The Spring Mob

One creative segment of 2017 CCTV Spring Festival Gala for the Year of Rooster to me was the Flash Mob (  快闪 kuài shǎn)  item “Greetings from the overseas Chinese”. Kuài means fast and shǎn means to dodge, hence it means a group of people who perform suddenly and quickly dodging the onlookers after the …

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Springing into action

Below picture (taken from www.news.cn) depicts a woman who is working in the field at Xincun Village of Siba Town in Luocheng Mulao Autonomous County, south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region on Feb. 20, 2019.  It is the time that people across China begin to engage in farming in early Spring. We will cover chūn …

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Let it Snow!

Below shows that a giant panda is resting when snow visits Beijing Zoo on Feb. 12, 2019. Source : www.news.cn. Beijing is a two-syllable word comprising of Běi (third tone) and jīng (fourth tone). We will cover the individual syllables of Běijīng in Lesson 5, so stay tuned!