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Chinese Culture for Mandarin Learners

Explore the richness of Chinese culture as you learn the Mandarin language. The long history of Chinese culture has created enduring traditions that retain meaning and importance in the 21st century. An understanding of these traditions can serve as a guidepost when learning the Mandarin language.
  1. Chinese Proverbs (16)
  2. Festivals (7)
  3. Mandarin in Chinese Culture (8)
  4. Mandarin Jokes (9)
  5. Mandarin Songs (8)

Mandarin Phrases For Giving And Receiving Gifts
There are many rules in Chinese society around the giving and receiving of gifts.

Games Of China
Learn the Mandarin Chinese names of some of the enduring games of China.

Mandarin Phrases For Chinese Medicine
Chinese medicine has been used for thousands of years, and still remains popular in Chinese communities around the world.

Year Of The Ox
The year of the ox occurs every 12 years in the Chinese zodiac. People born in the year of the ox have strong characters and are hard workers.

Year Of The Rat
The year of the rat occurs every 12 years in the Chinese zodiac. People born in the year of the rat are said to be intelligent and ambitious.

Year Of The Rabbit
Learn Mandarin Chinese phrases and character traits related to the Year Of The Rabbit of the Chinese zodiac.

Mandarin Words And Phrases About The Five Elements
The Five Elements form the cornerstone of Chinese philosophy and culture. Find out about the five elements while learning related Mandarin Chinese vocabulary.

Year Of The Dragon
The Year of the Dragon begins on January 23, 2012. Learn Mandarin phrases associated with the Year of the Dragon, and the personality traits of those born under this Chinese Zodiac sign.

The Chinese Zodiac in Mandarin
The Chinese Zodiac is based on the Chinese lunar calendar. Each of the 12 signs of the Chinese Zodiac lasts for one year from the first day of the lunar year.

Shanghainese - The Language of Shanghai
Shanghainese is spoken in the Shanghai district of the People's Republic of China. Shanghainese is distinct from Mandarin Chinese, although both languages use Chinese characters for writing.

Putonghua - Standard Mandarin Chinese
Putonghua is the official language of the People's Republic of China. Putonghua, also known as Mandarin Chinese, is based on the Beijing dialect, and was originally the language of the Chinese imperial court.

How I Learn Mandarin Chinese
Do you have any tips or suggestions for learning Mandarin Chinese? Share your ideas to help out your fellow students. See submissions

Learn Chinese
There are many reasons to learn Chinese. If you learn Chinese you will have more travel, business and cultural opportunities available.

How To Incorporate Mandarin Into Your Daily Life
If you are serious about learning Mandarin Chinese, try to incorporate it into your everyday life. The only way to quickly improve your language skills is by using them as much as possible.

Chinese Chops Or Seals
Chinese chops are used to sign many types of legal documents. Chinese chops have been in use for thousands of years and are an important part of Chinese culture.

User Tips - Incorporating Mandarin Into Your Everyday Life
User tips for incorporating Mandarin Chinese into your everyday life.

Mandarin Chinese Love Vocabulary
Love may be the universal language, but you still need these Mandarin Chinese words to talk to the love of your life.

Hand Gestures
Mandarin numbers can be represented by hand gestures. These hand gestures have a long tradition in Chinese culture and are often used in commerce.

Chinese Family Relationships
Chinese family relationships are much more complex than their Western counterparts. There are titles for every relationship on both the mother's and father's side of the family.

The Mandarin Meaning Of Yin Yang
Yin Yang is a philosophical concept expressing the dualism of existence. The Chinese characters of Yin Yang are related to the characters for sun and moon, which are often used to represent masculine and feminine, day and night, and other opposites.

Qixi Festival - Chinese Valentine's Day
Qixi Festival - Chinese Valentine's Day: The story of the Weaver Maid and the Cowherd

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