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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…Continue
I have been reading and studying a fairly new set of Mandarin Language textbooks known as the “Tuttle Basic Chinese Series” that can be used in the AP level High School or College classroom or by people studying on their own. I will only review the first book in the series “Basic Spoken Chinese” BSC at this time. At later times I will review other volumes in the “Tuttle…Continue
Michael Hurwitz over at "Yoyo Chinese The Official Blog" has written a fine article ( in English ) about some of the US/UK TV shows that are now popular in China.
"Thanks to the advent of Chinese streaming services like Sohu and Youku, it’s easier than ever for Chinese fans to watch their favorite foreign TV shows.
While pirated versions have been available online for years, lately Western content providers have struck…Continue
A May 29, 2014 article over at "The World of Chinese" Internet Site by Keoni Everington (华武杰) does a good job of scratching the surface of the baffling differences between Taiwan Mandarin and Beijing Mandarin. ( It may be relatively baffling probably only to the mostly European language based members of the SMC Site ). Read the article and some of those unknown words you have heard in a Taiwanese movie or song may now make sense. Here is the link:
Olle Linge over at Mandarin.about.com has posted an article of the difficulties involved in listening and understanding what one hears in Mandarin. It is even worse in the real world where sometimes you must determine which language is being spoken and if the speaker is saying a word wrong or using a slang word or mixing languages. It is not uncommon to hear sentences consisting of Mandarin, Cantonese and English all mixed together in some Chinatowns.
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