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  1. More grumbling from me on the same topic: There is so much empty space around absolutely everything that only a few lines of the actual post are visible. Sure, if everything is more compact, there is a lot more text on screen and many people are a bit afraid of text and don't read. But not the members of these forums, surely? We don't need all this padding to make us comfortable with the fact that there is text. We come here especially for the text. Or perhaps it's for the same reason that apparently recipe bloggers write lots of text before the actual redipe? People scr
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  2. Flashcards aren't rote learning - certainly not once they have intervals longer than a few days. For those longer intervals, flashcards do help cement in your mind the knowledge that a certain word exists and what its (exact or approximate) meaning is. I don't see how that's a bad thing, though it's obviously no substitute for repeated exposure to a word in real life. But rote learning is great! Human beings living in civilisations have used it successfully for a very long time. I'm confident they knew what they were doing and, as a human being myself, I'm happy to learn from what
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  3. 名宿 -- saw this in an obit post for a former famous football coach (and player in his day), means famous veteran, think it's used most often for sportspeople these days. Looking it up found there's a word 宿儒 meaning similar for scholars.
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  4. OK, I'm imagining being Joe Biden in a situation where being Joe Biden is irrelevant. To be honest it's pretty much the same as not being Joe Biden.
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  5. One example: 不三不四 Compare it with 中学生读书网 data https://cy.hwxnet.com/view/kiciggipdnjkpmie.html Zdic:https://www.zdic.net/hans/不三不四 Plus dict of dingweifengye dict: 不三不四 bù sān bù sì 【释义】形容不像样子。也形容行为不正派。 【近义】不成体统 不伦不类 【反义】一本正经 【造句】①他这身不三不四的打扮,受到了大家的批评。②这伙人鬼鬼祟祟、不三不四的,立刻引起了警察的注意。 【用法】常形容人言行不正派,令人看不顺眼。多用于贬义。 More funny thing, even they didn't use right Chinese 标点符号, like (,:“”) Second 成语大词典 App Third: 涵芬 新华成语大词典 商务中学成语词典: 小学成语词典
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  6. No, i checked unknown sources, i tried find how website get data. I compared with 新华字典10,12,not same, maybe older version. Or from this data 成语part created by Chinese user dingweifengye 49470个成语 2012年5月17日 as mdx file, not clear source of data. After google it, here is source 中学生读书网. ☆☆☆ 版权共享,请不要用于商业行为! ☆☆☆ There are some mistakes with pinyin, 生僻字, 简繁字。 Chinese idioms because is heritage, no copyright, you can find a lot of dictionaries, anyone can edit idioms dictionaries. For example, check 多功能成语词典 2017 in pleco, compare any entry with any good idi
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  7. As far as vocabulary is concerned, I've just been using the SRS flashcard function on my Pleco iPhone app (I think I bought it for $9.99 USD). When I see a word I don't know (and I can't guess the meaning), I make it into a flashcard and study it. So for the above example, I would have made flashcards for 代步, 取舍, and 配方. I use a really simple SRS algorithm. If I keep guessing a card correctly, I don't see it again for another 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64 days, etc. Every time I get it wrong, that time cuts in half (64, 32, 16, 8 days, etc.). That's it! Right now, I have 15,500 cards, and s
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  8. I find this quite interesting because in my field for postgraduate exams, I had to use flashcards in order to compartmentalise and organise information into manageable packets. My flashcards stacked up would come to more than a metre high in total with information in table and diagrams as well as explanations. I learnt all of them by rote for the exams - the information is reinforced by day to day work and experience. It was either that or keep revising from books and research papers which would take up shelves of space. Books and research papers don’t present information in an efficient manne
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  9. You seem to be assuming that if people use flashcards then they necessarily don't read or do all the other things on your list. That's a false assumption. Someone who uses flashcards for review as part of a well-balanced diet of learning activities can remain motivated and get all the other practice kinds you mentioned.
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  10. Yes, you can. Each person is allowed to do 2 Type A and 3 Type B applications per year, just use another email to make a new account. However, no matter how many types you apply to, in the end you will only be allocated 1 scholarship. CSC will decide what category + to which university.
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  11. Thanks for posting those links. I am familiar with Chinese Text Project, a wonderful resource that I use quite often, but not the others. They're very good, though at least a Mars-Earth distance above my level - great for scholars though. The 中华经典古籍库 is the most expensive Chinese book site subscription I've ever seen! So maybe not so good for scholars. (the 红楼梦 page no longer exists. Several 红楼梦 sites I had bookmarked are gone now, no longer in fashion...until the next TV series) Since we're on online dictionaries, I wonder if you've used this site? 文言文字典|古汉语字典|文言文翻译|文
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  12. I cannot answer your question, but you might try this: Go to the discussion of 越鞠丸 yue ju wan in this TCM website and, after reading, hit the "Ask the Doctor" link (upper left) and pose your question to the administrator or editor, who presumably is a TCM practitioner. https://www.americandragon.com/Herb Formulas copy/YueJuWan.html This is the search phrase I used in Baidu (which did not yield an answer to your question.) 第四代抗精神病药和越鞠丸可以一起吃?(Literally "Can you take 4th generation antipsychotics and Yue Ju Wan together?") 非典型抗精神病药 also did no
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  13. You can also make the site a bit darker and more readable by using a heavier font for the comment text.
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  14. I installed it, had a look around as far as the paywall allowed, decided it was not for me, and deleted the app. It seems a fairly good dictionary, especially suitable for Primary and Secondary school native Chinese students. The definitions I saw seemed a bit lean in information and had no examples (although I didn't follow any links, and there is a separate grammar section that I didn't look at). On the plus side: it has lots of very nice illustrations, the human voices audio is nice and clear (though pronunciation is disappointingly modern Mandarin), links to embedded classical
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  15. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHGzpiWnQDQ @Sreeni yup I agree with @Flickserve I found this random video on youtube. Maybe ask him to repeat the speaker with these sentences which are more everyday conversational sentences. I do something similar with Chinesepod. Listen and repeat is quite effective.
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  16. Intersting videos. I recognized Chris in video number 2. I was pretty surprised because I remember a few years ago in Beijing me and a friend spending an evening out drinking with him. I wasn't studying Chinese back then, but I don't remember him speaking much Chinese to people, showing off or mentioning his ability. What a humble guy! I also thought he was easily the best of these 3. One thought I had watching these videos...why does everyone seem to be so over the top? I mean why does it seem like they are all injecting Red Bull directly into their veins? I guess bec
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