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how to improve how well you retain grammar structures

cliveface96 - Today, 10:56 AM in Reading and Writing Skills

Hi,   The title probably isn't the best so allow me to elaborate a little.    I've been learning a heap of new grammar structures and uses of characters etc. through my textbook/Italki lessons/Chinesepod/just generally reading. Currently my approach to learning new structures has been to write them down, write out an example or two, then write out my own examples and upload them to Lang-8, find relevant sentences of a similar structure online (either on Chinesepod or I'll bring it up in an Italki...
Latest of 5 replies by Silent at Today, 04:53 PM.

Number of sentences

Flickserve - Today, 09:23 AM in Speaking and Listening Skills

I am gradually working my way through listening practice.   I listen to sentences which are set up in an Anki deck. Some parts of a sentence I will know, some words I know but didn't realise it is that word, some words I don't know at all.   I am just wondering what sort of numbers of sentences should I put into a deck to be manageable? What do experienced users of Anki do?   100 cards (i.e. sentences) per deck?   200 cards (i.e. sentences) per deck?  
Latest of 2 replies by Wurstmann at Today, 06:41 PM.

Traditional form of 才

Shelley - Dec 02 2016 08:08 PM in Reading and Writing Skills

Shelley avatar I have recently started learning traditional characters along side simplified. In my NPCR lesson 14 we have cái 才。   I tried to find the traditional form but encounter some odd things. Pleco shows both in the headword but no stroke order for it and my headword is set to traditional first simplified second but it shows this the other way round.   In my Tuttle Chinese in a Flash set of paper flashcards it doesn't show the traditional form at all, usually it shows both forms with characters that are simpl...
Latest of 7 replies by Michaelyus at Today, 09:45 AM.

Looking for iOS dictionary showing HSK level for words

魏一帆 - Dec 02 2016 05:39 AM in Resources for Studying Chinese

魏一帆 avatar 大家好,   Sometimes, when I translate a word from English/Russian to Mandarin I get many variants and it is hard to tell which one is more common and useful. I think it makes more sense to prefer the words included in lower levels HSK wordlists, i.e. I would prefer a word from HSK3 to a word from HSK6 or to one which is not in HSK words at all.   For example, on YellowBridge, we can see that "Proficiency Test Level" for the word "新“ is as follows: "HSK=2; TOP=Basic".   This leads to the question: are...
Latest of 6 replies by 魏一帆 at Today, 06:56 AM.

What goes with what? 执行,实行,进行,实施,政策,计划等等

艾墨本 - Dec 01 2016 02:28 PM in Grammar, Sentence Structures and Patterns

艾墨本 avatar I'm getting these all confused and I'm not sure how to differentiate these synonyms. What object does each of them take on? Where is there overlap and where do they diverge?   Thank you
Latest of 5 replies by 艾墨本 at Yesterday, 12:55 PM.

历史上 or 历史?

qiyage - Nov 30 2016 11:31 PM in Vocabulary, idioms, word lists . . .

qiyage avatar Shall I use 历史上 or just 历史?
Latest of 2 replies by Demonic_Duck at Dec 01 2016 07:20 PM.

Why can't I get mobile data? (Verizon LG G5, China Mobile SIM)

tai4ji2x - Nov 29 2016 09:25 AM in Chinese Computing and Electronics

I just got an LG G5 with Verizon last month while back in the states, after my G2 started getting too slow and sluggish.  Both times, the retailers told me the phones were already unlocked for international use.  When traveling in China the G2 was able to get mobile data (albeit not always reliably) with my China Mobile SIM card.  Now that I am back in China with my new G5, mobile data no longer works with this same SIM.  I can still make/receive calls and SMS text messages with my Chinese ph...
Latest of 7 replies by abcdefg at Dec 01 2016 09:47 PM.

Recording mic input/audio output

cliveface96 - Nov 29 2016 09:11 AM in General Study Advice and Discussion

Hi,   I've been getting online lessons via Skype which have been great. I want to be able to record my input and the audio output of each conversation though. I usually use Audacity but it doesn't seem to be possible to record both at the same time, I have to choose one or the other.  Is there a better program anyone can recommend?    Cheers
Latest of 12 replies by cliveface96 at Dec 01 2016 03:44 AM.

The Eagles of Canton

Lennart A - Nov 29 2016 01:13 AM in Chinese History

Should you be interested in aviation in Canton/South China in the period before 1927 this new e-book might be of interest to you.   For more information http://z-bok.se/catalog.27.html    
Latest of 2 replies by Lennart A at Dec 02 2016 03:16 AM.

Which Visa?

js6426 - Nov 28 2016 07:19 PM in Visa Issues

I have been accepted to study at Harbin Institute of Technology, and I have a wife and 2 children who I obviously want to accompany me.  I have all the necessary documents to get my X visa, but I am a little confused as to how to go about getting a visa for my wife and kids.  My first thoughts was the S visa, as they will be with me the whole time.  However, when I check out the document requirements for the S visa on the embassy website, they require me to show my residency permit.  Clearly...
Latest of 0 replies by js6426 at Nov 28 2016 07:19 PM.