Student Profile: Santiago - Building a Friendship Bridge 友谊桥

Student Profile: Santiago - Building a Friendship Bridge 友谊桥

Meet GoEast’s students! Santiago, from Argentina, has been studying Chinese for more than 1 year in order to help his career but also to have meaningful conversations with people. His goal is to help build 友谊桥, a friendship bridge, between China and South America.

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Why does "drink vinegar" mean "jealous" in Chinese?

Why does "drink vinegar" mean "jealous" in Chinese?

Vinegar is a common addition to food in China. When eating dumplings, we often have vinegar. However, if we say that a person "chīcù", it doesn't mean "drinking vinegar". It means someone is jealous of another person. A common example is when a woman is jealous because her favourite man is busy with others. Why do we say it like that? This saying is related to a story in Chinese history.

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Jewish in Shanghai

Jewish in Shanghai

The bonds between Jewish and Chinese people are evolving beyond the history of welcoming refugees, returning to the original economic relationship from the Silk Road era. Although the number of Jewish people in China is surprisingly small, they continue to find China a welcoming and supportive community, thanks to the historic bond and traditional similarities between the two cultures.

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You Must Be This Tall to Work

You Must Be This Tall to Work

The average height and weight of people in Asia is generally smaller than in Europe and North America, or "The West". How does this affect domestic attitudes toward height and weight? Consistent with the very high standard for physical beauty in China, there is a history of physical requirements for jobs, including some white collar work.

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