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Thoughts on the less "PC" culture in China
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T'ung & Pollard's Colloquial Chinese - Is this the right text and accompanying audio?
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Steingletscher - Yesterday, 07:46 PM in Chinese Computing and ElectronicsI updated my android phone, a Google Nexus 5, the other day to the new operating system, called lollipop. On it, they seemed to have changed the Chinese settings and now I cannot draw characters in anymore. As you can see in the screenshot, I only have two options built into the operating system for typing Chinese. Does anyone else have this problem? What is a way to solve it? Though I don't use it everyday, I find myself using it once or twice a week when I am trying to type in a more rare character that i...
chais - Yesterday, 04:26 AM in The HSK Exam, and othersHello! I want to take the HSK exam this spring and also try my chance with getting the scholarship, too. But I have some questions. As far as I have read, the speaking section is considered as if it's a whole different exam and isn't written on the HSK certificate either. One should apply separately for them, too. (Please correct me if I am wrong, though) So, my question is, would only taking the written HSK exam and not the HSKK exam be enough to be able to apply for the Chinese Government...
Johnny20270 - Nov 20 2014 08:19 PM in Life, Work and Study in China in GeneralAnyone in Beijing will have noticed the pollution level today and yesterday. I am just new here but I can feel myself being chocked up with the level of pollution. Not used to it. Looking at the US embassy "Air Pollution: Real-time Air Quality Index Data" I see it is around the 400 mark where I live. This corresponds to their highest category on their Hazardous scale. Just wondering for you long timers here in China, how much does this bother you? I must admit I could never live in this country lon...
li3wei1 - Nov 20 2014 03:47 PM in General Study Advice and DiscussionI'm wondering if there's a term for this phenomenon, which must be fairly common in Chinese, both for non-natives and for children learning to read, and possibly even for native speakers. I was reading a book about techniques for teaching Chinese, and came across this phrase: 用一些非常规的办法 I'm familiar with 非常, but not with 常规, so I spent some time trying to figure out how and why 规 was acting as an adjective. Of course I'm also familiar with 非 on its own, but the commonness of 非常 pushed me down the wrong path. So i...
ralphmat123 - Nov 20 2014 03:45 PM in Vocabulary, idioms, word lists . . .How would you say I didn't do anything in chinese? As in if someone asked you what you did over the weekend. I thought 我没有多什么做 That's probably completely wrong though. Thanks
ablindwatchmaker - Nov 20 2014 03:03 PM in SocietyI just wanted to get people's thoughts on this and whether or not they found this refreshing, insensitive, or maybe a combination of the two. One of the first things I noticed about having serious conversations in China was that I could essentially turn my filter off, as long as I wasn't talking about certain geopolitical issues, of which we are all aware, and wasn't directly challenging the CCP. I appreciated the candid nature of conversations and noticed the stark contrast between US and Chinese culture...
calibuddy25 - Nov 20 2014 01:08 PM in Grammar, Sentence Structures and PatternsWhy is "ge" not found after "Zhè" in this following sentence: Zhè shì wǒ de shū. I thought it should be: Zhè ge shì wǒ de shū. "This is my book"
Shelley - Nov 20 2014 05:39 AM in Speaking and Listening SkillsWhat would you say to someone who speaks Chinese and said in English to you (because they bumped into you in the supermarket) "Oh sorry, sorry" The only response I know is when someone thanks you and you can say 不谢. I wanted to something like its okay, or no problem in Chinese (ever hopeful I will get a conversation even just a few words) I couldn't think of anything on the spot and still couldn't really come up with anything when I got home. I didn't want anything too formal, somethi...
pprendeville - Nov 20 2014 01:45 AM in Chinese MoviesAnybody recommend some Chinese movies suitable for families? Children are 5 and under but they sat with us at the weekend and happily watched 美满人生 and seemed to enjoy it. My wife is Chinese and the kids have spent a year in China so are fluent. It's me that will have the understanding problems but I'm happy to go without subtitles.
Leo Kwek - Nov 19 2014 02:11 PM in KunmingNot sure if this is the right place to look for help but i guess no harm trying. I am doing seafood exporting in Thailand. We export our seafood from Thailand to Singapore,Malaysia and Indonesia. Right now I wish to expand my market by supplying to Yunnan,Kunming But the hard part is always finding a reliable partner and distributor Any advise where i can start from?