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Chinese movie site in English

I have started to write a future blog for this site on my favourite Chinese Movies.  I was inspired to do this by a Chinese top 10 list that I discovered on-line and posted last week that just wasn't my top 10 list at all (I think the agreement may have…

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Added by Thomas Doherty on September 14, 2012 at 3:00am — 1 Comment


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The only 8 dramas that entertained Chinese people during 10 year Culture Revolution (1966-1976)

If you know a bit of Chinese history, you might already hear about or know the 10 year span of 文化大革命 Wén huà Dà gé mìng Culture Revolution (1966-1976) in China…

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Added by Grace on September 13, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments


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Top 10 tips for Westerners traveling in Beijing

Elizabeth Rabe and Kristen McAvoy, two American interns for china.org.cn, wrote their top 10 tips for westerners traveling to China after living in Beijing for 8 weeks.

We hope this list helps you prepare for your China adventure and minimizes any unpleasant surprises.

伊丽莎白•拉贝(Elizabeth Rabe)和克里斯汀•麦卡沃伊(Kristen…

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Added by Thomas Doherty on September 8, 2012 at 9:30pm — No Comments


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Top 10 Chinese-language films as of Sept 3 2012 by a China Org CN Staff Member

These are not my top ten but a list from a China Org CN staff member.  My list would have at least one movie with Gong Li as a main star.  I will make my top Ten Chinese Movie list and post it in the future.  The link to this Top Ten Chinese Movie list is here:

  http://www.china.org.cn/top10/2012-09/03/content_26410309.htm  

Added by Thomas Doherty on September 8, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments


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Chinese Measure Words Phrase Patterns

Chinese measure words To most Chinese language learners, measure wordsare sure to be a challenge as there is no such thing in English. But in mandarin Chinese, to define the quantity, one must use both the numbers and the measure words.

 

Say, 一外国人(yī gè wài guó rén) – a foreigner, 一书(yī běn shū) – a book, 一烟(yī bāo yān) – a packet of cigarettes,…

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Added by Suray Su on September 6, 2012 at 4:30pm — 7 Comments


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Top 10 attractions in Fujian, China --- Pictures and short Descriptions in both Chinese and English

From china.org.cn  are the " Top 10 attractions in Fujian, China "  ( 福建十大风景名胜 - Fújiàn shí dà fēngjǐng míngshèng  ) .  There is a " Read in English " option that opens a new window so you can compare your translation with one already done.  You may notice your translation may be more literal as in #9 I get "Guanzhi…

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Added by Thomas Doherty on September 6, 2012 at 9:25am — No Comments


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This week's No Nonesense Newbie post and a link to Ben Sengree's Newbie archive posts

This week's No Nonesense Newbie post by Ben Sengree " No Nonsense Newbie Tips: Question Particles 吗, 吧, 呢 " and a link to Ben Sengree's archive Newbie posts can be found here:

 http://www.fluentflix.com/blog/topics/beginner-chinese/no-nonsense-newbie-tips/

 

Added by Thomas Doherty on September 3, 2012 at 4:30am — No Comments


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Pomodoro Technique + Chinese Mandarin Study = Better Learning

Pomodoro Technique + Chinese Mandarin Study = Better Learning

 

I have just started a new way to manage my study time. Very simple and it works for me and makes my study more productive. It eliminates…

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Added by jono1001 on September 1, 2012 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Living abroad in China and studying Chinese. What is it like? 在中国留学生的生活 part 1

The last year of my life I spent in China and to let the story get going I will say it straight away: I was learning Mandarin.

It was like every day attending Chinese classes (not including the time I was busy with a lot sorts of petty stuff) and no doubts the thing I value the…

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Added by Arkadiusz Kobylański on August 29, 2012 at 9:30pm — 7 Comments


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Chinese multisense words – Be careful of traps!

No matter how much you love or hate multisense words in Chinese, they are there to greet you with surprise from time to time.

Be careful of those traps, so you won’t fall……

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Added by Grace on August 21, 2012 at 1:30am — 8 Comments


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FluentFlix has a good Newbie section

There is site called FluentFix that has a good Newbie section.  Here is a post from this week:

        http://www.fluentflix.com/blog/2012/08/13/newbie-chinese-le/

In the near future FluentFix proposes to have a paid service in which all Chinese ( Maybe just Mandarin for now ) Music Videos have English subtitles on  ( or through ) their site ( I am not too sure of the mechanics of…

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Added by Thomas Doherty on August 17, 2012 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Is anyone using Fluentflix.com ? Screenshots

Anyone seen this site? www.fluentflix.com I signed up a while ago and just got invited to use the site, it's still in beta I think, will be launched properly soon I guess.

But anyway, this is one of the best sites I've come across for Chinese in a while. It is basically a collection of all the most popular Chinese clips from around the internet at the moment. The creators then translate them, making all 汉字 clickable for…

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Added by 保罗 on August 17, 2012 at 7:00pm — 8 Comments


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Read! Read! Read! - The only way to help you fly off the ground on your Chinese learning

When it comes to language learning, most people would work on three language skills altogether: reading, speaking and listening. Since they are three essential ways to communicate with others in any languages, no doubts about it.
 
However, when it comes to Chinese, people start to…
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Added by Grace on August 15, 2012 at 4:00am — 20 Comments


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An example in song of differences between Cantonese / Mandarin and Traditional / Simplified Chinese

An example in song of differences between Cantonese / Mandarin and Traditional / Simplified Chinese

鄧麗君 {邓丽君} Teresa Teng, 一水隔天涯 {…

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Added by Thomas Doherty on August 12, 2012 at 12:00am — 3 Comments


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Things Chinese and China

I recently found a Virtual Pinboard called Pinterest .  I started posting …

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Added by jono1001 on August 11, 2012 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Chinese seeking a native Spanish speaker to practice with

hello everyone

              My firend has a problem I want to find someone help her.

              As a university student, She's major is legal, but she study Spanish during her spare time. She want to go to Spain to study. So She hope to find someone to help her practice speaking Spanish.

Is there any native Spanish speakers available to chat…

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Added by Baizhang Wang on August 8, 2012 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Mandarin World Weekly Issue 4

I'm not sure if anybody here would be interested in this, but this is our school's weekly e-zine- its quite simple but we try to bring a bit of Chinese language and a bit of culture to you every week. In just two pages. Link below anyhow!

 

http://sdrv.ms/MBWdAU

Added by Kevin Lewis on August 3, 2012 at 10:30am — 8 Comments


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Any natives speakers available? Seeking some help with written work.

大家好

As I have not yet found a suitable online school, I am seeking some immediate help with some written work. Are any native speakers available to check my work for accuracy?  I would be very grateful and may be able to reciprocate by helping you.  …

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Added by jono1001 on August 2, 2012 at 2:50am — 4 Comments

Mandarin is not so difficult to learn

Mandarin is increasing in populiarity because of the China is getting stronger and stronger and take a more and more important role in the world, also because of its long history and exotic culture.

Some people think Mandarin is the most difficult language to master.…

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Added by anna.lee on August 1, 2012 at 3:30pm — 3 Comments


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High frequency Chinese - How to be 'okay with anything' 'casual' or 'thoughtless' in Mandarin - 随便 suí biàn explained

This post is about a Chinese phrase which is frequently used in daily life, especially in such context as someone does not or cannot make a choice. For example, when deciding what to eat for lunch, I always feel hard to make a choice. The dishes seem always the same every day. It makes no difference of eating which one. So the answer we made most of the time is …

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Added by Suray Su on August 1, 2012 at 2:00pm — 17 Comments

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