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Posted on: Rude Waitress Part 1/2
March 26, 2017, 07:08 PM

I guess you know that the "Rude Waitress" video has audio that says "waiter" and a dialogue that has a waitress.

Also, the "dialog three times" now lacks the written captions -- it is better when they are present.

Posted on: Your New Year's Resolutions
January 08, 2017, 09:01 PM

Great to see an "elementary" level video again -- seems like a long time since we had one. These are wonderful. The video lessons are just plain fun in addition to making it even easier to remember the sentences.

Posted on: What Are You Doing After Class
June 19, 2016, 09:37 PM

 ...  that's regarding pinyin caption


Posted on: What Are You Doing After Class
June 19, 2016, 09:35 PM

There appears to be a different radical (first radical) in the character for "guang" and "guangguang," in the pdf (dialog and vocab list) compared to the caption in the video - or are these interchangeable?

Posted on: Where the heck is my cell-phone?
April 01, 2016, 01:00 AM

This video, as well as the one about gen and gei, seem to be losing sound today. This has happened at least one other day. Is this a problem at your end or elsewhere?

Posted on: Can You Teach Me Japanese?
February 21, 2016, 01:13 AM

I am so frustrated with the Chinesepod software. This is the third or fourth period of time where I have had problems. I am logged on with Firefox. I am definitely logged on. But it won't allow me to view the new lesson titled "I Can Speak" - it keeps giving me a pop-up asking me to upgrade to premium.

Are the video lessons no longer accessible with my level of subscription?

Posted on: Could You Pass The...
February 15, 2016, 07:08 PM

Regarding the new microphones: The sound quality is fine, but the new microphones really detract from the "performance." They hide so much of the speakers' faces that one cannot see the full range of expression. One of the great things about these new video lessons is seeing the wonderfully expressive facial features of the speakers; their expressions help clarify the meaning and help (at least, for me) remember the lessons.

On another matter, the video has been very jumpy in recent lessons, and I don't think it was this way when you first began these videos. I don't think it is the fault of streaming efficiency at my computer. Is there any way you can make it less jumpy?

However, the bottom line is that the new video format is great.

Posted on: Boxing Day
December 26, 2011, 03:29 AM

Boxing Day in the UK was the traditional day (in earlier times) for giving presents to the servants. Presents were given in boxes. Hence "Boxing" Day.

Ed Tabor