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renzhe

Oooooh, I like it!

I think I disqualify myself though, as I recommended (in one way or another) half of the material the challenges were taken from. :D

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feihong

I see no reason why you should be disqualified from the caption challenges.

Also, don't worry, I'm sure we'll have a few challenges that are so insane only you, imron, roddy, etc. would be able to solve it.

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jbradfor

I challenged my Chinese and Chinese won :wall

Actually, I love that already. I'm going to be pretty much a no-show on the audio quizzes, but keep them (and others!) coming.

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Glenn

Yeah, if it's comics I can probably handle it, but the writing stuff (i.e., the captions) and the audio quizzes are a bit too much for me for now. I'd have to spend a half hour just trying to match all the speaking with the transcript before I felt comfortable enough that I knew what they were saying before I could think about answering questions. Although that's not a bad exercise....

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xianhua

The second listening exercise (#4) was pretty tough going. I had to consult the transcript to understand a fair bit of it. I think the fact that they were talking quietly made it trickier.

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roddy

Excellent stuff, and best of luck with this!

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missbrokensmile

Awesome! I'll definitely be having a go later on in the week :)

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Gleaves

It has been fun thus far and we will definitely keep the challenges coming. Like feihong mentioned, let us know if you have suggestions or want to contribute.

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jkhsu

Giving you my opinion on the difficulty of the lyrics-based-challenge. I thought it was not too bad because it didn't require that you understand all of the lyrics; you just had to know enough so that you can recognize them from the song. The other thing is that I listen to a lot Chinese music and watch a lot of Chinese TV shows so that could have made it easier for me. But, I've never heard of this song (I'm more into the slower sappy stuff).

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jbradfor

Where do you come up with these ideas for these challenges?? You rock.

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feihong

@jbradfor

The 中文挑战 idea has been gestating in my head for a long time. I used to go to a Chinese study group in the town where I live. It didn't exist very long so I didn't get to implement very many of my ideas, but I wrote them down and now they go on the blog.

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feihong

I think I made a mistake in the challenge #8.

那颗巨大的肥皂泡让两个小孩子很开心

I know that 颗 is a measure word for small, round things, so isn't the bubble in question too large? For example, you wouldn't ever say 一颗篮球, I think.

So, in this case, I should probably use 个, right?

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roddy

Don't know, but you can have 一颗行星. Course, the fact that I thought of it and it turns up on Google isn't a guarantee of correctness.

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feihong

Your memory is also validated by MDBG. Some searching reveals that some dude on the internet said "好大一颗气球" in response to a picture of a blimp. I'll just leave it the way it is.

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jkhsu

Also, don't worry, I'm sure we'll have a few challenges that are so insane only you, imron, roddy, etc. would be able to solve it.

So I think that time has come. I'm giving a plug to creamyhorror's Cloze Sentences challenge. Check it out.

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feihong

Hey everyone, it's Bunny Suicide week at 中文挑战. I bet you haven't written anything morbid in Chinese lately. Go rectify that now!

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feihong

I thought jkhsu's challenge was quite interesting. Since I didn't recognize all the food items from the get-go, it looked quite hard, but with a bit of well-applied googling it was actually not too bad.

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