Yoyo Chinese Blog
10 years of articles written by Chinese language learning experts covering everything you'd want to know about Chinese culture and language learning best practices.
2024: Unveiling the Year of the Green Dragon
2024 marks the rare "Year of the Green Dragon" in the Chinese zodiac. This blog explores the significance of dragons in Chinese culture, including idioms and notable figures who embody the dragon's spirit.
Navigate China with Ease: 60 Beginner Phrases for Everyday Mandarin
If you’re itching to say more than just 你好 (nǐ hǎo) at your local dim sum spot, or want to impress with more than 谢谢 (xiè xie) at the end of a business meeting, this article is for you!
A Taste of Home: My Encounter with Chinese Food in America
A funny and insightful story of a native Chinese person's first experience with Chinese food in America.
Coping with COVID-19: Three Wuxia names go viral in China
Learn how the COVID-19 pandemic has brought unexpected fame to classical martial art characters 杨康 (yáng kāng) and 杨过 (yáng guò).
2022 - Year of the (Water) Tiger
Learn all about the Year of the Tiger in the Chinese Zodiac and Chinese culture.
25 Common Chinese Idioms You Should Know - Part 2
Learn how to use five of the most common Chinese idioms: 小心翼翼, 爱不释手, 迫不及待, 知足常乐, and 丢三落四.
25 Common Chinese Idioms You Should Know - Part 1
Learn how to use five of the most common Chinese idioms: 半途而废, 不可思议, 废寝忘食, 东张西望, and 不相上下.
Learn the 24 Chinese Solar Terms - A Cultural Understanding of the 2022 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony
Learn all about the 24 Chinese solar terms featured in the 2022 Winter Olympics opening ceremony.
Textbook Chinese vs. Real-World Chinese
Which is more helpful to study, textbook Chinese or real-world Chinese? The answer is yes!
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