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Over 150 People Tried To Draw 10 Famous Logos From Memory, And The Results Are Hilarious

Companies spend millions to earn a tiny space in our heads that would help instantly recognize their brand logos. But how well do you think that …

Graphic Design

President Xi Jinping announces 'new era' in China's economy in epic three-hour speech to Communist party congress

President Xi Jinping today hailed a “new era” in the Chinese economy as he delivered an epic three-hour speech at the crucial Communist party …

Secondhand

Here’s a really straightforward word to add to your vocabulary. Just like the English word and used in exactly the same way – …

8 Tools for Visual Designers and Why You Should Be Using Them

Visual designers have a tough job. They frequently have to take written information and transform it into an aesthetically pleasing image, …

Investment Words in Chinese

(Foreword: There is a photo getting hot on internet these days which shoots a Chinese sold banana boy starting to trade stocks. I don`t know if he`s …

Stock Markets

Hone your Chinese writing ability by writing summaries

What should you do if you want to improve your writing ability in Chinese? The answer is two-fold. First, you should start reading more. Without a …

Language Learning

Learn Chinese Online FREE – Learn Chinese Blog – Just Learn Chinese! » Let experts help you to learn Mandarin Chinese

Posted by <b>Grace Feng</b> on May 16, 2015<p><b>[This is a guest post by Yang Yang from “Learn Mandarin Now“. She brought with her an informative and colourful</b> …

Learning

Learn Chinese Relative Addresses in an Easy Way –relatives in my family

<b>English</b><b>Chinese</b><b>PinYin</b><b>Audio</b>Father爸爸bà bɑ Mother妈妈mā mɑ Older brother哥哥ɡēɡe Younger brother弟弟dì di Wife of younger brother弟妹dì mèi Wife of older …

Genealogy

Learn Chinese Relative Addresses in an Easy Way – Mother`s Side

<b>English</b><b>Chinese</b><b>Pinyin</b><b>Audio</b>Grandpa on the mother’s side外公wài gōng Grandma on the mother’s side外婆wài pó Husband of mother’s sister姨夫Yí fū Mother’s …

Learn Chinese Relative Addresses in an Easy Way – Father`s Side

EnglishChinesePinyinAudioGrandpa on the father’s side爷爷yé ye Grandma on the father’s side奶奶nǎi nɑi Father’s older brother伯伯bó bo Wife of father’s …

Grandparents

Recommended Chinese Songs for Perfecting Your Accent

Everyone has that one friend, the one with the terrible Mandarin accent. They speak in a flat monotone, with no emotion and no respect to timing. …

Language Learning

Chinese: Sentence Structures & Exceptions

In Chinese the sentence words order is especially important, partly as a consequence of its lack of case endings for nouns. There are no special …

Language Learning

15 Chinese Brand Names That Smart Shoppers Must Know

<b>Many international brands have a strong presence in China and have awesome-sounding Chinese names.</b>For example, do you know how to write “Nike” in …

Freezing “to death?” – Adjective/Verb+死+了

It has been very cold in Beijing recently, and out on the streets, you might hear some Chinese people saying: “冷死了(lěng sǐ le, I’m freezing).” “死 …

Language

Clearing Up Your Behind: 然后vs之后vs以后

Gah, sometimes it can get a bit confusing when the <i>translations are about the same but there is a subtle difference in meaning</i>. With 然后, 以后 and 之后, …

Tracking the Evolution of the Slang Word “Diaosi”

<b>by</b> John Pasden<b>in</b> language30 Jul 2013<p>The Chinese slang word 屌丝 (meaning approximately “loser”) has become pretty popular in recent years, thanks to …

The Cool Way to Say Help or Support: 顶

Whether stuck in some kind of trouble or on the road towards success, it’s always nice to be able to <i>have a bit of help or encouragement</i> that will get …

The story of cities, part 1: how Alexandria laid foundations for the modern world

In the first in a 50-part series charting the history of the planet’s urbanisation, Jack Shenker explores the ancient metropolis of Alexandria, which set a powerful precedent for future cities all over the world<p>The secret to Alexandria, if classical historians are to be believed, lies in a golden …

Ancient History

Building a brand-new Internet

Menny Barzilay Contributor<p>Menny Barzilay is the CTO of the Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center at the Tel Aviv University, is a member of the Yuval Ne'eman Workshop for Science, Technology and Security Senior Forum and is the CEO of FortyTwo.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Alexa, don’t talk to …

Internet of Things

A Striking Visualization of London's Future Skyline

Before-and-after images show how the city will change if every planned tower gets built.<p>A grand total of 436 new skyscrapers could be heading for London soon. Of this tally, 114 are at the pre-planning stage, 233 have received approval prior to construction, and 89 are actually being built. Now, …

100-Year-Old Hand-Colored Postcards Offer a Fascinating Glimpse of Pre-War Japan

Postcards can offer a fascinating glimpse into eras that have long since passed. The Digital Collections of the New York Public Library (NYPL) has released a selection of postcards from Japan in the early 20th century. Comprising hand-colored photographs, these landscape snapshots represent the …

Why He Can’t Part With His $40k Guitar

It took David Iaonne 200 saws and incalculable patience to cut through the pearl and mammoth tusk ivory that bedeck his masterpiece, the $40,000 …

A massive Chinese industry is flashing warning signs that the world cannot ignore

The disaster is the result of a combination of factors, including a slowing Chinese economy, falling commodity prices, and an industry loaded with debt.<p>Earlier this month, state-owned enterprise (SOE) Sinosteel defaulted on a debt-interest payment of $315 million on bond notes maturing in 2017.<p>It's …

China