Market in Chinese

Do you know 巴刹 is exclusively used in Singapore and Malaysia? It is derived from the Malay word pasar. If you are chatting with Chinese from other nationalities, you should say 菜市场, else they will be wondering who you are intending to kill (since 杀sounds alike) ! 

The Beauty of Chinese

Some students complain about how difficult the Chinese language is. I think the beauty of the language overshadows all reasons why one shouldn’t learn Mandarin. Here’s a good example. This is an English poem. You say that you love rain, but you open your umbrella when it rains. You say that you love the sun,[…]