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Finding Good Chinese/English Comics

Started this discussion. Last reply by Grace May 11, 2013. 5 Replies

I happen to come across a blog post by Nick at Skritter that gave me some hope that there IS…Continue

Battle of the Bands! Round #2: 来吧!焙焙! vs. 徐良 小凌

Started this discussion. Last reply by Thomas Doherty Apr 17, 2013. 3 Replies

Welcome back to the Battle of the Bands here on SMC! This is Round #2. Round #1 featured Yao Yao up against EXO-M and Yao Yao was the winner. If you missed Round #1, …Continue

Tags: 徐良 小凌, Come on! Bay Bay!, 来吧!焙焙!, songs, battle of the bands

Battle of the Bands! Round #1: 瑤瑤 (Yao Yao) vs. EXO-M

Started this discussion. Last reply by Thomas Doherty Mar 30, 2013. 9 Replies

Welcome to the Battle of the Bands here on SMC! A few weeks ago we had a discussion about Chinese music and we had lots of great suggestions. We compiled all the music with links and now we are ready…Continue

Tags: 瑤瑤, EXO-M, What is Love, 愛的抱抱, songs

What are your top 3 favorite songs in Chinese?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jin Jun 29, 2013. 49 Replies

The Grammys were on last night and it turned my thoughts to the Chinese music scene.  Despite half a decade of studying Chinese, I still haven't gotten attached to any Chinese songs or artists that I…Continue

Tags: Chinese music, songs, music

 

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Gál János commented on sikora's blog post How to ask, "When is your birthday?" in Chinese - 20 Questions to Basic Fluency #14
""Asking someone’s age in China isn’t as taboo as it can be in the west..." When I put it to my female chinese teatcher as a question, she replied: "You can ask it, absolutely not a taboo. In the worst case he or she…"
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Thomas Doherty replied to sikora's discussion How to say "comfortable" in Chinese - 舒服 "shu fu" in the group Daily Chinese Sentence
"我觉得很舒服。我觉得不舒服。wǒ juédé hěn shūfú.Wǒ juédé bú shūfú.I feel comfortable.I feel uncomfortable. The alternate pronunciation  of 觉  (  jiào ) means to nap or to sleep.  But I…"
Nov 18, 2014

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Thomas Doherty replied to sikora's discussion How to say "practice" in Chinese - 练习 "lian xi" in the group Daily Chinese Sentence
"There was a long back and forth discussion about the many uses and interpretations of 都 here on the SMC Forum in December 2013 at this link:    http://studymorechinese.com/forum/topics/why-is-dou-called-an-adverb      …"
Sep 20, 2014

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Thomas Doherty replied to sikora's discussion How to say "practice" in Chinese - 练习 "lian xi" in the group Daily Chinese Sentence
"Since  练习  ( Liànxí )  is either a verb or a noun, I think we can also have sentence: 我每天有练习! Wǒ měitiān yǒu liànxí! Everyday I have practice ! Also if we wanted to say "Everyday we all have practice…"
Sep 20, 2014

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Thomas Doherty replied to sikora's discussion How to say "practice" in Chinese - 练习 "lian xi" in the group Daily Chinese Sentence
"Also I think  好多 (hǎoduō) can be used instead of  更好 (gèng hǎo).  But I am not 100% sure of this."
Sep 20, 2014
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Michael Knight replied to sikora's discussion Pera Pera Kun, Pop-Up Translations
"I recently released a (free) pop-up dictionary extension for Safari called Frill: http://frill.miknight.com Hope it helps any other Safari users out there!"
Feb 10, 2014

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Thomas Doherty replied to sikora's discussion How to say "also" in Chinese - 也 "ye" in the group Daily Chinese Sentence
"" Throw me a bone.  I am only your boss ".  --- From an Austin Powers movie I want you to recklessly throw a bone to me. In other words I'm just (or only) your boss. 我要你硬拼扔一根骨头给我。也就是说我只是你的老板。 Wǒ yào nǐ yìng pīn…"
Nov 23, 2013

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Thomas Doherty replied to sikora's discussion How to say "also" in Chinese - 也 "ye" in the group Daily Chinese Sentence
"我不知道,不过我也想知道。 Wǒ bù zhīdào, bùguò wǒ yě xiǎng zhīdào. I do not know, but I also want to know."
Nov 23, 2013

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Thomas Doherty replied to sikora's discussion How to say "also" in Chinese - 也 "ye" in the group Daily Chinese Sentence
"然也 ( Rán yě ) means corrected.  Web site Lang-8 has a user supplied correction section entitled " Users 然也 corrected ".       …"
Nov 17, 2013

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Thomas Doherty replied to sikora's discussion How to say "also" in Chinese - 也 "ye" in the group Daily Chinese Sentence
"你不去也罢,只是少了一个人强调。 Nǐ bù qù yěbà, zhǐshì shǎole yīgè rén qiángdiào. You are not worth mentioning, just one less person highlighted."
Nov 17, 2013

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Thomas Doherty replied to sikora's discussion How to say "also" in Chinese - 也 "ye" in the group Daily Chinese Sentence
"我也不例外 Wǒ yě bù lìwài I am no exception"
Nov 17, 2013

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Thomas Doherty replied to sikora's discussion How to say "also" in Chinese - 也 "ye" in the group Daily Chinese Sentence
"也许 ( Yěxǔ ) is also a song.  See this link for music video, pinyin and English translation :       …"
Nov 17, 2013

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Thomas Doherty replied to sikora's discussion How to say "also" in Chinese - 也 "ye" in the group Daily Chinese Sentence
"也许 (yě xǔ )  meaning maybe or perhaps has this fine link:        http://mandarin.about.com/od/dailymandarin/a/yexu.htm     ;"
Nov 17, 2013

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Thomas Doherty replied to sikora's discussion How to say "also" in Chinese - 也 "ye" in the group Daily Chinese Sentence
"A nice web page entitled " How to use 跟 (gēn) and 也 (yě) correctly in Chinese grammar " has this link:      http://chinesegrammar.info/vocabulary/gen1-ye3-difference/      ;"
Nov 17, 2013

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Thomas Doherty replied to sikora's discussion How to say "also" in Chinese - 也 "ye" in the group Daily Chinese Sentence
"Seen on FB from a friend of a friend.  I do not know if a real Chinese saying ! 不必把頭揚起仰望別人的高帽,也不要垂下眼睛盯著別人的破鞋。 Bùbì bǎtóu yáng qǐ yǎngwàng biérén de gāo mào, yě bùyào…"
Nov 15, 2013

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How to ask, "How do you say 'fortune cookie'?" in Chinese - 20 Questions to Basic Fluency #20

Posted on May 22, 2012 at 1:30am 4 Comments

Last time we took a look at how to say, "How was the movie?" in Chinese.  If you missed that discussion, take some time to…

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How to ask, "How was the movie?" in Chinese - 20 Questions to Basic Fluency #19

Posted on May 11, 2012 at 10:00am 5 Comments

Last time we took a look at how to say, "What is she like?" in Chinese.  If you missed that discussion, take some time to…

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How to ask, "What is she like?" in Chinese - 20 Questions to Basic Fluency #18

Posted on May 5, 2012 at 10:00am 3 Comments

Last time we took a look at how to say, "What does she look like?" in Chinese.  If you missed that discussion, take some time to…

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How to ask, "What does she look like?" in Chinese - 20 Questions to Basic Fluency #17

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At 2:01am on June 15, 2013, Be Cu said…

Excelente idea! No hay muchos profesores de chino dando vueltas asi que tienes trabajo asegurado :) Me encanta esta página. Felicitaciones para ti y para todos la que la hacen!!!

At 12:58am on June 13, 2013, Be Cu said…

Genial!  y ahora vives en China? tengo muchas ganas de vivir en China al menos un año. Espero poder cumplir esa meta pronto.

Saludos!!!

At 8:10am on June 11, 2013, Be Cu said…

Awesome! digo...GENIAL! 

Va a ser mucho más sencillo. Cuando no encuentre las palabras en inglés para preguntarte algo, solo te lo preguntaré en español. Muchas Gracias!! 

Como aprendiste español?

At 2:19am on January 27, 2013, Rebel Mandarin said…

Thanks for the welcome Matt!

 This site is amazing great credit to all involved here .  Yeah  my blog :) It's  fairly raw,but thanks for the kind words.  Its basically just a timeline on my experiences to date.  Hopefully it will get better as time goes on!  I'm looking forward to exploring SMC from here on in.
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At 9:59pm on January 26, 2013, Jean-Michel Bernard said…

thanks for the greeting and the advices :)

At 11:33am on January 16, 2013, Liu Qiwei said…

你好,华语不错吧

At 3:40am on January 10, 2013, Julie said…

Thanks for your help!

At 12:33pm on October 15, 2012,
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我有一个问题。你觉得你的中文很好还是马马虎虎?因为我觉得你的中文很好。
At 2:58pm on September 14, 2012, Adelina Moisoiu said…

i see... hope it was a nice experience..:P

At 9:08pm on September 13, 2012, Adelina Moisoiu said…

Hi there Sikora! yes, i'm in my second year studying chinese in Bucharest a t the Univ of Foreign Languages...interestin..you've been here? for how long?

 
 
 

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