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    • ernhaka
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      hello!   i found a photo from 2010 when i was working in Shanghai, i would like to know what means the text, please help me!   actually it could be interesting in the current political (American) context, I will post the photo after I get an answer.   thank you in advance!
    • jgraham11
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      Hey everyone, so I'm uploading a youtube video here. First off I apologize if youtube videos aren't allowed (to the moderator) I don't know the rules with this, but anyway here it is.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8Z1145x6Pk   I understand about 80-90% of what the teacher is saying. Of course you can't hear whatever the student is saying, but what level would you consider this at for listening comprehension? The video is 11 minutes long, I don't expect everyone to watch all of it, but a minute or two and you'l get the jist of it   I personally don't feel like it's a huge accomplishment cause I feel she's speaking somewhat slowly and not using advanced vocab.. At the same time I want to give myself a pat on the back for understanding haha   Thanks!
    • Swede
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      Hi guys, thanks for having me.    My family bought an ‘antique’ (not sure of the age) Chinese cupboard which, along with other beautiful decorations, features to rows  mandarin characters numbering 8 in total. As I am ignorant of the noble Chinese language, it would take a lot of time to figure out the meaning of these characters, so I hoped that some of you could please help me with a translation. Thank you for your time.   I provide a link to a gallery of uploaded photos showing the inscriptions in question.    https://postimg.org/gallery/11qvsfl36/2d30a74a/
    • webmagnets
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      I've developed Slowmersion.com - It is a web app for reading Chinese with pinyin and then gradually weaning you off of the pinyin based on the words you know well.   It is in beta and I am interested in feedback on the web app, the videos explaining it, and whatever else.
    • rn1rnl
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      Hello, This is actually my first time making a post on here so bear with me. I have been passively learning chinese for about 6 months now. Not too many sit down study sessions except my pronunciation is very good. I have lived in Shanghai for about 4 months. I am back in the USA learning Chinese while I finish my BA. I have kind of come into a rut in independant study. I'm starting to over think everything in how to learn. I divided each category: Speaking, Listening, Reading, Writing, Vocabulary. I know I can speak somewhat okay for a beginner, but my big problem is Vocabulary. I only know about 300 words, and probably only 100 characters. This present a big problem for Reading. I am starting to learn to write to help learn Vocabulary words. I was wondering if you guys could share wisdom in how you learn new Chinese Vocabulary? I do have Anki and Pleco. Which one do you guys prefer? Thank you!
    • hempknifer
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      I have tried everything I can think of to translate this pinout into English.  I've used every translating tool I can find.  I was hoping someone on here could translate it.  I've checked all the electronics forums and haven't found a translated version yet.  Thank you! I know the very top right hand is USB, lol.
    • Fred0
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      Can someone help me understand the phrase 终归要拿.    The sentence is from 城南旧事。 She says 「做唔得! 做唔得!」我知道, 我无论要求什么事, 爸终归要拿这句客家话来拒绝我。   The translator renders this "Can't do that! Can't do that!" I knew no matter what I asked, Papa would always use this Hakka expression to refuse me.   What I can't see is how these four characters say "would always use." Google Translate renders 终归 as "after all" which I don't see. I can see that 要拿 can mean "will take."    Thank you.
    • Qiaonansen
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      大家好!   I'm working on getting a Chinese blog/learning resource up and running. I have some good content, but it often takes several days to prepare. The result, 2 to 3 days of no posts.   So, here's my question:   What kinds of "daily" content would you find most helpful to your learning? Kind of like a "Word of the Day". Something that takes little time for me to prepare, yet you would find extremely helpful. What do you need a daily dose of that would be helpful AND engage you?   Thanks in advance!!
    • Faiz
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      Hi Everyone, I am arrived in Guangzhou for 1 year Chinese language programme, self finance.   I want to if I could do it for next semester, through Government or University only(as I have no past record with confucius in my country)?   Would appreciate some valuable feedback about scholarships.
    • Qiaoen
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      Hello All,   SRS Flash card systems have been a staple in my Chinese learning since I started studying 4 years ago. I can probably count on one hand the number of days that I have not studied vocabulary over the last few years. Although I still love Chinese, I see the act of studying flashcards (even spaced out through SRS) as such a big chore. I currently have about 4500 words in my pleco deck. In my daily reviews, I probably average about a 70% - 75% accuracy. When reading (Harry Potter, Leadership Books, NY Times), I find that  I have to look up only 2 out of every 10 words. I usually have a pretty good guess of what that missing word probably means from context or from the form of the character itself. So, I feel like I can read and enjoy most of the story. However, there are clearly still words that I haven't encounter and even words that I have encountered but still haven't mastered. And in this sense, I know it would be advantageous for me to continue using the SRS.    But, I can't decide if I would benefit more from stopping my daily pleco use and doing more reading, more writing etc. Or if I should continue using it until I see a higher accuracy in my reviews or until I find fewer words that I don't recognize. Clearly, there's an argument to be made about only doing what you enjoy. And I do know that every person's situation is different.   So, my question to the community is this: "At what point, if any, did you stop studying your SRS and just focus on using the language only daily basis. Was it once you passed a certain HSK level? Once you felt "fluent" enough (whatever that meant to you)? Of course, you never really stop learning vocabulary, do you? But did you stop using SRS flashcard apps when you reached a high, but non-native level?   Thanks,  
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