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  1. 2 points
    If you can't speak them out loud, then just internally vocalising them is a step in the right direction. At an elementary level, I think it's probably very common to be forgetting tones more than the 'base' pronunciation. It's a new type of info and it takes a while (years for, ahem, some of us) to realise that the tones need to be integral to the vocab item. If you don't stop and think 'hmmmm, is 北 a b or a p sound, you shouldn´t be stopping to think if it´s a first or a third tone either. Never shift a word to a ´known´ pile if the tone isn't locked in tight.
  2. 1 point
    That never occurred to me. If so, scratch all my comments. (I just assumed he was say working in a Fawlty Towers sort of place and wanted to be able to call Chinese guests to meals in their own language.)
  3. 1 point
    Problem is, "Dinner is served," has sort of a Downton Abbey sound to it these days, and there aren't that many grand manor houses left in China. So you're getting the equivalents of: Chow's on! Come 'n git it! Dig right in!
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    Just noticed that there are quite a few Chinese visual novels on Steam, and thought this might make good practice. Has anyone tried any? The ones I saw seemed kind of date-simy and anime-y, but also seemed like that might just be the surface level marketing.
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    I've only seen six of the films. It says "great" and not "greatest", so I must resist the temptation to rage at some of the omissions 😃. ... but not completely. Really surprised to see Mountains May Depart on that list, which is really one of Jia Zhangke's weakest films (Platform or Unkown Pleasures would have been better picks from him IMO. Still Life is also really good, and made it to the list). Quite surprised to see The Grandmaster on there too... The most glaring omission, IMO, is Yi Yi, which is probably my favorite Chinese language film of all times only behind A Brighter Summer Day by the same director. I'd have liked to see Devils on the Doorstep on there too, which is pretty fantastic. A black comedy about Japan's invasion of China, temporarily banned in China, allegedly due to not displaying a strong enough hatred towards the Japanese invaders (hard to forget how good a director Jiang Wen was back then, his In the Heat of the Sun is another outstanding film).
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    Are you " asking for a friend".😎 My gf is a lawyer , I'll ask her to look up the criminal code when she gets back. She says yes can get more than ten years . Highly depends on circumstances naturally, I.e shoving a 100 packs in your bag to bring i through the airport from full scale smuggling operating . More details needed. A quick scan of the criminal code suggests it's based off what tarrif you should have paid (smuggling goods act) Tariff 10000-500000,3年以下 500000-2500000,3-10年 2500000以上,10年以上 Others factors too such as your position in the operation, nature of the product, e.g baby milk powder , dangerous material She hasn't seen anything that says you can have home detention but didn't have time to go throw the code. She always stresses that chinese law has a lot of scope for interpretation and a lot of "catch all" elements . It changes regularly much to the frustrating of students who fail exams and are faced with a big change to the syllabus in the repeat exams.
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    We have just completed the first week of third year! I can't believe I am now half way through this degree, perhaps even over half way as 4th year finishes earlier than the previous 3 years. We have a new teacher for 综合 this year, and so far I think she might be the best teacher we've had. She has a great way of teaching, and explains things really well. In both 综合 and 口语 our teachers have said that the major focus this year is going to be 近义词。 This is because our vocabulary is growing, and as it does a common problem we will face is misusing words that have a similar translation in the dictionary, but can't be used in the same way in Chinese. A good example from this first week was 保存/储存,or 职业/行业。 Our other subjects are 中国历史,写作,修辞和阅读。I was really excited about history, and the book is great, but the class so far was uninspiring. It was all focused on getting through the material and prepping for what will be on the exam, so we covered right up until 秦始皇 in one class, which was way too fast. We also did some on 孔子,which ironically we have covered in more detail last year (twice). Our 写作书 is actually 高级 instead of 准高级,so it's quite challenging, but the first class was laughable. Unfortunately our teacher seems to think we are retarded, and so spent most of the lesson explaining what a sentence is, what a question is, how a question mark/comma works etc. She also calls us 'babies', which perhaps should offend me, but when a 36 year old woman refers to me, a 31 year old man, as a baby, it grinds my gears a bit! Anyway, hopefully this class will improve, and the material in the book looks great. 修辞 was fun, and I am also looking forward to this. We looked at 比喻句 which are pretty straight forward, being as we use them in English all the time. But it's interesting to see how Chinese metaphors differ from English ones! All in all this was a great first week, and I am excited for this semester! Other good news is that I got a scholarship which knocked my fees down 20%! My teacher said if I had done more with the university then I would have gotten a higher one, so maybe next year!
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