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The Key to Closing a Deal Elementary

ElijahW 没想到,最近在听一步恐怖灵异小说就碰到了这个词: 文叔摇了摇头,看了看表后对我说:“现在不行,因为过阴要讲究天时地利人和,缺一不可,否则的话就容易真正的死亡,所以要在这个月最阴的那一天开坛做法以蒙骗鬼神才行”。

A letter from George H.W. Bush 老布什的一封信 Intermediate

ElshaYiu Thanks for being up! We will include the proper nouns next time. 

Office Policy: Internet Elementary

ElshaYiu 谢谢!希望你的中文可以越来越好。

How to Use 了: Change of State Qing Wen

ElshaYiu Yes. The meaning is the same. 

中国古代酷刑 Advanced

ElshaYiu Thanks for sharing. Different regions do have some variations in pronunciation. 

Online Shopping 网上购物 Intermediate

ElijahW Quick clarification: When I refer to “Pasden Lessons,” I’m not referring to his role as teacher, but as Academic Director (lesson format, difficulty adjustment, content production, pedagogical translation, content selection, etc.). That inclu...

Obsession with mobile games 沉迷游戏──不能自拔 Media

ElshaYiu 早上好! 6:25 类似于英语的合成词语吧。 6:32 把顾虑先放下,因为那不是...... 14:09 有褒有贬(you3bao1you3bian3),褒是赞扬,贬是指出缺点,也就是有人认同有人不认同。 24:10 你凭什么期望我...... 谢谢您的关注。

Chinese Drinking Culture Intermediate

redmusewrites Great question and answer, helps a lot. Thanks.

以房养老 Advanced

ElijahW Mark, I'm just now studying this lesson over 4 years after it came out, and I'm in total agreement. This is the first time I've come across a 2008-2014 lesson where I felt that level-appropriateness was way off.

Job Hopping 另谋高就──闪辞 Media

ElshaYiu 可以。 应字有两个读音: ying1  应届、应该、应许、应有尽有、应充 ying4 答应、应变、应酬、应考、应对

Workout Frequency at the Gym Elementary

ElshaYiu Thanks for pointing it out! We will fix it soon. Actually, the name of the sport is 健美 jian4mei3. This is a good question. The Chinese translation of gym and bodybuilding only differ in the second word.

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

ElshaYiu 我相信大家都应该很关注马云离职后的动向,我们一起留意一下,说不定他又会给世界带来更大的影响。

Here she comes Intermediate

ElijahW Irene873, I haven't used the iOS app much, but my understanding is that the "Download" function is currently under construction. Instead, I've always downloaded lessons using the podcast feed. I've recorded a video here about how I do that: http://www.keeping...

南海爭端 South China Sea Dispute Advanced

ElshaYiu Thanks, JJ2016!

英国脱欧 Brexit Advanced

ElshaYiu Thanks, JJ2016!

Navigation System Intermediate

ElshaYiu Chinese is interesting when literally translate the words to English. The third word pointed out by mikeinewshot is right. It is 假使 (jia3 shi3) which sounds similar to 驾驶 (jia4 shi3).

床头吵床尾和 P1 Advanced

ElshaYiu 这真的是一个很好的问题。你说得对,屈辱和侮辱都是带有负面的意思,而调侃则比较中性,可以在朋友之间用。 希望可以帮到你!

You Can and Will Use 会 (huì)! Qing Wen

ElshaYiu Glad to hear that you love the lessons! Reviewing old lessons does help learning Chinese.

Saying You're Angry: 生气 Qing Wen

ElshaYiu Great ways to remember the vocabulary!

Time Word Tips P2 : 前 and 后 Qing Wen

ElshaYiu This is a good way to remember the words! Keep it up!