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    • suMMit
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      I'm looking for the mp3s for Chinese Made Easier book2 (Martin Symonds), does anyone have any leads? Ive scoured the internet but cant find anything. I'd be willing to buy the book on amazon if it came with a cd or mp3, but the description doesn't mention it. I like the book and I'm doing the book with a tutor, so it isn't absolutely necessary I guess, but it'd be nice.
    • NinjaTurtle
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      How to pronounce the name Hsieh? (There is a professional tennis player by the name of Hsieh Su-Wei of Taiwan, playing at a tennis tournament in America.)
    • feihong
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      Indie darling Wang Shengnan takes us into the fantastical inner world of a self-described strange child. The narrator hints that she may be an alien or android, stating that there’s an antenna hidden in her hair and that radar is her best friend. The daydream segment introduces us to other characters such as a boisterous elephant, a jilted prince, and a quizzical monkey.   This is part of the Grand Chinese Lyrics Project.   Chinese title: 我是一个怪小孩 Artist: 王胜男 Listen: https://www.xiami.com/song/1770771821 Type of lyrics: Monologue Genre: Indie pop Difficulty: Medium. Grammar is pretty simple. There are few slightly less common words: 兜, 哎哟, 嘟.   Lyrics   我是一个怪小孩 兜兜转转还在幼儿园 我是一个怪小孩 最大本领就是发呆 哎哟哎哟 话也不想说 哎哟哎哟 不想去上班   我是一个怪小孩 天线藏在我头发里面 我是一个怪小孩 雷达是我最好的伙伴 哎哟哎哟 麻烦事真多 嘟嘟嘟嘟 哎哟哎哟 转身去旅行   大象从猴子洞里爬了出来 对着天空放声大喊 失恋的王子也走了出来 变回青蛙 谈一谈 大象用大象鼻子荡着秋千 不管世界会怎么看它 猴子的问题不需要回答 Big heart we have a big heart 嘟嘟嘟嘟 嘟嘟嘟嘟
    • Georgei
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      I have been trying to decipher this oracle bone. This particular bone has been written about online a little. They all say the pictogram scripts revolve around a supernova event 1300 BC. I only have a couple of books that have been using. One called Mao King Ting. It is about the pictograms on a bronze vessel. The second book, much more helpful is called, The origins of Chinese Characters. A third book on the way is called, These Bones Shall Rise Again, but will not be here until Aug 27. So far I can see nothing on this oracle bone specifically about a supernova. It seems people are using the group of three circles pictogram as meaning supernova. I don't think that is correct.. Any way, the pic below shows what I have come up with so far. The pictograms outlined in green are the ones I could sure use some help with. Maybe they will be in the book that is in the mail. The only lines that are making some sense are the last two rows.. One does talk about "great constellation or stars above men standing on land, mountain" . At least that is what I am getting. The last row seems in part to be , "the seventh day, fourth lunar month/moon". I do not know the second pictogram from the top, or the last one that I can only guess is either a season, or the king of the period this bone was inscribed. In a nutshell, any help in completing the entire event/story line would be greatly appreciated. I think the first two rows are not making much sense and may not help in the end, but the last two rows would give me the most relevant storyline . Going to have this oracle bone painted, and would like to have a calligrapher add some seal script to the painting describing the story line as best as possible.    
    • 李爱
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      Hello everyone!    他们说这里的咖啡好喝到要死人了   What does this mean? Specially 到要死人了 this part?  Does it mean that it's good that u would die after drinking it? Or what Thanks in advance! 
    • Neufunk
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      Hey,   I'm looking forward to applying for a scholarship this new season (2020). It might be a bit early, but I am trying to get my papers ready as soon as possible. I've decided on 4 universities for my undergraduate degree: Tsinghua, Peking, Fudan or Shanghai Jiao Tong.    I want to get a pre-admission letter in order to increase my chances of getting awarded the scholarship (or at least this is what I hope the letter will do). However, I did not exactly find a way to get such a letter. Do you need to simply apply, pay the application fees, get admitted and then apply for a scholarship? I find this quite weird, as this leaves a very narrow window between the university admission results and the scholarship deadline.    Could you please tell me how to get a pre-admission letter or at least how you got one?   Thanks.
    • vellocet
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      I'm trying to find the coast guard regulations for small water craft.  What they must have on board, life jackets, flares, first aid kit, etc.  The search results are hopelessly muddled between articles about the dispute in the South China Sea and US coast guard regulations.  I asked local friends for help and just got the website of the local water board.  Anyone know where to find these?
    • abcdefg
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      Summer is wild mushroom season in Yunnan, peak time for skilled hunters to find them in the forest and peak time for you to find them in the market. Peak time to eat them in a restaurant or make them at home. Today’s report is about a robust and spicy mushroom sauce concoction that can turn the humblest bowl of noodles into a memorable gourmet treat. Shown here with some sautéed red bell pepper 红甜椒 slices on top of fresh 碱水面 noodles. (Please click the photos to enlarge them.)             In the interest of keeping costs down, one can use a mixture of several varieties of mushrooms, including some which are less expensive. But since we have had a bumper crop of Jizong 鸡枞菌 this year, Yunnan’s prized “termite mushroom,” I splurged and used just that one kind to make a deluxe version: Jizong sauce 鸡枞菌酱 or jizong oil 鸡枞油。   Here’s a quick look at the process. If you need a detailed recipe, let me know. Pictured below is a kilogram of jizong wild mushrooms, picked within the last 24 hours in the wild. Cost me 135 Yuan. Found them once again at Kunming’s main wild mushroom wholesale market 木水花野生菌批发市场。Getting a little more savvy about the acquisition process: Bought these from the back of someone’s van instead of from an official vendor who had paid rent on an inside stall. (Below right.)            Before cleaning, separate the stems and tops. This prevents sand from the stem (菌柄) from washing into the gills of the cap (菌盖)。Nothing worse than biting down onto a mouthful of gritty mushrooms. Well, that’s not quite true. A poison “look-alike” mushroom would be worse. Fortunately, these jizong 鸡枞菌 are safe. It’s not a “tricky” variety.   Once they are thoroughly cleaned, by which I mean trimmed and brushed and scrubbed and rinsed, shred the stems by hand and slice the tops into coarse chunks.                   The spices 调味品: Twice as much garlic as ginger by volume. A generous handful of dry red peppers 干辣椒。I use a local pepper which has lots of flavor but not too much heat. It’s the 丘北 Qiubei pepper, from Wenshan Prefecture 文山州 in the SE of Yunnan province. I will only use a tablespoon or so of the dried 花椒 (Sichuan prickly ash) shown here, not the whole bowl. At the end I’ll add some fresh green ones and mix them in.   Heat the wok over medium heat, add a lot of fragrant rape seed oil 浓香菜籽油, 300 to 500 ml, and fry the aromatics until you smell them, being careful not to let them burn.             Add the mushrooms after draining and shaking out all the rinse water 沥干水。Stems go in first to get a head start, followed in a minute or two by the tops. Stir almost non-stop in order to prevent sticking and scorching. Medium fire at first, then quickly change to low. As they cook, the mushrooms will “sweat” out their water and break down, reducing quite a bit in bulk. If you wish to moderate the effect of the chilies, you can pick some or all of them out after a few minutes.     In about 30 minutes they start to take on a golden color. Add a small amount of salt at that point. No other seasonings. Continue frying them until the color deepens, becomes richer. Mine required between 30 and 45 minutes, constantly attended. I took off my shirt, put on headphones and tuned in to an audiobook.             At long last, scoop everything out, all solids plus the remaining oil. Let it cool. This was the first time I have made this, so I'm not an expert. Kept sending WeChat snapshots back and forth to a friend who has made this at home for years. He would say, "add more oil" or "it needs to be more golden, cook it longer."           The finished product can be stored in a crockery jar for a couple months, maybe more. I keep mine in the fridge, but am told that's being overly cautious. My friends just keep it on a kitchen shelf beside the 红油 (hot chili oil.)   The Chinese name translates as "mushroom oil." 菌油 -- 鸡枞油 or 油鸡枞。The technique involved is not at all the same as what western culinary traditions call either a ragout or a ragu.  Even calling it a "sauce" is a bit of a stretch. Wish I could talk it over with Julia Child, but she's gone.             Is making this great stuff cheap, quick and easy? No, afraid not. Furthermore, it requires lots of oil and cleanup is a chore. Is it delicious? Yes, in a major way. Use it on noodles, as above, or as a condiment to give some zing to a bowl of chicken soup. Put some in with your wonton 馄饨 broth. Add it to fried rice. Slather some on a hot steamed bun 馒头。                   An authentic “Bite of China.” An authentic “Taste of Yunnan.” 云南风味食品。Home made with care. Better than what you could purchase on line or in a store. 
    • Chiara073
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      Hi guys,  I have applied for CSC scholarship B type 2019 and could not get it, but really want to study in China, so maybe can I apply for second year of my study- I will pay for my first year by my own and want to get a scholarship for next year, do you guys think that it is possible?  Plus. I will study for masters degree in English.   Please advice me if you know such cases :)
    • Mr123
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      Hi all,   I'm in a bit of a pickle atm, there's an issue with my visa application so things are getting delayed. I will be moving to Guangzhou on a z work visa soon (meant to be starting new job 1 Sept, although that looks unlikely now). The delay isn't a massive issue except that after I arrive I need to get my residence permit, during which I will be without my passport for some time. I already have a trip abroad booked for the national holiday (starting 1 Oct) which I will obviously need my passport for. I'm wondering if there is any kind of rush service or anyway to make sure the process of getting a residence permit after I arrive in China as quick as possible? Any tips greatly appreciated.
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