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    Katertot - 21 Nov 2014 - 14:28

New Android Update - Chinese settings

Steingletscher - Yesterday, 07:46 PM in Chinese Computing and Electronics

I 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...
Latest of 1 replies by Shelley at Yesterday, 09:28 PM.

HSK and Chinese Government Scholarship

chais - Yesterday, 04:26 AM in The HSK Exam, and others

Hello!   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...
Latest of 0 replies by chais at Yesterday, 04:26 AM.

How much does the pollution bother you in China?

Johnny20270 - Nov 20 2014 08:19 PM in Life, Work and Study in China in General

Anyone 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...
Latest of 15 replies by Angelina at Yesterday, 08:04 PM.

Is there a name for this?

li3wei1 - Nov 20 2014 03:47 PM in General Study Advice and Discussion

I'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...
Latest of 6 replies by Altair at Yesterday, 10:31 PM.

I didn't do anything

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
Latest of 7 replies by Demonic_Duck at Yesterday, 11:43 AM.

Thoughts on the less "PC" culture in China

ablindwatchmaker - Nov 20 2014 03:03 PM in Society

ablindwatchmaker avatar I 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...
Latest of 25 replies by ablindwatchmaker at 36 minutes ago.

I am confused about "ge" in "Zhè ge" and "Nà ge"

calibuddy25 - Nov 20 2014 01:08 PM in Grammar, Sentence Structures and Patterns

Why 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"
Latest of 3 replies by calibuddy25 at Yesterday, 07:36 AM.

Response to I am sorry

Shelley - Nov 20 2014 05:39 AM in Speaking and Listening Skills

Shelley avatar What 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...
Latest of 19 replies by Shelley at Yesterday, 09:37 PM.

Chinese Family Movies

pprendeville - Nov 20 2014 01:45 AM in Chinese Movies

Anybody 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.
Latest of 1 replies by character at Nov 20 2014 04:48 PM.

Seeking help to establish contact with reliable seafood distributors

Leo Kwek - Nov 19 2014 02:11 PM in Kunming

Leo Kwek avatar Not 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?  
Latest of 2 replies by fanglu at Nov 20 2014 06:27 AM.