February 2011 Blog Posts (8)

Remembering Chinese characters using memory techniques - Nytimes article

I wanted to share this article that was on the nytimes recently, highlighting the techniques that "memory athletes" use.  The article is interesting but especially…


Added by Brandon on February 22, 2011 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

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.…


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

美国NASA第一个太空任务飞从地球到月球 - US NASA's first space mission from the Earth to the Moon




这是John F Kennedy图书博物馆的交互的太空网页。可以看到,学习Apollo 11号的十一个阶段飞从地球到月球。


zhè shì <John F Kennedy> túshū bówùguǎn de jiāohù de tàikōngwǎngyè. kěyǐ kàn dào, xuéxí <Apollo> shíyī hào de shíyī ge jiēduàn fēi cóng dìqiú dào yuèqiú.


This is the interactive website of the John F Kennedy Library and Museum. You can see and learn about the Apollo 11's 11…


Added by Joshua on February 13, 2011 at 10:50am — No Comments

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

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


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

I have an oral quiz on Thursday

20% of the material I'm to be tested over isn't covered in our book (or in our class, or at all). Fun stuff.

I'm determined to work 长筒橡胶靴 into my dialogue, if it kills me.


Anyone have any good vocabulary words related to the weather and/or eating out (restaurants)?

Funny phrases especially appreciated.


Added by Brandon Brick Kerr on February 9, 2011 at 4:08am — 1 Comment

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"


Image and copy from Wikipedia…


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

恭喜恭喜gōng xǐ gōng xǐ

Chinese New Year is coming!

Then you start to hear the same melodies come out from the radio or TV over and over.In the beginning, you'll feel excited because the melodies bring the mood of new year, but soon you'll feel sick of hearing them.Like in Christmas,I heard almost hundred times of Jingle bells in different…


Added by Martha on February 2, 2011 at 8:30pm — No Comments

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 conversation went something like this:…


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

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