Chinese Language and Cultural Posts including Cracking Chinese Fundamentals 10 posts
Pronounce it Right Joe Rogan - Huawei, Xiaomi, Muay Thai Andy 'Ngo' and 'Nguyen' 'NG' Names
Business in Asia
How should you REALLY pronounce 'Huawei' 华为 (華為)? Xiaomi 小米? - How about surnames starting in NG like 'Ng', 'Ngo' 吳 and 'Nguyen' 阮? - And what about Muay Thai (มวยไทย)? Some people
China is Too Big Too Ignore - China Digital Marketing 101
Business in Asia
Foreign hotel brands are failing when it comes to marketing to China.I have recently done some research into how hotels in SE Asia, Europe and the United states are managing their Chinese
You Don't Know Your Own Company's Name?
Business in Asia
"How is it possible that you don't even know your own hotel's name?"As part of the research for our 'Marketing To China' series, we examined thousands of comments left by
If you Don't Like it Here - Then Go Home! Is it Ever Okay to be Critical?
cross cultural
From China to Thailand - is it ever okay to be critical of your host country as a foreigner / expat? This past week, a Frenchman in Thailand was reprimanded for making a music
Danger in Getting Tattoos in Thai, Chinese, Arabic and other Foreign Scripts - Think Before you Ink
Business in Asia
Getting Tattoos in Thai, Chinese, Arabic and other Foreign Scripts is Dangerous - Think Before You Ink Getting a tattoo in Chinese characters, or using Thai, Khmer or even Arabic writing may seem
Pronouncing Initial 'Ng' /ŋ/ like in Vietnamese Surname Nguyễn, Thai, Indonesian and other Asian Languages
Try saying these words - Nguyen, Ngan, Ngoai, Ngoh, Ngoi, Ngai, Nggak, Ngopi, Ngerti, Ngut-ngit, Ngi-ngau. Imagine living in Vietnam with 38% of the population having the surname Nguyên, and not being able
How to Make Your Own Audio Spaced Repetition Language Learning Files for Free
Language and Mind Mastery
By the end of this article, you will have all the tools available to automatically generate your own customised multi-lingual audio, spaced-repetition vocabulary learning training files as well as physical flash cards to
Chinese Language Demystified - Ultimate Learner’s Beginner Tutorial
Chinese tones, grammar, pronunciation, Hanyu Pinyin, Characters - Hanzi 汉字(漢字), developing a good vocabulary and even whether or not you should have a Chinese name  - and if so, what TYPE of
Chinese English Thai - Language Reveals Another World Hidden in Plain View - Same Sign Different Message
How do You Know What You Are Experiencing is Also What Everyone Else Around You Is? So many expats that I meet in China, Indonesia, Thailand and other countries around the region tell
How to Become 'Gifted' at Learning Languages - You're Never too Old
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