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Oct 14, 2013
Fabienne Hadek commented on JayLatarche's blog post My Daily Chinese Study Routine.
"I like the way you organize your studies! I try to spend 2-3 hours learning Chinese as well but I am not so organized. I always carry flashcards that I look at each time I wait at the post office, supermarket etc.. Like this, I learn quite a bit of…"
Jul 23, 2013
Tyson commented on JayLatarche's blog post My Daily Chinese Study Routine.
"Thanks for sharing, I haven't seen the 3800 sentences link before, going to look and see if there is useful stuff in there for me. I have a routine as well.  I spend around 1 hour a day doing revision (using Anki and Skritter).  And I…"
Jul 6, 2013
JayLatarche replied to Julian Panero's discussion Advanced Chinese Resources List
"Neither am I Billy :) I'm British. So maybe give it another try? It's worth it!"
Jun 30, 2013
JayLatarche commented on JayLatarche's blog post My Daily Chinese Study Routine.
"I think it looks more hefty than it is. In total it takes up about 2/3 hours of my time. When spread out throughout the day it's not so bad. I do this everyday except I take a break on Saturdays as I have a roller derby team here in Beijing…"
Jun 30, 2013

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Brandon commented on JayLatarche's blog post My Daily Chinese Study Routine.
"Wow jade that is pretty impressive for a daily routine! I probably couldn't keep up that pace for a day or two. How often are you able to do this or do you frequently miss days?  "
Jun 30, 2013
JayLatarche replied to Julian Panero's discussion Advanced Chinese Resources List
"I managed to sign up when I put China as my living place. Maybe it's changed recently?"
Jun 30, 2013
JayLatarche posted a blog post

My Daily Chinese Study Routine.

I posted this response to a question on Memrise about whether or not memorising vocab was enough to learn Chinese. So I thought I would share it here too :)I have found the course really helpful. Before using memrise, my study was a bit haphazard and all over the place. But since supplementing my study with memrise, I have started learning chinese at a much faster pace. So my advice is stick with it and also supplement it with other forms of study.I'll share my own person study routine that I…See More
Jun 30, 2013

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sikora commented on JayLatarche's blog post Building a 'learning habit' and Memrise. (Flashcard based language learning.)
"Great tip!  Habits are definitely key.  I've also wrestled with the amount of time I spend talking about Mandarin online as opposed to the time I actually spend learning Mandarin.  I'm a language teacher so I've got a…"
Mar 19, 2013
Anh Gau Pham commented on JayLatarche's blog post Building a 'learning habit' and Memrise. (Flashcard based language learning.)
"Very nice. Thank you Jade for this wonderful tip about Memrise. I have shared it with hundreds of my Facebook friends who appreciate the site as much as I do. I found out it's a creation with a Princeton connection, from which I graduated, so I…"
Mar 19, 2013
Sherri Harber commented on JayLatarche's blog post Building a 'learning habit' and Memrise. (Flashcard based language learning.)
"小玉- Very interesting! 我也学习memrise at your suggestion! It is an excellent resource and the points about habit forming are so true. I am now beating you by the way! Heh heh 妈妈"
Mar 18, 2013

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Brandon commented on JayLatarche's blog post Building a 'learning habit' and Memrise. (Flashcard based language learning.)
"Hey Jade - Great post! I really think you make some important points, especially about the importance of habits. I think it's one of the most important pieces that many self-studying learners struggle with. Thanks for writing."
Mar 14, 2013
JayLatarche posted a blog post

Building a 'learning habit' and Memrise. (Flashcard based language learning.)

Hey everyone! I want to share my thoughts and some tips I've picked up during my own Chinese learning experience. I haven't contributed to this site in a long time, the last time I did, I was plodding through language study on my own living in Brighton, UK (2010/2011). Now I am living in Beijing, China. I have found that the…See More
Mar 11, 2013
JayLatarche's blog post was featured

Chinese days of the week, months and other time expressions.

Hi everyone,I'm gonna go over some time expressions in this post. Now lets look at weekdays, it's pretty straight forward.All you have to do is place a number after 'xingqi' to make the days of the week, except for sunday in which you add 'tian' or 'ri'. Jīntiān Xīngqī jǐ? : What day is it today? 星期一 Xīngqī yī  : Monday 星期二 Xīngqī ér : Tuesday星期三 Xīngqī sān  : Wednesday星期四 Xīngqī sì  :…See More
Nov 16, 2011
JayLatarche's blog post was featured

Telling Time in Chinese : Part 2!

大家好!  Dà jiā hǎo! This is part 2 of how to tell the time in Chinese. You can read part 1 here.    Let's look at 'a.m.' and 'p.m.' In Chinese we don't use those words but instead use the following time…See More
Nov 8, 2011
JayLatarche's blog post was featured

Telling time in Chinese, part 1.

To tell the time in Chinese you need to know a few key vocab words. This is how I do it, but it may not be correct.  diǎn 点 : Hour (practically a measure word) …See More
Nov 1, 2011

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I grew up in China, and could speak fluently, but moved back to England and slowly forgot my Chinese, now I am trying to build up my vocabulary again. Update! Now living in China and my Chinese is getting there.

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My Daily Chinese Study Routine.

Posted on June 29, 2013 at 10:33pm 4 Comments

I posted this response to a question on Memrise about whether or not memorising vocab was enough to learn Chinese. So I thought I would share it here too :)



I have found the course really helpful. Before using memrise, my study was a bit haphazard and all over the place. But since supplementing my study with memrise, I have started learning chinese at a much faster pace. So my advice is stick with it and also supplement it with other forms of study.

I'll share my own…

Continue

Building a 'learning habit' and Memrise. (Flashcard based language learning.)

Posted on March 11, 2013 at 9:30pm 4 Comments

Hey everyone!



I want to share my thoughts and some tips I've picked up during my own Chinese learning experience.

I haven't contributed to this site in a long time, the last time I did, I was plodding through language study on my own living in Brighton, UK (2010/2011). Now I am living in Beijing,…

Continue

Chinese days of the week, months and other time expressions.

Posted on June 2, 2011 at 1:00am 0 Comments

Hi everyone,

I'm gonna go over some time expressions in this post.

 

Now lets look at weekdays, it's pretty straight forward.

All you have to do is place a number after 'xingqi' to make the days of the week, except for sunday in which you add 'tian' or 'ri'.



Jīntiān Xīngqī jǐ? : What day is it…

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Telling Time in Chinese : Part 2!

Posted on June 1, 2011 at 12:00am 7 Comments

大家好! 

Dà jiā hǎo!



This is part 2 of how to tell the time in Chinese. You can read part 1 here.    



Let's look at 'a.m.' and…

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At 8:44am on May 14, 2011,
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Zhang Wenzhuo
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Hi, Jade

I can't comment on your blog, it says "awaiting approval", so I come here!:)

加油,just keep working on it, I think your Chinese will get better and better!

At 6:56am on March 29, 2011,
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Brandon
said…

Hi Jade - 

Thanks for joining & welcome!

Looks like you've already jumped into a discussion on characters, which is great.  Here a few other things you can do to get started.

1) Join a group - perhaps the United Kingdom (and then you can invite your friends to join)

2) Try uploading a photo, video or blog post (best way to use the site)

3) Follow on Facebook or Twitter (to get new content updates)

 

Please let me know if you have any suggestions on how to improve the site.

 

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Brandon

 
 
 

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