Chinese Signage

When you are in your native country and know the language you probably don’t pay much attention to the emergency signs that surrounds you – they are just a fact a life.  But, how to describe them in Chinese? – that’s more of a challenge.  Come and join us this Friday, as Ruifan Wu will teach you about useful signage you would see in daily life in China.

Friday, April 25, 12:10-1:10 PM
4th Floor, 41 Park Row, NY, 10038
212-346-1880

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Popular Chinese Expressions – Describing People

With the development of modern society, language is always changing. Some special expressions are used to describe certain groups of people. Come and join Frank and Ruifan to explore these interesting and popular expressions, and become a more experienced Chinese speaker.

Friday, April 11, 12:10-1:10 PM
4th Floor, 41 Park Row, NY, 10038
212-346-1880

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Advertising in China

Advertising is everywhere, but what makes an advertisement creative and memorable? What are the most popular advertisements in Chinese? Come and join us this Friday, as Ruifan Wu will share with you the most “in” advertisements.

Friday, April 4, 12:10-1:10 PM
4th Floor, 41 Park Row, NY, 10038
212-346-1880

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Xiang Qi

Bored of the Western version of chess?  Want some more variety in your chess experience?  Then come to Chinese Corner and learn how to play the Chinese version of Chess – “Xiang Qi.”    

Come and join us this Friday as Confucius Institute Language and Cultural teacher Xiang Ye will share with us how to play Chinese Chess.  Learn the names of each piece and the basic playing rules and then try your hand at this intriguing game. 

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Friday, March 28th, 12:10-1:10 PM
4th Floor, 41 Park Row, NY, 10038
212-346-1880

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Polite Refusals

Do you feel ashamed to refuse your friends? It may hurt people in your mind to refuse your friends’ requests, but sometimes it is necessary to refuse these requests. How can we refuse these invitations and say sorry in a polite way? What is the polite way to do this in Chinese?

Come and join us as Frank and Qiong share some useful and polite expressions with you!

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Friday, Mar.14th, 12:10-1:10 PM
4th Floor, 41 Park Row, NY, 10038
212-346-1880

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Traditional Chinese Slang

Chinese slang is one the most vivid parts of the Chinese language.  It can be used to describe things in a unique way to better show your emotions.  Come and join us as Frank and Qiong introduce some typical Chinese slang vocabulary and expressions.

Friday, March 7th, 12:10-1:10 PM
4th Floor, 41 Park Row, NY, 10038
212-346-1880

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Going to the Hair Salon/Barber

Fashion is always a hot topic. Hairstyles can be one of the most fashionable parts of our daily lives.  How can you describe your favorite hairstyle and talk with the barber/hair stylist to design your own style?

Frank and Qiong invite you to come and learn some useful expressions to make yourself satisfied with your hairstyle.

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Friday, Feb.28th, 12:10-1:10 PM
4th Floor, 41 Park Row, NY, 10038
212-346-1880

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