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    • Cant Read Chinese
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      Hello   I found this old chinese (at least I think it's chinese) combat training booklet.   There are a few drawings of men fighting with swords or bayonets throughout the booklet.   I have a picture of the front cover, back cover and first page.   I would very much like to know what the back cover says, but finding out how old it is is the main goal.   The first picture is the front cover, the second picture is the back cover and the third picture is the first page. <a href="https://ibb.co/mwHwMk"><img src="https://preview.ibb.co/nM9Xu5/IMG_4511.jpg" alt="IMG_4511" border="0"></a> <a href="https://ibb.co/kyQi1k"><img src="https://preview.ibb.co/dQubMk/IMG_4510.jpg" alt="IMG_4510" border="0"></a> <a href="https://ibb.co/gORZ7Q"><img src="https://preview.ibb.co/b755E5/IMG_4512.jpg" alt="IMG_4512" border="0"></a> Thank you in advance if you can translate any of this!
    • mikel
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      Hi all,    I've been living and working in China for the last 4 years (3 years in Shenzhen, 1 in Shanghai), living the laowai-in-a-bubble-life for the most of it. I recently quit my job, got back to studying chinese on my own and took the HSK 3 exam (212). I'd love to give a big boost to my chinese at least 3-6 months while I´m looking for a new job, so I´m asking for recommendations of non degree chinese language programs (a bit late to enroll in most of them, but I believe there are some that will accept students at any time of the academic year).    I´m looking for full immersion if possible (so 1st tier cities are a no go), I think I'd quickly fall into familiar social circles with expats if I´d live in BJ/GZ and let alone SH/SZ; would prefer tier 3 r below cities, main goal is to speak only chinese during this period. Budget is around 6000 RMB per month  (including tuition fees, accommodation and food).  No big preferences for climate or local accent.   Ideally the university would be affiliated to the confucius scholarship program so I could apply if I decided to stay longer.    Any thoughts?  
    • Angelina
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      Inspired by a discussion on The Great Firewall, I am trying to start a new discussion on academic freedom in China.    I am trying not to get too excited about this topic.    My experience has been positive, in the sense that I have seen worse things in Macedonia. It is not perfect, there are issues, but at least I have the feeling that these issues in China can be addressed.    How many private universities are there in China? Are there any new public universities that are financially supported by the Chinese Government, but don't have the problems associated with the Stalinist influence. By this, I do not only mean all the things that make people excited, like censorship or purges. I am also interested in things like bureaucracy, central-planning, the overspecialization of scholars. Many of the same issues with bureaucracy are present in Europe as well (Western and Eastern), so I would challenge the traditional Western education/Chinese education division.    Is there enough academic freedom in China to discuss this?       
    • Schild0725
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      I found a Buddha statue and I am trying to translate the writing on the bottom. From the back I am pretty sure it is Chinese. I think it may be a name, but unsure about that. I apologize if it is upside down or sideways, I was not sure which way to turn my camera. I think it is a replica Buddha, because I cannot figure out what it was made of. Thank you in advance.
    • Flickserve
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      Wondering if any such app exists. Would also like to watch the video with context rather than just listen with audio.     Would also like to make srt files.
    • devildog4
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      are these accurate?
    • lonny tao
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      I have a plate, can be a Chinese or a Japanese plate, I do not know. Behind the plate is a mark, anyone can tell me what this mark means?  
    • bamboo gym
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      A clip of me humming the tune:   https://clyp.it/ybtolfgm#   First 25 seconds of the song is a bit jazzy. I heard this song many times on a red Chinese CD labeled "Tinh Nong" (which means love in Vietnamese). The song is Chinese however.
    • i__forget
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      The sentence above translates to  "and using the mobile phone while driving or walking is the most worrisome". I don't understand what 人 is doing in that sentence , why it's placed before 担心 and in general why it's needed in this sentence? Thanks a lot.
    • happy_hyaena
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      I have friends who, when they speak, I can understand them despite them speaking very fast and using words that are just barely in my passive vocabulary. Then, there are times I meet some other acquaintance who, despite not speaking particularly fast or using difficult vocabulary, I can barely understand on the first listen. The ones belonging to the first group of friends are either from Jiangsu or Shanghai, whereas the others (just off the top of my head) are from others, more centrally located provinces. Hell, even the Taiwanese Mandarin takes a little time for me to pick up. These people are pretty highly educated as well, so it's not simply a matter of them speaking their 方言 - but it's definitely influencing their 普通话, I believe.   Is there any specific method, resource or tactic that others on this site have used to deal with this type of listening ability problem specifically? Maybe some resources using sound recordings of people from specific regions so I can maybe systematically work my way through provinces? I am regularly watching native media but a lot of the popular media that I'm able to enjoy tend to have very standard speech. (On that note, I should start consuming media from Taiwan...)   Thanks.
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