Chinese Character for Female

How to Type the Chinese Character for Female: 女 (nǚ)

For years, I have been frustrated by the seeming lack of the charter 女 (nǚ / woman) on my iPhone’s pinyin (QWERTY) keyboard.  But, it was my knowledge that was lacking.  In my defense, check out the screenshot below taken directly from my iPhone.  After typing “nu,” you will see that the character choices do …

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Stars of Nail Clipper Romance

My Obsession With Chinese “Started With a Kiss”

If you visit my site with any regularity, you will quickly realize that I am a fan of Taiwanese star, Jiro Wang (汪东城, Wāng Dōngchéng).  This is largely because I stumbled upon a drama years ago in which he starred, 惡作劇之吻 (“It Started With a Kiss”).  This drama, and others, sparked an obsession for Chinese …

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Chinese Singer Khalil Fong

Motivation to Study Mandarin With Khalil Fong

Just after New Year’s 2016, I created an Instagram feed specifically designed to force accountability on myself, @Mandarin_Mania.  Although I love the Chinese language, I found myself wishing I could just “will” speaking ability into existence.  Back then, “lacking” is how my motivation could best be described.  Although I had no problem binge watching Asian dramas …

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