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    • Vigilant
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      Hey this string just appeared in my drafts and I'm just want a concise translation as online ones have been unreliable    瑨灴㩳⼯睷⹷敭慧牣瑩挮浯椯杭琯瑩敬㐮㑡㜹㤴㌹㜴㐷㘸㈸㑡㔷㙣晦㘴㐹ㄳ晡㤸挳昲昵慣摦㌴㔴扥㤲扤ㄹ扢㄰㠷⸶湰
    • 李爱
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      Hello all, I'm applying for the CSC scholarship this year, I will choose 文学 as my major but found out there are many categories "if that what is called" that fall under 文学. I want to do my research and graduation thesis about 成语,so should I choose 外国语言学及应用语言学 or 语言学及应用语言学,and what are the deferences? Please provide me with the accurate answer as it feels like no one knows the right major for this topic.  Thanks in advance
    • FiveFighter
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      Hi Everyone,   I'm a long-time follower of this forum and decided to sign-up as I need your input:   I have 1,5 years till I will visit China again  already did a semester abroad in 2. half 2019 in Beijing in 1,5 year I will go back - this time for a full degree in Business (Double Degree, 1st year 2021-2022 in Europe, 2nd year 2022-2023 in China)   How should my learning path for the next 1,5 years look like? Background: just finished HSK 3 + already know 1/3 of HSK 4 Vocab Goals:  be somewhere between HSK 4-5 before going back to China use my 1 year in China to the fullest extent to reach "conversational" + finish HSK 5 in China     Learning Path Questions:   1.) Besides the HSK 4 Textbooks + Workbooks, current ChinesePod + TheChairmansBao subscriptions and Skritter for character learning: a. What resources can you recommend for the next 1,5 years / especially for the HSK 4+ level? (I heard following the HSK 5 material is not as efficient as following the HSK 1-4 materials so I'm looking for alternatives) b. How should I structure my self-study routine? (Split between Reading & Listening?; Speaking?, Writing??)   2.) Is it necessary to practice speaking for now (e.g. on italki) or can I neglect it for the next 1,5 years and then focus on speaking again when back in China? (I feel like my ability to speak/write is quite behind, as I basically self-studied from mid HSK 2 to end HSK 3; didn't speak Mandarin at all since back in Europe) Are lessons on italki enough (in terms of audio quality) to get feedback regarding my pronunciation or should I book live 1-on-1 lessons here in Europe?   3.) What goals seem realistic for me (full-time Business student, next 1.5 years in Europe, then 1 year in China, who just finished HSK 3, 1/3 towards HSK 4)? - reach HSK 4-5 before going back to China? (1.5 years time) - reach 'conversational' for daily life / small talk + finish HSK 5 after 1 year in China? (2.5 years time)   The ultimate goal would be understanding the business part of the newspaper / discussing the Chinese economy with an educated local (I know it's not achievable in 2.5 years, just want to put it out there. How many more years do you think are necessary for that - assuming I stay in China after graduation, so with best conditions?)   Thanks a lot for your input!  
    • markpete
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      Hi, all.  Any recommendations for comprehensive textbooks (i.e. ones that include at least vocabulary, passages for reading, and passages for listening) that would be appropriate after HSK 5 (~2500 words)?  I'm trying to build my vocabulary but finding it a slog to do without much material that reinforces it.  I started going through A Course in Contemporary Chinese-- I like it a lot but I already know 80-90% of the vocabulary (at least in books 3 and 4).  I've used a few different HSK text books and haven't been satisfied with the quality, so I'd prefer to stay away from those.   Thanks,    Mark  
    • Dr_k1m
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      Hello!   i saw a movie in the airplane maybe 2years ago and the plot goes something like this; she escaped her black and white reality  i think they were creatures following her she needed to body paint herself in color to fit she finds love but impossible to kiss him he was poor and working in the cinema industry wrote about it when older   do you know what movie it is?
    • Xadma
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      I'm a brand new learner of Mandarin Chinese. I'm already conversational in Japanese, but it seems unlikely to help me at all with speaking/listening in Chinese. It seems like before anything else, it's essential that I understand pinyin and tones. Is simply using a pinyin and tone chart, and just repeating the sounds/tones over and over again, a good way to get started? https://www.yoyochinese.com/chinese-learning-tools/Mandarin-Chinese-pronunciation-lesson/pinyin-chart-table   Also, I'm looking for a software or app that allows me to record my voice and compare it with a native speaker's correct tone. Does anybody have good recommendations for this? 
    • NEWTON SCHITTINI
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          Good morning ... Does anybody know a book that teaches Mandarin / Chinese, which contains basic phrases in simplified Chinese / Pynin / English translation, step by step (practical everyday situations), graded from elementary to advanced with simple illustrations / drawings, such as examples in the annexes, like “ FUN WITH CHINESE CHARACTERS “ or “ FATHER and SON LEARN ENGLISH LEARN CHINESE “ ... Very grateful to all ... of Newton, from BRAZIL   Fórum forun e-mail email ilustrado.pdf
    • jasonh
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      Need help translating 2 tattoos   https://photos.app.goo.gl/x5FimBGZB6gGvGi5A   https://photos.app.goo.gl/RhP49kwSJLDByeAV8
    • dreamingxian
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      Hi everyone! Does anyone know which universities give one/two years as language prep for masters taught in Chinese? I'm interested in literature/history. I've already applied to one university (English taught masters) but I'm thinking of applying to two more (Chinese taught masters).  
    • Catcot
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      Hi Friends,   This is my first post in this forum so kindly guide me if I have posted in the wrong section.   I have found a Chinese pen and Watercolor artist who goes by the name/username of @欧阳贝 on Weibo. Through Google translation I have learnt that she offers drawing and Watercolor courses (I could be wrong though). I have searched for the courses but I have not found them. It could be the courses or classes mean freely available live streamed video lessons. Please help me find her courses if there are any, mode of payment etc. Does she regularly do live real-time videos of her drawings and are the videos freely available for the Weibo members?   Are there other pen and Watercolor artists on Weibo? Or any other Chinese website? I would love to know more about contemporary Chinese watercolorists.    Thanks for your help. Love from Pakistan. Have a nice day.
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