9 Interesting Facts About Korean Culture Culture & Cuisine / Culture & History

I truly honestly believe that learning a bit about the culture(s) of the language(s) that you’re studying can go a long way in helping you to feel more attached to the language. Earlier, I discussed the importance of sociolinguistics – how culture ties into language – and to continue that conversation, I’d like to share culture guides for various countries around the world to help...

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Visiting the Great Wall of China Travel

A trip to 北京 Beijing, China wouldn’t be complete without going to see the 长城, the Great Wall. It’s certainly worthy of all the attention it deserves, and it is definitely worth spending a day 爬 climbing it. Like most other attractions in China, however, the Great Wall is often packed with tourists, especially during the weekends and holidays. About the Great Wall The Great...

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Doors in Beijing, China Travel

Whenever I travel, one of the things that most catches my eyes are the doors and doorways I come across. And in Beijing, China, there were so many beautiful doors and doorways that I found myself with my 照相机 (zhàoxiàngjī) camera constantly at the ready. I noticed that many of these 门 (mén) doors were painted 红色 (hóngsé) red. In China, red is an auspicious...

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Fluent Forever Review | Language Reading Challenge Language Resources

Welcome to the sixth official Language Reading Challenge Update and Linkup! As a quick recap, you can check out the previous months’ challenges here: January // Book about the culture of the area you’re studying February // Book in your target language March // Travel book or travelogue related to region that uses the language you’re studying April // Book about the language that you’re learning...

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Street Foods in Beijing Culture & Cuisine

Food is seriously one of my favourite things about travel. I love trying out new dishes and snacks whenever I’m abroad (and even when I go on a local adventure near home). While I was in China, there were so many opportunities for me to try out different cuisines, street foods and snacks and I eagerly took every opportunity my stomach allowed (I can only...

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