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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A Review of Zizzle | An Engaging App for Learning Chinese Characters Eurolinguiste

When it comes to studying Chinese, learning characters can easily become one of the more daunting tasks. Especially when you compare it to the writing systems of other languages like Russian or Korean where you only need to learn to read a new alphabet compared to the hundreds or even thousands of characters one must memorize to achieve reading fluency in Chinese. So how can...

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Why Phrasebooks Are a Must Have for Language Learners + My Top 5 Phrasebook Recommendations Language Resources

I often talk about time management and how it’s quite possible to squeeze a bit of daily language study into our already busy daily schedules. And while I’ve suggested methods and resources that you can use to do this, I want to spend a moment to focus on one particular tool that I’ve found incredibly helpful as a busy language learner both when I’m on...

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