Niel de la Rouviere
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Niel de la Rouviere commented on Brandon's blog post Hands down the Best Site for streaming music in China (Chinese or Western) QQ Music translated screenshots
"Awesome site! Streaming is fast and good quality. Also, the inclusion of that lyrics tab in the player is awesome. Love it, thanks for the share."
Jun 19, 2012
Niel de la Rouviere commented on Brandon's video
Mar 6, 2012
Niel de la Rouviere commented on Brandon's video
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Shanghai Calling Movie Trailer / Preview

"Looks like a really cool movie! Bilingual/cross-culture films, especially about China, always sit well with me."
Feb 20, 2012
Niel de la Rouviere commented on Brandon's blog post OMG Meiyu videos teach "American Slang" in Chinese (OMG! 美语)
"Well done for her getting into that market, but no way man. That is too cutesy and annoying for me."
Nov 7, 2011
Niel de la Rouviere replied to Brandon's discussion Chinese sentences using 帮 bāng and 酒后 jiǔ hòu in the group Daily Chinese Sentence
"我的朋友酒后常常对美女说:'你得帮助我吻你’. 他平时不成功,太喝醉了! Wǒ de péngyǒu jiǔ hòu chángcháng duì měinǚ shuō:“Nǐ bāngzhù wǒ wěn nǐ.” Tā píngshí bù chénggōng, tài hē…"
Sep 19, 2011
Niel de la Rouviere replied to Brandon's discussion Chinese sentences using 马虎 mǎ hu and 护照 hù zhào in the group Daily Chinese Sentence
"You have to add the adverbial modifier 地 to make it right. For instance: 我哥哥马虎地旅行。But that sentence feels a bit weird, even in English. So how about saying, 我哥哥旅行的时候平时很马虎,丢了护照很多次。 While travelling my brother is usually very careless, he's lost…"
Sep 6, 2011
Niel de la Rouviere replied to Brandon's discussion Chinese sentences using 歌词 gē cí and 醉 zuì in the group Daily Chinese Sentence - Beta
"I think a better way to say sentence two would be:   你喝醉了,也不知道歌词. You are drunk, and don't know the lyrics.   But I think an even better way to convey that would be likes this: 你喝醉了,也不知道怎么唱! You are drunk, and don't know how to…"
Aug 24, 2011
Niel de la Rouviere replied to Brandon's discussion Chinese sentences using 地图 dì tú and 渴 kě in the group Daily Chinese Sentence - Beta
"看地图,酒吧在哪里?我很渴! Kàn dìtú, jiǔbā zài nǎlǐ? Wǒ hěn kě! Look at the map, where's a bar? I'm so thirsty!"
Aug 23, 2011
Niel de la Rouviere replied to Brandon's discussion Chinese sentences using 因为 yīn wèi and 这 zhè in the group Daily Chinese Sentence - Beta
"我要这件衬衫,因为我喜欢红的。 Wǒ yào zhè jiàn chènshān, yīnwèi wǒ xǐhuan hóng de. I want this shirt, because I like red ones.  "
Aug 16, 2011
Niel de la Rouviere replied to Brandon's discussion Chinese sentences using 运动 yùn dòng and 太 tài in the group Daily Chinese Sentence - Beta
"To say "one of the most talented" you can say the sentence like this: 迈克尔乔丹是最天才的运动员之一.   The kicker here is "之一" at the end of the sentence. I think this phrase comes from older Chinese, where 之 was the literary…"
Aug 15, 2011
Niel de la Rouviere replied to Brandon's discussion Chinese sentences using 所以 suǒ yǐ and 在 zài in the group Daily Chinese Sentence - Beta
"That 陪, no not much. It means to accompany or to assist. But when I was in China I often it being said in announcements, such as "to assist your departure, please leave orderly". Can't remember the exact Chinese though.   As far…"
Aug 11, 2011
Niel de la Rouviere replied to Brandon's discussion Chinese sentences using 所以 suǒ yǐ and 在 zài in the group Daily Chinese Sentence - Beta
"我在马克的家,所以我不会陪你去商店。 Wǒ xiànzài zài mǎkè de jiā, suǒyǐ wǒ bù huì péi nǐ qù shāngdiàn I'm at Mark's house, so I can't accompany you to the shops."
Aug 11, 2011
Niel de la Rouviere replied to Brandon's discussion Chinese sentences using 如果 rú guǒ and 发 fā in the group Daily Chinese Sentence - Beta
"如果你有问题,发给我一个email (电子邮件)."
Aug 8, 2011
Niel de la Rouviere commented on Brandon's blog post Creepy, cute or crazy? Strange Chinese learning videos by iamxiaoli
"Yeah man. That totally goes way up high on the creepy crazy scale. Woaaaah. However, I really like how in the 1st video they convey most of the meaning without even resorting to English. That's pretty nifty. Just reminds me of how much body…"
May 17, 2011
Niel de la Rouviere replied to Brandon's discussion How do you keep motivated to study Chinese?
"I think having a long term goal is paramount to your motivation. For instance, I would like to work and live in China one day. This keeps me going with Chinese.   I however also have Chinese web projects, which requires me to keep up-to-date on…"
May 11, 2011
Niel de la Rouviere commented on Brandon's blog post Chinese girl shuffling in front of landmarks - awesome video
"That was very entertaining and rather awesome! The girl has a strong accent though. Had trouble understanding her. Had to read subtitles to understand. Thanks for sharing."
Apr 17, 2011

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bu cuo
Do you have a Website/Blog/Twitter/Weibo URL?
http://confusedlaowai.com
Short Bio - what's your story? What languages do you speak & why Chinese?
I have studied Mandarin for 3 years at University. I do some blogging and also run a site called http://socialmandarin.com

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At 3:12pm on March 20, 2011,
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Brandon
said…

Hey Niel - 

Hope all is going well with socialmandarin.  I added a groups feature just in case you wanted to join any or create a new one of your own.

http://studymorechinese.com/groups/group/list

 

Best,

B

 
 
 

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