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An enlightening dream! (using Chinese)

I'm really new to learning Chinese. But I firmly believe that immersing yourself in the language helps a lot! So, before going to bed every night, I watch some Chinese TV shows (I tend to pick some game shows, because the things they talk about are quite day-to-day stuff). I have been hearing a lot of dà jiā hǎo (大家好) . I realised it was a greeting, but didn't exactly know what it was .. I just knew 你好 (nǐ hǎo) and 你们好 (nǐ men hǎo). Anyway, I didn't pay much attention to the greeting either.…

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Added by Prasanna Ramaswamy on July 16, 2013 at 6:00am — 3 Comments

My Daily Chinese Study Routine.

I posted this response to a question on Memrise about whether or not memorising vocab was enough to learn Chinese. So I thought I would share it here too :)



I have found the course really helpful. Before using memrise, my study was a bit haphazard and all over the place. But since supplementing my study with memrise, I have started learning chinese at a much faster pace. So my advice is stick with it and also supplement it with other forms of study.

I'll share my own…

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Added by JayLatarche on June 29, 2013 at 10:33pm — 3 Comments

周末愉快! (Hardworking Cat)

就算最努力的员工也需要片刻的休息。祝大家周末愉快! 

Jiùsuàn zuì nǔlì de yuángōng yě xūyào piànkè de xiūxí. Zhù dàjiā zhōumò…

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Added by Ninchanese on June 21, 2013 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Happy Dragon Boat Festival!

Added by Ninchanese on June 12, 2013 at 8:00pm — No Comments

中文搜索引擎 chinese search engine

中文搜索引擎www.baidu.com 百度 zhong wen sou suo yin qing 'bai  du'

The popular chinese search engine is 百度 'bai du'

'sougou pinyin' chinese input software 搜狗拼音输入法 sou gou pin yin shu ru fa

I think this software is very useful and simply, free forever 

我认为这款软件(输入法)很好用,简单并且终身免费 wo --ren wei--zhe kuan--ruan jian( shu ru fa)--hen--hao yong,  jian dan, zhong shen --mian fei

 

 

 

 

Added by liwei lang on June 6, 2013 at 6:30am — No Comments

The Dragon Boat Festival - All the History, Customs, Activities You Must Know

So The Dragon Boat Festival. It's just a day where you have bunch of boats that look like dragons and you race them, right?

Wrong! There's actually so much more history and tradition behind this holiday, especially now that was officially recognized as a public holiday in 2008.

In case you're not totally up to speed on the customs or how this holiday even started, here's a basic crash course on the whats, whens and whys of this festival so you can…

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Added by Christina Lu on June 4, 2013 at 12:53am — 1 Comment

Is studying Chinese hard?

Allow me to introduce myself, I am Ben from Learn Chinese Now, YouTube's premier learning Chinese channel (well at least that is how I describe it!)

I would like to answer a question that I get asked a lot: "Is learning Chinese hard?" I have been studying Chinese for 7 years, and 4 of those years were spent studying full time in University. In this time I have formed the following opinion on the question.

Learning Chinese is not hard, as long as you are really…

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Added by Ben Hedges on May 31, 2013 at 11:00am — 3 Comments


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He Na of China Daily Reveals the Secret to Successful Transnational Marriages.

Though cultural differences and an alien environment are often cited as obstacles, many still firmly believe these are trivial things in the face of true love. No nationwide data is available on transnational marriages, but Beijing Civil Affairs Bureau said that 1,183 transnational couples got married in the city in 2012, with more than 1,100 tying the knot every year since 2008.  Never mind the cultural differences, He Na of China Daily reveals the secret to successful transnational…

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Added by Thomas Doherty on May 29, 2013 at 11:30pm — No Comments


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What is the Three Character Classic ?

The Three Character Classic, Trimetric Classic or San Zi Jing is one of the Chinese classic texts. It was probably written in the 13th century and attributed to Wang Yinglin (王應麟, 1223–1296) during the…

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Added by Thomas Doherty on May 21, 2013 at 7:36am — No Comments

三字经之解析篇 explanation for san zi jing

1、人之初,性本善。性相近,习相远。

【解释】人生下来的时候都是好的,只是由于成长过程中,后天的学习环境不一样,性情也就有了好与坏的差别。
2、苟不教,性乃迁。教之道,贵以专。
【解释】如果从小不好好教育,善良的本性就会变坏。为了使人不变坏,最重要的方法就是要…
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Added by angel shen on May 14, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments


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Hot on Weibo: 白宫请愿网 Whitehouse petition website

白宫请愿网(We the People)近日爆红网络,各种靠谱不靠谱的“请愿“让人大跌眼镜,”请给我一个媳妇“,”请判定豆腐脑是咸的“,”请给我加工资“。网友调侃奥巴马即将被玩坏。白宫请愿网是美国总统奥巴马推行的,若有民众请愿在1个月内获得超过10万人签名,政府将对此进行官方回应

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爆红:get…

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Added by Seraph Ching on May 8, 2013 at 2:16pm — No Comments


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Who are the translators David Hawkes and Henry Bencraft Joly ?

Often when reading about the 18th-century novel by Cao Xueqin usually known as the Dream of the Red Chamber ( Hong Lou Meng ), which is regarded as one of the greatest works of traditional Chinese fiction, I see comments such as " the translation is not as good as the David Hawkes translation " or " not as bad as the translation by Henry Bencraft Joly."  Using Google I immediately found the Wiki page and an Obituary for David Hawkes…

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Added by Thomas Doherty on May 5, 2013 at 2:30am — No Comments

Google translation listener

I wanted to share with this community a browser script I wrote that allows you to listen to words in phrases in one language and then the translation in another. I use it to listen to Chinese translations.





To use this script you must have Greasemonkey on Firefox or Tampermonkey on Chrome, then click the green install button that appears top right of this link…

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Added by James P Gilbert on April 28, 2013 at 6:00am — 1 Comment


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Hot on Weibo: 四川雅安地震 earthquake in Sichuan province

4月20日8时2分在四川省雅安市芦山县(北纬30.3度,东经103.0度)发生7.0级地震震源深度13千米。截至目前,地震共造成192人死亡,23人失踪,11470人受伤,其中968人重伤。请大家关注微博救援

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北纬:north latitude

东经:east…

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Added by Seraph Ching on April 24, 2013 at 7:00am — 2 Comments


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Hot on Weibo: 待用快餐 suspended lunch

“待用快餐”概念来自于欧洲“待用咖啡”,部分就餐客人提前多买一两份饭,留给流浪汉低保户等困难人群,由店家发给询问 “待用快餐”的人。微博上发起的“待用快餐”活动,目前陕西已经有三家餐饮企业加入,河南有一家已经决定加入。

善举帮助身边的人,你会参与吗?

Official website: …

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Added by Seraph Ching on April 21, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments


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There is a Chinese Page in the online Mythology Dictionary

Not as in depth as  Wiki but good for being another resource when confronted with an unknown Chinese Mythology reference is the Chinese Page in the online Mythology Dictionary at this link:   http://www.mythologydictionary.com/chinese-mythology.html  

Added by Thomas Doherty on April 21, 2013 at 1:30am — No Comments


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Which genre is best for you to improve your Chinese reading and listening?

Each one of us has a special taste for things that we love to read. There are so many genres that we could choose from when deciding on what to read in a language that we're learning, such as Chinese so to speak. I'm curious to know which…

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Added by Grace on April 16, 2013 at 11:30am — 1 Comment


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Hot on Weibo: 中国小吃之都排名 the best snacks cities of China

一份由网友发布的顶级小吃之都排名,前三位依次为台北、成都、西安。此排名一出,网上哗然一片。兰州网友认为,兰州拉面遍布大江南北,应该入选,而福建网友更是不服,沙县小吃闻名全国、蜚声海外,怎能缺席

你最喜欢什么地方的小吃呢?

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排名:rank

哗然一片:in an…

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Added by Seraph Ching on April 14, 2013 at 7:00am — 3 Comments


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By Christina at FluentU -- How to Say some of the most Popular Beverages in Chinese

Christina at FluentU teaches us how to say some of the most popular beverages in Chinese at this link:  http://chinese.fluentu.com/blog/2013/04/03/bottoms-21-menu-chinese/      

Added by Thomas Doherty on April 8, 2013 at 7:00am — 1 Comment


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Hot on Weibo: H7N9禽流感 H7N9 avian influenza human infections

江苏卫生厅4月2日发布消息,称已确发现4例人感染H7N9禽流感病例。截至目前,全国已确认7例,其中上海2例已死亡,安徽一例病危。上海于2日启动流感流行应急预案Ⅲ级响应。…

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Added by Seraph Ching on April 3, 2013 at 11:12am — No Comments

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