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Elevator Emergency Elementary

Jerry@ChinesePod This is a lesson from 2006, so it may have had more to do with limited access to photos than anything else!
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Messing Up The Date Intermediate

258140922 The vocabulary list is not complete.
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"Me too!" 4 ways to use 也 Pre Intermediate

BeccaChu Yes it's simple as that! Just remember to put it after the subject:)
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Chinese Idioms - Spiderwebs and Horse Tracks Newbie

BeccaChu ji4 would be the correct pronunciation!
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How to Say This and That in Chinese using 这 and 那 [ATWTI 11] Newbie

yi298641753 Quite a nice lesson and both got two versions of Chinese. :D
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The Key to Closing a Deal Elementary

BeccaChu Yes it is! So many things require "天时地利人和":)
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Chinese Holidays 中国的节日 Elementary

BeccaChu I think what they're saying is there's no direct equivalent to "yes" in Chinese because there's so many ways to response affirmatively. You're right, 正 in 正月(zhēng yuè) is supposed to be the first tone. Both usages 快点吃 and 快快吃 can mean "to eat faster".
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Spending Christmas in Asia Elementary

BeccaChu We're glad it's useful for you!
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A Concerned Colleague(上) Upper Intermediate

BeccaChu 圆珠笔 and 原子笔 are interchangeable, they both mean "ballpoint pen". 
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How to Say and Write Your Address in Chinese Newbie

BeccaChu If you're writing a letter, it would be safer to put the postal code in. Postal code in Chinese is 邮政编码 you2zheng4bian1ma3
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Game of Thrones Upper Intermediate

BeccaChu Thanks for the feedback! We appreciate it:)
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More Measure Words 更多量词 [ATWTI 30] Newbie

BeccaChu We're glad you enjoyed it!
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My boss is younger than me 打破论资排辈──上司比我年轻 Upper Intermediate

PeonyM 没错,平常心就是指从容淡定的自信心。在遇到事情的时候,我们能够不过于计较得失、利弊,而能以平静、日常的心态面对,这就叫做平常心。 造个句:我们在遇到困难时,也要保持平常心,不能急躁慌乱。
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Abbreviations and Contractions Intermediate

sergeii I find using traditional characters quite useful, although being a bit challenging. Also 蓝狗 was in Taiwan that time)
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How thin is too thin? 适可而止──老人养生别太瘦 Media

PeonyM 你好,你是想问“推倒是不是推翻的另一个说法”吗? “推倒”和“推翻”确实是近义词,都是指用力使东西倒下,抽象的意思上,两个词都表示“否定、打垮原有的事物、制度”。 但一般来说,“推翻”更侧重于抽象意义:现代物理推翻了宗教信仰;人们推翻了旧制度,建立了新政权。而“推倒”常常用在生活场景中:奔跑的小孩把老人推倒了;衣架上东西太多,一不小心就被推倒了。
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Where Are You? How to Use 在 with Location in Chinese [ATWTI 12] Newbie

BeccaChu Glad you like this lesson!
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I Just Want to Sleep Elementary

BeccaChu 我今天不想只是待在家里 wo3 jin1tian1 bu4xiang3 zhi3shi4 dai1zai4 jia1li3
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疯狂富豪和现实生活 Crazy Rich Asians & Real Life Upper Intermediate

BeccaChu Thank you very much for the positive feedback!
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Watching Soaps On The Sofa Elementary

BeccaChu You can think of it this way, in English, when somebody asks "What do you like to do?", you can simply say "Sitting in front of the computer and play games". Without the (I like) in the beginning, people can still understand you:) Also 陆剧(lu4ju4) means Chines...
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Chatting on the Moon Upper Intermediate

washingtondcmandarincooperative 海上生明月 is from a poem, so you should expect poetic language.  I guess your question is based on the translation that the "moon rises" and so you supposed the word sheng1 should be rendered 升.  Maybe if you thought of it as the moon "comes out" (出生)it ...