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Added by Iris on July 25, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments
A friend once told me a funny story about himself ordering in a Chinese restaurant. He just started Chinese learning then, and did not know how to say the numbers in Chinese. He wanted to eat fish. And the waiter asked how many fish he needed (服务员问他要几条鱼 fú wù yuán wèn tā yào jǐ tiáo yú). So he held out two fingers – the thumb (拇指 mǔ zhǐ) and the forefinger (食指 shízhǐ) of his right…Continue
I know this is going to happen to me...Funny if it wasn't true : (Continue
Added by jono1001 on July 14, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments
When I found this I thought it was great...I wish I could make such excellent explanations and present them like this. …
Added by jono1001 on July 14, 2012 at 7:21am — No Comments
Keeping my staff busy working on free services to help people learn Chinese. The next project with have is a book for teaching people how…Continue
吃饭前洗手了吗(chī fàn qián xǐ shǒu le ma)？没有是吧(méi yǒu shì ba)，马上去洗(mǎ shàng qù xǐ)。都跟你说过多少遍了(dōu gēn nǐ shuō guò duō shǎo biàn le)。
Did you pee before going to bed ?
睡前尿尿了没(shuì qián niào…Continue
Answer: That depends on the mother’s mood.…Continue
Yesterday, someone asked me which verbs can be combined with the word “上(shàng)”. To be precise, which verbs can be followed by the word “shang”. I was…Continue
For two months I've been fortunate to live in Wuxi, Jiangsu. It is big enough to have a convenient and reasonably priced Mandarin school. At my age, learners face some special challenges--loss of short-term memory a major one.
Decades ago I taught myself enough spoken and…Continue
Tiān kōng shì lán sè de.
A couple of months ago, I found myself suddenly awash in a lot of extra time, i.e. unemployed. Since idle hands make the devil’s work and all, I thought it would be…Continue
Today I decided to start writing a blog here on SMC. Actually I'm thinking of doing this for a long time. I've talked to a lot of foreigners before. Some of them are really good at speaking Chinese already, but still make some very common mistakes. Native Chinese speakers probably…Continue
I am looking for an Online Chinese Language school / college. I know I could just Google for this…Continue
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