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    • GaoJinJie
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      Hi all,   I have a weird problem in which my basic spoken Chinese is pretty good, I have no problems listening and I speak quite fluently. But as soon as it gets more complex, I'm terrible. To fix this, I know I need to improve my grammar.    For me, the best way to improve my grammar is to translate basic texts from English into Chinese. So I'm looking for materials written in English that correspond to an HSK3/4 level in Chinese. Ideally the vocabulary would be consistent with the HSK test and it would focus on appropriate grammar patterns.   Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
    • CaliGirl
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      Hi all- there is a very useful thread on this forum about shipping books home that I will link below.  https://www.chinese-forums.com/forums/topic/29140-shipping-books-from-china-to-the-us/?tab=comments#comment-231210   1. Can you recommend any mandarin language EBOOKS for beginner, elementary, intermediate and advanced level?   2. If you have shipped books bought here to your homecountry (e.g. USA) did you have any issues with customs? Any unexpected fees? I don't mind how long shipping takes but some of my books will be brand new.    3. Alternatively, Can anyone recommend a place to get Boya and CDev books in Honk Kong? I haven't found any company that carries them so far and the language schools I reached out to use their own printouts/learning materials. I will have international luggage allowance from Hong Kong to the US.  Thanks 
    • mungouk
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      I've recently started using WeChat in earnest, mainly with a bunch of Chinese teachers I'm studying with on a course here in Thailand.   It seems that their interpretations of emoji on WeChat don't quite match with mine... for example, I was just told that 🙂means "interesting" whereas 😀is more appropriate for indicating "happy", and most of them seem to be using 🤭for thinking things are funny (I think — WeChat's built-in emojis don't entirely match those on my mac/iPhone)... possibly due to the custom of females covering their mouths when they laugh?  (The teachers are all female.)   Has anyone else encountered this?  I'm starting to feel like I'm in a minefield full of faux pas at the moment! 💩
    • Manuel
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      Like the title says. It's not a loaded question, which is surprising coming from me. No need to be politically correct—whatever keeps you in China, I'm just curious. Cheers
    • vellocet
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      I know there used to be some guides on how to set Amazon up so that it would ship to China, but I can't find them searching.  Does anyone know how to set up Amazon so as to order things and have them delivered here?  Without using some kind of fake address/forwarder.  I know it's possible.
    • Mandarin Tianying
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      We are Beijing Tianying college(Mandarin Tianying), and I would like to ask all of you who are learning Chinese. We now offer online Chinese courses. As for the courseware taught by teachers, I would like to consult you. Some of our teachers believe that the curriculum style and content should be unified, which is conducive to improving efficiency and reducing workload.But we also have some teachers who believe that each teacher should make different courseware, which is different in style and can give students different experience and increase students' interest in learning. However, such time cost is relatively high.We do not have the final decision now, we would like to ask you to learn Chinese friends, if from your online learning Chinese point of view, which do you prefer?Or do you have any better Suggestions?Thank you for your comments!
    • Ema
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      Dear All, I am reading the "Mandarin Companion" book "Sherlock Holmes and the case og the curly haired company" (level 1). I really cannot make out the structure of a sentence, though. In this scene, Gao Ming (Sherlock Holmes) is makiong a deduction about his guest and says "你看你的左手, 上面有一些伤口, 经常用刀人才会有这样的伤口. 还有, 我去海南, 你手上的这个东西, 只有海南才有." OK now, the red part is the one I am wrecking my brains on... how would you translate it? I reckon that the general meaning is that something that is on his hands reveals that he has been in Hainan, but I have no clue on the exact translation. What I really don't understand is the construction of 只有海南才有. Any suggestions? Thank you everybody!   Emanuele  
    • abcdefg
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      Bought a couple of gaiwans 盖碗 this morning at the wholesale tea market as an afterthought when I was shopping for spring tea. They were from the bargain bin at the front of the store, beside the door, designed to pull people in. Cost 10 Yuan each, bargained down from 15.           Looks like it's supposed to be some sort of Mao-era family scene. I cannot read the whole inscription. Here's what I've got: ?边天 ?女要顶 。   Can you help me figure it out? Here's a better close shot of the writing.                                  Thanks!
    • markhavemann
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      It seems like this has been discussed to some extent or another (or perhaps completely and I just couldn't find it) in different parts of the forum. I thought it would be nice for anyone who is at a relatively advanced level to share their journey into reading books, as a sort of road map for anyone trying to break into reading.   Imron suggested always having the next book lined up when you finish your current one. I though since the first ten are probably the most difficult, it would be great to have a list to draw from that is somewhat progressive in difficultly but each book is still easy (and interesting) enough to keep the momentum going.   So basically:   1. What are the first ten (or 5, if 10's too much) books you read? 2. In what order did you read them?  3. Now that you know better, what books would you add/remove? 4. How would you re-arrange the list to improve it?      
    • Mat7
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      Hello,   There is a Chinese proverb which goes: "One day as a tiger is worth a thousand as a sheep."    How does this look in Chinese signs?    Please help, thanks a lot in advance!!   Mat
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