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Huina - Today, 06:45 PM in Life, Work and Study in China in GeneralCould I potentially get in trouble for doing some freelancing? I have career development experience and I want to supplement my student stipend by doing some coaching and resume review on the side (I've worked with the Asian community doing this kind of stuff before, there is definitely a need). I was just going to put up some flyers in coffee shops and dorms.
Pedroski - Today, 10:36 AM in Grammar, Sentence Structures and Patterns现在，中国网民总数已经超过美国人口总数，但美国网购人数占其全部人口的75%，中国则只有25%左右，而且，中国网购消费者年均消费额仅为美国消费者的1/5。于刚认为，这是差距， 更是中国电子商务的潜力。 Is '是‘ in 这是差距 working as a 量词？Or should I read 'this is a disparity'?
ymillion - Yesterday, 06:15 PM in Grammar, Sentence Structures and PatternsI find myself (way too) often using 比 and 比較 to for comparison. And it just occurred to me, I don't know how to do: A is not as good as B A (還）不如 B （好） Does that work? What about if I want to emphasize that A is much worse than B (inversely, B is much better than A). A 不幾乎如 B （好） 謝謝！
Edita - Yesterday, 12:13 AM in Grammar, Sentence Structures and PatternsI came across a sentence ”你会信守诺言的，对吗？” I understand that it means "You will keep the promise, won't you?" What I don't understand it's why there is 的. If it was "你会信守诺言，对吗？” would it be correct? I've already seen that kind of structure, but I'm not sure if it's often used in books. I mean my impression is that it's rather colloquial.
Mouseneb - Dec 19 2014 07:59 PM in General Study Advice and DiscussionHi all! I'm reading an article about a local greenway and I'm a bit confused by the phrase 美食温泉 in the following sentence: 万宁兴隆慢行绿道以兴隆热带花园为中心，全长约30千米，分成花海生态、雨林植物、乡野村落、侨乡文化和美食温泉等五类风格迥异的绿道体验段。: I know what 美食 is, and what 温泉 is, but I don't know why they seem to be combined here into just one of the five categories. I'm inclined to think that the local cuisine has not much to do with the hot springs, but.... are they eating dinner in there? Seems like it could get a bit messy. Anybody...
AlexBlackman - Dec 19 2014 07:48 AM in Chinese TelevisionI've just finished watching 屌丝男生 and 极品女士。 They were both very funny and China-specific, and the absurd situations made new vocab very easy to remember.Can any of you recommend any other good sketch shows?
Ivvy - Dec 19 2014 06:42 AM in NanjingHi guys, Looking for a little advice on Mandarin lessons in Nanjing. I'm hoping to be there from June next year up until around March. How good is the university with respect to mandarin lessons? To be honest I'd rather hire a tutor for a few hours a day, does anyone know of a good one? If not has anyone tried the new concept Mandarin immersion course? It's unbelievably expensive but if it's good it's good! Also how expensive is accomodation? Thanks very much for any info, Dan
Johnny20270 - Dec 18 2014 06:20 PM in Grammar, Sentence Structures and PatternsI am bit confused by the use of 哪儿 to mean anywhere or everywhere. My Chinese text book gives these follow examples: 1） 哪儿都很好 2）去哪儿都可以 3）我哪儿都想去 4）我哪儿也没去过 I don't have the English translations but my guess it means something like ... (For context: these are grammar points about 2 dudes discussion where to go on holidays) 1) Anywhere is good 2) to go anywhere is ok 3) I want to go anywhere 4) I haven't gone anywhere Have I got this right? and does anyone have an example of a clear...
trisha2766 - Dec 18 2014 01:52 PM in Resources for Studying ChineseI'd like to buy a business Chinese book, no idea where to start as until recently it wasn't something I was interested in. It would need to use simplified characters and have English translations. Relatively recent, or at least not outdated. I'm not looking for something on a very beginner level, but not really super advanced either. I see China Sprout sells these: http://www.chinaspro...hinese/business, but there are no reviews and at most you can only see a couple of pages. Amazon also sell...
bottledpoetry - Dec 18 2014 05:36 AM in ShanghaiHappy (almost) holidays everyone! I lived in Shanghai two years ago and will be relocating back soon. I remember that getting books was a pain, my Kindle purchases didn't download properly due to the great firewall. I'm curious: does Kindle work in China now? If not, how do you get your hands on new reading material? I am thinking of joining Oysterbooks.com (a monthly subscription service for "all-you-can-read" e-books; think Spotify for books) but I'm not sure if the website will work in China....