Mandarin Weekly #154
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Chinese films of the year Advanced Culture
What Chinese films were most worth watching last year? Here is a rundown of the best of 2017:
Dangal (《摔跤吧！爸爸》) This biographical film, based on a true story, is a tale of an Indian man who trains his daughters to…www.theworldofchinese.com
Internet slang of 2017 Intermediate Culture Vocabulary
What Internet slang words were hottest in 2017? Look at this list, and see if you’re up to date with the latest phrases:
The National Language Resources Monitoring and Research Center, The Commercial Press, People.cn, and Tencent released…www.theworldofchinese.com
What are you doing? Beginner Grammar
What are you doing? That’s a pretty simple question, but the answers can be complex, as shown here:
When teaching English to my Chinese students, I find that it's always a bit difficult for them to switch between the…blogs.transparent.com
Using question words Beginner Grammar Video
How do you use question words in Chinese? This video should help to set you straight:
How to type in Chinese All Characters
Typing in Chinese is crticial if you use a computer or a phone — which, given that you’re reading this newsletter, seems like a reasonable bet. How can you write Chinese? Here are some tips:
How many times have you checked Facebook, Twitter or Instagram today? If you're like most people, then the answer is…www.fluentu.com
Writing Chinese characters Beginner Characters
Of course, characters are traditionally written in ink, not on a computer. How can you get started with writing characters, and also practicing them?
If I randomly asked you to write 梳 (shū) could you do it? Without giving you the definition "to comb," I'm afraid the…www.fluentu.com
Internet slang of 2017 Intermediate Culture Vocabulary
It’s the end of the year, and thus lists of “the ___ of 2017” are appearing all over. Here’s another list of hot Internet slang:
If you don't have time to read this now, don't worry! You can get your Our 15 Favourite Chinese Internet Slang Phrases…www.writtenchinese.com
Colorful language Intermediate Expressions
Every language has expressions that include colors , and Chinese is no exception. Here are some colorful expressions you can use in your own speech:
Sleep more, learn more All Learning
Does getting more sleep help you to learn Chinese better?
Quite possibly the most amazing thing about sleep is how much we don't understand about it. Its actually a higher need…www.mandarinblueprint.com
Sharing bicycles All Travel
Chinese cities have tons of for-rent bicycles. How can you rent and use them, and what are some tips for doing so?
First of all,download the App for the bike company you're interested in using. Those who currently offer Apps in a non…www.saporedicina.com
Yes, but… Intermediate Grammar
What are some conjunctions (and, or, but, etc.) you can use in your Chinese? Here’s a complete list and guide:
Contrasting conjunctives express a contrast, an impediment. The most used conjunctions are: 可是 (kěshì) "but…www.saporedicina.com
Happy New Year! Beginner Expressions
How can you wish someone a Happy New Year in Chinese? Here are a bunch of ways to do so:
How to Wish Happy New Year in Chinese In a few days we will celebrate the arrival of 2018. You will wear red underwear…www.livethelanguage.cn
Beginner vs. Advanced methods All Learning
How should you study Chinese? And do these techniques change over time? This article discusses how beginning and advanced Chinese students should adjust their learning techniques over time:
You may be wondering, as someone studying Mandarin, if there is any difference in the learning methods of beginners and…www.digmandarin.com
Visiting Zhāngjiākǒu Advanced Story Travel
Want to visit Zhāngjiākǒu? What, you haven’t heard of it? Here’s a short story telling you about this city:
Quitting time Beginner Story
Thinking of quitting from your job? Here’s a story on the subject:
Happy New Year! Beginner Story
2018 has started, and here’s a story about celebrating the new year:
The “most” words Intermediate Grammar
How can you say “the most,” given that there are several Chinese words that express this idea?
Chinese Language Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for students, teachers, and linguists wanting to discuss…chinese.stackexchange.com
In the future Advanced Grammar
How can you express the “future perfect” tense in Chinese?
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