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My Taiwanese (Hokkien) adventure. From zero to fluency.

mandarynski - Today, 04:53 AM in Non-Mandarin Chinese

Hello everyone, I'm really fascinated by this language spoken by more than 70% of Taiwan's population so this log will track my progress in learning to speak and read it from zero to fluency. My first short term goal is to achieve B1 level on the European framework by Christmas so I have 92 days to go! Using a variety of resources I aim to develop a vocabulary of about 3000 words in the next three months and generally, get to the point where I can tick all of the boxes as described in the guidelines. I'll updat...
Latest of 4 replies by anonymoose at 32 minutes ago.

The best all-in-one book for HSK 4 prep ?

fatima_javed - Yesterday, 08:48 PM in The HSK Exam, and others

fatima_javed avatar Hi guys,    Could some of you experienced HSK test takers advise me on which book should i buy to cover almost all the HSK 4 content. Like something with the vocabulary, the grammar etc related to HSK 4 ONLY   Thanks a million for any help you might provide me with 
Latest of 1 replies by ChTTay at Yesterday, 10:07 PM.


pprendeville - Yesterday, 07:25 PM in Textbooks for learning Chinese

Can anyone confirm if this site is legit? I need to order the following book and the price looks the best online: Business Chinese for Success - Real Cases from Real Companies
Latest of 3 replies by roddy at Yesterday, 10:18 PM.

Getting a work permit without work experience?

HariboJ - Yesterday, 05:39 PM in Visa Issues

Hi guys! I've just graduated from uni in Beijing. I'm British but married to a Chinese guy so currently on the Q (family reunion) visa, which doesn't allow me to work. However as I understand, in order to get a work permit you need to have 2 years work expereince now?! I don't have that, as obviously I've been studying not working, is there any way around this?? Any advice would be hugely appreciated
Latest of 2 replies by Basil at Yesterday, 09:40 PM.

How Many People are there studying Chinese?

Juliangaertner - Yesterday, 12:17 PM in General Study Advice and Discussion

Juliangaertner avatar Hi Guys, I am quite interested to find out how many people are there actively studying Chinese worldwide? I have read some figures its 100 Million in 2014. The Confucius institute still suggests figures of 2010, they say its about 40 M. Any better findings on that?    Cheers,    Julian 
Latest of 10 replies by daofeishi at Today, 08:37 AM.


Pedroski - Yesterday, 10:59 AM in Grammar, Sentence Structures and Patterns

好的,我会通知他的。   ‘他的’ 的 ‘的’ 是 ‘助词,用在句末,表示肯定的语气,常与“是”相应:这句话是很对的。’这样的‘的’吗?
Latest of 3 replies by aone at Yesterday, 01:17 PM.

London Meet up

geraldc - Yesterday, 08:14 AM in Studying Chinese outside of China

geraldc avatar Another mid autumn festival has been and gone, and people's thoughts turn to "when will the next London meet up occur?"   Time for another virtual show of hands to see who's interested in the next London meet up.   A chance to swap resources, see what apps other people use, and just meet other like minded learners.    Depending on the interest and people's budgets we could try a restaurant or see the new Ming exhibition at the British museum or just meet in a coffee shop, bubble tea cafe or w...
Latest of 2 replies by realmayo at Yesterday, 10:08 PM.


meatie - Yesterday, 05:19 AM in Vocabulary, idioms, word lists . . .

In "隨禮隨老了錢了", what does the part "隨老了錢了" mean?
Latest of 1 replies by aone at Yesterday, 10:17 AM.

Fuzzy pinyin

Shelley - Sep 22 2014 09:54 PM in Chinese Computing and Electronics

Shelley avatar Just got my new Huawei y530 phone on Saturday. Its great. One question well actually two, what it fuzzy pinyin? and should I enable mixed input Chinese/English?   I want my phone to stay in English but be able to input characters into texts, wechat etc, so is this what mixed input means?
Latest of 3 replies by Shelley at Yesterday, 06:51 AM.

Chinese name for newborn daughter :)

firezz - Sep 22 2014 03:17 PM in Reading and Writing Skills

Hi guys, im not chinese educated and have limited knowledge in chinese but would like to check if there is any suggestion for my newborn daughter. Family | surname : 林 (family track - father was a hailam, mum is hokkien, wife is teocheow)   Most likely will be considering mandarin | cantonese | hokkien as for future communication and have few name in case if they are suitable ?   林丽娟 林丽芬 林丽丝 林惜雅 xī yǎ cherish elegant #11 #12 林艳戌 yàn xu #10 #6 林歆雅 ? ? ? xin yǎ respect #13 #12 林心雅 ================= 林淑雅 淑...
Latest of 13 replies by abcdefg at Today, 10:03 AM.