Chinese (Mandarin)

Chinese New Year 2014

Chinese New Year 2014

“Mother, did you already buy your red coloured underwear?” That’s what my wife is asking my mother these days. Just a few weeks ago my Chinese wife, our son of 10 months and I went to visit my parents in Europe.

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Top 10 New Year’s Eve traditions

Top 10 New Year’s Eve traditions

It’s that time of year again when people start making plans for New Year’s celebrations to say goodbye to the old and welcome in the new. I thought this was the perfect time to discover how different cultures ring in the New Year. A lot of the traditions have one thing in common…food! One of our favourite traditions is from Spain where they eat twelve grapes at midnight.

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The language-led job market?

The language-led job market?

International assignments, study overseas, or meeting your new partner’s parents may be a time when you need to pick up a little more than a stilted “how are you?” Mandarin is often cited as the language of champions—hard to learn but the language of a nation powering towards global dominance.

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