Articles in Fun Facts

Dragon Boat Festival or Duanwujie

The Dragon Boat Festival or Duanwujie is upon us! This traditional holiday that commemorates the famous Chinese Scholar Qu Yuan

5 Jun 2016
By Laurence Provost

The Untranslatables

Learning Chinese is a difficult task for many and when translating Chinese words into another language, people will inevitably bump into difficulties at a

11 May 2016
By Laurence Provost

Happy Chinese New Year - Words of Wisdom for the Year of the Fire Monkey

Happy Chinese New Year! 2016 is the year of the fire monkey, so prepare yourself for a passionately cheeky, clever & courageous year of the monkey.

16 Feb 2016
By Nathan Thomas

立春 - Lìchūn, The Beginning of Spring in China

Spring in China has now officially sprung. Beijing local Lao Guo has written an article about what to eat and how to stay healthy during this time of year.

16 Feb 2016
By Nathan Thomas

The Amazing Double Meaning of Chinese Numbers

It's common for decisions to be based on lucky numbers. The meaning of Chinese numbers is often auspicious because of the words to which they sound similar.

30 Dec 2015
By Nathan Thomas

Martian Script: A Guide to Chinese Language on the Internet

Particularly in the earlier days of the Internet, the online world was not an accommodating place for the Chinese language.

3 Jul 2014
By Hutong School