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Online Shopping 网上购物 Intermediate

Online shopping is very popular nowadays. It is very convenient since people don't even have to step out of their house. However, the quality of the products is sometimes not guaranteed. Let's see how is the experience of online shopping this time. ...

Chinese Drinking Culture Intermediate

ElshaYiu HI Marcojane, We will fix the problem, thanks for bringing this up!     

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

ElshaYiu 您好!您指出的地方是“狭义”,指范围比较狭窄的意义或定义,与“广义”相对。

Time for Attendance Elementary

ElijahW Ha, yes, I see that now. Sorry I missed that. I just never look at the English any more unless someone holds a gun to my head. Or points out a problem. Either way will work. At the beginning of the dialogue, it’s translated as “fellow students,&rd...

How to Really Exaggerate Your Chinese Qing Wen

tingtingstaiwan I love this lesson so much! When you said 帥暈我了, I heard 帥孕我了 Hehe :-)

How to Say Hello Newbie

ElshaYiu Both work; they can be used interchangeably in this case. :)

ATWTI 9: 非常 Adjective Newbie

ElshaYiu 1. Yes; in terms of degree, 非常 > 很 2. Compared with 很 and 非常, 真denotes more of a strong emotional feeling and a more personal reaction. That is, while 很 and 非常 can be used objectively, 真nearly always indicates a subjective point of view (from the spea...

66 Enjoyable Characters with Joy #1 Newbie

ElshaYiu 有九个!在Vocabulary tab里。

The 5 "W" Questions Newbie

ryan772602250 I'm a beginner who is working in Taiwan Startup scene with no prior experience in mandarin. This was very helpful and look forward to keep studying using these supplements and lessons.

Venice flooding 洪水猛兽--威尼斯水災 Upper Intermediate

There have been several natural disasters in several parts of the world with major destruction and damage. Venice experienced a heavy rainfall that led to serious flooding in most parts of the city. This lesson uses the Chinese idiom 洪水猛兽 to describe how heavy...

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

ElshaYiu Thanks to our lovely host and lovely guests!

The New Coworker Intermediate

ElshaYiu When you use 调 in combination with 拨/ 动 (e.g. 资金调拨/ 调动), it works. Otherwise it is usually used to describe people's transfer. 

Checking out a New Flat Intermediate

ElshaYiu Yes!

无条件的爱Unconditional Love Upper Intermediate

ElshaYiu Thanks for the feedback! We'll work on it. :)

66 Enjoyable Characters with Joy #2 Newbie

ElshaYiu Definitely! In this video, all the characters taught have the same simplified and traditional forms EXCEPT FOR 东 (simplified). The traditional form of 东 is 東. As for words written on street signs shown in the background video, they are traditional ch...

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

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...

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...

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...