Why Chinese is Difficult to Learn For the Foreigners?

The eastern culture and the western culture have been separated so long, that is also a major reason that why Chinese is so difficult to learn for the westerns. Although in the past decades, Chinese have contacted with the West widely, the westerns still can not share the Chinese profound knowledge and minds. Even if the westerns want to be merged into one with Chinese, sometimes the language is not the only barrier, but the biggest barrier is the huge cultural differences.

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13 2010年1月28日 11:36:10 sz12 Culture

Alternative Names of China

1.Chixian Shenzhou (the Sacred Earth and Divine Land)

In the Chinese historical book Shiji-Biographies of Mencius and Xunqing, there was a man named Yanyan in the Qi State in the Warring States Period (475-221BC) who said that China was Chixian Shenzhou (the sacred earth and divine land). From then on, people sometimes called China Chixian Shenzhou. But people usually used this name separately to call China Chixian or Shenzhou.

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0 2009年6月22日 16:18:49 sz12 Culture

Top 10 Chinese Lucky Symbols

Chinese characters usually have one or more meanings and some of them are particularly loved by Chinese people. Here is the top ten list of the lucky ones.

1.) Fu - Blessing, Good Fortune, Good Luck
Fu is one of the most popular Chinese characters used in Chinese New Year. It is often posted upside down on the front door of a house or an apartment. The upside down fu means good luck came since the character for upsite down in Chinese sounds the same as the character for came.
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0 2009年6月8日 15:15:39 sz12 Culture

Religion - China Culture

The main religions of China are Buddhism, Islam, Christianity, and Taoism, along with Shamanism, Eastern Orthodox Christianity and the Dongba religion.BuddhismIntroduced to China in about the first ce

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1 2008年12月16日 17:30:54 sz12 Culture

Chinese Paper-cut

Folk paper-cut is an ancient traditional folk art in China. It has a long history and a special pattern and is loved by people at home and abroad. Chinese paper-cut art, which can be dated back to 2,000 years ago, is one of the most popular traditional arts in China.

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0 2008年12月11日 11:17:46 sz12 Culture

China National Flag

The National Flag of China has bright red bases with five golden stars adorning it on the upper left side corner. The star on the left is larger than the other four, and it represents the Communist Party of China. The other four represents millions of Chinese people.

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0 2008年12月11日 11:14:24 sz12 Culture

Sweet and Sour Pork - Chinese Food

This classic restaurant dish consists of pieces of deep-fried pork, pineapple and sweet bell pepper coated with a sweet and sour sauce. It is popular with families hoping for a lot of grandchildren, a

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0 2008年11月8日 21:39:53 sz12 Culture

Kung Pao Chicken - Chinese food

This spicy dish with peanuts (a symbol of longevity in Chinese culture) chili peppers and chicken comes from the province of Szechuan in western China. The exact origins of Kung Pao Chicken are lost to history.

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0 2008年10月30日 22:00:57 sz12 Culture

Har Gau dumplings - Chinese Food

Although not a traditional New Year food, dumplings of all types are enjoyed more frequently during the New Year season. Har Gau (also spelled Har Gow) are the steamed shrimp dumplings with the translucent wrapper

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0 2008年10月26日 21:02:35 sz12 Culture

Spring Rolls - Chinese Food

Spring rolls symbolize wealth and prosperity, since their color and shape is similar to a gold bar. (Another appetizer that symbolizes wealth, Clam Sycee, is thought to resemble gold or silver bouillion). Originally, spring rolls were filled with vegetables in celebration of the coming of Spring; shrimp and barbecued pork were added later.

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0 2008年10月26日 20:58:41 sz12 Culture

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