All Blog Posts Tagged 'fun' (35)


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A Chinese student's rant about learning French goes viral

I just wanted to share this link because it's pretty hilarious and may make you feel better about the occassional 'challenges' inherent in learning Chinese.  

 

Chinese student’s rant over the French language becomes viral

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Added by Brandon on March 9, 2011 at 9:00pm — No Comments


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and my money on my mind (part 2 of Snoop Dogg Mandarin Chinese)

This post is part 2 of Mandarin characters we can learn from Snoop Dogg's Gin and Juice.  I highly suggest reading part 1 here before you read this.…

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Added by Brandon on February 13, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments


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My mind on my money (and the characters that Snoop Dogg can teach us)

In the song Gin & Juice, Snoop Dogg (photo, …

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Added by Brandon on February 10, 2011 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments


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Wikipedia's Mandarin Chinese Profanity

The traditional Chinese characters for the word huàidàn (壞蛋/坏蛋), a Mandarin Chinese profanity meaning, literally, "bad egg"

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Added by Brandon on February 8, 2011 at 9:00am — 3 Comments


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How 'new water' pays the bills - 薪水

 

This a rather random set of associations that happened when working with my teacher 老师 - lăo shī on a Mandarin conversation about how to ask for a raise.

 

The…

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Added by Brandon on February 1, 2011 at 7:30am — 2 Comments


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Never enough beautiful people at work - how to remember 差 chà - "to lack"

Today’s entry is based around the character chà which has quite a few meanings (of course) but basically means ‘to lack, short of, differ…

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Added by Brandon on January 23, 2011 at 11:00am — 4 Comments


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Why "Comrade, let's drink!" can take you to new places



We just got a new phrase in class that I thought was pretty amusing. Apparently in extremely polite situations where you don't know someone's name, you can say 'Hello comrade' 您好同志 - nín hăo tóng…

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Added by Brandon on January 18, 2011 at 8:00am — 6 Comments


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New favorite Chinglish phrase - 这是不(ll)是(t)

A 同学 - tóng xué (classmate) of mine said this when talking about why he had to miss class and go to a training session for work instead.

 

这是 bull shit - zhè shì bull shit - This is bullshit.

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Added by Brandon on January 14, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

chinese vocabulary memory games :D

http://www.yellowbridge.com/chinese/chinese-memory.php

 

i stumbled upon this a while ago, it is a game with flashcards that helps you go through you vocabulary and have fun at the same time. it is very good for everyone because you can choose the level you're at or a specific grammar book, or the examination hsk  vocabulary

 

have fun playing

Added by anca kin on January 6, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments


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Learn some racy Chinese Bar Etiquette with the Simpsons

There are a few bars in Shanghai that all have 'Windows' in the name. They tend to attract Westerners and along with Westerners, come concerns.…

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Added by Brandon on January 3, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments


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Learning: 'Poor baby' in Chinese - hǎo kě lián! - 好可怜!



Okay so that picture is most likely a Japanese Sumo and I realize that this is a Chinese Mandarin site but what the hell, I liked the picture.…







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Added by Brandon on December 29, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments


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How to remember 口,门,问,们 and 乒乓 ping pong (hint, they're related)

A few characters to remember for those just starting out.

 

kŏu - means mouth, for hopefully obvious reasons :) :0 :O & smaller versions of that box are often associated with…

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Added by Brandon on December 24, 2010 at 10:00am — 2 Comments


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How to remember "want / important" - 要 - yào

Unfortunately this 'how to' also involves female stereotypes but, eh, what can you do?  

 

This character - has several different meanings but this is how I remember the more dominant use as a fourth tone, yào.  Generally it means…

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Added by Brandon on December 22, 2010 at 8:30pm — 2 Comments


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How to remember "if" - 如果 - rú guŏ

Okay so this one isn't that complicated but it has proven to be pretty memorable. It's just what I first thought when looking at the characters.



"if - in the event that" - 如果 - rú guŏ

I 'read' this starting with the left…

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Added by Brandon on December 13, 2010 at 10:00pm — No Comments


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How to remember "(to) experience" - 经验 - jīng yàn

Occasionally I invent my own stories to remember Chinese characters (汉字).

经 验 - jīng yàn - (and can add a de on the end to make experienced adjective).

 

Start with second character,…

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Added by Brandon on December 10, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

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