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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:
Added by Inga Z on April 27, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments
Chinasmack is a really interesting site that basically translates whatever is going viral on the Chinese internet, including netizen comments, which are usually the most interesting part.
Here is a link to their 'internet glossary' for popular phrases or memes used. I've posted a…Continue
Added by Brandon on April 24, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments
xiǎo jie, shuǐ (三声) jiǎo (三声) yī wǎn duō shao qián?
I heard this description of a person the other day and really liked it. Basically you can describe someone as 开心果 kāi xīn guǒ - pistachio and it means they're a very happy, high mood person who makes other people happy.
The reason is that in Chinese, pistachio is 开心果 kāi xīn…Continue
I've been watching a special column named "希望英语--Outlook" on CCTV-10. This column teaches English learners about the fashionable English of life and authentic expression of western culture. In my opinion, this column is good for both English learners and Chinese learners, because it uses a bilingual method of teaching.…Continue
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Added by Mark Ashworth on April 19, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments
I had to post this video... it's just awesome.
(video via ohmygawdlisa on tumblr)
Not exactly the best video for learning Chinese but you do get some practice when she's talking before each dance.…
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That’s right folks. We’ve been having fun with these lately and I decided to collect 10 of them together and allow our fans and readers to get a FREE PDF. It’s only for a short time, the next 72 hours, so hurry and sign up. Where you might ask? Good question. The picture below shows you exactly where the sign up box is.…Continue
Added by MandMx on April 15, 2011 at 9:35pm — No Comments
This sentence reminds me that some of the Chinese learners here may be interested in the usage of "…Continue
Added by Brandon on April 9, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments
I remember seeing this stat mentioned elsewhere but a friend recently forwarded me the graphic. Check it out - for native English speakers, Chinese is one of the hardest languages to learn.
It's also "fun" to be realistic about how much you study per day and use their guide to figure out how long you'll need to study Chinese to get to proficient. If I'm studying 1 hour a day that's like um... carry the…Continue
The adverb 就 jiù is used before a verb to suggest the earliness, briefness , quickness or sooner than expected of the action. The Adverb 才 cái is the opposite. It suggests the tardiness or lateness of an action as perceived by the speaker.
1, 八 点 上 课，他七 点 就 来了。
bā diǎn shàngkè, tā qī diǎn…
Great sign. Which part of this sign means 'teasing'? And / or how should this have been translated? (sign pic via cool hand wendell on tumblr)
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