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Old chinese ducuments
OneEye - 5 minutes ago with 3 replies
Spoken vs Written Cantonese
Hofmann - 18 minutes ago with 1 replies
Who knows good Chinese visa agents outside China?
zhouhaochen - 26 minutes ago with 0 replies
Completely Separating Writing From Reading (and listening and speaking)
adam.hamilton - Today, 03:32 PM with 5 replies
Need help editing a sign to find a language exchange partner.
lakers4sho - Today, 03:31 PM with 28 replies
Explaining the difference between 为什么 and 怎么 (Why)
lakers4sho - Today, 03:07 PM with 0 replies
Options for the Ancient
ciao - Today, 02:11 PM with 0 replies
Post a sample of your pronunciation here!
欧博思 - Today, 02:05 PM with 311 replies
Random new word of the day
tysond - Today, 11:26 AM with 1428 replies
Improving my accent... but which one?
adam.hamilton - Today, 10:29 AM with 50 replies
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zhouhaochen - 26 minutes ago in Visa IssuesI am trying to put a list of good and reliable Chinese visa agents outside of China together. http://www.livethela...rvice-agencies/ I am looking for recommendations. If you can recommend a good visa agency, please post here. They should: 1) Only do visas for China. In our experience visa agencies that do visas for all kind of countries end up not doing a lot of visas for China and so are often not familiar with what is going on right now in their embassy - and after all that's the main skill they are nee...
lakers4sho - Today, 03:07 PM in Grammar, Sentence Structures and PatternsI had a bit of trouble today explaining to a friend the difference between 为什么 and 怎么, in cases when they translate to "Why" or "How come" in English. Consider the following sentences as examples: 你为什么想去中国？ 你怎么今天上课又迟到了？ Intuitively, I can tell which one is more appropriate, but I can't seem to find the right way to explain it. lakers4sho
ciao - Today, 02:11 PM in Visa IssuesHello. I have been working in Shanghai for 5 years. I am 63 years old, and I currently hold an “Expert Permit”. For some personal reasons, my family and I want to stay here until I’m 67. I hear that Expert Permits are not issued to people over 65, though. OTOH, everything is negotiable, especially in China :-) Permanent Residence might be another option. I am not a “General Manager”, but my job position is above this level, I think. Or maybe I could qualify in the “Top...
Altair - Today, 08:24 AM in General Study Advice and DiscussionI recently discovered the 郑码 (Zhèngmǎ) Chinese input system and have become a fan, having previously learned the basics of 五笔字形 (Wǔbǐzìxíng) and having failed to learn 仓颉 (Cāngjié) after a few abortive attempts. Since there might be one or two people with similar goals to mine I thought I might write a short commentary of Zhengma. My own personal consideration in studying Zhengma is that I would prefer an input system that helps me remember how to write characters without being too cumbersome to use, lear...
Bull14 - Today, 06:45 AM in Non-Mandarin ChineseHey, I'm wondering about how I should learn both Written and Spoken Cantonese and not just spoken. Because Cantonese people don't write like they speak on formal occasions, I would have to learn two different sets of characters for many words and phrases in order to be able to write and read in both ways. But not all material provide characters for both written and spoken. Some materials teach both written and spoken, but some is only teaching Spoken Cantonese or a mix of the both without stating if the word is...
新墨西哥人 - Yesterday, 02:53 AM in General Study Advice and DiscussionI've been looking for a local tutor. My inclination is to use the person who teaches my 3-year-old Chinese. But she charges $50 an hour! I'm not totally against spending this, but it seems pricey to me. I also imagine I could negotiate a little. I guess I was a bit surprised because my current Skype tutor charges me about $20 an hour (she used to be in Shenzhen, now in NY state, which may be why prices are lower.) I would like start taking in-person lessons though. I have the names of a few o...
Minigin - Yesterday, 12:52 AM in Life, Work and Study in China in Generali have been living in china for a little under two years, my chinese isnt horrible but its by no means good. next year im taking a year off from my major to learn chinese however i have a few issues. my class at uni goes mega slow, and im kinda tired of being dragged back by a class thats kinda in it for a good time kinda thing and not so much to get ahead with chinese. so my preference is certainly to have one on one style teaching. however this raises another problem. im not short on money...
Tulee - Mar 10 2014 11:05 PM in Grammar, Sentence Structures and PatternsHi guys, I have come across three forms of the 比 structure One is just with 比 他比我高 Second is with 要 in addition 他比我要高 Third is with 更 in addition 他比我更高 Anyone mind explaining to me the subtle differences? Many thanks in advance
Immovable Bodhi - Mar 10 2014 04:22 PM in Grammar, Sentence Structures and PatternsHi, all. I once posted here, but I didn't because my Chinese studies lagged. I'm now studying with a lecturer at a University. I need input on this text of mine I made just an hour ago. I've been studying Chinese for four years, and am currently in the last series of the Mandarin Chinese class in my University, so I think you can guess my proficiency: not too high, not too low; I can read simple analytic texts with uncomplicated logic and grammar. This is the one text I made. The lecturer re...
grawrt - Mar 10 2014 08:51 AM in HarbinHey guys, I'll be going to Harbin in a week to study Chinese and I was wondering what kind of things I should bring? I'll be there for about 3-6 months and it'll be my first time coming to China and staying abroad so I'm really nervous. I also wanted to know what kind of things there are to do there in the spring? I've only really found information about the ice festival. Are there any interesting places nearby that I can travel to over weekends by bus? Any tips? Important...