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Posted on: Guided Plan Gets Better! Plus: Poetry is Pending
January 19, 2009, 01:21 AM

mju765tgb, it sounded like the 2 elementary lessons was for this week only, not a permident feature of chinesepod. I wouldn't worry about not getting any more newbie lessons. 

Posted on: The Person Component
December 18, 2008, 11:28 AM

One area that theres some room for development in all of the chinesepod lessons but particularly this series  is the PDF transcripts. You could do things like putting in characters with all the components in different colours to help people see what they are make up of or something to indicate stroke order for the people learning to write them. The current format of just listing a few vocab terms isn't particularly helpful for lessons of this type.

Posted on: Chinese Characters and the History of Sex in China
December 14, 2008, 12:49 PM

you mentioned some characters that had been simplified well beyond current usage but rejected. I'd be interested in seeing some examples- any idea where i'd find them?

Posted on: This Week's Lessons and Introducing Sarah
November 03, 2008, 02:40 AM

Jonsnow, wo shi london literally means I am London. wo sho london ren makes more sense although i'm not sure if it is the best way to say it.

Posted on: DVDs and the Mao Suit
November 01, 2008, 10:49 AM

Re the copy DVDs, be a bit careful if anyone intends taking them back to their home country in their suitcases etc

Also be careful when in transit. I'm told Singapore is strict on people bringing illegal DVDs and CDs through there

Posted on: Battling Internet Addiction
October 31, 2008, 11:08 AM

What is the most unusual place/circumstance you've studied CPod?

When i was travelling i tried to listen to lessons relevant to the place i was in. I listened to lessons on London, Paris, New York and Hong Kong while in those places. I also listened to a lot of dear amber while driving in the canadian rockies.

Posted on: Chinatomy: Iconic Tunes and Hairy Crabs
October 28, 2008, 07:22 AM

Thanks for clearing that up, i was wondering about it too

Posted on: Google vs. Baidu
October 22, 2008, 12:01 AM

James, Do you have a paid suscription or just the free iTunes feed? The free feed has recently changed to being only newbie lessions and news. If this is the feed you are using, you will need to update to a paid subscription. If you have a paid subscription you may need to change your feed preferances.

Posted on: Google vs. Baidu
October 21, 2008, 04:23 AM

John, Firefox blocks Baigoogledu as being dangerous. Are you sure it is OK to use?

Posted on: Qipao Dresses and Marathons in China
October 12, 2008, 10:14 AM

I don't know how you guys manage marathons! I ran the 5.5km event at the melbourne marathon today and that was more than enough!