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Chinese smartphone price war imminent in H2: analyst
The domestic smartphone industry in China will witness a more competitive market as more upgrade their devices and rivals anticipate ruthless, Darwinian competition. 伴随着更多的设备升级和对手加入，中国国内手机市场行业将见证一个可预见的残酷的更具竞争性的市场 ，达尔文式的竞争。
"The overall growth rate of the market will slow down in the second half of this year," said Antonio Wang, an analyst from market intelligence…Continue
Hi Everyone - Here is a list of useful words for the HSK 1. If you would like help preparing for the exam, I offer classes on italki and you can book a class with me…Continue
Last time I wrote few words about what…Continue
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, 一个外国人(yī gè wài guó rén) – a foreigner, 一本书(yī běn shū) – a book, 一包烟(yī bāo yān) – a packet of cigarettes,…Continue
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 …Continue
Today I decided to start writing a blog here on SMC. Actually I'm thinking of doing this for a long time. I've talked to a lot of foreigners before. Some of them are really good at speaking Chinese already, but still make some very common mistakes. Native Chinese speakers probably wouldn’t ask or correct you as long as they understand, but I think…Continue
A while back we did this comic that I found on the site called "F my life" which I don't think I need to translate for any of the native English speakers out there.
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".…Continue
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…Continue
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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.…Continue
In China there are several new words to call some new groups of people. 啃老族，闪婚族，月光族，丁克族，毕婚族！Now I'm gonna explain them one by one!
The easiest way to represent the difference is like this: (or…Continue
The way to travel
Here is a short story of travel to Thailand in Chinese with some vocabulary, English translation and photos below. Let me know if you have any questions.…Continue
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:
A person falling over by accident:
lǎo rén shuāi dǎo le.
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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
This sentence reminds me that some of the Chinese learners here may be interested in the usage of " 老 lǎo".
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…
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