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Chinese Drinking Culture Intermediate

ElijahW francesco155 and A222222, Just out of curiosity, I revisited an old favorite: Fat Camp. From a quick half-listening, it seemed that Jenny was speaking around 90% Chinese, and John was speaking around 10% Chinese. Jenny would usually speak first, then John wou...

疯狂富豪和现实生活 Crazy Rich Asians & Real Life Upper Intermediate

ChinesePodModerator Awe, Elijah...you look AND SOUND GREAT! Thanks for an awesome lesson!  

66 Enjoyable Characters with Joy #1 Newbie

xiaopaul What is the aim? While seriously learning Chinese characters, which is pretty much complicated for learners anyway, at the start I'm not interested (and it's senceless from the didactical point of view!) in seeing any confusing differences between simplied and...

Time for Attendance Elementary

ElijahW 哈哈哈!I hadn't heard this dialogue before. It's a good one. From what I can tell, adults in the Mainland (including teachers) often call kids of school age 同学 tóngxué. Using 同 tóng in this situation might not make much sense, but ...

66 Enjoyable Characters with Joy #2 Newbie

Almasy it's better to point out whether its traditional or simplified character

无条件的爱Unconditional Love Upper Intermediate

Almasy i guess the teachers need to work on the 'zh ch sh z c s h' sound

ATWTI 9: 非常 Adjective Newbie

LeleTesoro I love this guided series! I'm getting into intermediate level for listening comprehension, but am still going through this series to review characters, my weakest area. I review all the practice lessons and write out the dialogues and expansion sentences to d...

Checking out a New Flat Intermediate

864334213 Hi is there supposed to be a video for this lesson?

Star Trek Upper Intermediate

ElshaYiu Hi Elijah, 我真的很不合事宜,從沒有跟進星际迷航! 但从字面上看,可以叫星际迷航:巡航 吧? Elsha

The 5 "W" Questions Newbie

ElshaYiu Hi Aaron, good point! And here you are: Who - 誰 Where - 哪裡 What time / when - 什麼時候 What is that - 那是什麼   Hope it helps! Elsha

Chinese Idioms - Lower than a pig or dog Newbie

ElshaYiu Hi Aaron, gou(3) and quan(3) in Chinese refers to different types of canine.  Both words were mentioned in different Chinese classics and so they were not used interchangeably.  In general, gou(3) was referred to the smaller size of quan(3...

How to Say Hello Newbie

amoverly Hi guys! Love the lessons. I was wondering if you all were considering putting a link at the end of the lesson to take you to the next lesson or other relevant lessons?

The New Coworker Intermediate

anboran 你是虫哪儿来的?额……

物尽其用-绿色能源推动农村绿色发展 Upper Intermediate

zaphekiah 谢谢!我听错了!

Directions with a Map #1 Elementary

ElijahW Actually, I just stumbled across this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cross-strait_language_database It's also available for free download in the Pleco dictionary (it shows up in the menu as LAC). In reality though, this problem goes much deeper than the str...

Youth in the Nursing Home 养老院为啥住进了年轻人 Upper Intermediate

With one of the fastest aging population in the world (an estimated 240 million over 60 years old), old age homes in China have become a reality for many elderly. While old folks face loneliness and affordability issues, private nursing home operators face ri...

Let's Do Math In Chinese! Qing Wen

neemazad Weird, I learned "PEMDAS" ("please excuse my dear aunt Sally"), for parentheses, exponents, multiplication, division, addition, and subtraction. I guess it just goes to show that all you need is a little creativity + possibly a jingle to remember things in an...

Tips on How To Prepare for the HSK Qing Wen

ElijahW Sounds good! I noticed that their level 6 material says "Pre-Order." 

Talking About Dates in Chinese [ATWTI 24] Newbie

257353085 I notice that sometimes 'i' is pronounced 'i' (yi, ni) and sometimes pronounced 'u' (ri, zi, ci, si, zhi, chi, shi). Can you elaborate on when to pronounce it one way or the other?

Housekeeping! Newbie

MayHaNN Thanks a lot.