Something you might not know about China

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As a foreigner in China, you will find yourself surrounded by many strange questions you have never faced before. Here are some examples:

  1. 你吃了吗?nǐ chī le ma?

It literally means “have you eaten?” It’s a way to greet people not serving as an invitation for dinner.

  1. 你多大了?nǐ duō dà le?How old are you?

What? Must I reveal my age? It’s not a secret to share age in China even for women. You don’t have to answer it if you feel embarrassed. Simple reply “秘密” mì mì “secret”.

  1. 你胖了! nǐ pàng le! You are fat!!!

胖pàng “fat ” is a sign of wealth in Chinese culture.

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