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Fat or Heavy in Chinese


In Chinese culture, health is considered an important aspect of your life. Thus, generally you can see an aspect of Chinese culture by…

fat in Chinese

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Don’€™t Be So Thick! (Or, Maybe it’€™s a Good Thing)


While some might expect that thick€ could also be used to express difficulty in understanding an idea, that…

thick in Chinese

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Short in Chinese (Height)


Short in Chinese (Height)
Yes! We’re finally at the Chinese character for short in Chinese, as related to…

short in Chinese (for height)

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No One Likes to Be Wrong


After taking a look at right or correct in Chinese, you will find that the most common way to say that something is wrong or incorrect is to literally say, “Not right.”€

wrong, not right in Chinese

Still, technically speaking, the Chinese character “cuo”€ (said with a falling, fourth tone) should be used to indicate that something is wrong.

But, you will find it difficult in Chinese culture to find someone say that they have made a mistake UNLESS it is to save face…

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