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I just wanted to share this link because it's pretty hilarious and may make you feel better about the occassional 'challenges' inherent in learning Chinese.
Added by Brandon on March 9, 2011 at 9:00pm — No Comments
This post is part 2 of Mandarin characters we can learn from Snoop Dogg's Gin and Juice. I highly suggest reading part 1 here before you read this.…Continue
Added by Brandon on February 13, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments
The traditional Chinese characters for the word huàidàn (壞蛋/坏蛋), a Mandarin Chinese profanity meaning, literally, "bad egg"
This a rather random set of associations that happened when working with my teacher 老师 - lăo shī on a Mandarin conversation about how to ask for a raise.
The conversation went something like this:…Continue
Today’s entry is based around the character 差 chà which has quite a few meanings (of course) but basically means ‘to lack, short of, differ from’.
We just got a new phrase in class that I thought was pretty amusing. Apparently in extremely polite situations where you don't know someone's name, you can say 'Hello comrade' 您好同志 - nín hăo tóng zhì.
I'm sure this is a throwback…
A 同学 - tóng xué (classmate) of mine said this when talking about why he had to miss class and go to a training session for work instead.
这是 bull shit - zhè shì bull shit - This is bullshit.
Added by Brandon on January 14, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments
i stumbled upon this a while ago, it is a game with flashcards that helps you go through you vocabulary and have fun at the same time. it is very good for everyone because you can choose the level you're at or a specific grammar book, or the examination hsk vocabulary
have fun playing
Added by anca kin on January 6, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments
There are a few bars in Shanghai that all have 'Windows' in the name. They tend to attract Westerners and along with Westerners, come concerns.
Added by Brandon on January 3, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments
Okay so that picture is most likely a Japanese Sumo and I realize that this is a Chinese Mandarin site but what the hell, I liked the picture.…
Added by Brandon on December 29, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments
A few characters to remember for those just starting out.
口 – kŏu - means mouth, for hopefully obvious reasons :) :0 :O 口 & smaller versions of that box are often associated with…Continue
Unfortunately this 'how to' also involves female stereotypes but, eh, what can you do?
This character 要 - has several different meanings but this is how I remember the more dominant use as a fourth tone, yào. Generally it means…Continue
Okay so this one isn't that complicated but it has proven to be pretty memorable. It's just what I first thought when looking at the characters.
"if - in the event that" - 如果 - rú guŏ
I 'read' this starting with the left…Continue
Added by Brandon on December 13, 2010 at 10:00pm — No Comments
Occasionally I invent my own stories to remember Chinese characters (汉字).
经 验 - jīng yàn - (and can add a 的 de on the end to make experienced adjective).
Start with second character,…Continue
Added by Brandon on December 10, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments
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