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Posted on: Character Mind Map: 走 walk
March 29, 2020, 06:44 AM

I love these mind map lessons. They make a lot of sense to me. Thanks for this series CPOD! :-)

Posted on: Character mind map: 心 heart
February 02, 2020, 03:07 AM

Agree with other positive feedback. Fun lesson! The balance of clear videos, strong presenters, graphics that "pop" visually, and some pronunciation tonal practice is close to ideal for me. Mind mapping concept definitely helps me build vocabulary. Found another source and am sharing it here: Murali Xin Mind Map Link 

Xie Xie CPOD smile

Posted on: Just Looking
January 22, 2019, 11:01 PM

Supplemental Vocab is tough. Need to come back to for more study laughing

Posted on: New Breadmaker!
January 22, 2019, 10:43 PM

This is probably one of the most complex CPOD Newbie lessons I've found so far!! Lot's of multiple word new vocab and no Grammar section to backstop the content.

Posted on: 66 Enjoyable Characters with Joy #4
December 30, 2018, 03:15 AM

Are they strict geographical markers or would saying 星期一 in Mainland China get me a blank stare?

Posted on: The Key to Closing a Deal
December 04, 2018, 12:58 AM

Who cares about the audio and stuff when you have a great word/idea/concept like 天时地利人和 as a centerpiece?

Not me! I love this big, clunky, Chinese culture paradigm buster.



the time is right, geographical and social conditions are favorable (idiom)

Are there others out there like 天时地利人和?

Posted on: Number 0 to 10,000 and beyond!
September 21, 2018, 06:44 PM

Fun and interesting and useful lesson. I don't have any excuse for not counting in Mandarin at the gym anymore. The hand thing is cool.  Xie  xie nimen!

Posted on: The 5 "W" Questions
July 17, 2018, 08:21 PM

The "Grammar" tab:

(machine translation, not mine) 哪里(nǎli) 用法分初级和中级。 Usage is divided into primary and intermediate. 初级的用法分两种。 There are two types of primary usage. 一种是问处所,一种是客气的回答。 One is to ask the place, the other is a polite answer.

Posted on: Prepositions in Chinese
December 04, 2017, 05:32 AM

Super fun lesson. It is nice to laugh and learn I think. This is very useful vocabulary. 

Posted on: Let Me Sleep a Little Longer
November 26, 2017, 11:17 PM

Move over 是不是 Shì bù shì Is or isn't? and meet my new favorite Chinese phrase: 越来越  Yuè lái yuè More and more! smile