Chinese Culture

Interested in Chinese culture? Want to know how different festivals came about and how to celebrate them? Check out our posts today!

Mooncake Festival 2021 | Jocelyn Chinese Tuition

Mid Autumn Festival 2021 | 中秋节及其现代意义

大家好!相信大家看了看以上的照片与标题就知道我们今天的主题了吧!没错,中秋节到了,又是吃月饼的时候哦。大家有没有像我一样都很渴望每年的这个时候吃上冰凉凉的饼皮月饼,或含有着咸蛋的传统月饼呀? Hello everyone! I believe you would have guessed the topic for today just by reading the title and looking at the picture! That’s right, it’s Mid Autumn Festival 2021, and the time for mooncakes have come. Are any of you like me? Looking forward to this time of the year every year just to eat …

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阅读理解 Comprehension Practice | 传统禁忌 Traditions in Today’s Society

华族文化中的禁忌 Taboos in Chinese Culture 现今社会中,我们仍旧能听到一些长辈提及华族禁忌。其中,就包括了送礼时不能送钟,新年不能穿黑衣,吃饭时不能将筷子插入碗中等等。到了农历七月份时,长辈更是会嘱咐我们不能去游泳,否则会被“水鬼”给抓走。记得以前上映的电影中都会展示不遵守禁忌的可怕后果。无论是出于恐惧还是尊重,很多人到了现在都还会避开这些禁忌。 今天,我们将以年轻一代的视角去探讨这些禁忌在现代社会中的意义。我们应该盲目地因恐惧而听从长辈的劝告吗?还是应该进一步了解禁忌背后的意义,再决定是否遵守呢?读完今天的分享后,你也能下载一份阅读理解练习,试一试自己的答题技巧。老师也在练习中附上了参考答案哦! Growing up in Singapore, we often hear our elders warn against taboos in Chinese culture, reminding us to uphold the Chinese traditions. These range from not wearing black during Chinese New Year, not swimming during the Lunar Ghost Month to not tapping people on the shoulders. These taboos were …

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Chinese Hungry Ghost Festival 101 | 农历七月

一年一度的鬼节又来临了,是否有人和我一样每到农历七月的时候晚上都不敢出门! 相信大家每次在这个时候,都是常会听到长辈们说的一些话。他们总是会叫我们不要太晚回家、晚上的时候不要吹哨、等等。大家把这些话称为“鬼节的禁忌”。 话不多说,让我们来看看鬼节有什么禁忌吧! The annual event of the Hungry Ghost Festival is back again! Last year, Jocelyn Chinese Tuition shared how we can apply knowledge of this festival in argumentative writing. This time round, let’s take a look at what not to do during this month!  Every year during this period, I’m sure the adults …

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Dragonboat Racing 101 | 划龙舟

龙舟赛 Dragonboat Race 大家好!我们又见面了哦!端午节刚刚过,希望大家都过的愉快。希望大家还记得我上次写的端午节博客。趁大家记忆还新鲜,今日让我跟你们分享关于龙舟赛的一些资料。 Hello! We meet again! The Dragon Boat festival has just passed and I hope everyone had a great time celebrating it, especially making rice dumplings. Anyways, I hope you remember my previous blog on Dragon Boat festival.  While your memories are still fresh, I would like to share more about Dragonboat …

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