八字没一撇bā zì méi yì piě 百闻不如一见bǎi wén bù rú yí jiàn Delighted to meet you 别别具一格 bié jù yī gé Doing things your own way 冰冻三尺,非一日之寒bīng dòng sān chǐ, fēi yí rì zhī hán Everything comes to him who waits 吃一堑,长一智chī yī qiàn, cháng yí zhì Gain wisdom from experience of set backs 赐子千金不如教子一艺cì zǐ qiān jīn bù rú jiào zǐ yī yì Gaining a skill has great value for the future
一个星期yī gè xīng qī one week 一个月yī gè yuè one month 你好我要买一张票nǐ hǎowǒ yào mǎi yī zhāng piào Hello, I want to buy a ticket 等一等děng yī děng wait a moment 我要一瓶青岛啤酒wǒ yào yī píng qīng dǎopí jiǔ I want a bottle of Qingdao beer 请给我一双筷子qǐng gěi wǒ yī shuāng kuài zǐ Please bring me a pair of chopsticks
Many people can be forgiven for thinking that the Great Wall was constructed at one time (the Qin dynasty). The truth is much more complex and interesting. Parts existed long before first Qin Emperor, and much of its length is not built of impressive stone; through much of the Gobi desert it is made of tamped soil. The parts seen by most visitors were built or rebuilt in the Ming dynasty and then rebuilt again in the early days of the Peoples Republic. Read More
When the dynasties of China are brought to mind, the Han, Tang and Ming are generally considered the greatest. During the Tang China was undoubtedly the only world super-power with huge cities and great achievements. Tang poetry is considered the finest. Influence of China spread far to the west reaching the Aral Sea and Pakistan.
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