Tag Archive: study chinese

My favourite Chinese characters

Most people think learning Chinese is difficult. Every time I’m back in Spain and I tell someone I can speak Chinese, they invariably reply with a: “Wow! Isn’t it super complicated?”. Some (weird)… Continue reading

How I ended up in China

Have you ever pondered how every decision that you made in the past brought you to where you are now? How everything could have been completely different if you had chosen the other… Continue reading

10th Chinaversary

Today is my Chinaversary! On September 5, 2006, I set foot in China for the first time in my life. Fast forward 10 years and I’ve been here over 8 of those years!… Continue reading

My favourite Chinese tv shows

Have you ever watched a Chinese tv channel? Chinese television is not exactly famous for its high quality. If you turn the tv on and start zapping, this is probably what you will see:… Continue reading

Cursing in Chinese

It is not a good thing, but it is like that and there’s not much that can be done about it. Spanish people curse a lot. We use a lot of offensive words… Continue reading

“Why are you speaking in Chinese?”

This happened in June 2009. I had to renew my passport and get a new Chinese visa. We had finished our exams and we didn’t have class, so my friend Rhomel came with… Continue reading

The North Korean girl

In September 2009 I was starting my second year in Beiwai (Beijing Foreign Studies University). It was a couple of days before classes started and I was with other returning students in the administrative building… Continue reading

Why I started studying Chinese

I started studying Chinese during my first year in University, back in 2002. I studied Translation and Interpreting, my first foreign language was English and my second foreign language was German. I wanted… Continue reading