Mandarin Love: Chinese Phrases On Love and Destiny

In China, love and destiny are as inseparable as Chinese New Year and fireworks. So if you want to talk love in Mandarin Chinese, some of the best phrases invoke or suggest destiny. Here are a handful of my favorite idioms.

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Ask the Yangxifu: Language Barriers in Love

Sara Jaaksola offers insight from her own relationship with a Chinese man on what to do when language barriers get in the way of your love.

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Travel China with the Yangxifu: Getting Beyond the “Postcard China”

Sometimes the best China travel happens off the tourist circuit. Find the more everyday side of China, and/or Chinese culture, on your trip, with these ideas.

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How I Learned to Read Chinese, Published on Matador

Matador just published my article titled “How I Learned to Read Chinese.”

For those of you dying to know about my path to fluency, this piece tracks how I left illiteracy in Chinese behind.

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