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Fun Youku channel

roddy - Yesterday, 08:05 PM in Speaking and Listening Skills

roddy avatar Just came across this while helping someone get rich quick on Youku.    神街访 is a bunch of on the street interviews with random passers-by. I'm suggesting it to eager Chinese learners as   1) It's available overseas (UK, anyway) 2) You've got about 40 videos of maybe 5 minutes each to choose from, topics including end-of-year bonuses, the most  没节操 thing you've ever done, which celebrity would you send into space (not sure if they get to come back).  3) Because you've got a bunc...
Latest of 2 replies by roddy at Today, 12:15 AM.

Suggestions as to best talk forum to reach traveling Chinese

John Mitchell - Yesterday, 07:43 PM in Life, Work and Study in China in General

As this is my first post , I need some help .  I wish to reach traveling  Chinese folks in their home location, who may be considering a  holiday in Thailand.   My city in Thailand is being visited by thousands of vacationing  Chinese.  I have a little guest house and would like the opportunity of reaching them to see if I can be of service, either as a accommodation provider, or just to answer any questions they may wish to ask.   My question then becomes, is th...
Latest of 1 replies by abcdefg at Yesterday, 08:51 PM.

I want to be Chinese version of a Youtube star

metal.lunchbox - Yesterday, 03:05 PM in Life, Work and Study in China in General

I have a little bit of an idea about how youtube works and any questions I have exceedingly easy to answer using the power of internet searches. I want to know about similar Chinese services, like Youku. They have a ton of ads, but do the users posting videos receive any share of the ad profits. If I have a popular video on Youku, can I make money? Can you make a living as a minor Youku star? How does their system work?
Latest of 1 replies by roddy at Yesterday, 07:50 PM.

Using 到,去 and 來 to state purpose of going

alayeer - Yesterday, 11:52 AM in Grammar, Sentence Structures and Patterns

Hello everyone! I would like to ask if there is any differences among these sentences: 1. 我去北京学汉语。Wǒ qù běijīng xué hànyǔ. 2. 我到北京去学汉语。Wǒ dào běijīng qù xué hànyǔ. 3. 我学汉语去北京。Wǒ xué hànyǔ qù běijīng. 4. 我学汉语到北京去。Wǒ xué hànyǔ dào běijīng qù. (Is this grammatically correct?)   According to some sources, the 1st sentence means "I came to Beijing in order to study Chinese", while the 3rd sentence means "I came here in Beijing to study Chinese". I still haven't fully understand it. Can anyone help...
Latest of 0 replies by alayeer at Yesterday, 11:52 AM.

ChineseLearning program, which segments a chinese sentence and translates each word into english.

hlk123 - Yesterday, 01:50 AM in Chinese Computing and Electronics

Hello Do you know a Chinese Learning Software, which gets a "chinese sentence" as input and gives as output an  English segments? (see below) Thank you. Input: 他们最喜欢到加勒比海去度假,许多人搬 ....。 Output: 他们1 最2 喜欢3 到4 加勒比海5 去6 度假7 ,许多8 人9 搬10 .... 1. tāmen : they 2. zuì : (the) most ; -est 3. xǐhuan : to like ; to be fond of 4. dào : to (a place) ; until (a time) ; up to ; to go ; to arrive 5. jiālèbǐhǎi : Caribbean Sea 6. qù : to go ; to leave ; to remove 7. dùjià : go on holiday 8. xǔduō : many ; a lot of ; much 9....
Latest of 7 replies by Tianjin42 at Yesterday, 10:38 AM.

wanting to study in kunming for the summer

cjake22 - Yesterday, 01:23 AM in Life, Work and Study in China in General

Hello I am a complete noob on this website, but I have been reading the forums on here and it seems like a great place to find information. For as long as I can remember I have been fascinated with Asia and China. I am a college student at a community college in the united states, I have had a rough time with school. Not because of academics, but life events. I have always wanted to travel and learn Chinese. I have decided to take a gap year, and finally travel and learn Putonghua. I have been doing tons of rese...
Latest of 7 replies by abcdefg at Yesterday, 11:06 PM.

Death Notices (Shanghai). Looking for friend.

tomadom - Jan 25 2015 06:49 PM in Shanghai

Hi   I know this is an unusual question but I am urgently looking for my friend who went for an operation some time ago and I haven't heard from her since.  I'm worried that the operation went wrong and she may have died.  Is there any way to search death notices for people living in Shanghai?  Is there somewhere I can do this?    I'm starting to become really concerned.    Thanks
Latest of 4 replies by liuzhou at Yesterday, 06:44 PM.

Sinolingua Graded Chinese Reader 3

jieke - Jan 25 2015 07:36 AM in Resources for Studying Chinese

Hello, I have most of Sinolingua's Graded Reader series (excellent stories if you cover up the pinyin btw) and , to my dismay, I have found that the story Xuechuanglian only contains the first few pages. The majority of the other stories are also repeated. Does anybody else own Graded Reader 3? Do I just have a misprint or are they all the same? Thank you for any replies
Latest of 2 replies by jieke at Yesterday, 09:01 PM.

Won Ton Soup formula changed

RawPower - Jan 25 2015 04:53 AM in Food

From the '50s-80s or so... Won Ton Soup all around San Francisco always had the nutty Toasted Sesame oil included as a flavoring in the dumplings and or soup broth. I can no longer find a common restaurant that has this anymore and i must bring my own to add. I have not checked out high end Chinese Restaurants to see if they maintain this flavoring. Is this because the old timer chefs did not pass on this or is it the high cost of Toasted Sesame oil? If so, they are losing sales by leaving it out! Cannot find an...
Latest of 7 replies by abcdefg at Yesterday, 09:00 AM.

Using Blackberry in China

imeldamanampiring - Jan 24 2015 07:38 PM in Chinese Computing and Electronics

imeldamanampiring avatar Hi there, can someone tell me whether my Blackberry will work in China with a chinese sim card? I have preference for BB though I have an Android due to I am a keypad person. Appreciate info. Cheers,
Latest of 2 replies by imeldamanampiring at Jan 25 2015 08:35 AM.