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    • simonn
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      hello dears.   i found some translation in internet of chinese word SHI, but as we know words in chinese have many meanings. so asking a service to write ALL meanings of this word SHI.   thank you very much.
    • Bao
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      Do you feel your accent/fluency of speech has reached native-level or near native-level, but your conversation ability is still embarrassingly low? How would one overcome this? I've lived with social anxiety since middle school and have a feeling this has played a big role in what kinds of issues I've faced in language learning. I've never had problems with pronunciation, reading or writing, and my listening comprehension has improved quite a bit. My problem is that I can very rarely have long conversations with people other than my husband (which are usually very simple and 家常 convos). I often just can't 反应过来 when people speak and I usually don't add anything to the conversation besides answering questions (and occasionally asking simple questions, but when they answer I usually can't form a comment about it). The obvious thing to do would be to just keep practicing having conversations, but this is very nerve-wracking for me and I've come to the conclusion that my oral Chinese has no chance of improving unless I do something serious about my anxiety. Does anyone else here struggle with this? Has it affected your language learning? I'm interested in hearing about other people's experiences 
    • meyerovb
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      Looking for a soap opera with princesses (medieval period piece), but very little or no violence. My kid loves 'Chinese princess' shows, but the one I picked on YouTube I had to shut off when the queen got beheaded by the swordsman on horseback...
    • Zainajenkins
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      thank you for your time
    • hoshinoumi
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      Hi everyone! I'm posting in a hurry so I'll make my doubt quick. I'm watching a reality show called 花儿与少年 In season 3x02 guy A asks: do you like the breakfast I prepared? And guy B replies: 好吃。不愧是我祐宁嫂子 What does this mean?? I tried googling an explanation in Chinese (as I always do) but nothing came up. Thanks!!
    • gwr71
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      Hi, I am new to this forum and to learning chinese.  I found NTNU 9 levels and was intrigued.  I also looked at ICLP at NTU and found that many of the books I can't locate on the net where published by ICLP like Chinese Moral Tales, Chinese Customs and Tradition etc.. Do anyone have these books for sale or in pdf? I may be interested.
    • Kayres
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      Hi everyone. Do you know anything about updating of the visa policies in a lot of cities in China? Situation goes like this: I found a company Field International Education. There is nothing bad on them in the internet. Sent them all the documents for the work visa and after some time they said there will be a delay because the Bureau in Heze going through an update of visa policies. After almost two months they finally said that because of this system update they will be able to make work visa only on September 25. Also they said that they need me to start working on September. Well, you know, come on L visa and they will make Z visa afterwards. Smells fishy, right? Even though they offer to pay for the L visa and Z visa afterwards, agree to include some new terms in the contract. For example, in case they failed to make work visa in two months, there will be no breach penalty, they pay for ticket back home and in case there will be problems with police they will pay the fine. The only problem is, that the contract without work visa means nothing, right? What do you think about that?
    • Angelina
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      What good TV content is popular in China these days?   西游记 was popular in 1986, then it was Friends, then it was The Big Bang Theory.    There are no limitations when it comes to where the show was produced, or the nationality of the artists, e.g. if it is a dissident artist who gave up one passport for a second one. Same with the language. I would prefer to see shows in Mandarin, but it can be any language, I expect to see a lot of English and Cantonese. What other Sinic languages, apart from Cantonese and Mandarin, are used when producing original content? How about non-Sinitic languages? Tibetan seems to be popular these days. Cultural appropriation? Open to all languages.        Criteria:    TV; good; popular in Mainland China/PRC/中国人民共和国     In short: What do all the cool kids from China watch?   
    • Angelina
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      Can you recommend a Chinese-language app for Health & Fitness?   I have been sharing my fitness activity on 微信运动. When I got my Huawei Mate 9, an app called 华为健康 was installed already and it started counting the steps I take each day automatically. I only had to find 微信运动, it was easy to set up.   What apps are good for iOS? Now that most of those annoying random copycat apps are not all over the Chinese App Store, is it easy to find good Chinese-language apps?    The basic function should be counting steps. Preferably, you can make maps of your walks. Maybe some other help, like yoga. I don't run, so maybe something for people with a slower pace, if there are different styles for people with different lifestyles.      Worth mentioning, I have noticed how many Chinese apps for streaming (and sharing) music have the option to share lyrics. It gives you a photo with the lyrics written and a QR code with a link to the track. It looks nice. I wonder if there are similar things happening with fitness apps.         
    • Daniel from Toronto
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      I know it's not a question but I posted here a few weeks ago. I was offered the scholarship but at the same time I was diagnosed with HIV positive.       I also sent them a letter from my doctor and the most recent blood lab results (both indicating undetectable viral loads... but I guess there is still a stigma with HIV in China... they must have just dropped it as soon as they saw the words HIV+) In the end... the turned down the offer, wishing me to re-apply when I am recovered... I was a bit upset when I heard that because everybody in the world knows that there is currently no cure for HIV... Like when? In 50 years? lol   Anyway.... best wishes to everyone who are going to China this year and enjoy the most exciting opportunity you guys have ever had!
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