Learn Chinese in China
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    • gildaellen
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      I think we're lacking a Confucius BTCSOL / CSC Bachelors specific forum. Can anyone shed some light on what these programs are like, with intensive language study first, then supposedly joining local Chinese for a degree taught in Chinese?   BTCSOL is all that the Confucius Institute offers as far as Bachelor degree scholarships go, but CSC lets applicants choose their own degrees. Would love to hear from someone that's done a degree other than Chinese language or TCSOL as well, on scholarship or not!   I'm thinking of applying for one of these programs in 2018, and have discovered (like everyone else, I'm sure) that there really is no comprehensible information available online... Help a girl out?  
    • Shelbymonkey
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      Hi ! I'm a french student, i will be studying at Chengdu next year. I will be going there with two friends of mine. Is anyone on this forum studying there or will be studying there ?
    • SuperRacoon
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      Hi, there. Im a student who will start my master program in Tsinghua University, Beijing. My course is English course, however, I feel I need to learn Chinese  before the semester starts. So, I'm thinking that I go to Beijing on July and learn chinese for 2months before the semester. Would you recommend me good and cheap chinese schools or your learing ways. I'm studying Chinese by myself now, but, I feel it's a very difficult language only by myself. If you give me advices about it, I will really appreciate you for it
    • werewitt
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      I am recently of an opinion that there are few to none language-specific tricks to learning Chinese, and all of advice can be applied to/ derived from learning of other languages. That is, all language learning is essentially the same - a lot of practice and repetition, preferably a long-term immersion.   Chinese is especially difficult because of a) its peculiar writing system b) almost complete lack of cognates with Indo-European languages and c) a somewhat alien to a Western speaker grammar (although it depends on your mother tongue, with English speakers being hit the hardest among major IE language groups) Chinese-specific trick or two I learned are all related to writing: Learn writing of some characters, maybe a few hundred (but prioritise using pinyin IME), and learn the most common 150-ish radicals - this will make learning characters easier. Skritter is nice, partially because they record the state of all characters you ever learn, no matter whether you add or remove lists you're studying from. Reading and listening comprehension - well, read and listen a lot; maybe prioritise learning words over single characters they consist of (not sure about the latter though). Speaking - the same. Find a tutor, there are tons online.   That and all of the generic language learning advice like "find the group/book/method that works for you" (this forum is a good encyclopedia of trial and error by other learners). 好好学习天天向上, in short  A random link on the same topic. And another one - a massive language-neutral guide.   Am I missing anything specific to Chinese?
    • Fred0
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      It has been suggested that I start a topic related to Memories of Peking or 城南旧事,which I am  currently reading. This is my first attempt at reading a Chinese novel, and I need a lot of help.    My current problem is the little girl 小英子 has made a smart answer to the maid 宋妈 who has made fun of her. The maid laughes and says, "“你嘴厉害不是?咬不动烧饼可别哭呀!” This appears to be an aporism, but I can't make sense of it. "Your mouth is difficult to deal with, isn't it? When you can't bite your sesame cake, don't cry then." Would someone give me a better translations and explain the meaning? Thanks.
    • Grace Li
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      1. That cracks me up    这让我哈哈大笑,crack sb up “让某人捧腹大笑” 2. It's priceless   太好笑了,这里priceless 指某事极好笑 3. It's hilarious   真好笑,hilarious意思是非常好笑的 4. It killed me  这让我捧腹大笑 5. It's side-splitting. 真好笑,笑得让人前仰后合    side-splitting意为“内脏都给笑破了”可理解为“极为有趣的”
    • chenyswhite
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      I don’t know why I love the flavor of tea so much until I realize that I will search some drinks or deserts with tea to create a new tasty. Sometimes, I enjoy making some cookies, and you know it will be tired when you always eat butter cookies. Therefore, Do you wan to make a new flavor tea cookies with me ? You will need material as 2 large eggs, 1 cup flour, 2/3 cup sugar, 1/2 cup butter, 1 tablespoon matcha (green tea powder), and1/2 teaspoon baking powder How to make it? First,Cream butter in a bowl, and then , add sugar in the butter and mix well. Third, Gradually add beaten eggs and stir well. Forth, Sift flour, baking powder, and green tea powder together and add the flour to the egg mixture. Fifth, Pour the batter into a buttered loaf pan. Finally, Bake in preheated 340 degrees F oven for about 30-40 minutes. Hope you will like it. And maybe you can match a cup of black tea. Have a nice day!
    • MegzU
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      Hello! I am studying Chinese at university and need to pick a Chinese name. I want it to be similar to my name Megan in that I would like it to start with an M. Also Megan needs 'beautiful pearl' in its meaning so I came up with 美珍 but is this a name that people actually have? do you have any suggestions?   Thanks!   Megan 
    • Fred0
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      "亮的汽水" 有什么意思? 不是“bright soda pop!" 谢谢!  
    • Squawk 1200
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      Why are so few good single player (good RPGs, strategies, FPS games with a plot etc.) made in China? All or majority of titles produced in PRC/Taiwan are either simple online FPS or MMORPGs with the same recurring characteristics (fantasy or mixed historical-fantasy setting, metrosexual characters, generally colorful, candy-like graphics)   Take a look at Age of Wushu which is one of better and more "real" Chinese MMOs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjuB4_RZrf4   And compare it to The Witcher 3 which is a top western RPG game: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjuB4_RZrf4   How come Chinese developers are unwilling to create a single thing that could rival The Witcher series or Mass Effect series? Or Assassin's Creed, Far Cry or whatever?  
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