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  • js6426

    Week 11 - 我怎么学习

    By js6426

    One of the reasons I now enjoy writing this blog so much, is the feedback and help that I get when I do.  I think that at the end of my first year I might try and make a list of the resources I have used, as it will include many things that get suggested over the weeks.  This week gwr71 was incredibly helpful in suggesting a cultural visual dictionary, one for measure words, and a grammar book, all of which I now have an am beginning to tuck into.    Last week I was also asked about my
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  • abcdefg

    Top 12 dim sum

    By abcdefg

    Here's another dim sum menu, sort of. This one is especially useful because it features only 12 items from a busy upstairs restaurant that offers probably a hundred items. (I ate upstairs.) These take away selections are available for purchase on the street level; no need to go inside. My guess is they are some of the house's best sellers. This place was across the street from my Hong Kong (Wan Chai) hotel 華美粵海酒店。         If you figure out and learn these 12 items,
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  • js6426

    Week 7 - 听写又来了!

    By js6426

    Well I guess I mistook which week we are in, because apparently this is week 7!  I didn't update the blog last week as we had the week off, which was actually really nice and relaxing.    Anyway, things are continuing to go well as we start back up after our week off.  Still a fair amount of students not coming to class.  Week 9/10 is our mid terms, and it is doubtful whether or not some of the students will be able to sit the exams, as they may not have been to enough classes.  If the
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  • grawrt

    week two

    By grawrt

    All foreign students in the class are technically not even part of the system yet. What does this mean? I'm guessing it means we could literally not attend classes and no one would notice because we're not even technically registered in the course.   It's a bit strange. But I suppose I can understand. There are some classes that we 3 foreign students are not required to take. Such as the 政治 politics course, and the 中国语言文化 class. I also feel like I shouldn't even be in the 口译 class bec
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  • mlescano

    90-day transcribing challenge: Final update

    By mlescano

    This morning I finished day 90. I used two types of content:    1) Clearly spoken stuff: Slow Chinese, HSK5 recordings, and a magazine podcast for natives. Sometimes I prepared subtitles beforehand using WorkAudioBook, and during the transcribing session I thus was able to do corrections immediately after each line. This lead to time "wasted" doing the corrections, but also stopped me from repeating the same mistake again. Other times, I did not prepare subtitles, and just used Wo
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    This one was interesting, has a few chengyu in it.  The word still making me the least happy is "全场" - the pronunciation still feels and sounds unnatural.  Other sounds that aren't great yet include 生 (the ah sound) and 声 (making sure i don't drift towards sh sounds).  Finally, I struggle to audibly detect the difference between jin and jing sounds (for example, 张 and 困), which of course makes it difficult to pronounce the differences clearly :D

     

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARRpiNg_Z3Q

     

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    在一些正式场合,我们有时会遇到一些令人尴尬的情形,这时候如果我们能用几句幽默的话来自我解嘲,就能让这种紧张、尴尬的气氛在轻松愉快的笑声中得到缓解,从而使自己从困境中走出来。 
    一位著名的钢琴演奏家去一个大城市表演。演出那天,当他走上舞台时,才发现来的观众还不到全场的一半儿。见此情景,他非常失望,但是他很快调整了情绪,恢复了自信。

    他走到舞台的中央,对观众说:“这个城市的人一定都很有钱,因为我看到你们每个人都买了两个座位的票。”音乐厅里顿时响起一片笑声。观众立刻对这位钢琴演奏家产生了好感,开始聚精会神地欣赏他美妙的钢琴演奏。正是幽默改变了钢琴演奏家的处境,使他摆脱了难堪。
     

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