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Introduction: Why I'm interested in Chinese.
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Different learning approaches
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Ideal personality traits, habits and attitudes to master Chinese
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Accurate translation of "apparently" in Chinese?
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Conjunctives and Conjunctions
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Is there an English equivalent for 监督?
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Vocab lists for tone drills
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Central Academy of Drama (中戏） Documentary
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QQSRX: list of episodes
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Study in China, Pick a school and major
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AlexBlackman - Today, 03:37 PM in General Study Advice and DiscussionMastering Chinese seems a lot easier for some people than others, What personality traits contribute to efficient and successful study, and fluency? What habits are good? What kind of attitudes do successful learners have?
jmido8 - Today, 11:17 AM in Grammar, Sentence Structures and PatternsMy teacher for chinese has been assigning me lots of essays lately and I have been messing up a lot with several similiar but not quite the same words. For example: 经历， 经验 - I can never seem to use them correct and despite my teachers countless explainations, it's just not getting through my head. I was hoping someone could put it really simple and clear. 明白， 理解， 了解 - I use these wrong almost every single time I try to use them. I never know the specific function of each. Also,...
jachristen - Today, 09:35 AM in Classical ChineseI have two questions regarding this passage: 庖丁為文惠君解牛，手之所觸，肩之所倚，足之所履，膝之所踦，砉然嚮然，奏刀騞然，莫不中音。合於《桑林》之舞，乃中《經首》之會。 #1: Can the three characters I put in red be translated phonetically, as in the sounds he makes with his knife (such as the English formulation, "With a whoosh!")? If not, how would they best be translated? #2: What is the Jing Shou, exactly? I guess it must be a classical work, but I'm having a hard time finding much about it? Thank you in advance for any generous a...
Jeremy Andrews - Today, 08:44 AM in MusicI don't actually know a lot about genres, so I'm just going to link a couple of English songs I like as an example of my taste.Nightwish - The EscapistStyx - Brave New WorldAssemblage 23 - AnthemThe Cruxshadows - Wake the White QueenI'm not very knowledgeable about what kind of music they have in China, so I'm just wondering if they have anything that would appeal to someone like me. I would think so, but I don't know.
Jeremy Andrews - Yesterday, 10:54 PM in General Study Advice and DiscussionI became interested in Chinese because I really like the sound of the language. In fact, I don't mind listening to the same clips over and over because of this. My interest only deepened because of the characters. Each one seems to have some kind of interesting background or history, and when you put them together in words, you see how they symbolize these abstract concepts. It's fascinating, really.I really like the grammar. It seems like bigger concepts are often clearly built-up from smaller ones in a way tha...
Hwong_DsiHiem - Yesterday, 08:32 PM in Non-Mandarin ChineseEdit: So I see that the thread has been split. This is originally in response to a thread about Middle Chinese. The original post will be spoilered. So I created this Tangent Constructed Chinese, which is also used by a friend of mine. (given in the video is the IPA representation of TCC, not the Romanization) http://www.youtube.c...zzLBkeiI4p0#t=0 The Tangent Constructed Chinese (TCC) is meant to resemble a modern Chinese language (like Cantonese, the Hokkien languages, etc) that closely resembles Middle...
sparrow - Yesterday, 06:59 PM in Resources for Studying ChineseSo, I decided to learn Wubi. I know, I'm a masochist. Here's how: Introduction For those who don't know, Wubi is a method for typing Chinese characters. Basically, you enter characters by radical. Each letter on the keyboard is associated with a group of radicals, which are classified in a certain way. The benefit is that typing in Chinese becomes much faster as the vast majority of characters can be typed by at most 4 key strokes, plus spacebar to confirm. If you're familiar with Pinyin Input, you...
roddy - Yesterday, 06:41 PM in Studying Chinese outside of ChinaPrompted by the posts here on the Confucius Institutes by alanmd and milin, I thought it might be worth having a new topic on them. I've never dealt with a CI directly myself, so don't have a great deal to add. I have however talked to folk who've dealt with CI's overseas and Hanban back in Beijing, including working directly for a CI, and the general opinion is pretty poor. It seems to me they've expanded so quickly that maintaining any kind of quality control is going to be a problem. Between [wik...
Jeremy Andrews - Yesterday, 01:17 PM in Chinese Pronunciation, Pinyin, and Audio SamplesWell, I've been putting some effort into learning Pinyin and tones.I was reading/listening to this. The main thing that gives me concern is the third tone. All the information I've found says that it's supposed to start out in the middle, fall, and then rise. But when I hear it in sentences, it sounds more like a low and level tone. Am I mishearing this or something?The main consistent feature of the third tone I've identified, is duration. Words spoken in the third tone seem to linger on the tongue a bit longer...
sparrow - Yesterday, 12:11 PM in General Study Advice and DiscussionYou don't need simplified news articles. Read the difficult ones, but more slowly. You will learn quickly. Look up Kató Lomb for more information on this method. Admin note - topic was split from the one linked above.