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How to say "Congratulations!"?

Gwilym, good on you for starting the forum.  we have long needed a place for commentary unrelated to specific lessons.  Now we have a repository for all that, miscellanea, drivel, non-sequiturs,  bad jokes  and other  blatant blather ...

6 comments, new comment by posted September 24, 2015


In the newbie lesson "Downloading Music", the featured word is introduced as 4th tone and 3rd in the introduction. Then, when read in the dialogue, it's the 4th and 4th. Plus, if you read the pin yin, it's written as 4th and 4th. Is this a mistake or just 2 di...

0 comment, posted September 21, 2015

Da jia hao as goodbye

I've noticed some of the Mandarin speakers around me seem to use da jia hao (I'm assuming they are saying 大家好) as a form of goodbye. Trying to google around for this usage hasn't yielded anything. Has anyone else come across this usage before? Am I hearing it ...

0 comment, posted September 14, 2015

再 vs. 又

Good point. In general, many points have been studied in the Qingwen shows. I often have a look on them when I've got a grammar / semantic question.

4 comments, new comment by posted September 3, 2015


Could someone explain the differences between these? 看 見 看到 見到 看見 Some examples would be great also to show when it's best to use each one.  謝謝!

0 comment, posted August 20, 2015