Coins are traditionally incorporated into the Chinese New Year dumplings with a symbolic meaning.
There are different ways to ask someone his or her name. For people who are older than us, "nin" should be used, while "ni" should be used for younger people.
Nini learns that Tim is a music composer and Tim shares a song he created with her.
Not a Common Day: It all starts with a simple greeting on a beautiful morning... Learn the vocabulary of a very basic introduction in this video.
On their first date, Tim asks Nini about her family background and life.
Before returning home, the cabbie picks up one last customer.
The cabbie reflects on her mother's advice verses what she chose to do with her life.
The cabbie's daughter shares her aspirations of being a Dumpling cook.
We see that some people can't accept the mother bringing her child in the cab. There's a flashback showing how the cabbie's mother disaproves. But some customers are fine with it.
A mother brings her daughter to work. She works as a taxi driver.
To make something past tense in Chinese is very simple. Just add "le" at the end and the sentence is now past tense.
The handy sentence in learning Chinese is "what's this called in Chinese?"
There are three ways to say thank you in Chinese depending on the person that you are thanking. And to say you are welcome, you can simply say "no thanks."
The "is" word sentence is a very common sentence pattern in Chinese. Many sentences can be formed using this sentence structure.
There are two ways of introducing people to others. One is more formal and the other is more causal.
Would you ask for your present two weeks before your actual birthday?
It's very easy to state the date in Chinese. All you need is the number plus the words "year," "month," and "day."
After Mai Miao introduces Susan to her family, they happily celebrate the New Year.
When Mai Miao returns home, everything finally becomes clear.
Things get weirder when Susan gets mistaken for Xiao Wei's girlfriend.
Although Susan has finally found her way, her friend's family mistakes her for another person.
After receiving the wrong directions, Susan is now lost and needs to find her way to her friend's home.
There are two ways to say hello in Chinese: "ni hao," the informal way, and "nin hao," the manner that shows respect.