used romanization system for Standard (or Mandarin) Chinese today. It is the official transliteration system in the People’s Republic of China, in Malaysia, in Singapore and in Taiwan. Most learners today use Pinyin to aid them in…

National Day and Golden Week.

Do you know whose birthday is coming up on October 1st? That’s right, the world’s most populated country is celebrating the 67th year of its founding. This event is commemorated by Chinese National Day (国庆节, guó qìng jié) with extensive activities and displays all over the country.

Tips for the Weekend: Trip to Shanghai.

You’ve been in Shenyang for a long time and have already seen everything in the city and outside? Then this article is for you. China is a very big country with a lot of beautiful cities and towns, national parks and places to visit. You have a great possibility to spend your weekends walking along…

Counting in China

Have you ever been to a store in China and people tried to communicate with you with strange hand gestures? In this country, you can actually count to ten using only one hand. And, if you are really savvy, you can even count all the way up to 99 with your hands alone. These number…

Services for Yuqinfu Tenants – Airport Pick-Up and Drop-Off.

Catching a taxi in Shenyang is not always the easiest thing. Cab drivers in this city do not have an easy job, what with traffic jams, frequent accidents and sometimes harsh climactic conditions (being baked or having to learn how to swim during the summer and having to contend with icy roads and heavy snow…