User Comments - matthiask

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Posted on: Pregnancy Series 5: Super Babies and Ultrasounds
July 22, 2011, 08:33 PM

whoho, this is getting relevant!

Posted on: The Kindle
July 21, 2011, 08:34 PM

nook sucks badly.

Posted on: I love children!
February 17, 2011, 11:21 PM

the intro text gave quite a lot away :)

Posted on: Good Morning!
September 09, 2010, 11:52 AM

I agree with bard,

I find that with all the homonyms, it is pretty tough to differentiate the words unless you have a mental picture of them. and actually those characters help a lot to get this picture in your head.

I personally find that listening is the clue to adapting a new language. Get the dialogues, listen to them over and over while scanning the characters along is essential.

Once you can tell the words apart, once you hear the differences in tones and consonants you made a huge leap towards mastering the language.

Chinese is a language full of "umfahren" versus "umfahren", thus be aware that the tones seriously matter.

Posted on: Taxi to the Airport
September 03, 2010, 08:12 PM

As far as I know:
他在去北京 - ta zai qu ... he is (currently) going to bejing

他要去了北京 - he wants to go to bejing

Posted on: Reinstalling Windows
September 03, 2010, 11:02 AM

sniff. one of my first lessons :)

Posted on: (W)rapping It All Up
September 02, 2010, 12:07 PM

Seems there is an app for that :D

Shanghainese from Chinesepod - AndroidApp

Would it help to extend the series if people purchase this app for $4.99 ?

Posted on: All About the Lesson Content
August 29, 2010, 09:27 PM

this idea is quite interesting - thanks for sharing.

Posted on: Ordering Food for the Group
August 25, 2010, 08:42 PM

Maybe we are facing chinese culture here: my wife just came from san francisco. She told me: "It was great: The food was sooooo tasty."

Food - the essence of chinese culture ^_^ *just kidding*

Posted on: Ordering Food for the Group
August 25, 2010, 02:16 PM

isn't it more interesting, why those lessons do not show up in the "related lessons" section? ;-)

but seriously: i guess, because it is important to rehear vocab in different contexts. Just be happy if you can understand that lesson then and pick another.