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阿桑奇被逮捕; 中国联通开通eSIM Media

PeonyM Thanks for the question! You probably know already that 公众 is public, and 视野 is like scope or view. We can probably translate it as "public eye" or "public view", which means something that the public and society pay close attention to now.  This phrase...
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Emojis 脑洞大开—表情包 Advanced

234396144 Thank you soo much, there's a lot of times I don't understand some words because are too advanced . But now it's going to be easier for me.
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Using "Can" 会、能、可以 [ATWTI 28] Newbie

JoshFan It’s better that you reply 你可以做... since 会 expresses ability. For example, A: 我可以去图书馆读书吗?B: 你可以去,赶快去吧!
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Popular Brand Names Newbie

translatejake Got it. Thanks. I thought it was under settings. 
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More customers please! Elementary

ElshaYiu Hello: Thank you for writing in! “喂” is pronounced as the second tone when you're in a phone call.  But its original tone is fourth tone.  Throughout the ChinsePod lessons, we always mark the original tone of the word in the pinyin, as su...
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The New Coworker Intermediate

BeccaChu Thank you for your feedback! We'll continue to improve the quality of the recording.
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The 5 "W" Questions Newbie

BeccaChu Hi yingyue, yes you can move the subject without changing the meaning in this sentence. When someone asks you a "为什么" question, you can answer by saying "因为"(Because...) and then state your reason.
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Turn on the Light, Turn off the Light Newbie

BeccaChu Adding a 好吗 at the end of the sentence does soften the tone!
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Forming Questions with 吗 ma [ATWTI 21] Newbie

BeccaChu A not A structure focuses on "whether or not", basically it offers two options: yes or no, while 吗 questions imply the same thing without being as direct.
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Useful Phrases #1 Newbie

GavinHW Good to know about the common meaning of 我来.
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Negating Verbs: When to Use 没有 (méiyǒu), When to Use 不 (bù) Qing Wen

BeccaChu Hi Gavin, This lesson belongs to Qinwen series, which does not have a dialogue, sorry about that.   
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Using 又 (yòu) and 再 (zài) Qing Wen

BeccaChu Hi Gavin, 又 and 在 both follow the basic structure of Subj. +又/再 + Verb (you can add other elements like obj. but the order always stays the same).
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66 Enjoyable Characters with Joy #2 Newbie

BeccaChu Thank you for the suggestion! In this series, we focus on the characters and their expanded vocabulary, that's why we didn't put sample sentences in the lesson.
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66 Enjoyable Characters with Joy #3 Newbie

Guizhu nice video. Waiting for more to come.
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4 Tones of Zhu Newbie

BeccaChu Hi yingyue,  Sorry we don't have vocabulary and exercise for this lesson because it focuses on the tones instead of a dialogue.
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The Characters of Ma Newbie

BeccaChu Hi yingyue, we've removed the vocabulary review page. Thank you for pointing it out.
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Directions with a Map #2 Elementary

JoshFan Hi there, there is a place in the south not far from 上海 called 南京, which is the previous capital of China. You can try to memorise the word 南 with the city 南京. 
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Where's My Takeout? Elementary

JoshFan The complete sentence should be 我还要等二十分钟吗?Here it is an interrogative question as you raise your tone up. If you’re just asking a question about how  long I should wait, you can add the word 吗 at the end to sound more polite. 
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Chinese Idioms - Lower than a pig or dog Newbie

BeccaChu Here's some example sentences to help you understand these two idioms better: 他做了那么多坏事,真是猪狗不如(tā zuòle5 nàme5duō huàishì, zhēnshì zhūgǒubùrú!) He's done so many horrible things, he's worse than pigs or dogs. ...
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66 Enjoyable Characters with Joy #5 Newbie

BeccaChu If you would click the 'Vocab" and "Dialogue" tabs, you will find characters in simplified version!