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  • Top 10 China Souvenirs

    Top 10 China Souvenirs

    It can be hard deciding what to take back from China for yourself, or for others. That's why we've compiled a list of the top ten different China souvenirs to take home for friends and family. Tea 茶叶 Cháyè Because tea plays such a big role in daily life, tea quality varies throughout different shops too. If you want normal tea that people drink on a day to day basis, check convenience stores and supermarkets. In many supermarkets it will even be possible to buy many different types of tea by the gram. Where you can buy it! Shanghai: Tianshan Tea City Beijing: Maliandao Tea Market Chengdu: Wukuaishi Tea Market Silk 丝绸 sīchóu Perhaps one of the most popular products to take home for female relatives, silk products are an old favorite. Nice silk clothing can be quite expensive, depending on the quality. The same goes for bedding sets, but smaller items such as pillow cases, bags, and accessories are more affordable and widely available at tourist sites. Where you can buy it! Shanghai: Huaihai Road Market Beijing: Yaxiu Clothes Market Jewelry 珠宝 zhūbǎo Another favorite for the ladies is jewelry, of which there is a ton in China. Many stores will sell cheaper bracelets and necklaces, and areas near temples will often sell Tibetan-inspired jewelry which is made using silver and a combination of orange and blue stones. Where you can buy it! Shanghai: Lao Fengxiang Silverware Shop Beijing: Yonghe Lama Temple Chopsticks 筷子 kuàizi If you're planning on taking your new chopstick skills home, you'll have to get some chopsticks here. Chopsticks are really easy to find, as stores throughout the country sell beautiful boxes of chopsticks whether you're looking to buy just the one pair, or ten identical pairs. Cloisonne 景泰蓝 Jǐngtàilán Cloisonne products were introduced into China a long time ago, and are very popular throughout the country. You'll find vases, beads, jewelry, plates, and other trinkets readily available throughout your travels. Not all of it is of the same quality, and this is important to keep in mind when you are bargaining. Where you can buy it! Shanghai: Yuyuan Bazaar Beijing: Enamel Factory Chinese Knots 中国结 Zhōngguó jié The Chinese art of knotting is an ancient art that produces beautiful pieces. Whether you're looking for something small like a key chain or a bigger piece to hang up in your house, they come in all shapes and sizes. They are usually red, but there are always varieties. Calligraphy 书法 shūfǎ Chinese calligraphy is an art that is famous throughout the world, and pieces of intricately made art can be bought to hang up on your wall, no matter what size. Spirits 白酒 báijiǔ For the really manly men out there, or those with a strong stomach, Chinese spirits and wines may be the best gifts. Peking Masks 京剧面具 Jīngjù miànjù The opera is a huge part of Chinese entertainment, and the masks are an important part of the overall show, especially in Beijing Opera. Mao Memorabilia 毛主席纪念品 Máo zhǔxí jìniànpǐn Mao memorabilia is a huge trade in China, and you'll find items such as the little red book, watches, propaganda posters, school books from the Mao era, and more. Okay! You’d like to buy loads of souvenirs, but how to bargain in China? Next time we will talk about it: Smart Shopping in China——Bargain! Follow us: Facebook: facebook.com/MiracleMandarin/ Twitter: twitter.com/mmandarinschool Instagram: instagram.com/miraclemandarin/ Phone: (86-21)-6247-6388 Email: info@miraclemandarin.com Address: 21F, 319 Changde Road (corner of West Beijing Road) Closest metro: Line 2/7 Jing'an Temple, Exit 3/10, A 5 min walk away Website: www.miraclemandarin.com WeChat: mmchineseschool Miracle Mandarin Learn Mandarin / Chinese Learn Chinese in Shanghai / at Miracle Mandarin
  • New Intensive Chinese course for Beginner on December

    New Intensive Chinese course for Beginner on December

    New Intensive Chinese course for Beginner The fastest way to learn Mandarin Chinese is to take an intensive Chinese course in China. The most popular program at Miracle Mandarin is the 4 to 12 months program with half day classes, half day free time for students to explore the local culture, join events, meet people, and more. Starting Date: December 5th To enroll this course, please feel free to contact us. Tel: 86-21 6247 6388 Email: info@miraclemandarin.com Address: 21F, 319 Changde Road (Corner of West Beijing Road), Shanghai
  • Teachers and Students of Hebei University visited Miracle Mandarin

    Teachers and Students of Hebei University visited Miracle Mandarin

    Teachers and students at English department of Hebei University visited Miracle Mandarin Chinese Language School onNovember 21st, 2016. Teacher Shen introduced the Chinese learning materials, tools and teaching videos which are made by Miracle Mandarin on the welcome meeting. The teachers and students learnt a lot from Shen’s introduction. Ms. Zhu, leader of the visiting team said that they could teach English through the way as we teach Chinese. Then, the students had one-week internship at Miracle Mandarin. They came into contact with different work and learned how to teach Chinese. They also experienced a culture lecture about Chinese traditional painting at Miracle Mandarin, and they showed a lot of interest in this kind of activity. On Thanksgiving Day, the students finished their internship successfully and happily. Follow us: Facebook: facebook.com/MiracleMandarin/ Twitter: twitter.com/mmandarinschool Instagram: instagram.com/miraclemandarin/ Phone: (86-21)-6247-6388 Email: info@miraclemandarin.com Address: 21F, 319 Changde Road (corner of West Beijing Road) Closest metro: Line 2/7 Jing'an Temple, Exit 3/10, A 5 min walk away Website: www.miraclemandarin.com WeChat: mmchineseschool Miracle Mandarin Learn Mandarin / Chinese Learn Chinese in Shanghai / at Miracle Mandarin
  • The Big Bang Theory is getting an offshoot

    The Big Bang Theory is getting an offshoot

    The biggest comedy series on television is getting an offshoot. I’ve learned that CBS is in negotiations for The Big Bang Theory spinoff titled Sheldon, after one of the main characters on the original series played by Emmy winner Jim Parsons. Details of the new series are being kept under wraps, but I hear it is a prequel, described as a Malcolm in the Middle-esque single-camera family comedy centered on the child prodigy Sheldon character at age 12. I hear the project, which is yet to be written, is getting a pilot order, though sources suggest that it is considered a shoo-in for a series pickup for next season. I hear Sheldon is produced by Big Bang co-creator/executive producer Chuck Lorre, executive producer/show runner Steve Molaro and Parsons. Big Bang co-creator/exec producer Bill Prady also is expected to be involved in some capacity. source: http://www.hjenglish.com/ Follow us: FACEBOOK: facebook.com/MiracleMandarin/ Twitter: twitter.com/mmandarinschool Instagram: instagram.com/miraclemandarin/ Phone: (86-21)-6247-6388 Email: info@miraclemandarin.com Address: 21F, 319 Changde Road (corner of West Beijing Road) Closest metro: Line 2/7 Jing'an Temple, Exit 3/10, A 5 min walk away Website: www.miraclemandarin.com WeChat: mmchineseschool Miracle Mandarin Learn Mandarin / Chinese Learn Chinese in Shanghai / at Miracle Mandarin
  • Miracle Mandairn: HSK Level 4 Vocabulary (1)

    Miracle Mandairn: HSK Level 4 Vocabulary (1)

    Learn Chinese with Miracle Mandarin Phone: (86-21)-6247-6388 Email: info@miraclemandarin.com Address: 21F, 319 Changde Road (corner of West Beijing Road) Closest metro: Line 2/7 Jing'an Temple, Exit 3/10, A 5 min walk away Website: www.miraclemandarin.com WeChat: mmchineseschool Miracle Mandarin Learn Mandarin / Chinese Learn Chinese in Shanghai / at Miracle Mandarin
  • New Intensive Chinese course for Beginner

    New Intensive Chinese course for Beginner

    New Intensive Chinese course for Beginner The fastest way to learn Mandarin Chinese is to take an intensive Chinese course in China. The most popular program at Miracle Mandarin is the 4 to 12 months program with half day classes, half day free time for students to explore the local culture, join events, meet people, and more. Starting Date: November 7th To enroll this course, please feel free to contact us. Tel: 86-21 6247 6388 Email: info@miraclemandarin.com Address: 21F, 319 Changde Road (Corner of West Beijing Road), Shanghai Phone: (86-21)-6247-6388 Email: info@miraclemandarin.com Address: 21F, 319 Changde Road (corner of West Beijing Road) Closest metro: Line 2/7 Jing'an Temple, Exit 3/10, A 5 min walk away Website: www.miraclemandarin.com WeChat: mmchineseschool Miracle Mandarin Learn Mandarin / Chinese Learn Chinese in Shanghai / at Miracle Mandarin
  • Miracle Mandarin Survival Chinese: 10 useful Words

    Miracle Mandarin Survival Chinese: 10 useful Words

    1. Nihao ("Hello") If you’re going to spend the majority of a conversation, grinning like a fool and making questionable hand gestures, I find it’s best to start things off on a good foot with a friendly nihao. 2. Xiexie ("Thank You") Just as it’s important to start things off on a friendly foot, I like to wrap up most of my conversations with a grateful xiexie. 3. Zaijian ("Goodbye") Sometimes I tack this on to the end of a conversation when I really feel like showing off. You could also say "hui jian" which means "see you later" if you're feeling particularly fancy. But, this might not always be the best idea. Depending on how awkward or confusing the conversation might have been for the Chinese person involved, I suppose telling them that you’ll "see them later" might be seen as a threat – akin to the Terminator saying "I'll be back." 4. Buzhidao ("I don't know.") I can never remember the Mandarin expression for "I don't speak Chinese" as it's kind of long and cumbersome. Besides, using this phrase doesn't seem all that necessary for me. It's pretty obvious to anyone after about thirty seconds of my grinning and gesturing routine that I can't communicate in any kind of meaningful way. Despite this, every once in a while someone will insist on trying to have a conversation with me to which I respond with buzhidao. Again, you'd think it would be obvious to pretty much everyone that I do not know anything about pretty much anything. 5. Your Nationality Probably my favorite thing to tell people in China is my nationality. Usually, I just tell them it right away before they even get a chance to ask me. Like, right after I say nihao I might yell out, "American!" You know, so I can really cut to the chase and leave out all that meaningless small talk. And because, well, I don’t really know any small talk. Plus, I love the word for American in Chinese. The word for America is Meiguo or "beautiful land," so an American is a Meiguo ren or "person of the beautiful land." How cool is that? It sounds like I'm from some awesome planet filled with unicorns and rainbows and beautiful people and super-sized cheeseburgers. 6. Dou shao qian? ("How much?") Obviously, this is a really useful phrase when haggling with taxi drivers or vendors, but it’s also kind of a trick question. The trick being that after you ask the question, the person will answer you. But they won't use words; they will use numbers. 7. Numbers 1-10 I was really super proud of myself when I first learned my numbers in Mandarin. I felt like I had conquered the world! I marched outside to share my newfound numeral skills with the locals, only to discover that even numbers are hard in Chinese. For example, two is er, but when you’re using it to count something, like money, it’s liang. And, for some reason, the people in my area pronounce the word for four (si) just like the word for ten (shi). 8. Zhe ge ("This" or "This one") I use this a lot while ordering food from street vendors or at restaurants with picture menus. All you have to do is point at what you want and say zhe ge. 9. Dui ("You are correct" or "yes") This expression is also really handy. I use it all the time to answer questions, just like "sure" or "okay." For example, "Okay, that price is fine" or "Sure, drop me off here" or "Yes, you can have one of my sisters. I have three." 10. A secret weapon I think it’s important when learning a language (especially when you learn one as atrociously as I do), to learn a phrase or two that most people wouldn’t expect you to know. This keeps people on their toes and makes them think that maybe you know more than you’re letting on. They might even think you’re a lot smarter than they originally suspected and this whole gesturing and grinning thing is just a crazy act that you do. source: http://www.unbravegirl.com/ Phone: (86-21)-6247-6388 Email: info@miraclemandarin.com Address: 21F, 319 Changde Road (corner of West Beijing Road) Closest metro: Line 2/7 Jing'an Temple, Exit 3/10, A 5 min walk away Website: www.miraclemandarin.com WeChat: mmchineseschool Miracle Mandarin Learn Mandarin / Chinese Learn Chinese in Shanghai / at Miracle Mandarin
  • Miracle Mandarin: HSK Level 3 Vocabulary (10)

    Miracle Mandarin: HSK Level 3 Vocabulary (10)

    1.阿姨 āyí n. aunt āyí, qǐngwèn fùjìn yǒu dìtiězhàn ma? 阿姨, 请问 附近 有 地铁站 吗? Madam, is there any subway station nearby? 2.啊 a int. used to express surprise,exclamation or promise A, zhèr zhēn piàoliàng a! 啊, 这儿 真 漂亮 啊! Wow! What a beautiful place! 3.矮 ǎi adj. short, low Dìdi de gèzi bǐ wǒ ǎi. 弟弟 的 个子 比 我 矮。 My younger brother is shorter than I. 4.爱好 àihào n. hobby;an interest; fancy Wǒ zuì dà de àihǎo jiù shì dǎ lánqiú. 我 最 大 的 爱好 就 是 打 篮球。 My favorite hobby is playing basketball. 5.爱好 àihào v. be fond of or keen on; have a taste for Wǒ cóng xiǎo jiù àihǎo yīnyuè. 我 从 小 就 爱好 音乐。 I am fond of music from childhood. 6.安静 ānjìng adj. noiseless;quiet;calm Túshūguǎn lǐmian hěn ānjìng. 图书馆 里面 很 安静。 It is pretty quiet in the library. 7.安静 ānjìng v. quiet down; keep silent Háizimen dōu shuì zháo le, jiā li ānjìng le xiàlai. 孩子们 都 睡 着 了, 家里 安静 了 下来。 Kids fall asleep and the house quiets down. 8.把 bǎ prep. dealing with, used before an object, followed by a transitive verb Qǐng bǎ zhuōzi shang de qiānbǐ dì gěi wǒ. 请 把 桌子 上 的 铅笔 递 给 我。 Please pass the pencil on the desk to me. 9.把 bǎ nm. used for things with a handle Kètīng li yǒu sì bǎ yǐzi. 客厅 里 有 四 把 椅子。 There are four chairs in the living room. 10.班 bān n. class Wǒ zài sān niánjí èr bān. 我 在 三 年级 二 班。 I'm in Class 2, Grade 3. 11.搬 bān v. carry; move Qǐng bāng wǒ bǎ zhè zhāng zhuōzi bān dào lóuxià hǎo ma? 请 帮 我 把 这 张 桌子 搬 到 楼下 好 吗? Could you please help me move this desk upstairs? 12.办法 bànfǎ n. way; means; measure; step to take; method; resource Nǐ bié jí, wǒmen zài xiǎngxiang biéde bànfǎ. 你 别 急, 我们 再 想想 别的 办法。 Don't worry. Let's try other ways. 13.办公室 bàngōngshì n. office Qǐngwèn, xiàozhǎng bàngōngshì zěnme zǒu? 请问, 校长 办公室 怎么 走? Excuse me, how to go to the headmaster's office? 14.半 bàn num. half Xiànzài shì xiàwǔ liǎng diǎn bàn. 现在 是 下午 两 点 半。 It is 2:30 p.m. now. 15.帮忙 bāngmáng v. help;give a helping hand;do a favor;lend a hand Yīnwèi yǒu nǐ bāngmáng, zhè jiàn shìqing cái chǔlǐ de zhème hǎo. 因为 有 你 帮忙, 这 件 事情 才 处理 得 这么 好。 Due to your help, I could have handled it very well. 16.包 bāo n. bag Wǒ de bāo wàng zài chūzūchē shàng le. 我 的 包 忘 在 出租车 上 了。 I forgot my bag in the taxi. 17.饱 bǎo adj. not hungry, full Wǒ yǐjīng chī bǎo le. 我 已经 吃 饱 了。 I am already full. 18.北方 běifāng n. north Dōngtiān, běifāng bǐ nánfāng lěng duō le. 冬天, 北方 比 南方 冷 多 了。 In Winter, north China is much colder than north China. 19.被 bèi prep. be made or forced, indicating passive voice Cídiǎn bèi Wáng lǎoshī jiè zǒu le. 词典 被 王老师 借 走 了。 The dictionary is borrowed by Teacher Wang. 20.鼻子 bízi n. nose Xīfāng rén de bízi hěn gāo, tèbié piàoliàng. 西方 人 的 鼻子 很 高, 特别 漂亮。 Western people have a very high nose which makes them very beautiful. source:http://www.mandarintalk.com.cn/ Phone: (86-21)-6247-6388 Email: info@miraclemandarin.com Address: 21F, 319 Changde Road (corner of West Beijing Road) Closest metro: Line 2/7 Jing'an Temple, Exit 3/10, A 5 min walk away Website: www.miraclemandarin.com WeChat: mmchineseschool Miracle Mandarin Learn Mandarin / Chinese Learn Chinese in Shanghai / at Miracle Mandarin
  • Miracle Mandarin Chinese Language School

    Miracle Mandarin Chinese Language School

    Specialized in teaching Chinese as a second language Official Chinese Level Test (HSK) center 10,000+ successful students Student visa is provided to qualified students. Partners Accredited school of USST (University of Shanghai for Science and Technology) Accredited school of CSN (Swedish National Board of Student Aid,CSN) Field base of Shanghai Normal University Authorized National Official HSK test centre Shanghai Expatriates Association Shanghai Finnish Association Stepping Stones Charity Organization Popular Programs Instensive mandarin program 1 to 1 vip tutoring class Online live class Online video lessons Summer Camp To learn more about the school and programs please visit www.miraclemandarin.com or contact us. Tel: 86-21 6247 6388 Email: info@miraclemandarin.com Address: 21F, 319 Changde Road (Corner of West Beijing Road), Shanghai Follow us: Facebook: facebook.com/MiracleMandarin/ Twitter: twitter.com/mmandarinschool Instagram: instagram.com/miraclemandarin/ Youtube: youtube.com/user/miraclemandarin Linkedin: linkedin.com/company/miracle-mandarin
  • Miracle Mandarin: HSK Level 3 Vocabulary (8)

    Miracle Mandarin: HSK Level 3 Vocabulary (8)

    1. 比较 bǐjiào adv. fairly; quite Míngtiān huì bǐjiào lěng, nǐ duō chuān diǎnr yīfu. 明天 会 比较 冷, 你 多 穿 点儿 衣服。 It will be cold tomorrow so you should wear more clothes. 2. 比赛 bǐsài n. competition Jīntiān wǎnshàng yǒu yì chǎng zúqiú bǐsài, nǐ kàn ma? 今天 晚上 有 一 场 足球 比赛, 你看吗? There will a football match tonight, would you like to watch it? 3. 比赛 bǐsài v. compete Tāmen zài bǐ sài chàng gē ne. 他们 在 比赛 唱歌 呢。 They are conducting a singing contest. 4. 笔记本 bǐjìběn n. notebook Lǎoshī jiǎng de nèiróng, wǒ dōu jì zài bǐjìběn shàng le. 老师 讲 的 内容, 我 都 记 在 笔记本 上 了。 I have written down what the teacher taught us in class. 5. 笔记本 bǐjìběn n. laptop Zhè jiù shì nǐ xīn mǎi de bǐjìběn? 这 就 是 你 新 买 的 笔记本? Is this your new notebook? 6. 必须 bìxū adv. must; have to Nǐ xiànzài bìxū qù yīyuàn. 你 现在 必须 去 医院。 You have to go to the hospital now. 7. 变化 biànhuà n. change; variation Shí nián méiyǒu huí guò lǎo jiā le, jiā xiāng de biàn huà tèbié dà. 十 年 没有 回 过 老家 了, 家乡 的 变化 特别 大。 It has been ten years since I didn't return to my hometown which has changed a lot. 8. 变化 biànhuà v. change; vary Shànghǎi biànhuà de tài kuài le. 上海 变化 得 太 快 了。 Shanghai changes so rapidly. 9. 别人 biéren pron. other people; another person Biérén dōu zǒu le ma? 别人 都 走 了 吗? Did other people leave? 10. 宾馆 bīnguǎn n. hotel Qǐngwèn zhèr fùjìn yǒu bīnguǎn ma? 请问 这儿 附近 有 宾馆 吗? Excuse me, is there any hotels nearby? 11. 冰箱 bīngxiāng n. refrigerator Děi bǎ gāngcái mǎi de cài dōu fàng dào bīngxiāng lǐmian. 得 把 刚才 买 的 菜 都 放 到 冰箱 里面。 We should put the vegetables I bought just now into the refrigerator. 12. 不但 …… 而且…… búdàn… érqiě… conj. moreover; not only… but also… Tā búdàn huì shuō Hànyǔ, érqiě shuō de tèbié liúlì. 他 不但 会 说 汉语, 而且 说 得 特别 流利。 He can not only speak Chinese but also he speaks very fluently. 13. 才 cái adv. late, indicating just happened Nǐ zěnme cái lái a, wǒ dōu děng nǐ bàn gè xiǎoshí le. 你 怎么 才 来 啊, 我 都 等 你 半 个 小时 了。 Why are you so late? I have waited you for half an hour. 14. 才 cái adv. just; only (indicating only one solution) Zhè chǎng bǐsài, zhī yǒu tā shàngchǎng, wǒmen cái néng yíng. 这 场 比赛, 只 有 他 上场, 我们 才 能 赢。 For the contest, if only he would join, we can win it. 15. 菜单 càidān n. menu Fúwùyuán, qǐng bāng wǒ ná yíxià càidān. 服务员, 请 帮 我 拿 一下 菜单。 Waiter, please take me a menu. Phone: (86-21)-6247-6388 Email: info@miraclemandarin.com Address: 21F, 319 Changde Road (corner of West Beijing Road) Closest metro: Line 2/7 Jing'an Temple, Exit 3/10, A 5 min walk away Website: www.miraclemandarin.com WeChat: mmchineseschool Miracle Mandarin Learn Mandarin / Chinese Learn Chinese in Shanghai / at Miracle Mandarin
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