Linda Goes East

China

4 Things Asia Does Better…

During my time in San Diego, California, a lot of great things happened: I got my Bachelor’s degree and met Jeongsu, the love of my life. However, I knew I would be happier living in Asia and moved back to China in May this year. Now that I am in the US for a business […] Read more…

Chinese Vocab and Expressions: 剩女

Today’s Chinese word is 剩女 (shèng nǚ). 剩 (shèng): to be left over (eg. 剩下的 – shèngxià de – that which has been left over) 女(nǚ): female (eg. 女孩子 – nǚháizi – girl) “剩女必看:拥有10种特质,男人绝对娶你回家“ “shèngnǚ bìkān: yōngyǒu 10 zhǒng tèzhì, nánrén juéduì qǔ nǐ huíjiā” “Leftover girls must read this: If you have these 10 characteristics, guys will definitely marry […] Read more…

Polyglot Learning: Similar Words in Chinese and Korean

The Korean language is actually much more related to Chinese than one might think. Korean is also very closely related to Japanese, probably even more than Chinese, but Chinese words actually do make up about 60% of the Korean vocabulary, though in actual speech (especially informally) native words are more common. These Chinese words in Korean are […] Read more…

Golden Week: Working on a Sunday in China

The “Golden Week” is approaching in China, which is the “National Day Golden Week” holiday starting on October 1! One advantage of working in China are the two major holidays you get: 1 week during Chinese New Year and 1 week for the National Day! HOWEVER, the government created this “idea” of working weekends to create […] Read more…

The Perfect Guide To Traveling Fenghuang, China

I finally got to travel in China again when one of my friends from Germany visited me after she finished a Chinese language program in Shanghai. Since I live in Changsha, we decided to explore the Western part of Hunan province: Fenghuang, Dehang and Zhangjiajie. First, I am going to talk about Fenghuang in this […] Read more…

The Pros and Cons of Being a Western Woman in China

Even though there’s already many blog posts about this topic, I would also like to share my personal experience about being a Western women in China. As Sara Jaaksola described in her blog post “Being a Western Woman in China”, there’s not a lot of foreign women living in China, or at least in our Chinese […] Read more…

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