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    • barashkov
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      Hi all,   I emailed Jiaotong and they recommended this college cause this college will let students join classes at any time. Has anyone attended Chinese classes here?
    • joshuason07
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      I'm a graphic production artist working on a job that requires me to recreate an area of chinese (i believe) writing but it's too rasterized (messy) to manually recreate it. can anyone (pretty please) just type this in the appropriate characters so i can copy it into the file i'm working on? or direct me towards where i might be able to get help with this?     thank you! -josh
    • Quantify
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      Hi, all online translators are giving me a translation of the picture below that is blatantly incorrect,could you guys help me out?      blown up picture (not great quality) https://gyazo.com/e3c86bd4af0f6addd0b64232d623ae1c picture of item of clothing with translation on :https://storror.com/products/mission-rca-hood-black?variant=19062512900   Thanks in advance
    • barashkov
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      Hi all,   Does anyone know any university in Shanghai which allows students to join mid-Semester? (in particular I'd like to join classes at the start of May)   I've emailed Jiaotong, Fudan and ECNU so far with no luck. Jiaotong referred me to Shanghai International College of Culture but I would prefer to find a Chinese course at a university if possible.
    • Penelope13
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      您好!so I'd thought I'd ask a quick question about choosing a Chinese name! I have been studying Chinese for about a year now, and am hoping to go to China in the near future. I have decided on my surname being 李, because it sounds somewhat like my last name. For my given name I was thinking maybe 竹, since I really love bamboo and find it beautiful. I didn't know if the given name would be bad to choose since if it is pronounced in a different tone it could mean 猪...... any advice? Should I go with 竹 as my given name or does it not sound right as a name? Thank you in advance!
    • Joe99
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      Hi, can anyone please tell me these 2 names in 汉字 for me, i know that it's already written in 汉字 but the handwriting is not really good and also my chinese is like so-so. Actually those are my grandpa and grandma names. Thanks for the help  
    • Pandarollroll
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      I'm not sure if I'll get any replies before I have to sign something, but I figure it's worth a try. I've been interviewing for months and I'm feeling pretty exhausted at this point.   So I'm having a hard time deciding between two positions, one in Shanghai and one in Suzhou. The salaries are exactly the same. The Suzhou opportunity provides an apartment [looks new from the pictures and has all the essentials] which gives me at least a 4K+ RMB advantage over Shanghai, but it's over an hour by metro (maybe about 40 minutes by taxi which seems to run around 60-70RMB one-way) away from the hub of the city, it has a curfew(back before midnight), and I need to ask to have people over to hangout! Still, by staying in the provided apartment, I could be saving a solid 48,000(+) RMB a year by living in Suzhou (compared to losing that 4k+ each month in Shanghai).   But at the same time, I feel like my experiences gained through the Shanghai position would allow me to tap into a group of high school students who are preparing for specific tests to go abroad, which might be very profitable for private tutoring in a large international city. If this was the case, then I could make up for the difference in living costs and I might be able to outpace my Suzhou savings and earnings from private tutoring, combined. This company also operates back in my motherland, so I could bounce back and forth in the future.   With all that being said, would it be challenging to get a strong tutoring network in Suzhou, especially while living a bit away from the center of the city?  Also, is there a big difference in earning potential/tutoring rates between both cities? I just keep have this image of Shanghai in my mind of there being large wealthy communities, but I also know there are significantly more expats tutoring in Shanghai, which means increased competition.   Thanks for any advice.
    • markpete
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      Hi, all.  I recently took the HSK, and was looking for resources to help me study for it.  I wanted example sentences for each of the words on the vocabulary list, but the only resources I found like that used pretty advanced vocabulary (i.e. the example sentences used vocab that was above the level of the HSK test I was taking, so I had to look up new words just to get the example sentence).   Would other people be interested in something (e.g. a book) that gave example sentences for the HSK that used only simple vocab?  For example, sentences for HSK 3 that only used words that were HSK 3 or below.   I’m thinking of something like what I’ve attached here (that uses only HSK1 vocab).    Would it be useful enough that you’d be willing to pay for it?  (I figure it it’s not worth at least $5 to someone, it’s not worth anyone's time to put it together.)  Any suggestions for what would make it more useful?   Thanks,     Mark HSK_1_Vocabulary_and_Simple_Example_Sentences-sample.doc
    • flray
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      Hello All,   I setting out goal to keep myself on point and to take advantage of the time I have in China. I know that 3 months is a pretty good block of time but also in many ways  brief.  I am a basic speaker and know maybe about 400 to 500 hanzi. I am self taught and spent about a year working in a Chinese Grocery store with native speakers.  I want to increase my spoken and written/reading comprehension as much as possible.       I think speaking is very important and I want to have a steady input of information to use to improve.   I am going to take private lessons for one month, Monday through Friday  6 hours a day.  They have their own textbooks they use at the school. For the other 2 months I want to self study with the help of language exchange or private tutor.   Materials   A Practical Chinese Grammar  by Samuel Cheung   Mcgraw-hill’s  Chinese Dictionary and Guide.       Contains 2000 Hanzi  with corresponding words. I plan on writing out hanzi old school about 25-50 a day.  Day to day activities in country should reinforce memorized hanzi.   Elementary Chinese Reader ( book one, elementary course) Beijing press   Chinese-english visual bilingual dictionary  DK Press       Should be helpful to review with language partners for subject specific lexicon.   Oh, China Elementary Reader of Modern Chinese for Advanced Beginner        Fantastic Book but a bit heavy so I am photocopying  the Chinese text of each Chapter   Beginning Chinese John Defrances        Book with no Hanzi  and similarly might photocopy  text to take with me.   Lonely Planet and Berlitz Chinese Phrasebooks.   Berlitz  Chinese Dictionary     Chinese Pod        Plan to do a certain amount of lessons every day  then go out and converse.   Hsk 1-4 word lists.   Thanks again. I know there are some quite in depth posts on study on here. If anyone has any suggestion on how to tweek my plans so it would be more  effective its much appreciated. I know it would be very easy  to go to china and enjoy it but limit my advancement.   Cheers Ray      
    • lips
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