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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.
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…Continue
Added by Anna on January 29, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments
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 price.
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 try to translate it. I absolutely love how Yen-J's song…Continue
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 …Continue
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.
佩 佩 pèi / to respect / to wear (belt etc) /
呸 呸 pēi / to spit (in contempt) /…
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 …Continue
Added by Shu on January 7, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments
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…Continue
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 …Continue
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…Continue
Added by Shu on January 2, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments
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