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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 ...
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What Did you Chat About? Elementary

GavinHW Are there any videos about the 是。。。的 construction?
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Doing Things in Places [ATWTI 15] Newbie

GracesBoyfriend I love grace more than fiona 
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More harm than good? 饮鸩止渴—咖啡不能停 Upper Intermediate

PeonyM Yes, here is a special way of using 味 as a measure. This usage only applies to Chinese medicine.  Originally, when someone is sick or has a cold, Chinese people like to serve the person 鸡汤 to help recover. But now it's typically used to describe some ins...
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ATWTI 7: Family Members Newbie

Jerry@ChinesePod That's true. I taught for a while at an all-girls school, and my students were constantly telling me stories about stuff they did with their 姐姐's and their 妹妹's. I was confused and had to continually ask, "I thought in China you could only have one kid?" They ...
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中国通 Advanced

ElijahW 我在台湾的时候很惊讶得发现:可以跟服务员说纯粹的英文!台湾的教英文水平应该算得上比较高。 对我们老外来说,这样很方便,但话说回来,我也发现在那边的老外就没有太大的学中文的压力。
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This is How I Study: Interview with Advanced Student Kohl Advanced

momo520 Fiona and Kohl’s Chinese were amazingly good, which is highly inspiring. Their tips were also very useful. However, I did notice some minor mistakes. 8:33 the translation should be “when I was at university”, not “we were”. 9:33 K...
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Donald Trump Declares U.S. Exit from the JCPOA (Iran Deal) Upper Intermediate

8890909 I think this video is very tough but the hosts use English at a weird part and pronunciation is bad. 
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Raising Weird and Wonderful Pets Intermediate

8890909 I think the sound quality is not very good. There are some weird sound at the background. 
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无条件的爱Unconditional Love Upper Intermediate

yingyue thanks for the nice story, I believe there are more people like me would like to learn more lessons like this one! 
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网红经济 Internet Celebrity Advanced

GraceLi2019 pretty up-to-date and fun! However, it would be better if Chinese subtitle can be displayed throughout the video.
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Prepositions in Chinese [ATWTI 13] Newbie

BeccaChu 左面 and 右面 are not as commonly used, but yes they're interchangeable!
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Venice flooding 洪水猛兽--威尼斯水灾 Upper Intermediate

ElijahW I was thinking just the opposite - I don't know any foreign students at the B2 level who can talk anything like this text.
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Introducing Measure Words 基本量词 [ATWTI 29] Newbie

502994367 Useful lecture, one mistake at 1:55 is the English subtitles, it should be one book but not o. and does two means liang or er or both?