January 2012 Blog Posts (11)


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Reading Comprehension or Translation exercise "I fought for 18 years to have a cup of coffee with you"

A coworker of mine used this story in Chinese to practice her reading comprehension & translation skills. It's a story about the differences in opportunities for people with Shanghai hukous vs those in Rural China and could be an interesting way for you to practice. If at some point you need writing help yourself,…

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Added by Brandon on January 31, 2012 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments

Ni hao! Welcome to my blog!

Anna's Adventures in Asia (LINK!)

Hi! My name’s Anna and I’m a college senior from Virginia.  I am a Political Science major and an Asian Studies minor.  I…

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Added by Anna on January 29, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Homework: shopping and bargaining in Chinese

I was doing my homework today when i realized that it would be a good idea to share it here.

Right now I’m learning some key words about shopping and how to bargain. SO I had to create a dialogue where I try to buy something and then I have to talk about sizes, colors and try to bargain a better…

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Added by Indira Santos on January 27, 2012 at 9:00am — 8 Comments

Translating the lyrics of Yen-J's song "我喜欢,不我爱" (with music video)

When I was learning english, one of my favorite things to do was getting a song i like and try to translate it. Even if it wasn’t right. Even if i spelled it all wrong. I could always check on dictionary later, anyway. hehe.

So I decided to do that with chinese too. I try to get some songs I like and…

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Added by Indira Santos on January 25, 2012 at 7:00pm — 6 Comments


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How to ask, "What are you doing tomorrow?" in Chinese (the future tense) - 20 Questions to Basic Fluency #8

Last time we took a look at how to say, 
“What did you do yesterday?” in Chinese.  If you missed that discussion, take some time to
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Added by sikora on January 22, 2012 at 9:00am — 3 Comments


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Sure you can learn Chinese but 'easy' & '5 minutes a day' are marketing at their worst

This is kind of a random post but I laughed after searching for the word pei.  I had heard it used in a song and didn't know what it meant so I was like, hey, a dictionary, that could help. Using just the 'sound of the word', here's what I got.

Search Results For: pei

佩 佩 pèi / to respect / to wear (belt etc) /

呸 呸 pēi / to spit (in contempt) /…

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Added by Brandon on January 14, 2012 at 8:00am — 4 Comments


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How to ask, "What did you do yesterday?" in Chinese (the past tense) - 20 Questions to Basic Fluency #7

Last time we took a look at how to say, 
“What are you doing?” in Chinese.  If you missed that discussion, take some time to
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Added by sikora on January 10, 2012 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

Memrise - A language tracking tool?

The most frustrating part of learning Chinese (or any language) is that we really have few ways of telling how we am progressing. Test and quizzes are great, but I am in it for the long haul. I don't want to memorize just for test. Also, aside from the frequent "不错" from my Chinese friends, getting regular feedback on my progress was non existent. Sure my teachers are…

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Added by Marcus Davis on January 4, 2012 at 10:00am — 19 Comments


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How to ask, "What are you doing?" in Chinese (the present tense) - 20 Questions to Basic Fluency #6

Last time we took a look at how to say, "How many people are in your family?" in Chinese.  If you missed that discussion, take some time to
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Added by sikora on January 3, 2012 at 1:30pm — 6 Comments


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A delightful song 陈绮贞旅行的意义 Lv xing de yi yi

Chen is a talented Taiwanese singer and song composer, with sweet vocal.I hope you will enjoy the video as much as I do. If you want to learn to sing the song, you can check the pinyin, English translation, quotes about travel and singer info at…

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Added by Shu on January 2, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

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