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Has Anyone Used the Disney Books Apps "Learn Chinese Toy-Story 3" yet ? 1 Reply

Has anyone tried the "Learn Chinese : Toy Story 3 " APP yet and is it only for the i-pad at this time still ?  It looks…Continue

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Myth/Tale of the Gold Brick 4 Replies

There is an old tale involving somebody lending somebody else a gold brick when they were in trouble, and the security of the gold getting them over a period of worry. Then later it turns out that it wasn't really gold.  The moral of the tale is…Continue

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What does " 冶春茶社 " ?

Saw a picture of the front entrance to a Yangzhou Dim Sum House called " 冶春茶社 ". Does this mean in English "The all dressed-up spring tea club " ? or what is the real name in English !An address is given as:      维扬区丰乐下街, Yangzhou      wéiyáng qū…Continue

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8 strange Chinese things in foreigners' eyes 1 Reply

8 strange Chinese things in foreigners' eyes外国人眼中八件奇怪的中国事情 来源:China Daily 翻译:Jim WuEditor's note: What are the things considered the norm in China but weird to foreigners? Some Forum readers share their opinions. You're also welcome to join the…Continue

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PRC to Replace Characters with Pinyin?! -NOOO! 2 Replies

I hope I am not re-posting this discussion, but I searched for the topic, and ended up with nothing, so here I go. .…Continue

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New Members - How long will you study Chinese? 49 Replies

This is a topic designed for New Members. There are no wrong answers and there's no reason to be shy - it's just an easy way to get started by taking 1 minute to type a reply to try and predict your future. If you want to say a little more, go for…Continue

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How to say "bill" in Chinese - 单 dan

单丝不成线, 独木不成林。

One strand of silk doesn't make a thread; one tree doesn't make a forest.

Dān sī bùchéng xiàn, dú mù bùchéng lín.

单       "dān"       /bill/list/form/single/sole/only/one/of odd number/

noun           bill, form, sheet, slip

pronoun     one

adjective     single, odd, simple, solitary, sole, weak, thin

adverb         alone, only, merely

The compound made from  单  ( dān )  are many.  Some examples…

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A Cooking Ingredients List from "Lily's Wai Sek Hong"

Lily's Wai Sek Hong ( lilysbest,blogspot.com ) has posted a very extensive and useful list of cooking ingredients in written Chinese and English.  This list can be used to help in understanding cooking videos seen on the internet that are in…

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Five Mandarin Greetings that are Not "Ni Hao"

Dave Flynn at   http://chinesehacks.com    has posted an article on ways to say "hello:…

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Rana Mitter - Oxford Professor of Chinese History - a new World Journal Article on his Books

As has been becoming increasingly well know, Oxford Professor of Chinese History Rana Mitter has written a current best seller released last fall 2013 entitled "Forgotten Ally: China's World War II, 1937 - 1945", available in ebook, paperback or…

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On YangYang's Blog -- Ways to say Good Bye in Mandarin

Over on YangYang's Blog ( yoyochinese.com ) there is an article by   Julie Tha Gyaw  on different ways to say Good Bye  in Mandarin.  Check it out at this link:

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