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I found these daily expressions on my renren page and I really hope this helps!
1. I beg your pardon?
请再说一遍 qǐng zài shuō yī biàn. (or我没有听清wǒ méi yǒu…Continue
In China there are several new words to call some new groups of people. 啃老族，闪婚族，月光族，丁克族，毕婚族！Now I'm gonna explain them one by one!
The easiest way to represent the difference is like this: (or…Continue
Don't worry, that's my teacher's handwriting.
I like this simple phrase because of how many speakers pronounce it. Often when I hear it, they emphasize the 'de' on the end and it ends up sounding just like how 'Duh' is spoken in English.
It also means basically the…Continue
*Can you play golf?
Nǐ huì dǎ gāoěrfū ma? - 你 会 打 高尔夫 吗？
Nǐ - 你 = you
huì - 会 = can
dǎ - 打 = play
gāoěrfū - 高尔夫 = golf
*Shall we play golf together tomorrow?
Míngtiān wǒmen yīqǐ dǎ gāoěrfū, hǎo ma? - 明天 我们 一起 打 高尔夫， 好吗？
Míngtiān - 明天 = tomorrow
yīqǐ - 一起 =…Continue
Vocabulary and example sentences for talking about the weather in Mandarin Chinese.
Cloudy = Duōyún - 多云
Rainy = Yǔ - 雨
Snow = Xuě - 雪
* Is it hot today outside?
Jīntiān wàimian rè bù rè? - 今天外面热不热 ？
Jīntiān -今天 = today
wàimian - 外面…Continue
The NYtimes posted a video recently talking about how various Mao-era songs are on the upswing lately as the 90th anniversary of the party approaches.
Watch here: Red Nostalgia Rising
In the clip they referenced a ballet called Red…Continue
Added by Brandon on June 30, 2011 at 9:30pm — No Comments
The way to travel
Here is a short story of travel to Thailand in Chinese with some vocabulary, English translation and photos below. Let me know if you have any questions.…Continue
Added by Chinese-Q on June 22, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments
I would like to offer help with Mandarin and I also hope that people can help to improve my written English. Thanks.
闹钟 nàozhōng alarm clock…Continue
Added by Chinese-Q on June 17, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments
Here's a free online game for learning Chinese tones courtesy of the BBC.
The site has another game for Chinese…
Added by Brandon on June 12, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments
Word of the Day has been done lots, of time, but I'm putting a different spin on it.
It's a Chinese word of the day, but by telephone. You fill in a form and then my site will call you up. I'm looking for suggestions or comments on this feature.
Thanks in advance.
The title is Winner (The Ultimate Winner) 赢家 - yíng jiā.…Continue
Added by Brandon on June 8, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments
I'm gonna go over some time expressions in this post.
Now lets look at weekdays, it's pretty straight forward.
All you have to do is place a number after 'xingqi' to make the days of the week, except for sunday in which you add 'tian' or 'ri'.
Jīntiān Xīngqī jǐ? : What day is it…Continue
Added by JayLatarche on June 2, 2011 at 1:00am — No Comments
Dà jiā hǎo!
This is part 2 of how to tell the time in Chinese. You can read part 1 here.
Let's look at 'a.m.' and 'p.m.'
In Chinese we don't use those words but…
I wanted to share a good site full of free videos for beginners to learn Chinese and to get video tours of different Chinese cities. The link to the site is http://english.cntv.cn/learnchinese/
Here's a sample clip I could embed from…Continue
Added by Brandon on May 31, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments
Pretty interesting graphic for the exploding Chinese internet.
Interestingly enough, roughly half of…Continue
iamxiaoli has posted a series of videos on youtube that teach basic mandarin but are quite bizarre. What do you think?
diǎn 点 : Hour (practically a measure word) …
I tried to figure out the difference between these two words, and here are some notes on what I found out. Please share if there is anything else I'm not catching here :)
摔 [shuāi] is used for two kinds of falling:
A person falling over by accident:
lǎo rén shuāi dǎo le.
Added by Inga Z on April 27, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments
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