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
The art of calligraphy is still widely appreciated in China. Fine historic pieces by the great masters continue to achieve high prices at auction. To appreciate Chinese writing it is important to know how the characters are made with the brush. Our page on brush strokes lets you learn how to write in Chinese calligraphy. Read More
The traditional way to show respect and subservience was with the kowtow, which involves bowing and touching the ground with the forehead. A kowtow was made to parents, school teachers, court officials as well as the Imperial family. Sometimes it is still seen when families visit their ancestral tomb. Read More
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