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The Story Behind "矛盾 máo dùn" - how to say conflict - contradict - contradiction

Long long ago, there was a man from Chu selling a 矛 máo (spear/lance/ pike) and a 盾 dùn (shield). He boasts of his 盾 dùn (shield) that it is the hardest one in this world and that it can't be broken by any sharp things! He then also boasts that his 矛 máo (spear/lance/ pike)…

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Added by Zhang Wenzhuo on October 5, 2011 at 9:00pm — 11 Comments

5 Chinese business & financial media stories from the previous week (14/09/11-15/09/11, 21/09/11-23/09/11)

Stories for this week - each post has an article summary and a selection of business Chinese vocabulary.

 

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Added by Shlomo Freund on September 26, 2011 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

How to sign up for Sina Weibo blog (create an account with screenshots & translations)

weibo sign up Last time I was here I posted a question about using a Weibo to study Chinese. Now the problem with lazy learners like me (who never bother to try and learn to read Chinese is that signing up for such services can be a bit tricky (although one…

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Added by Mark Ashworth on September 24, 2011 at 9:30pm — No Comments


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My Chinese Mandarin Learner Blog & question about Practical Chinese Reader 2

你们好

 

I write a blog about my learning journey of Chinese, called Chinese Mandarin Learner. I am learning at the University of New England and am in my first year of study.

 

Recently we have changed text books to…

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Added by jono1001 on September 20, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments


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Daily Expression Ⅳ (& some 东北话 dōng běi huà phrases)

Today I want to add some more daily expressions, hope they would help you with your Chinese learning! :)

 

Here we go:

1. Nancy will retire next year.

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Added by Zhang Wenzhuo on September 18, 2011 at 5:30pm — 11 Comments

How to use Weibo for Learning Chinese

Call me slow, but I have recently discovered the Weibo 微博 phenomenon that is happening in China. Notably QQ Weibo (tencent) and Sina Weibo are amazingly feature rich communication tools that make twitter seem like a small…

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Added by Mark Ashworth on September 11, 2011 at 5:00am — 3 Comments


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Yi Bu Yi Bu Lai (Tone Change Rules for 一 不) & phrase 一步一步来吧

Here is an explanation for the tone changes for 一 yī and 不 bù, which both follow a similar pattern.

一 yī is first tone whenever it is used as a number but changes based on the tone immediately following it, in the following pattern.…

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Added by Brandon on September 4, 2011 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments


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Some Movie Names with Crazy Chinese Translations

I found a very interesting phenomenon that some movie's names Chinese translations are very different from their English names. Today I will show you some, hope you enjoy them!

 

1. <Up>    …

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Added by Zhang Wenzhuo on August 31, 2011 at 10:30pm — 7 Comments


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Cold heart (sad) & cold blooded (mean) in Chinese

Since there are like 20 different ways to say 'cold' in Chinese, I thought it would…

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Added by Brandon on August 23, 2011 at 8:00am — 3 Comments

5 Chinese business & financial media stories from the previous week (15/08/11-18/08/11)

Stories for this week - each post has an article summary and a selection of business Chinese vocabulary.  



You can also join the Learn Business Chinese Group here on StudyMoreChinese.…



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Added by Shlomo Freund on August 22, 2011 at 1:00am — No Comments


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Daily Expressions Ⅲ

Today's post is pretty easy to understand and remember, but the phrases I will post are used so much in movies, even in our real life. I really hope this helps! :)

 

Here we go!…

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Added by Zhang Wenzhuo on August 21, 2011 at 6:00pm — 15 Comments


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Text message from China Mobile

China Mobile frequently sends out random text messages to subscribers.  I got this one the other day for a new service to get a second phone number for your one mobile plan.  That way you can give out your phone and if it gets leaked to spammers you can just cancel it but keep your main phone number.

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Added by Brandon on August 15, 2011 at 10:00pm — No Comments

3 Chinese business & financial media stories from the previous week (08/08/11,09/08/11,11/08/11)

 

Stories for this week - each post has an article summary and a selection of business Chinese vocabulary.  



You can also join the Learn Business Chinese Group here on StudyMoreChinese.…

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Added by Shlomo Freund on August 14, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

5 Chinese business & financial media stories from the previous week (August 01-05, 2011)

Stories for this week - each post has an article summary and a selection of business Chinese vocabulary.  



You can also join the Learn Business Chinese Group here on StudyMoreChinese.…



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Added by Shlomo Freund on August 8, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments


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American job applicant on China TV show - 非你莫属 - Only You

There's a good article over on Sinosplice that I wanted to share.  John Pasden writes about a recent appearance of an American on the Chinese reality TV show 非你莫属 - Only You. Read the full post here - contains Chinese, English & some analysis /…

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Added by Brandon on August 7, 2011 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

One of the most complex Chinese Characters - Biang Biang Mian

At 57 strokes, this is a really cool character that doesn't show up in any 输入法 shū rù fǎ - character input method.

From wikipedia:

Made up of 57 strokes, the Chinese character for "biáng" is one of the most complex Chinese characters in contemporary usage, although…
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Added by Will Weisblatt on August 2, 2011 at 10:00pm — 6 Comments


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The different replies with 好 hǎo in Chinese

I decided to write this post because I was getting confused with the different ways of using 好 hǎo to reply in Chinese.  

It wasn't so much that I was slow to reply but rather I would say the most recent 好+ word that I had heard as a response and I was not really taking into account the…

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Added by Brandon on July 31, 2011 at 5:00pm — 24 Comments

5 Chinese business & financial media stories from the previous week (25-30/07/11)

Stories for this week - each post has an article summary and/or a selection of business Chinese vocabulary.  



You can also join the Learn Business Chinese Group here on StudyMoreChinese.…

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Added by Shlomo Freund on July 31, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Business Chinese article for 25-Jul-11. HNA Group invests US$ 25 million to cargo carrier in Europe.

If you like this article & want more Business Chinese join the new group here:

Learn Business Chinese group on StudyMoreChinese

 

Original Article is at: …

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Added by Shlomo Freund on July 25, 2011 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Recognizing small differences in characters - "Sweat the little things"

Well, they are really "little", I mean the nuances of the characters in each following set that I've collected in my notebook. But, in fact, they did make me "sweat" for quite a little time. 

 

- The first set:

田 [tián] field

由 [yóu] oil

申 [shēn] express

甲 [jiǎ] shell/armour

 

- The second set:

百 [bǎi] hundred

目 [mù] eye

日 [rì] day

自 [zì] oneself

白 [bái] white

 

- The third set:

己…

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Added by Stuffedtuna on July 22, 2011 at 5:30pm — 3 Comments

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