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Being Vague: 大概 (dàgài), 左右 (zuǒyòu), 上下 (shàngxià) Qing Wen

yingyue sometimes people ask you how old are you, and then you replied "我大概25岁左右。“ at this time, that person will ask you: "25岁左,还是右?”  it means " you are younger than 25, or older than 25 years old 
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Stranger Things Special Episode Qing Wen

susanna330666400 The subtitles in English are really useful, thanks for adding those! Great lesson!
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Talking about Talking in Chinese Qing Wen

yingyue Thanks for introducing so many "Talk" in Chinese.  what about "我问你。”  ( I'm asking you...) and the word "聊天“         (chat with someone...)
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Using Verbs 不出来 , 得出来 Qing Wen

yingyue I think it would be better to say  "我记不起来她的名字"  ( i can't recall her name) instead of "我想不出来她的名字." thanks for this lesson ! 
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Even If... Qing Wen

yingyue there are other words that have similar meanings: 尽管: 尽管我吃的再多,也还是长不胖 (even though I eat a lot,  but I can't get weight) 纵然: 他纵然富裕,但过的并不开心 (even he is very rich, but he is not happy) 纵使: 纵使明天下雨,我也要出去玩  (even if it will rain tomorrow, I'm still going o...
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How to use le 了 Pre Intermediate

yingyue Thanks for this lesson! I'm looking forward to seeing more lessons like this. 
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When to Travel to Tibet Elementary

430068094 On our way to Tibet in a few weeks so this is helpful info.  When we lived in a city high in the Ecuadorian Andes, we were told coca products (tea, gum, lozenges) would help to acclimatize to the altitude. Are there similar hacks for Tibet's altitude?
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Animal proverbs: Mutton on the menu, dog meat on the plate Intermediate

JoshFan The original sentence is 黄鼠狼给鸡拜年,没安好心。 You can also replace the word 鸡 with 你, which you might be the poor one that is about to get eaten by 黄鼠狼. 
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Tone change series #4 你 (nǐ) Newbie

JoshFan Yes, thanks for the correction. I'll ask our team to fix it soon.
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66 Enjoyable Characters with Joy #8 Newbie

JoshFan It means scooter, also 摩托车 means motorcycle. 
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More and More Qing Wen

JoshFan This is a prove that multitasking actually works!! 我边走路边滑手机,一不小心就被车撞了。
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Nationalities at Work Elementary

JoshFan It is interesting that the word 左右, which literally means "left right", has several usages.  It can be an adverbial term, which is similar to 大概, or a verb, which means to intervene. 
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Subway Transfer Elementary

JoshFan Yes, we do have a lot of videos about airports, flights, terminals, delay, and security check, etc.  Type "airport" in the search bar, and you can find several clips about it, hope this helps!
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Guess what I'm learning? Newbie

JoshFan Thanks for the correction. 
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Are You Tired? Newbie

JoshFan 为什么不累?你都待在家吗?
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Taxi Conversations: Finding a Taxi Newbie

JoshFan Though I heard the word 美女 is used a lot in China, I won't use the word 美女, since it sounds a bit old school. I'll use other replacements which depend on the context or the situation. 
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Formal Introduction Newbie

JoshFan 女士nǚshì should be translated into Madam, and 小姐xiǎojiě is Miss.  I won't use the word 小姐xiǎojiě in China when asking the waiter for help since it means prostitute. But in other Chinese speaking places, it is okay to call waiters by 小姐xiǎojiě or 先生...
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Sing and Dance Newbie

JoshFan Check out this link about affirmative-negative questions, hope this helps. 
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Finding a Taxi Newbie

JoshFan Yes, 搭车da1che1 is also a saying of taking a cab.