Chinese Numerals: Easy as 1, 2, 3!

What?! The Chinese language not only uses characters for words, but also for numbers? Yes. Although not as easy as 1, 2, 3, the Chinese numeral system proves easy enough even without ever having studied Chinese. Fear not, the Arabic numeral system (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, etc.) is also used in China, but it’s still … 

 

Happy Golden Week!

Not only do we wish you a happy month of October, but a Happy Golden Week as well! October 1st marks the People’s Republic of China’s 64th national birthday. The People’s Republic of China (PRC), is the official term for the country we all know simply as “China.” The PRC was established in Beijing on October … 

 

Waygo is Over the Moon*

Why is Waygo celebrating you ask? Well because today is the 15th day of the 8th month in the Chinese calendar. Huh? Earth to non-moon fanatics! Today is 中秋节 (zhōngqiū jié)! One of China’s most famous festivals, the Mid-Autumn festival is also known as the Moon Festival because of the full moon that hits your eye like … 

 

Waygo: the Social (and Vocal) Lubricant

You are now probably tired of watching T.V. all by yourself at home after last week’s post, Waygo to the Rescue: T.V. Dramas. In the post, we shared how Waygo can be the ticket to entry for understanding China’s pop culture, an unaccessible world without a tool like Waygo. Fear not of turning into a couch potato, Waygo … 

 

Waygo to the Rescue: T.V. Dramas

One major way to connect with locals is a shared interest in pop culture, including popular T.V. shows. Similar to such subjects as the weather, most people can establish common ground with one other by using pop culture references. One incredibly helpful characteristic of Chinese T.V. is that nearly all programs are subtitled with Chinese characters, … 

 

An Ex-Expat Reviews Waygo

We’ve decided to share a Waygo user review, in hopes to encourage other Waygo users to not be shy! Your feedback will make Waygo more accurate and useful while you navigate China. In addition to emailing, tweeting, and Facebooking, you can send us feedback within the app by clicking the “info” button. In case you have not …