User Comments - markchina27

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Posted on: Seasonal Allergies
December 17, 2015, 05:18 AM

Found some irregularities in the exercise section, some problems with the answers in the dictation section. 

Apart from that, good lesson. 

Posted on: What Classes You Taking?
November 26, 2015, 02:27 AM

I think 一门课 is used more for a course. Like 我选了一门英语课 - I chose an English course. Whereas 节 and 堂 are for an individual classes. 我懒得上这节英语课 - I can't be bother to go to this English class. 我今天有三堂课 - I have three classes today. I think 堂 comes from old Chinese and I've noticed Chinese people say 节 much more frequently. I work in a primary school in China, so hear it on a daily basis. I seldom hear 堂. 

Posted on: Cooking Instant Noodles
November 06, 2015, 07:48 AM

In the dictation section the voice says 这儿, but the correct answer was actually 这. Not the end of the world, but I do like to get a 100% score  ;) 

Posted on: Time Word Tips P1: 上 and 下
June 16, 2015, 08:44 AM

Chinesepod, you should put the lessons which have videos on youku or something, they never seem to work for me. Just an idea, maybe there are more users with the same problem I have, living in China without a VPN. 

Posted on: Buying Makeup
June 05, 2015, 04:32 AM

So is 保湿乳液 bao3 shi1 ru3 yi4 pronounced yi4 or ye4? Similar idea to 长 and 长 (chang2 and zhang3? Same character with different pronunciation? 

Posted on: Dormitory Drama - Part 4
April 20, 2015, 03:44 AM

Could you give some more explanation for 抢 (qiang3) and 不到 (bu4dao4), I put 抢 in pleco and as usual with Chinese there are about 6 different meanings. In this instance does it mean to vie for/scramble for? And also how is 不到 different from 不了 (bu4 liao3)? 

Posted on: Dormitory Drama - Part 1
April 14, 2015, 07:54 AM

As much as I like listening to Jenny, it was useful having a Chinese man as the host, the first lesson I've heard without Jenny actually. Also I really like the lessons which have 8 - 10 parts or whatever, such as the lao wang's office, etc. I'd really like to see more of that, I find it gives me more of a studying outline or structure rather than selecting random episodes everytime, not knowing what to do next. 

Posted on: Girly Talk
December 21, 2014, 08:00 AM

Where does it tell you that? I'm quite interested to know what the best amount of lessons to study each day/week is. I do 2 intermediate and 2 - 3 elementary lessons each day, maybe that's too much ha.

Posted on: Girly Talk
December 21, 2014, 07:56 AM

This is far too difficult for an intermediate,  you speak too quickly and there's not enough time to figure out what you are talking about. There should be a low intermediate level, where you use more English and slower Chinese to explain the dialog. I think the gap between elementary and intermediate is too big, as elementary is too easy and this is too hard. You should try and soften the blow a little with a low intermediate level. 

Posted on: Lili and Zhang Liang 2: Growing Affections
December 10, 2014, 04:39 AM

This comment is, wow, 8 years late, so I'll be amazed if you even see it, but, why do you keep saying go to the website or to get people to 'check out the website'? (as Ken always says) I thought to even hear any podcasts you had to be on the website anyway? Or is this an itunes thing? I'm even more behind on that than I am with this comment.