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Zhang Li has seen an increasing number of foreign influencers on the Chinese social media app Little Red Book. Gao Yue has also noticed this phenomenon. Gao Yue follows many overseas bloggers because she likes to see life in different cultures. Join other motivated learners on your Chinese learning journey with maayot. Receive a daily Chinese readi…
 
Gao Jin's mother asks Gao Jin to buy some fresh tomatoes. But Gao Jin looked in many places but could not find it. Li Yang says he has a friend who knows the neighborhood well. Join other motivated learners on your Chinese learning journey with maayot. Receive a daily Chinese reading in Mandarin Chinese in your inbox. Full text in Chinese, daily qu…
 
In traditional Chinese culture, when one is old, enjoying the happiness of the family is the happiest thing in life. The concept of "dink", which has become popular in this century, has shocked many people and even caused many families to have a lot of arguments. This change in family culture shows people not only the change in Chinese culture but …
 
Gaoyue's school will hold a singing competition during the National Day holiday. Gao Yue told Zhang Li that the contestants in the competition are students of different ethnic groups, and they need to sing songs of their ethnic groups. Join other motivated learners on your Chinese learning journey with maayot. Receive a daily Chinese reading in Man…
 
It is a well-known fact that more and more Chinese people tend to have children later or not to have children at all. This phenomenon is especially evident in China's first-tier cities. And the latest data released by the Beijing Municipal Office of the Working Committee on Aging shows that Beijing has officially become a moderately aging society i…
 
If Shenzhen wants to maintain its appeal to young people, then public transport is one thing that must be considered. As a megacity with a population of more than 10 million, the public transportation of Shenzhen is very important to its urban construction and economic development. Join other motivated learners on your Chinese learning journey with…
 
The yuan has been trading at 6.9 to the dollar since March this year. This has led many netizens to worry about the ability of China's financial system to cope with a potential financial crisis. But in fact, China's exchange rate against the dollar has always fluctuated. This fluctuation has stabilized between 6.2 and 7 in recent years. Join other …
 
Because of the high wages in tech companies, more and more people want to enter the industry. Product manager is a popular position in the industry. Today are some common questions that are asked during the product manager interview process. Join other motivated learners on your Chinese learning journey with maayot. Receive a daily Chinese reading …
 
Some French universities want to come to Gao Jin's school for cultural exchange, but the school has not found a suitable French translator. Li Yang thinks Gao Jin's sister has strong French ability, so she can do the French translation this time. But Gao Jin says... Join other motivated learners on your Chinese learning journey with maayot. Receive…
 
Meng Xiang, a 15-year-old boy, took a bus trip this summer after graduating from junior high school: he traveled 1,133 kilometers to nine cities in four days. The incident shocked many netizens. Meng Xiang liked taking buses when he was very young. He took two short bus trips alone when he was in elementary school. Join other motivated learners on …
 
Zhang Li's mother suddenly started learning German last month. She now studies three hours a day, very hard. Zhang Li told Gao Yue why her mother wants to learn German, but Gao Yue does not understand Zhang Li's mother's thoughts. Join other motivated learners on your Chinese learning journey with maayot. Receive a daily Chinese reading in Mandarin…
 
In late August discipline inspection committees in four cities in Sichuan province reported a number of typical cases of civil servants who made mistakes. These cases may be included in training materials for civil servants in more regions, as a warning to other civil servants who think of making mistakes. Join other motivated learners on your Chin…
 
Every year, a large number of college graduates in China choose to work in first and second-tier cities after graduation, and the vast majority of them need to rent an apartment in advance in the city where they work. It is not only troublesome for young people to rent an apartment across cities, but also risky. Join other motivated learners on you…
 
Gao Jin had planned to play on the basketball court next Wednesday. But today he and his sister decided to visit their grandma next Tuesday. This forced him to change his plans for the next week. Li Yang asked... Join other motivated learners on your Chinese learning journey with maayot. Receive a daily Chinese reading in Mandarin Chinese in your i…
 
"Scotland provides free menstrual products for women" was a hot search on Baidu. Public places such as schools and universities across Scotland are offering free menstrual products to women from 15 August. In Scotland, where around 20% of women are in poverty, one in five women would benefit. Join other motivated learners on your Chinese learning j…
 
Many Chinese who have immigrated to other countries have expressed online that living in a new country would really experience at least once the despair of not being able to communicate effectively because of the language. Successful immigration is just the beginning of living in another country. Join other motivated learners on your Chinese learni…
 
After Billboard officially announced its entry into the Chinese market, many famous Chinese singers expressed on Weibo to welcome it to China. As a result, this matter soon hit the hot search of Chinese Weibo. And it seems that this time Billboard is going to cooperate with Tencent Music, the mainstream music platform in China. Join other motivated…
 
Zhang Li heard that Gao Jin was going to travel to Thailand with Li Yang. But because she knew that Gao Jin's father disliked Thailand, she thought the news might be false. However, Gao Yue told her it was true because... Join other motivated learners on your Chinese learning journey with maayot. Receive a daily Chinese reading in Mandarin Chinese …
 
A new forecast report on Canada shows that at least 500,000 new permanent residents, international students and others will enter the country this summer. The number of new immigrants to Canada is increasing. In addition to Canada, several countries around the world are "looking for people" this year. Many Chinese with advanced degrees and extensiv…
 
Gao Jin is upset that his mother wants to buy him an Apple computer recently. He thought Macs were too expensive, and he was always worried about breaking down if he used one. Li Yang agreed with Gao Jin. He suggested that... Join other motivated learners on your Chinese learning journey with maayot. Receive a daily Chinese reading in Mandarin Chin…
 
Many social media platforms make money from advertising, and this includes China's Weibo. Chinese Weibo also makes money by selling hot searches in addition to traditional ads. As a result, we often see some inexplicable hot searches on Weibo. The companies that buy the hottest searches on Weibo are the companies of entertainment stars. Join other …
 
On July 29, it was discovered that the Chinese company Alibaba appeared on the latest ""pre-delisting list"" of the US SEC. Alibaba had just released its annual report for FY2022 on July 26th. We can see that Alibaba is no longer able to maintain its previous high growth rate in terms of revenue. Join other motivated learners on your Chinese learni…
 
Zhang Li is accompanying her mother to a party next week. She plans to buy a new dress for the party. Gao Yue said that many big brands are on sale recently and there are many dresses from these brands. Zhang Li said... Join other motivated learners on your Chinese learning journey with maayot. Receive a daily Chinese reading in Mandarin Chinese in…
 
A young woman on Bilibili shared a video about how she was transferred from her training school and could not continue to work as a teacher because she had received COVID-19. This incident sparked a discussion among netizens about the employment discrimination encountered by patients recovering from COVID-19. Join other motivated learners on your C…
 
In July this year, several countries around the world experienced repeated hot weather. The sudden heat killed thousands of people. Chinese netizens noticed a different phenomenon from China when they saw the related reports - the installation rate of air conditioners in some countries was low. Join other motivated learners on your Chinese learning…
 
Li Yang's sister is 11 years old, but her math skills are the same as a 7-year-old's. This makes Li Yang worry about whether his sister can enter university in the future. Gao Jin said Li Yang was worried too early. Join other motivated learners on your Chinese learning journey with maayot. Receive a daily Chinese reading in Mandarin Chinese in you…
 
On July 26, rumors that HSBC would not hire female employees over the age of 30 who did not have children hit several Chinese social media hotspots. Subsequently, HSBC Shanghai officially responded that the screenshots circulating online were false. Although HSBC debunked the rumor, the incident sparked a lot of discussion on the internet. Join oth…
 
The past year has been the hardest year for Chinese small and medium-sized business owners. Besides making people's lives inconvenient, the repeated epidemics have dealt a fatal blow to the business of many small businesses. Join other motivated learners on your Chinese learning journey with maayot. Receive a daily Chinese reading in Mandarin Chine…
 
On July 19, a number of executives of CenturyLink were found to be missing from the media. The missing executives are mainly the CEO, COO, CFO, and other important employees. Subsequently, a reporter learned from Fosun Group, the controlling shareholder of CenturyLink, that individual management of CenturyLink, who are suspected of personal misappr…
 
Zhang Li and Gao Yue's friend Lisa is teaching English to elementary school students. Lisa says her students have a very good foundation in English. Zhang Li and Gao Yue wonder how much money and time Chinese parents can spend on their children's learning. Join other motivated learners on your Chinese learning journey with maayot. Receive a daily C…
 
In China, because working in a financial institution is a decent and well-paying job, many parents have their children enroll in finance majors while in college. Many students find ways to work in financial institutions even if they did not major in a finance-related field in college because they want to accumulate wealth quickly after graduation. …
 
Gao Jin heard that Li Yang's math score was fifth in the grade. Li Yang told Gao Jin that his deskmate was tenth in grade. Gao Jin was surprised at Li Yang's good grades in his class. Li Yang says they have a good math teacher. Join other motivated learners on your Chinese learning journey with maayot. Receive a daily Chinese reading in Mandarin Ch…
 
There are many big companies around the world laying off employees this year, such as Microsoft and Alibaba. These companies that have been going strong for almost 20 years have led Chinese netizens to discover that LeTV, once a brilliant domestic Chinese company, is still running and has 400 employees. Join other motivated learners on your Chinese…
 
It is not easy to get into Peking University in China with the results of the college entrance examination. So every student who gets into Peking University treasures the opportunity to study in Peking University. But in 2019 there was a female student from Peking University Law School committed suicide in a hotel near the school. And her suicide s…
 
Gao Yue was surprised to hear that Wang Tao's grades were particularly good. Zhang Li was sure that what she said about Wang Tao's grades was true because this was what teacher Li had told her. The two of them were analyzing why Wang Tao's grades were so good. Join other motivated learners on your Chinese learning journey with maayot. Receive a dai…
 
The U.S. Department of Labor said on June 10 that the consumer price index rose 8.6 percent last month from a year ago or an inflation rate of 8.6 percent. Many people predicted the high inflation as rents and many household items have continued to rise in price in recent months. Join other motivated learners on your Chinese learning journey with m…
 
Li Yang's mom bought his sister a new hanbok. His sister was especially happy and planned to wear the new Hanbok to the school party. In addition, she wanted to wear the Hanbok on the subway and asked Li Yang to accompany her. Join other motivated learners on your Chinese learning journey with maayot. Receive a daily Chinese reading in Mandarin Chi…
 
What house in Beijing has the most expensive price per unit? The answer that all Chinese people tell you is probably the same: a Beijing school house. in 2019, a Beijing house of roughly 12 square meters in size and over 60 years old sold for more than 3.6 million, or 300,000 RMB per square meter. People who buy this kind of house usually don't go …
 
Because of the 25th anniversary series of events, Hong Kong became lively again. Although it has recently reached a hot summer day, many people living in different areas of Hong Kong participated in various activities. It seems that the previous violence in Hong Kong is completely behind us. The years following the violence have seen tremendous cha…
 
Han Chinese are the most populous ethnic group in China. The full name of "Hanfu" is "Han traditional costume". Nowadays, it is a trend for young Chinese people to buy Chinese traditional costumes. We can see many photos and videos of young people wearing the Han costume on Little Red Book, Bilibili, and Douyin. Han Chinese are the most populous et…
 
Zhang Li received a great job offer but ultimately missed out on the opportunity because her English did not meet the requirements. Gao Yue encouraged her that there would be many job opportunities in the future. Then Gao Yue invited Zhang Li to review her English together. Zhang Li received a great job offer, but ultimately missed out on the oppor…
 
Douyin and Kuaishou have attracted a lot of people who want to become internet influencers. It is just hard for these people to know whether their videos are popular or not after they post them at first. This is because it is hard to get a quick hit without any followers at the beginning. At this point, some people who are anxious to verify the qua…
 
Since the launch of the " National Anti-Fraud Center " app, China has been promoting it through various online and offline channels. Although many of those who were cheated were elderly people, many young people have been cheated out of large amounts of money because they were greedy or mistakenly believed that the scammers were police officers whe…
 
China's domestic hiring market has for a long time been shrouded in the negative effects of layoffs and hiring freezes by big companies. So when New Oriental Live, which exploded last week, released news of a high-paying bilingual anchor, the job posting went straight to the hot topics on Baidu. Join other motivated learners on your Chinese learnin…
 
Zhang Li meets Gao Yue and sighs about how she made her hair green. Gao Yue explains that it was the barber's suggestion and that she herself is quite satisfied with it. Join other motivated learners on your Chinese learning journey with maayot. Receive a daily Chinese reading in Mandarin Chinese in your inbox. Full text in Chinese, daily quiz to t…
 
Baidu, which began focusing on autonomous driving in 2013, has finally released its first concept car and plans to officially launch a limited version of its first production model this fall. Many people are unsure whether this car, which could be in mass production next year, will receive good market feedback. I wonder if Baidu, which is lagging b…
 
Gao Yue wore a very nice short skirt in the morning, but in the afternoon it was changed to a pair of shorts. Zhang Li asked Gao Yue why she changed. The reason is... Gao Yue wore a very nice short skirt in the morning, but in the afternoon it was changed to a pair of shorts. Zhang Li asked Gao Yue why she changed. The reason is...…
 
Ailing Gu won two gold medals at the Beijing Winter Olympics, fulfilling her dream of winning gold at the Winter Olympics. The recent news that Ailing Gu will be the ambassador for the U.S. bid to host the Winter Olympics has sparked a lot of discussions online. Ailing Gu won two gold medals at the Beijing Winter Olympics, fulfilling her dream of w…
 
Wang Gang's pants were dirty. Fortunately, he found a pair of pants of the right size to wear. But how did Wang Gang's pants get dirty? Join other motivated learners on your Chinese learning journey with maayot. Receive a daily Chinese reading in Mandarin Chinese in your inbox. Full text in Chinese, daily quiz to test your understanding, one-click …
 
From June 1, normal life began to resume in Shanghai and people could finally go out. In the past few days, people living in Shanghai began to spend money with a vengeance overnight, and many restaurants were full until late at night. Join other motivated learners on your Chinese learning journey with maayot. Receive a daily Chinese reading in Mand…
 
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