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Indira Santos commented on wood's blog post How are you going to study today? Tech #1 - Use subtitle editing software to learn from Mandarin movies
"that sounds fun! its really a good idea to keep practicing. i really like to keep listening to music and watching movies or dramas or whatever so i can get used to the new language."
Jan 11, 2012

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Shu commented on wood's blog post How are you going to study today? Tech #1 - Use subtitle editing software to learn from Mandarin movies
"It is a great idea:) It needs a lot of patience; however, it will be highly enjoyable! Here are some similar things that you can drill on your listening skill. http://www.chinesetolearn.com/chinese-drama-listening-comprehension/"
Jan 10, 2012
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Do you have to be serious to learn characters?

This morning it dawned on me, after years of learning Chinese, hours spent of searching, trying different ways of learning these characters, it finally hit me, THERE IS NO SHORTCUT. You have to study, I mean really study, and you really have to give it your all. The net is full of ways how to learn, but it turns-out unless your living in China and fully submerge in the…See More
Jan 3, 2012

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jono1001 commented on wood's blog post How has your interest in Chinese Language & culture affected your lifestyle.?
"Why I am learning Chinese My motivation for learning Chinese is that I am gambling on Mandarin becoming an important language in Australian schools. Learning Chinese might let me teach again in my prefered area of teaching and learning LOTE. At…"
Dec 4, 2011
Sara Jaaksola commented on wood's blog post How has your interest in Chinese Language & culture affected your lifestyle.?
"I have to say that it have completely changed my life. I moved to China, live with my Chinese boyfriend and most of my life is in Chinese. Sometimes it feels like that my whole life is going around learning Chinese! That's quite true because…"
Dec 4, 2011

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jono1001 commented on wood's blog post Do you have to be serious to learn characters?
"An interesting observation Wood.  I think that if you don't want to learn to read and write in Chinese you shouldn't bother. I know of someone who was only interested in speaking Chinese and that is all the learned. They do speak with…"
Nov 18, 2011
Sara Jaaksola commented on wood's blog post Do you have to be serious to learn characters?
"I think learning characters is a hard work even when studying in China, like I'm doing. It's not hard as in difficult, but takes a lot of time and effort. Usually I first write new words from my textbooks by hand about ten time. Then I…"
Nov 3, 2011
LaoXiang commented on wood's blog post Do you have to be serious to learn characters?
"Like many people, i find studying characters to be incredibly tedious. In fact, for the first year or so of learning chinese, i completely ignored the characters, focusing only on speaking. I eventually stopped being stupid and tried to learn them…"
Nov 2, 2011
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How to use zui 最 "most" & "best" in Chinese

"grammar is a pain but it really is a source of independency, to create your own sentences. I hate momorizing phrases and sentences. Teach me how to build it! sometime you come across a sentence where you breackdown the sentence to it's…"
Oct 27, 2011
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So out of my mind - working out fine - music video

"It's pretty cool. I like her style and voice, kinda upbeat and melodic at the same time. it's a diference in listening to foreing music, you really get to focus on the melody the mood of the music."
Oct 27, 2011
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How to use 过 guò - Intermediate Chinese video

"That video was pretty cool, nice and crisp teaching style. I got a valuable lesson from. It really shows how important context is the language where one character have so many meaning. I think that's that's the beauty and also the…"
Oct 27, 2011
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How has your interest in Chinese Language & culture affected your lifestyle.?

Before I started learning Chinese my life lackluster. Chinese had introduce in my field a whole new avenue. I had friend I would never had had, I awaken taste in fashion, design,food that would other wise stayed dormant.The world is big, it's exciting, only if we open to the experiences it has to offer.I have been studying Chinese for three years, and I  have to say my progress in the language isn't that great, but the progress it had made in my life is substantial.Now Most of my friends are…See More
Oct 27, 2011
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"good morning  maybe i should say good evening?  hehe    today it is a little cold     今天有点冷呢     what is the weather like in ur country?"
Oct 27, 2011
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How are you going to study today? Tech #1 - Use subtitle editing software to learn from Mandarin movies

Learn from Mandarin Movies - The key to keeping things fresh is creativity, this fact carries on to learning. Don't keep using the same dried up routine. The brain was made to adapt, which mean whichever technique you're using will be less effective if repeated over and over. I'm going to share a technique I made that websites are…See More
Oct 26, 2011
wood commented on wood's blog post Do you have to be serious to learn characters?
"It can be very frustrating As Brandon said, But that when you have to take a step back and see how far you've come. I was studying from "Practical Chinese reader" book, starting from page one I wrote-out every character from…"
Oct 25, 2011

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My story is really not mine at all, it the story of everyone: joy triumph,happiness sadness etc.I was born in a particular race, belief, culture and nation. I see these as boundaries,division, and I want to go beyond all that.Learning Chinese is a path that has opened my mind beyond the language.

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How has your interest in Chinese Language & culture affected your lifestyle.?

Posted on October 26, 2011 at 12:00am 2 Comments

Before I started learning Chinese my life lackluster. Chinese had introduce in my field a whole new avenue. I had friend I would never had had, I awaken taste in fashion, design,food that would other wise stayed dormant.

The world is big, it's exciting, only if we open to the experiences it has to offer.I have been studying Chinese for three years, and I  have to say my progress in the language isn't that great, but the progress it had made in my life is substantial.

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How are you going to study today? Tech #1 - Use subtitle editing software to learn from Mandarin movies

Posted on October 24, 2011 at 8:00pm 2 Comments

Learn from Mandarin Movies - 

The key to keeping things fresh is creativity, this fact carries on to learning. Don't keep using the same dried up routine. The brain was made to adapt, which mean whichever technique you're using will be less effective if repeated over and over.

 

I'm going to share a…

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Do you have to be serious to learn characters?

Posted on October 23, 2011 at 11:00am 7 Comments

This morning it dawned on me, after years of learning Chinese, hours spent of searching, trying different ways of learning these characters, it finally hit me, THERE IS NO SHORTCUT. You have to study, I mean really study, and you really have to give it your all.

 

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good morning  maybe i should say good evening?  hehe    today it is a little cold     今天有点冷呢     what is the weather like in ur country?

 
 
 

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