HSK Level 4 Vocabulary

The HSK Level 4 Vocabulary List– 1200 编号 汉字 拼音 注解 A 1 阿姨 ā yí 2 啊 a 3 矮 ǎi 4 爱 ài 5 爱好 ài  hào 6 爱情 ài qíng 7 安静 ān jìng 8 安排 ān pái 9 安全 ān quán 10 暗 àn 11 按时 àn shí 12 按照 àn zhào B 13 八 bā 14 把 bǎ 15 爸爸 Bà ba 16 吧 ba 17 白 bái 18 百 bǎi 19 班 bān 20 搬 bān 21 半 bàn 22 办法 bàn fǎ 23…

Introduction to HSK Level 4

Test takers who are able to pass the HSK (Level IV) can converse in Chinese on a wide range of topics and are able to communicate fluently with native Chinese speakers. I. Test Target The HSK (Level IV) is intended for students who have studied Chinese2-4 class hours per week for four semesters (two academic years). These students have mastered 1,200 commonly used words and related grammar patterns. II. Test Content The HSK (Level IV) test is made up of…

Old HSK VS New HSK

A comparison of the old and new HSK test. I. The comparison fo vocabulary required by old and new HSK test. II. Comprehensive comparison of Old Hsk level 5  and New HSK level 5.    

What Chinese food do you like to eat?

All the phrase books I looked at had these incredibly long and comprehensive lists of things to order in resturants from Peking Duck to sandwiches to bamboo shoots. For foreigners in China the problems with the phrase-book lists are: The stuff might not be available in every part of the country. We don’t want Western food, we’re in China. There is an infinite way to prepare any given vegetable or meat. A lot of that stuff is only available in…

Kung Pao Chicken

Kung Pao Chicken is a famous Sichuan dish in China with chicken, peanuts, and hot pepper as the ingredients.  In the dish, peanuts taste crisp, chicken tender, and the overall flavor is sour and sweet and a bit spicy. Not only the Chinese but also the foreigners enjoy it. However  as to the history of the dish, not many people can give the right answer. It is said that there was an official named Ding Baozhen in the Qing Dynasty, who…

Business Etiquette and Protocol in China

Relationships & Communication The Chinese don’t like doing business with companies they don’t know, so working through an intermediary is crucial. This could be an individual or an organization who can make a formal introduction and vouch for the reliability of your company. Before arriving in China send materials (written in Chinese) that describe your company, its history, and literature about your products and services. The Chinese often use intermediaries to ask questions that they would prefer not to make…

What is need to bring with when you go to China?

China is a shopper’s paradise. But it’s a shame to spend time trying to pick up things you forgot on your packing list rather than in the markets cruising for treasure. Here’s a list of items that you may want to bring with you because you won’t be able to find them, or the brands will be limited, in China. Especially if you’re going to be off the beaten track, not spending much time in big cities with big expat…

Labour Law of the People’s Republic of China

Labour Law of the People’s Republic of China 中华人民共和国劳动法 Adopted at the 28th Session of the Standing Committee of the 10th National People’S Congress of the People’S Republic of China on June 29, 2007 and shall enter into force as of January 1, 2008 Chapter I  General Provisions Chapter II  Formation of an Employment Contract Chapter III  Fulfillment and Change of an Employment Contract Chapter IV  Dissolution and Termination of an Employment Contract Chapter V  Special Provisions Section 1  Collective…

Tsinghua University

  General Information Tsinghua University was established in 1911, originally under the name “Tsinghua Xuetang”. The school was renamed “Tsinghua School” in 1912. The university section was founded in 1925. The name “National Tsinghua University” was adopted in 1928. The faculty greatly valued the interaction between Chinese and Western cultures, the sciences and humanities, the ancient and modern. Tsinghua scholars Wang Guowei, Liang Qichao, Chen Yinque and Zhao Yuanren, renowned as the “Four Tutors” in the Institute of Chinese Classics,…

The Forbidden City

Along with the Great Wall, the Forbidden City (Zǐjìn Chéng, 紫禁城), or “former palace” (Gù Gōng, 故宫), is one of the must-see sights in Beijing. In the afternoon sunshine, the red walls and golden roof tiles cast a glow across the vast courtyards of this symbol of China’s mighty imperial past. If pressed for time, try to spend at least half a day exploring; if you have more time, consider return trips—the Forbidden City’s stately spaces and myriad treasures are best…