Most are unflattering, and some are even downright derogatory. In other words, they’d be right at home in any standup comedy routine.
I married a Chinese man. So it was inevitable that one day my language learning would extend to that forbidden territory – cursing in Mandarin Chinese.
Asian cultures take great pride and thought into picking names. Each combination of characters should sound nice and have meanings of virtue or aspirations.
I always used to think you were cool and open-minded. You voted for Obama. You had a terrific downward dog pose. One of your friends was Chinese.
It’s amazing to finally connect with my husband’s family/friends in the local dialect. Learning your partner’s obscure language or dialect is a LOT of fun.
Guest Post: Learn Mandarin Chinese – What to Call Chinese Family for Western Women Married to Chinese Men
An introduction to some of the basics every Western woman who marries a Chinese man should know when it comes to what to call your Chinese family members.
Last week, Matador Network just published my article titled “The 18 Funniest Chinese Phrases (and How to Use Them)“. Here’s a snippet of the article: 1. Chinese people aren’t just in a class all their own. They’re “a crane among a flock of chickens.” (鹤立鸡群, hèlìjīqún) 2. In Chinese, you’re not better late than never. […]
“Listening to Chinese love songs is one of the very best ways to learn Chinese….Here are four we especially like!”
“We’d like to highlight several more very well known Chinese phrases dealing with matters of the heart and highlighting the… passion lovers can have…”
A reader working on a fantastic new Chinese language learning game — which has a white girl with Asian male love interests in it — needs beta testers!