Jump to content
Chinese-forums.com
Learn Chinese in China

Featured

  1. abcdefg

    abcdefg

    Members


    • Points

      64

    • Content Count

      6,158


  2. roddy

    roddy

    Administrators


    • Points

      49

    • Content Count

      19,774


  3. Publius

    Publius

    Members


    • Points

      34

    • Content Count

      1,310


  4. imron

    imron

    Administrators


    • Points

      32

    • Content Count

      12,818



Popular Content

Showing content with the highest reputation since 07/17/2019 in all areas

  1. 3 points
    UPDATE TIME: I have read over 500,000 characters in books and articles this year. I am halfway through a long book that will bring me close to my million-character goal. Confident I will make it to a million by the end of the year. I keep a blog on Chinese Forums to chronicle my progress and review the books I read: One Million Characters blog
  2. 2 points
    I mostly agree with @imron: every day add 5-10 words from your reading to your SRS. Words that keep coming back, or words that seem useful. Beyond those 5-10 words, look up words you need to understand the story, but don't bother putting them in your SRS pile. This way, you'll read and learn at a sustainable pace and sustainable is always good. However, this is not usually what I do myself. When I read, I usually look up as few words as possible. The pronunciation of names of main characters, if I don't already know it, and words that I absolutely need to have the story make sense. Apart from that, I just read. But I do think this method is less than ideal.
  3. 2 points
    A dedicated listening device leaves you free from distractions. Some days I think it would better to lug around a standalone word processor, audio playback device, calendar, diary, and pager, than a smart phone connected to the internet.
  4. 2 points
    They're all backwards. Anyway, the top one is 武, which has a meaning related to the military or martial arts, and the bottom one is 忠勢貴, which doesn't make a lot of sense to me but I guess means 'loyal, powerful, noble'.
  5. 1 point
    I'm sure people will have conflicting opinions about this, but in my experience if I'm reading something where I'm going in with a good base line comprehension (say maybe 95% of words), I prefer to see new words in context for the first time, rather than pre-studying them. This is because encountering the word in context goes a long way towards making it easier to learn, it helps choose which of many definitions to prioritize it helps me to recall if I can connect the word to a sentence. That said, I think that if you try to read a book and it's frustrating because you don't know enough of the vocabulary, pre-studying some vocab might be a way to get to the level where you can read (that specific) native-level content.
  6. 1 point
  7. 1 point
  8. 1 point
    This is why savvy Chinese housewives always handle the meat before buying. They pick it up, press a finger knuckle or a thumb deeply into it to see if it oozes water or makes a squishing sound, trying to find out whether it is firm or spongy. Waterlogged meat has a distinctive feel when squeezed or prodded. Of course that method isn't foolproof, but it helps some. I've learned to do it too,under the tutelage of local friends. Allows me to eliminate some vendors, saves some grief. Similar issue is why I nearly always shop for vegetables early in the day. They are not injected with water as in the video, but the vendor sprinkles them all through the day to keep them looking fresh and to give them eye appeal. It also makes them heavier, which adds to his profit margin. Towards the end of the day, after being sprinkled 20 or 30 times, the vegetables start to change inside and have less "crunch." It affects their texture and cooking characteristics.
  9. 1 point
    As for watery meat: that's probably why
  10. 1 point
    Interesting to see that there are hardware devices doing this, but there must also be lots of smartphone apps that will do the same, for much cheaper or even free. Any particular reason for buying a hardware device?
×
×
  • Create New...