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  2. I got this message when I used it on Lingq today: "Warning: This page contains iframes. Hanzisize may not work properly." It seems to work fine. (just want to let the developer know in case it is helpful)
  3. abcdefg

    Possibility of American citizens entering China

    I'm still in the US, Kenny, so this information is not first hand. But a look at the travel regulations just now suggests that quarantine is still possible. The wording has changed slightly, suggesting that it might not be required 100% of the time. It also talks about the sort of testing which is required in order to board the flight from US to China. Here's the source: Here's the source: https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/world.php. That is a good place
  4. It hasn't been mentioned in this thread yet, but the 得到 app has paid video lectures on some of those topics. Its free flagship podcast 逻辑思维 is pretty good listening practice because the host 罗振宇 usually touches on a lot of different topics over the course of a 60 minute episode. Like 李永乐, some have criticized the shallow way some of the topics are treated.
  5. Is there any interesting Chinese content about economy, finances and similar things? Or tech, IT, AI,...?
  6. @imronHello, Imron The keyboard layout, which I used as installing the Pinyinput, has disappeared in the Menu (screenshot). It was Australian keyboard, it's not there. And because of that, probably, it types pinyin wrongly all the time. What should I do?
  7. I got my first shot a couple days ago. I had to call the clinic (Raffle Medical) and make an appointment a week prior(done by following their WeChat account). They had told my it'd be 93.5 rmb.(Sinopharm). Around a half hour wait. Afterwards, I asked who to pay and they sad it it was free. Not really sure why.
  8. Kenny同志

    Possibility of American citizens entering China

    Thanks for the feedback, Alan and Mungouk. I am sorry I didn’t get back to you because I didn’t come back to this thread until today. Did any of you come to China recently? What were your experiences? On the website of the Chinese embassy, there haven’t been any new updates on the requirements for those who are travelling to China. My major concern is if my girlfriend enters China within the next few months, will she have to be put in quarantine? Thanks.
  9. I like this guy. 小叔TV. Only watched a few videos so far, Tavel blog I guess. Really pleasant 北京 accent and speaks at a nice, easy to follow pace. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGROxvKCNwY
  10. Some Taiwanese podcasts specifically for Chinese learners (roughly ordered by difficulty): Inspire Mandarin https://inspiremandarin.com transcripts: no very beginner friendly Learn Taiwanese Mandarin https://lear-taiwanese-mandarin.webnode.tw/ transcripts: yes beginner friendly Talk Taiwanese Mandarin with Abby https://talktaiwanesemandarin.com/ transcripts: yes Mandarin with Miss Lin https://www.patreon.com/MandarinWithMissLin
  11. Use the translated English lyrics below to find the title and artist of the song. Bonus points for providing a video or audio link. A short audio clip is provided as an additional hint, should you need it. I want to slowly grow up No matter how the world changes I’m already prepared to carefully savor All the joy and sorrow I’ll be given Don’t get anxious, don’t panic, don’t be afraid of disappointment Don’t always busy yourself with other people’s expectations Wait until you understand the world, then give it your all to fight against it Afterwards, embrace it without rese
  12. Would definitely pay again to have EDOC in Pleco. I can understand why you might be struggling with it, even the guys at Wenlin had to throw up their hands on certain things and only half integrated it into their Zidian in the end.
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  14. tsitsi

    Day 37: Test day HSK2 and HSK3 !!!

    As stated on day 1, this is an HSK challenge and an HSK challenge only, nothing more nothing less. I learn with challenges and this works for me, it won't work for others, I have no interest in learning a language forever and not getting something from it, this is just my way to start a kick start, if you will. And I'm very happy with and proud of my progress. And we are all different, I already have 3 languages under my belt and a few others I've started so not stressed about the different testing systems, at the end of the day if I am able to read, watch, listen, speak and communicate t
  15. NanJingDongLu

    translation pinyin to English

    Let's remember that for many learners, the idea of learning Hanzi from the start can be so overwhelming it will turn you off from learning Chinese at all. Hanzi > Pinyin, but Pinyin > not learning because you're intimidated.
  16. Outlier is specifically for characters, not words. (and they're still cheerfully producing updates - the project may be slow but it's very much alive)
  17. abcdefg

    translation pinyin to English

    Try to get through that phase as fast as you can. Many years ago, just starting out, I wrote a note to the mother of a friend in Harbin thanking her for a weekend in which she had been very hospitable and kind. I spent hours wrestling my thoughts into perfect Pinyin, complete with tone marks. It took her forever to comment. When I pressed, she said "I had to get my 7-year old child to translate it for me. He's in elementary school. Nobody else here can read Pinyin." That was an eye-opener and it was the point at which I decided I had to immediately begin struggling wi
  18. Would Outlier Linguistics be of help for your purpose? They got a lot of coverage here for a while, but seem to have somewhat dropped out of view. Here's an old link. At the bottom of it is a link to their website. https://www.chinese-forums.com/forums/topic/44854-resources-on-character-etymology/?tab=comments#comment-336265
  19. EDOC is licensed but not released, due to a combination of data processing issues + the fact that we still don't have a great system for appending notes / references / etc to dictionaries (and those are super important for that particular title). We might take another stab at it after 4.0 is out but of course by that point modern Chinese will probably be considered Old Chinese 🙂
  20. Dud you apply via university or embassy?
  21. 李 is a 通假字 for 理, that means "to manage".
  22. NanJingDongLu

    Day 37: Test day HSK2 and HSK3 !!!

    I would agree with everything @7800 said, however I wouldn't take that as a negative. Some parts of the HSK are not well designed for ensuring you know the material, but if you passed then you passed. It's more an indication of the actual value that being an "HSK2 level student" has. But you're not going to stop here, are you? I have studied in a language school in Shanghai, where people are taking 3 hours of classes per day, 5 days per week, and are immersed. It still takes most students ~6-8 weeks to achieve HSK2 level. @tsitsi has achieved this in 5 weeks doing self study in their own count
  23. According to Wiktionary it's simply a phonetic borrowing of the character that's existed since Old Chinese. Old source cited though. Duffus, William (1883) , “baggage”, in English-Chinese Vocabulary of the Vernacular or Spoken Language of Swatow, Swatow: English Presbyterian Mission Press, page 16
  24. Hey there, there is the 'ABC Etymological Dictionary of Old Chinese' just in case anyone interested stumbles into this topic. It's available for Wenlin and I believe Pleco. However it's of Old Chinese, so will not answer OP's question.
  25. Hello Experts, is there a web source or a book that explains in English (!) the etymology of Chinese words (not characters)? The reason for asking: I stumbled over the word 行李箱. How did the plum tree get into the suitcase? Does somebody know? Thank You
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