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roddy - 09 Dec 2013 - 22:25
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京津冀 in English
Demonic_Duck - Today, 08:30 PM with 11 replies
Pronouncing the c in pinyin, for instance in cai 菜
Demonic_Duck - Today, 08:25 PM with 2 replies
Recent HSK takers - could you pass a GCSE? With papers, audio and answers
Gymnosopher - Today, 08:23 PM with 3 replies
Parallel text English/Mandarin children's story - reviewer request
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Random new word of the day
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most embarrassing moment while learning Chinese
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How hard is Cantonese?
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Best way for people to upload audio
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QQSRX #3 Oaths 锵锵三人行
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PaulaPanama - Today, 08:19 PM in Resources for Studying ChineseHi all, I have written a 3000 words children's story, and had it translated to Mandarin (Pinyin and Simplified characters) and have now published it for the Kindle in Amazon. The layout is parallel text i.e. the same paragraph printed in simplified characters, pinyin, and English in turn. I speak no Chinese myself, so I am relying on the translator for the characters and pinyin. The book is called 'Princess Kitty and the Crystal Palace', and came about when I helped a friend who...
roddy - Today, 07:17 PM in Chinese Pronunciation, Pinyin, and Audio SamplesHas anyone got any suggestions on the best way for users to be able to quickly and easily record and add audio to posts? We've got this post on Audacity I wrote up a couple of years back, which I like to think is still useful, and it's obviously worthwhile learning how to use Audacity anyway, as it's a very powerful tool. But it requires downloading the program, then uploading the file, and it's a lot of work when there are maybe quicker and easier ways of doing it. So what about services such as: S...
Cristinaannibale - Today, 05:44 PM in Life, Work and Study in China in General大家好！ i would like to study chinese in China but in a smaller city than beijing or Shanghai where there are too many foreigners and i'll practise only my english and not chinese! I would like a city wiithout foreigners (or not so many) in which i can study in a university, maybe near the sea... I think also that maybe city in South of China are not so good for the language... I hope you can give my some advices! Someone said me Qingdao how is it? Huangdao? Tianjin, nanjing? Harbin? Now i'm in Dalian but there...
ajmc12 - Today, 06:44 AM in Speaking and Listening SkillsHi, I can hear the difference between cai (菜) and zai (在) but I can't pronounce the first one properly. My (native speaking) wife tells me that every time I try to say cai (菜) I actually say something much closer to zai (在). In the past, when I've had problems with pronunciation they've got better over time with lots of listening and correction from wife, but I haven't got any better at this, and I'm worried that the problem is starting to become entrenched. ...
hongmaolantu_fan - Yesterday, 09:55 AM in Chinese TelevisionHi, I'm trying to get the cartoon "虹猫蓝兔七侠传" subtitled in English, as it is my #1 favorite cartoon even though I don't speak Chinese. I am looking for volunteer translators to help me with this project. You can view the work of previous volunteers here. Thanks.
realmayo - Yesterday, 04:40 AM in Chinese TelevisionEpisode #3. Date: 2013 年12月5日 Title: 中国人说话无信誉 赌咒发誓如放屁 No one believes what Chinese people say, people swear oaths as easily as farting Link to transcript http://phtv.ifeng.co...1861417_0.shtml Link to full video http://v.ifeng.com/n...74cd41f98.shtml Via youtube http://www.youtube.c...h?v=4zcP_YsHGcQ (but for me the recorded sound quality is a lot worse on youtube, a lot better on the Phoenix page) Host: 窦文涛 Guests: 许子东and 梁文道...
roddy - Dec 09 2013 10:35 PM in The HSK Exam, and othersSo all those of you who've recently taken an HSK exam - we're wondering how it compares to the UK's GCSE (which is an exam you take after two years of study, at the age of 16 or thereabouts).There are sample exams online here. I'll suggest you do the June 2012 one, and take the 'Higher' rather than 'Foundation' options. There's listening and reading available (see further down page for the listening audio). There are speaking and writing sections, but I don't see how you can usefully do those without someone to...
Demonic_Duck - Dec 09 2013 10:06 PM in Life, Work and Study in China in GeneralIt seems like recently I've got myself into an unfortunate situation with one of my housemates, and no matter what I say she doesn't want anything to do with me. I'm not sure whether to put it down to "cultural differences" and/or the "language barrier" (she doesn't speak any English) or whether it's simply that I'm a socially backward idiot who's put his foot in his mouth. Either way, I'm looking for advice, and I hope I'm not out of line asking for it in this particular forum. Basically, the situation s...
pprendeville - Dec 09 2013 06:18 PM in Grammar, Sentence Structures and PatternsWhat's the difference. Looks like both can be used as adverbs. From the GF dictionary in Pleco it says: 注意: 跟“好像”不同。“似乎”不能用来打比方; “好像”可作动词, 用来打比方 似乎 can't be used to draw an analogy while 好像 can. So does this mean 好像 can be used for both analogies and non-analogies (that sounds like a made up word)?
lev landau - Dec 09 2013 12:21 PM in Vocabulary, idioms, word lists . . .Hi everybody, Can someone please tell me the meaning of 吃上一壶 in the following sentences: 还好你这呆子够机灵，且不说其他，单单这五大战王就绝对够你我二人吃上一壶。 ... 但绝对能让英雄冢在这里好好吃上一壶了。 Thank you very much.