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somethingfunny - Yesterday, 01:00 PM in Classical ChineseThis thread is for the discussion of chapter thirty-one in A New Practical Primer of Literary Chinese by Paul Rouzer. I've stolen the text from here and although the punctuation looks a little different, it was the first one I found in traditional characters. 東越閩中，有庸嶺，高數十裏，其西北隙中，有大蛇，長七八丈大十余圍，土俗常懼。東治都尉及屬城長吏，多有死者。祭以牛羊，故不得福，或與人夢，或下谕巫祝，欲得啖童女年十二三者。都尉令長並共患之，然氣厲不息，共請求人家生婢子，兼有罪家女養之，至八月朝，祭送蛇穴口，蛇出吞齧之。累年如此，已用九女。爾時預複募索，未得其女。將樂縣李誕家有六女。無男，其小女名寄，應募欲行。父母不聽。寄曰：“父母無相，惟生六女，無有一男。雖有如無。女無缇萦濟父母之功，既不能供...
Pegasus - Yesterday, 10:51 AM in Vocabulary, idioms, word lists . . .Hi everyone, I was wondering if there are any Chinese language users here who could enlighten me on the way people use the word "岳母". According to my dictionary, it means "mother-in-law (wife's mother)". Is it a term that I could use to address my mother-in-law? For example, when I see my mother-in-law next week, could I say this to her, "岳母您好。好久不見。您好嗎？ 您最近怎麽樣？" Or would it be strange or rude to address her this way? Thank you. Sincerely,...
Friday - Nov 25 2015 10:43 PM in Resources for Studying ChineseI read that Glossika comes in two different dialects, but none of the descriptions I read were very precise, as I'm aware Chinese has much variation so to say it is "Chinese" is not very meaningful. Can anyone tell me the names that would used by linguists or the specific Chinese name of the dialects to describe the two versions? I want to use this information and compare it to some maps constructed by linguistics to help in deciding which set of audio to use.
Friday - Nov 25 2015 10:34 PM in Studying Chinese outside of ChinaWhen people in my home country learn that I lived in China for a time, some are suspicious that I actually learned Chinese. But since they don't know Chinese themselves, it is difficult to prove. Some classmates checked their dictionaries and tried reading the pinyin to me, baffled that I couldn't understand simple phrases like "nye-hay-o may". Regarding accent, I think they all expect the sing-songy Cantonese that appears so often in the movies. I don't have an interest in going around telling people, "I speak...
dansemacabre - Nov 25 2015 06:10 PM in Resources for Studying ChineseHi everybody! You may remember me from such websites as Hanzi Data (long extinct). This is a courtesy post about a little website that I've put together to help people 'grow their Chinese'. It's called Grow Chinese (hehe) and you can find it here: http://growchinese.com A quick overview of some of the features: Chinese dictionary with character deconstruction, example sentences, definitions, pronunciation and more Chinese texts with pinyin and English translation Chinese study tips and techn...
tallcity - Nov 25 2015 07:46 AM in Resources for Studying Chinesehello.. I really appreciate all the help CI has given me, and will continue to utilize its resources. However, I also tutor English to Mandarin/Cantonese speakers in the USA, and they advise me not to include any affiliation with CI in my ads. They say it has a reputation among young people of 不珍贵的教育 and 怪怪，and a feeling of 礼拜. Also, while on CI scholarship in China, my 阅读 teacher told us CI wastes 中国人 money. Any experiences or opinionsvto share?
Zeppa - Nov 25 2015 07:01 AM in Resources for Studying ChineseI went to see the Peking Opera Farewell my Concubine in London last Saturday (also saw Warrior Women of Yang) and I've been watching the film. I also own the book with DVD called 'Watching the movie and learning Chinese'. That book contains the text of the film, I believe, and more detailed material on part of it. But is there anywhere online I could download a digital version of the text of the film, or even of the text of the opera? Otherwise I can scan the book I have, which takes a bit longer. ...
112233 - Nov 24 2015 09:59 PM in The HSK Exam, and othersHi everyone, is anyone aware of an anki deck / other resource which has (good quality) sentences for all of the HSK 6 vocab? Alternatively do any of the HSK study guides include sentences? Any help would be much appreciated!
pork1781 - Nov 24 2015 08:33 PM in Visa IssuesI am looking for advice for my particular situation.. I am a US citizen and I'm currently in Taiwan on vacation. I recently got a job offer to work in Shanghai, so I need to apply for a China work Z visa. 1. What is the best way to do it? Is mailing my passport overseas the only way? There is no China consulate in Taiwan that I know of... 2. I also have a valid China L visa. Can I enter China with L visa and then apply for the single entry Z visa locally?...
Mat - Nov 24 2015 07:20 PM in Art and LiteratureHello, I have this porcelain bowl and try to find out the meaning of the figural scene. It seems take place in front of an altar, am I right? But what are these tusk-like objects? And why do the two small seated figures have no faces? Thank you in advance for any help! Mat