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有缘千里来相会 Fate Brings People Together

yǒuyuán qiān lǐ lái xiānghuì, wúyuán duìmiàn bù xiāngféng 有缘千里来相会,无缘对面不相逢 have connection thousand li come meet, no connection face-to-face don’t meet Fate brings people together 缘分 yuánfèn, or just 缘 yuán, is a term we use an awful...

Mandarin Thru Singlish (1) – why like that one!

If you’re living in Singapore, or if you’ve travelled to Singapore before, you must have been puzzled/ annoyed/ amused (or all of the above) by the Singlish used here. Regardless of your attitude toward Singlish, if you...

Happy Birthday in 3 Languages

Singapore will be 50 years old tomorrow. Here is the Happy Birthday song in 3 languages. Happy Birthday Singapore! Here’s how to say Happy Birthday in Chinese: zhù nǐ shēngri kuàilè 祝你生日快乐 And in Japanese: o tan...

Look here! – A look at 看 kàn

Hey there, look here! This is a pretty basic word that most beginners would pick up very soon after embarking on their Mandarin learning journey. Typically translated as ‘look’, ‘watch’, ‘see’, ‘read’. If you have a good...