November 2011 Blog Posts (13)

Mark Zuckerberg is learning Chinese... for a woman

For all the talk of international business man trying to impress China with his language skills, it looks like it may have all instead been for a woman. An elderly woman actually.…


Added by Joel Linge on November 23, 2011 at 8:00pm — 3 Comments

Watch Chinese cartoons Sponge Bob & Dora the Explorer (for kids learning Mandarin)

Just wanted to share a couple links that I came across the other day for watching Chinese language versions of kids cartoons.  It looks like you can watch quite a few episodes free via cntv.

Sponge Bob Square Pants

Also known in Chinese as 海绵宝宝 hǎi mián bǎobǎo.…


Added by Brandon on November 20, 2011 at 5:30pm — 6 Comments

A Corny Joke (Chinese cartoon)


Added by Mark Ashworth on November 13, 2011 at 1:00am — No Comments

What is the best way to prepare for my Chinese course in listening & speaking?

In one and half months I will go to Xi'An for a three week speaking and listening Chinese course. I have plenty of resources such as…


Added by jono1001 on November 12, 2011 at 6:30am — 3 Comments

It's Super Single's day in China - 11/11/11

Happy Super / Divine Single's Day everyone! 


It turns out that a non-traditional holiday exists in China every 11/11, basically because the date is comprised entirely of 1's, and it is therefore called single's day.

It puts yet another pressure on "leftover" men & women to find someone & get married.  There are quite a few matchmaking events happening in Shanghai…


Added by Brandon on November 11, 2011 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

A Day In China blog - Teaching in China


I just wanted to introduce my blog. It's about my experiences teaching in China, and traveling in China and South East Asia. There's some cool photohunt pictures you can try.…


Added by Matthew Day on November 10, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments

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How To Buy Insect Repellent Products In China!

I commented this on the Daily Chinese Sentences for 蚊 wén and 林 lín the other day.  You can find some additional sentence examples there.  

I just thought that you might be curious…


Added by Zhang Wenzhuo on November 9, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

Future Chinese Dictionary

Inspired by Albert's (of Laowai Chinese) post about the future for Chinese dictionaries, I started a project to create a Chinese dictionary. It's something I've been thinking about for a while (4 years now). Hopefully it will make things easier for people studying Chinese in the future.


Quick summary from…


Added by Steven Daniels on November 8, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Would you like to talk about Chinese food? I'm looking for Chinese or Chinese American participants for a PhD study...

Hi. I am a PhD student at the University of Georgia, and I am conducting a study on food and Chinese culture. I am looking for participants to engage in a 30-45 minute interview. Interviews can be conducted by phone, as well. The interview is about your experiences with food so easy topic!


If you can help, please message me on here, or please refer me to anyone you may know who may want to participate. Thanks!

Added by Kerri Singer on November 8, 2011 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

4 Chinese business & financial media stories from the previous week (31/10/11 and 02-04/11/11)

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

Added by Shlomo Freund on November 7, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments

OMG Meiyu videos teach "American Slang" in Chinese (OMG! 美语)

I came across this video series based on a Washington Post article entitled, "‘OMG Meiyu,’ a breakout hit Web show, schools Chinese in American slang".…


Added by Brandon on November 6, 2011 at 7:00am — 8 Comments

How say except and besides in Chinese - grammar how to use 除了 chú le

To say 'except' & 'besides' in Mandarin you can use a sentence pattern that includes 除了 chú le, which we touched on in a previous daily…


Added by Brandon on November 5, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Is Chinese being taught in a school near you?

Australia seems to be behind the USA and England in the teaching of Chinese in schools. I keep reading negative articles (and comments) from Australian news web sites. Here is and example



Added by jono1001 on November 5, 2011 at 10:51am — No Comments

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