Model Mandarin: January 2016

BEAR IN MIND Learn by saying things you shouldn’t We think of colors as innocent and simple things, but their meaning can be far more risqué than we think. Take the

Model Mandarin: December 2015

BEAR IN MIND Learn by saying things you shouldn’t Do we just have men男人(nánrén) and women 女人(nǚrén) in this world? Well, let’s just say there are different types of men and

Model Mandarin: November 2015

BEAR IN MIND Learn by saying things you shouldn’t Thanksgiving 感恩节(gǎn’ēn jié) is coming! And we are sure many of you are looking forward to a feast with turkey火鸡(huǒjī)? All of

Model Mandarin: October 2015

BEAR IN MIND Learn by saying things you shouldn’t Television programs are often about hot topics in China. The titles of hit TV series usually match the new fads, becoming popular

Dongcheng District Guide

History From the olden times till now, Dongcheng’s Huangqi Moutain has been full of symbolism for Dongguan. “On the top of Huangqi Mountain, there will raise a lantern” is a

Model Mandarin: September 2015

BEAR IN MIND Learn by saying things you shouldn’t As you know, Mandarin is a tonal language with many homonyms. As a result, sometimes people will use the wrong tones and

Guancheng District Guide

History At 13.5 sq. kilometers, this district is the smallest of the four that make up downtown, but it is one of the oldest places in Dongguan—with just over 1,200

Model Mandarin: August 2015

BEAR IN MIND Learn by saying things you shouldn’t It’s ‘boiling’ in Dongguan! Are you ‘sweating like a pig’? What is the most popular way to say “I am hot” in

Nancheng District Guide

History For Dongguan locals, the district of Nancheng is spelled CBD—a.k.a. Central Business District. It is complete with skyscrapers, shopping centers, business gatherings and, of course, the regular National champion

Model Mandarin: July 2015

BEAR IN MIND Learn by saying things you shouldn’t Chinese teachers always say, “Don’t be afraid of making mistakes.” That’s true because you learn from your mistakes, right? Especially those that