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Skritter Chinese Review - App 9 out of 10

I have been using Skritter for nearly six months. Overall I am very very satisfied with this App. 

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The platforms for this…

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Added by jono1001 on September 21, 2013 at 8:52am — No Comments

祝SMC同学们圣诞快乐

祝SMC同学们圣诞快乐

老龙王  AKA乔纳森

Zhù SMC tóngxuémen shèngdàn kuàilè Lǎo lóngwáng AKA qiáonàsēn

Added by jono1001 on December 24, 2012 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

A Meme in Chinese or a Cat Birthday Card?

 一 只 小 鸟 告 诉 过 我是 你 的 生 日 。yì zhī xiǎo niǎo ɡào su ɡuò wǒ shì nǐ de shēnɡ rì. A little bird told me it was your birthday.

yì zhī xiǎo niǎo ɡào su ɡuò wǒ shì nǐ de shēnɡ rì.
一 只 小 鸟 告 诉 过 我是 你 的 生 日 。
A little bird told me it was your birthday.

wǒ chī le tā !

 我 吃 了…

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Added by jono1001 on December 20, 2012 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

I was really pleased to find this 成语 chéngyǔ.

I was really pleased to find this 成语 chéngyǔ.

五十步笑百步 --  wǔshí bù xiào bǎibù -- The pot calling the kettle black.  a literal translation "those who retreat fifty steps laugh at those who retreat one hundred steps"

The phrase "The pot calling the kettle black" is an…

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Added by jono1001 on December 17, 2012 at 7:00pm — 5 Comments

这 是 一 个真 实 的 故 事 。 zhè shì yí ɡè zhēn shí de ɡù shi 。 This is a true story.

wǒ de mèi mei hěn chǒu ,

我 的 妹 妹 很 丑 ,



suó yǐ , wǒ de mā mɑ zài tā de bó zi shànɡ ɡuà le yì ɡēn xiānɡ chánɡ ,

 

所 以 , 我 的 妈 妈 在 她 的 脖 子 上 挂 了 一 根 香 肠 ,

 

zhè yànɡ , ɡǒu jiù huì ɡēn tā wán le 。

这 样 ,狗 就 会 跟 她 玩 了。

 

My little sister is so ugly that my mother had to put a string of sausages around her neck so the dog would play with…

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Added by jono1001 on November 23, 2012 at 10:43am — 1 Comment

Recent self-study adventures

Have had to do a placement test for my ELTF sponsorship.  Could do part A relatively well....so I think! Part B....too hard for me...Overall I think I am where I should be on my learning journey.…

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Added by jono1001 on November 15, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Yoda Speak – A new methodology for learning Chinese

Yoda Speak – A new methodology for learning Chinese

Ok so George Lucas is making a new Star Wars film. Much to the delight or dismay to current fans. Personally after watching the first film in the cinema in the last quarter of the last century (1979) my curiosity was satisfied.

Now what…

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Added by jono1001 on November 14, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

My Simple Chinese Study Plan

Not so long ago I posted this, What is a good study plan for Chinese? ( 我应制定学习计划。我要学习计划I should make a study plan. I need a study plan. 

As I have been very busy with a number of things I still…

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Added by jono1001 on October 27, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

What is a good Chinese Study Plan?

我应制定学习计划。我要学习计划。Wǒ yìng zhìdìng xuéxí jìhuà. Wǒ yào xuéxí jìhuà. I should develop a learning plan. I want a study plan.…

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Added by jono1001 on October 16, 2012 at 6:30am — 4 Comments

Endeavour Language Teacher Fellowship for Chinese

Earlier this year I applied for a Endeavour Language Teacher Fellowship. Today I found out my application was successful so I now have the opportunity to return to China for a short intensive course to top up and improve my language skills. …

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Added by jono1001 on September 27, 2012 at 5:00am — 5 Comments

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

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

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

Chinese meme - Spend years mastering Chinese...

I know this is going to happen to me...Funny if it wasn't true : (

Why I am Learning Chinese

Jono…

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Added by jono1001 on July 14, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Chinese Superman, HorseDraonFish, Chinese Memes...

Chinese Superman, HorseDraonFish, Chinese Memes...

When I found this I thought it was great...I wish I could make such excellent explanations and present them like this. …



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Added by jono1001 on July 14, 2012 at 7:21am — No Comments

Seeking an Online Chinese language school

大家好!

 

I am looking for an Online Chinese Language school / college.  I know I could just Google for this information...but I am overwhelmed by the quantity of online Chinese…

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Added by jono1001 on July 2, 2012 at 8:30am — 16 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…

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

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

Here are some sentences that I made up for learning some simple grammar.

Here are some sentences that I made up for learning some simple grammar.



Please let me know if I have made mistakes.



I think some might be difficult as they are out of context.



The simple directional complement



我们 进 出 了 。

wǒmen jìn chū le



她 不 进 出 了 。

tā bú jìn chū le



谁…

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Added by jono1001 on October 23, 2011 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

My Chinese Mandarin Learner Blog has a new look

My Chinese Mandarin Learner Blog has a new look.

I also have found an excellent learning resource called Tatoeba Project. Don't be put off by the Japanese name (tatoeba means "for example") The Tatoeba Project…

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Added by jono1001 on October 7, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

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