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Posted on: What's Your Name?
February 07, 2011, 07:41 PM

Hi Anzel, good to hear you've started Chinese. There are so many opportunities nowadays to actually go to China and improve your Chinese, even as a young person. I'm sure you will love it ! Wish you much success and lots of fun.

Posted on: Is China Scary?
January 09, 2011, 08:13 PM

He changye ! welcome back ! we missed your valuable comments !

Posted on: August, Study Tips and Expo Insights
August 17, 2010, 07:33 PM

sorry, only just read this. did you have any particular reason for putting the English term in the first (or rather second) column? I mean the order left to right of: English, pinyin, Chinese character. I automatically put the character in the first column then pinyin, then English. Just curious. I wonder if it's the way one's brain works, what do you think ?

Posted on: August, Study Tips and Expo Insights
August 03, 2010, 06:15 PM

If anyone wants my system, just ask! yes please! can you explain it, please.

I started a notebook with single words and another with phrases or chunks - also the ones I myself wanted to learn/use since they seem to stick much better. I didn't follow it up diligently enough but it was a good start. Hope to have more time in a year or so to be able to learn in a more structured manner. But this intrigues me, fits my learning style and I would be grateful for details. Also on how you remember the tones. That is still a big problem for me and more hit and miss (more miss really). With colours ? Thanks

Posted on: Cold Weather Is Coming
February 15, 2010, 07:39 PM

That's interesting weibwo. I agree that 3 to 1 sounds most strange. And funnily enough, our group of 3 learning Chinese in Germany with a private teacher all ALWAYS get xia xing qi and shang xing qi mixed up. We even undermine statistics which would, I presume, say that you should at least have a 50% chance of getting it right.

Posted on: The Sun Salutation in Yoga
February 06, 2010, 06:52 PM

Good idea(s) simonpettersson !! Like the odd videos chinespod used to do. I too get much more out of the visual dimension in addition to audio. Seems to cement it in. So please chinespod, do more of this !!! Possibly also on topics already covered in lessons. Or someone commenting in Chinese on a video, telling us what they're seeing etc.

Posted on: Why is everyone looking at me?
January 29, 2010, 07:48 PM

welcome back to the world lamartiniere ! hope things go well for you, the very best of luck to you

Posted on: Why is everyone looking at me?
January 28, 2010, 05:34 PM

Is it still like that Jenny ? I sort of thought it was going out of "fashion" more recently. I remember when I was first in Shanghai in 2000, it was VERY fashionable ! And people tended to strut around indicating "just look at my new pyjamas"!. I stayed at a colleagues flat in Huaihai Lu, near Huaihai Gongyuan and there's a big hospital there. The patients also walked around the area with their relatives in their pyjamas which were blue and white striped which looked much as if they were jailbirds. Mind you, as a I say, in recent years I thought it had gone out quite a bit.

Posted on: Making Dumplings
February 02, 2009, 07:36 PM

helandou, see here, skit = a short sketch  (in case this link doesn't work:, xiao pin)

Posted on: The Magic Word 让 (Ràng)
November 30, 2008, 07:51 AM

see 2. 让;令 
interchangeable perhaps ?