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HSK 1 Vocabulary List

Hey Chinese learners, to help you study Chinese and pass HSK 1 successfully, we present you the full list of 150 words required to know to pass HSK 1. HSK (Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi or Chinese Proficiency Test) is a standardized Chinese proficiency test administered by Confucius Institute Headquarters (also known as Hanban). And HSK 1 …

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Why 90% of the people consider cellphones a MUST in baths?

In China, 90% of the people are used to taking their cellphones into the bathroom while taking showers or baths. Surprised? Are people really that addicted to their phones? The popular reasons for doing so are of course to listen to music or podcasts, to watch videos, or even take lessons! Apart from that 18.14% …

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Why do the Chinese paddle dragon boats?

Dragon boat racing is one of the most important customs of the Dragon Boat Festival in China. This is also the most festive folk activities on this day, which super popularized in southern China, where people are really competitively racing the boats to the drumbeats. In northern Chinese cities dragon boat racing also take place …

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How bad does China suffer under insomnia? Data shows 200 million people losing sleep at night.

According to CBNData’s “Big Data Report on National Sleep Consumption in 2018”, 56% of the people reported difficulties in sleeping. Constant dreaming during the night, shallow sleep during the night, and difficulty concentrating during the day are the most common symptoms of a bad night’s sleep. Out of the 170 million people born after 1990s, …

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How many rockets has China launched so far?

“In today’s world, if China does not possess the ability to go into space independently, it is like not being able to build a ship in the Age of Discovery. If we don’t engage in space exploration, we will miss out on the beauty of space.” said Li Dong, chief designer of the Long March-5 …

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How many kind of Baozi are there in Chinese food?

37 different kinds! The most popular steamed buns (Baozi) among the Chinese people are: baked buns, custard buns, BBQ pork bun, small soup dumplings, soup dumplings, crystal buns, water pan-fried bun, crab bun, three ding bun, broken crispy bun, red bean paste bun. Also, Baozi are also popularized among other cultures surrounding China as well, …

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Are Chinese people still superstitious about how the house should be cleaned?

The Chinese traditionally believed that good luck comes through the front door. Before the Chinese New Year, there will be a huge clean-up around the house. To avoid “sweeping away good fortune”, people will sweep the floor from the entrance towards the inside until they reach the inner corners, piling the dirt up and then …

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How many World Heritage Sites are there in China?

As of July 2019, China has 55 scenic spots that made it to the World Heritage List, including 37 world cultural heritage sites, 4 dual world and natural heritage sites, and 14 world natural heritage sites. Some of the most sought after scenery in China on this list are: Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area, …

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Why is tea called “te” and “cha” in different languages?

The history of tea dates back to ancient China almost 5,000 years ago. The way tea is pronounced is split into two main groups, either “te” or “cha”. For example, “tea” in English, “thee” in Dutch, “te-neer” in Tamil…and “chai” in Hindi, “chay” in Persian, “shay” in Arabic… How did this come divergence in pronunciation …

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Do all Chinese know Kung Fu?

Revered martial art superstar Bruce Lee famously described Kung Fu in the following: empty your minds, be formless, shapeless, like water. now you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. you put it into a bottle, it becomes the bottle. you put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. water can flow, …

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