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Long Distance Relationships Upper Intermediate

AureliaRachael Hey Marco, you're right there are no exercises for this lesson, some lessons have them and some don't! So don't worry your system is working fine.
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4 Tones of Zhu Newbie

AureliaRachael Hey Alice,  Thanks for listening so carefully! We are focusing on making the tone distinctions more clear for future videos.
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家庭主夫 Househusband Advanced

AureliaRachael Hi there, some of our lessons are audio podcasts and some of them are videos. The podcasts are ideal for use when you are doing things that require movement, such as doing chores, commuting, going for walks etc.
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小学生 Advanced

AureliaRachael Hey there, if you find this too difficult you could try watching or listening to an upper intermediate lesson instead! The bubble next to the title shows the level of the clip.
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iPhone降价提振销量; 日本施行新签证制度解决“用工荒” Media

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Emojis 脑洞大开—表情包 Advanced

8890909 I sometimes hear people say 泉源 instead of 源泉. what is the difference?
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When to get a new car Newbie

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Ways to use 倒。 你倒是试试呀──“倒”的用法 Upper Intermediate

8890909 請問一下,友誼的誼是讀二聲還是四聲?我常常聽到別人讀二聲,請問可以解釋一下倒車的用法嗎?
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66 Enjoyable Characters with Joy #2 Newbie

ElshaYiu Hello: it's not untrue, even for native speakers!  She has to be more XIAO XIN!!!!
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得到、获得、取得的用法 Qing Wen

ElshaYiu Sorry about the delayed reply.  The IT team is still working on the overall academic input system and grammar being a major section undergoing construction.  The new grammar section will be quite different from before, but it will need some time to b...
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To pack or to go? 如饥似渴──打包还是带走? Upper Intermediate

ElshaYiu Yes, I agree with you that 带走 can certainly be used in the context of order-out.  But it's used interchangeably as 打包 but as a more polite form and it's used very commonly.  Especially when used in a sentence "我要带走"。 But when you say "请帮我打包," of cour...
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Britbox 抗衡奈飞;宝马撤出英国 Media

PeonyM 没错,这样的组词方法可以帮助理解生词!
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Do you drink hot water? 你今天喝热开水了吗? Advanced

PeonyM 1, Yes, I believe the connotation of "狗" is very similar between "累成狗" and "编程狗". People use "狗" to describe themselves or other people when they think their situations are so miserable and harsh and they are not even treated like a human in a sense. But more ...
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Challenges of smoking control in cities 任重道远──城市控烟 Media

PeonyM 愛不釋手 means you love something so much that you cannot let go of it even for a moment. Let's make some expansion sentences: 小女孩對新買的洋娃娃愛不釋手,睡覺也要抱著。 作為一個收藏愛好者,他對剛剛收集到的青花瓷瓶愛不釋手。 這本書讓我愛不釋手。 Thank you for the suggestion and we'll improve on that!
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Obsession with mobile games 沉迷游戏──不能自拔 Media

PeonyM Thanks for the questions.  1, 泥泞 should be ni2 ning4. So the host made a mistake in the pronunciation. Thanks for pointing that out.  2, As said in the audio discussion, 乱 means chaotic and disordered; 象 is a phenomenon or situation. Together it me...
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Job Hopping 另谋高就──闪辞 Media

PeonyM 夯实和巩固都是加固、打牢的意思,事实上,这两个词经常连在一起,作为一个四字词来使用:夯实巩固基础。 夯实的重点在于“实”,使东西变得更加结实、实在,可以理解为加大密度。 巩固的重点在于“固”--坚固稳定,不晃动。 比如说,我在为考试复习的时候,逐字逐句地重新阅读课本,加深理解,就是在“夯实”基础;重新记背重要的知识点就是在“巩固”知识,“巩固”只能用在已经掌握、了解的东西上面。
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Jack Ma’s retirement 功成身退──接任马云:创造者张勇和他所改变的阿里巴巴 Media

PeonyM An interesting question!  节选 means to choose or to cite partially from a full article or a book. We often combine it with prepositions like 自 (from), like "节选自诗集"--excerpt from a collection of poems.  选择 is a verb which means to choose. We can dire...
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Are reserved seats REALLY reserved? 坐立不安──高铁霸坐 Advanced

PeonyM Hi, for the two words, actually we can see both in daily life. It's good to point out the difference: 座 is a noun, which means 座位; whilst 坐 is a verb, which means to sit. So we can understand 占座 as "霸占座位"--verb plus noun; or 占坐--a combination of two verbs.&nbs...
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Misfortune from our mouths 祸从口入──管住嘴巴 Intermediate

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Mobile payments in China 移动支付遍布中国 Upper Intermediate

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