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Mini Meetup here in the South

Shelley - Today, 06:56 AM in Studying Chinese outside of China

Shelley avatar Well today we had a meetup of 3, myself, 戴睿 and another learner not a forum member.   We had an introductory chat and have established that we will continue our new friendship.   in fact I have been invited to a hotpot night soon. Look forward to making a big effort with talking Chinese, its so lacking in my learning schedule, it will be great if I even string just a few sentences together.   So a big thanks to 戴睿 and his friend for making the effort.   So any one else out there in the south...
Latest of 1 replies by zhouhaochen at 11 minutes ago.

How easy is to find Big size clothing and shoes in Harbin?

sujeto_1 - Today, 12:32 AM in Harbin

sujeto_1 avatar Hi folks, I'm a big guy, 1.90 mts and weigth 120 Kgs. My size shoes is 13US and use to feel confortable on 2XL T-Shirts and 42 size in pants, underwear is 2XL (at least for the southamerican market). I was wondering, how easy or hard it's to find clothing and shoes for me in Harbin? Price isn't a problem.
Latest of 2 replies by kdavid at Today, 09:35 AM.

help with taiwanese airline accounting words

Frapunchino - Yesterday, 11:33 PM in Vocabulary, idioms, word lists . . .

Frapunchino avatar hi everyone !    does anyone know what does 價退 means  when an airline in taiwan use it in a letter sent to travel agencies ? it drove me crazy, i thought about commission, discount, reimbursement...     moreover  i would really appreciate help with those :(1) endorsement,  (3)proration (4) currency of listing & (5) flight coupon
Latest of 0 replies by Frapunchino at Yesterday, 11:33 PM.

sensitive pen on bamboo on skritter

ianwat - Yesterday, 04:26 AM in Resources for Studying Chinese

ianwat avatar Hi, I have bought the bamboo wireless pad to use on skritter to draw chinese characters but the pen is too sensitive, I have followed the instructions to go into system preferences & then 'other" but it is not recognising the bamboo on my mac, struggling here, any help would be appreciated thankyou
Latest of 23 replies by imron at 32 minutes ago.

Different ways to say "do" in Chinese

ralphmat123 - Yesterday, 12:13 AM in Vocabulary, idioms, word lists . . .

Hi there. I was wondering if someone could clarify the differences between all the different ways of saying the verb "do" in Chinese. For example the difference between 做 干 为 行 as according to Pleco they all mean "do". Thanks
Latest of 4 replies by 戴 睿 at Yesterday, 10:21 PM.

Jobs/websites for American Experienced Professional

regent77 - Jul 28 2014 03:23 PM in Beijing

Hi All,      I am looking to move to China within the next few months.  Anybody got any tips or websites where I can look around for jobs?  I have been working as a software product/project manager for the past 6 years.  Any help would be very much appreciated.    Thanks 303Sunshine
Latest of 1 replies by Tianjin42 at Jul 28 2014 05:44 PM.

Where to rent in Beijing

Johnny20270 - Jul 28 2014 08:09 AM in Beijing

I am just looking at apartments to rent places in Beijing. I am surprised by the prices! My Chinese friend is looking for me and it appears I have to pay 7000 upwards for a 1 bed near Chaoyang as zhouhaochen noted in a different post.     However, I notice from living in London a long time that many foreign students coming here often rent a place within walking distance near the school or university and thus prices are somewhat higher / quality lower. Many don't consider moving further away to avail of...
Latest of 23 replies by icebear at Today, 08:54 AM.

Does anyone know What this Hat is Called?

Gbemi - Jul 28 2014 04:41 AM in Society

Hello,   I recently read this nice article online and noticed the hat the grandmother was wearing.  Does anyone know the name of this style hat, and what region, if any, it is popular in?  Thank you in advance.    
Latest of 13 replies by MPhillips at Today, 03:33 AM.

Anyone from Belgium/Netherlands ?

spetsnaz84 - Jul 28 2014 04:36 AM in Studying Chinese outside of China

spetsnaz84 avatar Hi,   I was just wondering if there's anyone from Belgium or Netherlands also studying Chinese .. Any schools you can recommend or tutors you might want to share ?          
Latest of 8 replies by spetsnaz84 at Today, 04:01 AM.

Individual tones harder than groups of tones?

hedwards - Jul 28 2014 04:14 AM in Speaking and Listening Skills

This is mostly a matter of curiosity. I've just recently gotten back to working on my spoken Chinese again and I'm a tad bit rusty. I find that my tones when I'm speaking entire sentences are way better than my tones when I'm speaking single syllables. I'm also finding that when I run the sentends through Praat that the whole sentences are closer to the native speakers than when I'm speaking syllable by syllable and repeating what the speaker is saying.   I'm wondering if anybody has any suggestions as to w...
Latest of 2 replies by hedwards at Yesterday, 05:44 AM.