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Learning 5 words a day

Bigdumogre - Yesterday, 06:52 PM in Vocabulary, idioms, word lists . . .

Bigdumogre avatar I hear this a lot but how do you: 1. Choose the words? Are they something you are interested in? Common words you thought of? 2. How do you memorize them? Also memorize the character? 3. Do you work them into sentences? Only use one new word per sentence? Really need to up my vocabulary
Latest of 8 replies by Wurstmann at Yesterday, 10:59 PM.

My first try on a full 相声 welcome you to join the journey

yedafu - Yesterday, 04:29 AM in Speaking and Listening Skills

Hi everyone! This is my first try to understand a full 相声, the method I will use here is the same as I Saw in a previews wonderful work of some guys here in the forum, with the TV show QQSRX. That means I will take it minute by minute. Hopefully on a pace of one new minute a day. I’m sure it will not be perfect nor I will keep this pace…so I welcome you all to try and take this journey with me. You are more than welcome to post your own translation, and your own remarks and opinions.   *Just want to clarify...
Latest of 3 replies by yedafu at Today, 04:19 AM.

Something wrong with Jukuu?

Lu - Feb 10 2016 11:58 PM in Resources for Studying Chinese

Or is it just me? The last few days, when I searched a word, it returns ' 抱歉,没找到与"XXX"相关的句子'. It's not that the words I search are too obscure, I tried some really common ones. Do others have this issue too? Does anyone know what's going wrong and what I can do to fix it?
Latest of 9 replies by Shelley at Yesterday, 09:06 PM.

Fishball revolution 魚蛋革命 aka Mongkok riot 旺角暴亂

skylee - Feb 09 2016 03:52 PM in Society

skylee avatar The fishball revolution marked the start of the year of the monkey in Hong Kong. Background - Hong Kong Protesters Clash With Police In 'Fishball Revolution' - http://www.forbes.co...n/#6ef01f03662c Government condemns Mong Kok riot - http://news.rthk.hk/...TabChangeable=0 魚蛋革命 - https://zh.m.wikiped...a.org/wiki/魚蛋革命 First we had the big protests against national education in 2012, then it was Occupy Central in 2014. And the political reform (universal suffrage for the Chief Executive election but with pre-scr...
Latest of 7 replies by gato at Yesterday, 09:42 AM.

"Visiting Student" at a Chinese University (taking classes in Chinese alongside Chinese students)

112233 - Feb 09 2016 01:13 PM in General Study Advice and Discussion

Hi everyone, I'm thinking about enrolling for a semester and/or potentially a summer school (if this is possible) at a University in Beijing taking classes at the post-grad/undergrad level in Chinese alongside other Chinese students. I would be looking at taking classes in economics, science (ideally in the natural resources space) and potentially politics / philosophy. This seems like a fantastic way to take my Chinese up to a more advanced level and also build a deeper understanding of China. From what I under...
Latest of 2 replies by 112233 at Feb 09 2016 08:26 PM.

Can i get some help on this sentence?

FriendlyTerry - Feb 09 2016 02:46 AM in Reading and Writing Skills

Hi guys,   I have my aural exam tomorrow and i was wondering if this sentence makes any sense?   Wo jue de gan lan qiu yun dong fei chang ku, dan shi wo de baba bu xi huan le. Lìng rén chī jīng de wo mama fei chang xi huan gan lan qiu yun dong.   Many thanks,   Terry
Latest of 3 replies by roddy at Feb 09 2016 05:03 PM.

Are there any Chinese movies with good acting?

sangajtam - Feb 08 2016 06:18 PM in Chinese Movies

Why Chinese movies are so bad. Acting is terrible. I cant stand it. Only good movies i watched with interesting plot and not bad acting are:     http://www.imdb.com/...0/?ref_=nv_sr_1 - black coal thin ice http://www.imdb.com/...ref_=fn_al_tt_1 -touch of sin http://www.imdb.com/...ref_=fn_al_tt_1 - life without principles   Those 3 movies where better than most USA films i ever seen.   Are there any more (especially mandarin, not horrors, and not too old, newer than lets say 2008)?
Latest of 9 replies by sangajtam at Feb 10 2016 07:30 PM.

Happy Year of the Monkey 猴年快樂

dwq - Feb 08 2016 10:00 AM in Life, Work and Study in China in General

今年是丙申猴年。恭祝各位新年快樂、學業進步!   This year is the Year of the Monkey. (丙申年 in the Chinese calendar, 申 making this the year of the Monkey 猴). Happy New Year everyone! May you make much progress in your studies!  
Latest of 2 replies by roddy at Feb 09 2016 12:21 AM.

HSK needed for basic listening/watching?

HHov - Feb 08 2016 06:55 AM in Resources for Studying Chinese

Recently, I have started studying Chinese and so far I'm really enjoying it! O have been listening to some easy and catchy mandarin songs, which I did understand after a while. However, the fun would be even greater when I'm able to watch, or listen to, simple audio or video. I'm wondering what level (HSK?) I would need to do so. Also, does anyone have any suggestions for watching material that is very easy? Thanks in advance!!
Latest of 2 replies by roddy at Yesterday, 11:42 PM.

Peking University Undergraduate

majid01 - Feb 08 2016 12:35 AM in Beijing

Hello everyone!   I got accepted for the CSC scholarship, but have yet to select my university. I will apply for Peking University. I'm here to ask for your advice. I'm currently 21 years old (almost 22), and would like to have an undergraduate degree in international finance or management from Peking University. In my home university, I have already completed 2 years out of 4. My mandarin is quite limited and I understand that I will need to take a years worth of mandarin class to be brought up to speed. D...
Latest of 1 replies by Chris Two Times at Yesterday, 07:02 PM.