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- 3Official 2012 NEW HSK vocabulary lists
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equivalence between UK GCSE Chinese and HSK
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New regulation 1st September 2013 (convert tourist to student visa)
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The 2013 Aims and Objectives Progress Thread
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The Hong Kong Visa Topic
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Uncomfortable living situation with housemate
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Tips on writing Hanzi
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Experiences and ideas for running Chinese meetups overseas
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Recent HSK takers - could you pass a GCSE? With papers, audio and answers
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Tourist visa registration - 1 night in a hotel?
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realmayo - Today, 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 - Yesterday, 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 - Yesterday, 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 - Yesterday, 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 - Yesterday, 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.
Garrett - Yesterday, 03:41 AM in Textbooks for learning Chinese大家好, This is my first post on Chinese-forums, and I want to say thanks to everyone that contributes here. This has become the place I go to whenever I have a question pertaining to Chinese. The past few months I have been in night classes that use the Integrated Chinese textbook. The class has come to an end and I have been self studying with the textbook. I have run into an issue, I can no longer consult with my teacher if I get stuck on an exercise. I quite enjoy the setup of Basic Chinese: A Gra...
Hwong_DsiKiem - Yesterday, 12:58 AM in Chinese CharactersWell since I already brought that up I might as well make a topic about this and hope that it can be of some help to some of you Chinese learners. I realized my teachers never told us these orthographic rules, but since most of them are written this way, we just have an instinct for it that allows us to write characters we've never learnt before. A friend of mine learns Japanese, and he says he hates kanji because he needs to learn how to write every new character he learns in addition to its pronunciatio...
Meng Lelan - Dec 08 2013 11:20 PM in Art and LiteratureI was surfing the Internet for fun travel ideas to do in Taiwan and found this. Has anyone attended this festival? It seems that it was held in the past during the winter though I can't find information about when in 2014 this event will be scheduled. Here is an awesome video of one of the festival events, but I don't recognize the venue: http://www.youtube.c...h?v=7zCQrfKKvTM
feihong - Dec 08 2013 10:35 AM in Studying Chinese outside of ChinaI thought it might be interesting to talk about my experiences running a Mandarin-language meetup in Chicago. I've put down my thoughts regarding a few topics I feel are important to running a successful meetup. Please chime in if you have any experiences or suggestions to share! Choosing a meeting place The default location is probably a restaurant in Chinatown. If your city doesn't have a Chinatown, just go with any Asian restaurant that is clean, has passable food, and is not too expensive. If yo...
hoshinoumi - Dec 08 2013 03:28 AM in Grammar, Sentence Structures and Patterns大家好！ I´m using Boya Chinese Elementary 2 and I´m having some problems to understand its "amazingly" well explained grammar. There is one structure in particular I dont get. Copy and paste the textbook explanation 一 MW, N + 一 MW, N + V This pattern is used to describe actions that take place one by one. 饭要一口一口地吃，事儿要一件一件地作。 他很苦恼，一杯一杯不停地喝酒。 他很喜欢看小说，一本一本地看，看完一本又看一本。 I am especially struggling with the last sentence. Any help? Thank you