Learn chinese | Chinesehour

October 2007


Today, the Chinese proverb we learn is something about the dumplings. It is commonly used when you want to describe someone who is not good at speaking in public though he/she is a learned person.
茶   壶     里   煮    饺子   —   倒   不   出来
cháhú   lǐ    zhǔ  jiǎozǐ— dǎo  bù chūlái
Boiling dumplings in a teapot — no way […]

Today, the Chinese proverb we learn is something about the canon and the mosquito, it is very interesting to describe a fuss over a trife. It was created by Confucius though there was no  canon at all at that time.
高   射     炮    打     蚊子  — 大 材  小     用
Gāo shè pào dǎ wénzi - […]

Chow mein (Simplified Chinese: 炒面, Traditional Chinese: 炒麪/炒麵; pinyin: chǎomiàn; literally “stir-fried noodles”) is an American Chinese stir-fried dish consisting of noodles, meat, and cabbage and other vegetables. It is often served as a specific dish at westernised Chinese restaurants with soy sauce and vegetables such as celery, bamboo shoots, and water chestnuts. Crunchy chow […]

Fried rice (Simplified Chinese: 炒饭, Traditional Chinese: 炒飯; pinyin: chǎofàn) is a popular component of Chinese cuisine. It originated as a home dish from China around 4000 BC, made from cold leftover rice fried with other leftover ingredients. It is often served as the penultimate dish in Chinese banquets (just before dessert).
There are dozens of […]

Today, I’d like to share the Erhu melody: 二泉映月 Two Springs Reflect the Moon (The Moon Reflected in Two Spring) , the best part of Chinese music to our Chinese learners. Please play and enjoy the music while you are reading my introduction.
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Play here to listen to the music.
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The Erhu 二胡, also called ‘Huqin’, was introduced […]

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