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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

Tags: Toy-Story, 3, Pinyin, Chinese, Learn

Started by Thomas Doherty in General questions / discussions. Last reply by Thomas Doherty 16 hours ago.

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

Started by David Lloyd-Jones in General questions / discussions. Last reply by Thomas Doherty 17 hours ago.

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

Tags: tea, Yangzhou, spring, chashe, chun

Started by Thomas Doherty in Discuss slang, phrases or idioms 23 hours ago.

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

Started by Jim Wu in Can you help with this?. Last reply by Tiao Wu yesterday.

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

Started by Tiao Wu in General questions / discussions. Last reply by Tiao Wu yesterday.

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

Tags: how long do i need to study chinese, how long to study chinese, new members

Started by Brandon in Are you new here?. Last reply by Tiao Wu on Monday.

please give me your feedback and comments

i would be very happy to have members of the group's feedback and comments about my new blog:http://orentaub1111.wordpress.comContinue

Tags: study, learn, chinese, mandarin

Started by orni taub in General questions / discussions Aug 17.

New Members - What Chinese app do you use the most? 21 Replies

This is a topic designed for New Members.There are no wrong answers - just add a comment below with the name and a link to the app site or to itunes letting people know what Chinese app you are using the most. Or you can just comment about one that…Continue

Tags: apps, chinese app recommendations, app, apps for chinese, chinese apps

Started by Brandon in Are you new here?. Last reply by Debbie Thornton Aug 14.

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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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Posted by Thomas Doherty on August 13, 2014 at 11:30pm

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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Posted by Thomas Doherty on July 31, 2014 at 6:30am

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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Posted by Thomas Doherty on July 9, 2014 at 11:00am — 6 Comments

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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Thomas Doherty replied to Thomas Doherty's discussion Has Anyone Used the Disney Books Apps "Learn Chinese Toy-Story 3" yet ?
"The English Wikipedia page of the Disney English sub-company :      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disney_English     ;"
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Thomas Doherty replied to David Lloyd-Jones's discussion Myth/Tale of the Gold Brick
"A link to what some say are the "real" gold bricks used in the streets near palaces:    http://arts.cultural-china.com/en/84Arts1388.html     ;"
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Thomas Doherty replied to David Lloyd-Jones's discussion Myth/Tale of the Gold Brick
"The Chinese story "A glass of pure water" ( Chinese and English subtitles ) is also good:      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YitDlCIJS14     ;"
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Thomas Doherty replied to David Lloyd-Jones's discussion Myth/Tale of the Gold Brick
"and here is a Youtube story in Chinese about turning a stone into gold: It is titled   "Chinese Idiom Stories - Turn a Stone into Gold  点石成金"      …"
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Thomas Doherty replied to David Lloyd-Jones's discussion Myth/Tale of the Gold Brick
"I have not yet found that sory but here is another about gold that is on Youtube ( in written English ),     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hK54whgXdKk    ;"
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"你好!I think "strange thing" number one is a very interesting topic. Many westerners don't seem to understand "坐月子"--as some say, "sitting the month," or "doing the golden month." For me, it is one of my…"
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