User Comments - adam_p_lax
Posted on: It's a Pleasure to Meet YouJuly 25, 2016, 10:01 AM
I like this kind of dialogue especially the set polite phrases which could be helpful but it may be more helpful to have a social networking environment that does not revolve around academia. For most poddies a more professional work-oriented situation at a conference or meeting might be more helpful.
i know this is off topic but i was wondering if you all could do a qingwen on using "instead of." its something thats not clear in chinese like how to say "why would you use this word instead of that word" or "instead of going to the movies lets go to ktv" i think 反而can be used but im not entirely clear about how. 提前谢谢你们。
Posted on: The Many Meanings of 免:未免,以免,难免,免不了[Video]March 20, 2015, 03:42 PM
great explanation and distinction between these various words in a clear way, I wish though that there was more impromptu discussions about the cultural examples related to these words in mainland China and/or Taiwan (since Chinesepod is now based there). What I liked about the old qingwens was that mixture of clear explanations and examples with culturally relevant content for utilizing and contextualizing the grammar point/phrases discussed.
Posted on: Man-to-Man Advice on WomenMarch 20, 2015, 03:25 PM
I know I am over 5 years behind responding to this lesson but I really liked this one. Seems like a classic from the previous Chinesepod crew. Would like to hear from the female perspective on this issue as well if the new Chinesepod crew could oblige.
Posted on: Do I Need To Learn Chinese Characters?November 03, 2014, 09:43 PM
When I was first learning characters, I downloaded a list of 1000 most common characters in Chinese, printed them out and turned each individual character into a flash cards. It was a good way for creating a base for character recognition.
Also I lived in China and would just try to read all the signs around me which helped reinforce them. Though most people learning Chinese don't have that luxury.
I too have found that it is so easy to forget how to write characters but easy to recognize them after seeing over and over again. Also learning about the piece of the characters (radicals) can help you sharpen your ability to distinguish between characters that look a lot alike.
I do practice writing to help me recognize and remember characters but it's so easy to forget how to write them.
Posted on: Dormitory Drama - Part 2October 28, 2014, 12:00 AM
these two are series that follow a story that chinesepod has created: http://chinesepod.com/library/courses/lili-zhang-liang-series-intermediate/23