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Posted on: Punctuation Marks
August 07, 2011, 02:02 PM

Great lesson!  Thanks! (oops! way too many 感叹号 !)

Now there are other types of brackets such as:

【 】

< >

「 」

Are these just variations for for 书名号 《 》, or do these have special usage?

Do you know what this ‖ is?

I had fun with 标点号.

Posted on: Expressing Location with 边 and 面
December 01, 2009, 11:57 AM

Thanks changye and ousijia,

I've never heard 右头, 左头 and “东西南北” 头, but often heard 上,下,里,外头 in Taiwan years ago.


Posted on: Expressing Location with 边 and 面
December 01, 2009, 12:26 AM


Helpful lesson!

I'm late to this discussion but hope someone can answer.  

What about 头?  Is it interchangeable with 面?





Posted on: Using a Character Dictionary
November 22, 2009, 05:31 PM

Good lesson. 

Long ago looking words up in the dictionary took up a couple hours every night.  We all got pretty fast at it.  We even memorized the numbers of the radicals in the index (#75 wood, or was it water? oops)

Now how about one on phonetics?



Posted on: The Boy That Cried Wolf
October 19, 2008, 07:34 PM

Thank you, thank you for this story.  

I teach beginning Chinese and try to tell stories to students as much as I can.  Just working on dialogue can get tedious.  I think stories really liven things up and they're just great for language learning because of all the repetition. More stories, please!

Chinesepod is great.