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Astronomy vocabulary

As China invests into space exploration, a list of Mandarin words for astronomy and the planets will be useful to read Chinese. Who knows, if China keeps up its significant investments in space technology, Mandarin just might be the language of outer space. English: astronaut Pinyin: yǔ háng yuán Chinese: 宇航员 English: astronomy Pinyin: tiānwén Chinese: 天文 English: star...

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China’s Race to Space

Popular Science often has very interesting articles. Today, they published another article on China’s plans for space exploration. If you love science and technology with a focus on China, check out a few of these articles. Chinas race to space domination China aims for humanity’s return to moon in 2030s China plans to launch live in...

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Chinese Family Member Names – Part 3

Chinese families have a name for everyone. Families are strongly paternal and hierarchical. This blog is part 3 covering extended family members. English: Paternal Grandfather (Father’s father) Pinyin: zǔfù Chinese: 祖父 English: Paternal Grandmother (Father’s mother) Pinyin: zǔmǔ Chinese: 祖母 English: Maternal Grandfather Pinyin: wài gōng Chinese: 外公 English: Maternal Grandmother Pinyin: wài pó Chinese: 外婆 English: Uncle...

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Chinese Family Member Names – Part 2

Chinese families have a name for everyone. Families are strongly paternal and hierarchical. This blog is part 2 covering extended family members. English: Brother-in-law – Older sister’s husband Pinyin: jiě fu Chinese: 姐夫 English: Brother-in-law – Younger sister’s husband Pinyin: mèi xù Chinese: 妹婿 English: Sister-in-law – Older brother’s wife Pinyin: sǎosao Chinese: 嫂嫂 English: Sister-in-law – Younger...

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Chinese Family Member Names – Part 1

Chinese families have a name for everyone. Families are strongly paternal and hierarchical. This blog is part 1 covering immediate family members. English: family / household Pinyin: jiātíng Chinese: 家庭 English: relative (family member) Pinyin: qīn qi Chinese: 亲戚 English: spouse Pinyin: pèi ǒu Chinese: 配偶 English: child Pinyin: hái zi Chinese: 孩子 English: twin Pinyin: shuāng bāo tāi Chinese: 双胞胎 English: Father...