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Posted on: How to Type Pinyin
July 12, 2016, 06:58 PM

X x, w m x d !

Posted on: Nirvana In Fire 琅琊榜
December 08, 2015, 01:37 AM

Depending on where you are in the world it's also available on  I watched each episode twice, once with English subtitles on viki and once on tv with just the chinese subtitles.

Posted on: Nirvana In Fire 琅琊榜
December 02, 2015, 04:33 PM

I'm glad you didn't include any spoilers. They are broadcasting this here in the San Francisco Bay Area, and there's only a few episodes left. I really enjoy watching it, but it's definitely not as bloody as Game of Thrones. 

Posted on: 吟诗
April 24, 2015, 12:49 PM

If anyone wants to learn more about the poem in the dialogue, there's a Poems with Pete lesson on that very one from March 2009.

Posted on: Yu Gong Festival 愚公节
April 02, 2015, 12:31 PM


Posted on: Yu Gong Festival 愚公节
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Posted on: Home Remedies or Superstitions?
December 04, 2013, 12:43 PM

Really good lesson. Very nice that Greg only used English when absolutely necessary, and his explanations in Chinese were fairly easy for me to understand.  I hope you keep it up for these Upper Intermediate lessons.  

Posted on: Classical Chinese vs. Modern Chinese
November 15, 2013, 12:48 PM

This lesson has inspired me to go back and listen to all those old 'Poems with Pete' lessons.  I'd forgotten how good they were as a way to understand classical Chinese poetry.

Posted on: Getting to the Bottom of 到底
March 14, 2011, 05:27 PM

Thanks for the url. I've been recording and watching the Chinese soap operas being televised here in the San Francisco Bay Area for the last year or so and I've found that, even though I only understand 30-40% without stepping through frame by frame on my dvr to read the subtitles, they have really helped reinforce and expand my comprehension. The majority of those broadcast here are from the mainland, and aren't on this website but it still nice to see that I will be able to rewatch Summer's Desire and Down With Love again, and watch some new ones without having to worry about setting my dvr.