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Mar 15, 2011
Martha commented on Brandon's video
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田馥甄 - Mandarin music video with pinyin lyrics

"I would also like to add the lyrics when I add a vidio,but I don't know how to do it.Or I can just type under the code ?"
Feb 2, 2011
Martha posted a blog post

恭喜恭喜gōng xǐ gōng xǐ

Chinese New Year is coming!Then you start to hear the same melodies come out from the radio or TV over and over.In the beginning, you'll feel excited because the melodies bring the mood of new year, but soon you'll feel sick of hearing them.Like in Christmas,I heard almost hundred times of Jingle bells in different languages , by different instruments. But I have to admit that I love these festival music.When you become a grownup ,the music bring you to the childhood at that time you enjoyed…See More
Feb 2, 2011
Martha posted a video

邓丽君 - 恭喜恭喜

早在30 、40年代流行的歌曲,是当时的历史背景下产生。当时的音乐人很少, 大部分是流行音乐大师陈歌辛作词作曲。现在还被人翻唱,尤其是被邓丽君、 蔡琴等名人翻唱的歌曲。 ---------------------------------- 快又一年了,华人每年除了过新历年外还有一个农历的中国新年。历年来关于新年的...
Feb 2, 2011
Martha commented on Brandon's blog post How 'new water' pays the bills - 薪水
"They are different : 新 xīn ( without the top part) -means something new 薪 xīn ( with the top part ) - means firewood"
Feb 1, 2011
Martha commented on Brandon's blog post How 'new water' pays the bills - 薪水
"Hi Brandon, 薪 originally means firewood, because people need wood and water to cook, so 薪水 means salary. if you want to ask for a raise,that means you want more firewood ^^ , then say " 加薪 ( jiā xīn ) -to add more firewood. 我要加薪-wǒ…"
Feb 1, 2011
Martha commented on Brandon's blog post Never enough beautiful people at work - how to remember 差 chà - "to lack"
"Funny ^^ I'm surprised by your creative ideas.I would like to print it out to my students. By the way , 差 originally is from something hanging down and the left side (左 zuǒ ) In the old time, people think the RIGHT side is correct , and the…"
Feb 1, 2011
Martha commented on Brandon's blog post Mandarin Language Exchange
"I collect something with images on it, like postcard , pop singers' foto , pictures , handbill , etc.When I do language exchange with my partner , I try to build up a conversation about the images.For example , I have asked about a pop…"
Jan 31, 2011
Martha commented on Brandon's blog post Why "Comrade, let's drink!" can take you to new places
"I think, the way in China to say hello to smeone you don't know : 你好同志 is from (Communist Party) comrades. Everyone is the member of Communist Party."
Jan 29, 2011
Martha commented on Joshua's blog post 你们看哪个电视节目学中文?
"I am leanring Dutch in Nederland now.I also watch TV , especially comedy TV series, to improve my Dutch listening.Comedy normally has simple story and even I can't catch up with the speaking and subtitles , I still can understand the…"
Jan 29, 2011
Martha replied to Brandon's discussion Do you have any favorite phrases to say when drinking (in Mandarin)?
"Hi Brandon,   I am Chinese native speaker . The English translation are : 1)   男人不喝酒,交不到好朋友。    nán rén bù hē jiŭ jiāo bù dào hăo péng yǒu   Man who doesn't drink can't…"
Jan 29, 2011
Martha is now a member of Study More Chinese
Jan 29, 2011

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I am Chinese native speaker , and I have taught Mandarin for many years in Taiwan.
I am learning Dutch now.
Welcome Dutch native speakers to have language exchange with me.^^

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恭喜恭喜gōng xǐ gōng xǐ

Posted on February 2, 2011 at 8:30pm 0 Comments

Chinese New Year is coming!

Then you start to hear the same melodies come out from the radio or TV over and over.In the beginning, you'll feel excited because the melodies bring the mood of new year, but soon you'll feel sick of hearing them.Like in Christmas,I heard almost hundred times of Jingle bells in different…

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At 3:24pm on March 20, 2011,
Founder
Brandon
said…

Hi Martha - 

 

Hope your teaching is going well.  Just wanted to let you know I started a new groups feature on the site.  I'm not sure if you interested in any of those or perhaps create a new one for Chinese teachers?  

http://studymorechinese.com/groups

 

Best,

B

 

At 12:45pm on January 29, 2011,
Founder
Brandon
said…

Hi Martha!  Welcome to the site and thanks for commenting.

 

If I come across someone who speaks dutch and is learning mandarin, I will send them your way!

 

Best,

B

 
 
 

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