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Valentine’s day! Ways to say “I love you” in Chinese

Valentine's day in China falls under the ‘shopping holiday’ category, right alongside 11.11 (singles day), it’s a commercial holiday that young couples like to celebrate. The reason for it not being widely celebrated is that ‘western’ valentine’s day normally falls very close to Spring Festival, so most families will be celebrating that instead. For example, this …

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What are some main differences between Chinese and English?

If you just read the title you are probably thinking the answer is ‘Everything!’ and you aren’t wrong, Mandarin Chinese and English are very different languages. Tones vs Intonation Let’s start with the most basic one Tones and Intonation. Chinese has 4 tones (5 if you count the silent tone), as an example, the word …

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