Articles in Fun Facts

Chinese Tattoo Blunders

Chinese tattoos are popular in the West. However, these tattoos are often performed by artists with very little knowledge of the Chinese language.

5 Sep 2012
By Hutong School

Weird Cooking in China: Food for Thought

An ancient Cantonese saying about cooking in China goes 'Anything that walks, swims, crawls or flies is edible'. Read here about weird Chinese foods.

16 Aug 2012
By Hutong School

In Defense of Chinglish

Every English-speaking tourist in China has, no doubt, come across examples of Chinglish, that is, strangely worded, funny Chinese translations to English.

24 Jul 2012
By Hutong School

Happy Valentine’s Day! 情人节快乐 (Qíngrén jié kuàilè)!

Today is February 14th! It’s the day we celebrate Saint Valentine, a day dedicated to love. In Chinese we would say: Qíngrén jié kuàilè!

15 Feb 2012
By Hutong School

Go Chá Chá!

There are so many different types of Chinese tea (Chá 茶), classified according to quality, preparation methods, place of production, and so on.

9 Feb 2012
By Hutong School