Mandarin Weekly #156
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Just a bit Intermediate Grammar
Several adverbs allow you to specify that you’re working with small quantities. Here is how to use them:
To out emphasis on a small quantity, you can insert one of the following three adverbs: 只(zhǐ), 就 (jiù) and 才(cái)…www.saporedicina.com
Character stroke order Intermediate Characters
When you write characters, it’s not enough to know what to write. You also need to know how to write, and in which order to draw the strokes, as explained here:
Lo studente alla prima volta alle prese con la scrittura cinese si meraviglia dell'ordine costituito nell'universo…teresarainsegna.blogspot.co.il
Reading in Chinese on your Kindle All Learning
It’s good to read for better comprehension. But did you know that you can read in Chinese on an Amazon Kindle? Here’s how, and where, to find books:
Using a Kindle to Read Chinese Books Reading is quite likely the best way to improve your vocabulary and the Kindle (or…themandarincornerblog.com
Road rage! Intermediate Culture Video
Do you get angry with other drivers? Of course you do, but how do you express your feelings in Chinese?
It happens to the best of us. Biking, walking, driving; No matter what form of transportation we opt for, we can't…chinesepod.com
Different types of thinking Intermediate Grammar
In English, we use the verb “to think” to describe a number of different types of activities involving cognition, emotion, and opinion. In Chinese, we can use different verbs to describe these actions:
Once Chinese learners reach the intermediate or advanced stage, they will encounter, "synonyms", or words with similar…www.digmandarin.com
Chinese compound words Beginner Learning
How can you pick apart, and understand, compound words in Chinese? Here are some ideas and hints to help you:
A huge bulk of the words in Chinese are compound words, consisting of two or more characters put together. Even if…www.digmandarin.com
Songs to improve your Chinese All Video Vocabulary
A good way to improve not only your vocabulary but your knowledge of Chinese culture is via songs. Here are some good songs (and videos) that you can use to improve and also impress your friends:
Music is the language of the soul. You can listen to a song in an unfamiliar language and still feel its vibrancy. It…www.fluentu.com
Ebooks vs. paper books Beginner Story
A short story about the progress of time, and the growing use of ebook readers:
Can’t sleep Intermediate Story
Can’t sleep? Read this story on that very topic, and maybe you’ll doze off…
Talking about money Beginner Vocabulary Video
When we discuss money in Chinese, what noun should we use — 元 (yuán) or 块 (kuài)?
How many characters? Beginner Learning Characters
One of the most common questions I get about learning Chinese is: How many characters do you need to know? This post tries to answer this question:
Everybody often quite reasonably asks, to be fluent in Chinese, how many characters do I have to learn? (Some even ask…www.mandarinblueprint.com
HelloChinese review All Reviews
HelloChinese is an app that aims to teach you Chinese? How well does it do? Here’s a reivew:
HelloChinese is the best free app to get started learning Chinese. This is coming from someone who has tried out pretty…www.alllanguageresources.com
Dramas for business Advanced Culture Vocabulary
Want to use Chinese in your work? Watching TV might help, if the show is a Chinese drama about the business world:
Industry: Legal The drama revolves around family inheritance and all the main characters work as inheritance lawyers…www.asianlanguageschool.com
Country names Beginner Vocabulary Video
Can you say your country’s name in Chinese? How about some of the world’s major countries? Here is a cute song that teaches some basic country names:
Learning tones Beginner Pronunciation Video
Tones are a crucial part of Chinese pronunciation. Here is a roundup of resources and videos to teach you the tones, and how to pronounce them like a native:
Chinese can be an intimidating language to learn, what with the thousands upon thousands of intricate characters (汉字 …blogs.transparent.com
2018 holidays All Culture
China has lots of holidays. What are they, and when will they take place? Here’s a list of Chinese holidays in 2018, along with dates and some cultural notes:
Whether you're living in China or just planning a trip there, it's good to know the holiday schedule for the year…blogs.transparent.com
Bargaining Beginner Vocabulary Video
If you have ever gone shopping in China, you know that you can (and should) bargain. But how can you do it in Chinese?
Tigers! Intermediate Listening Story
Here’s a short story you can listen to about two tigers:
两只老虎 一只在笼子里 一只在荒野中 两只老虎都认为 自己的环境不好 笼子里的老虎羡慕荒野中的老虎 荒野中的老虎羡慕笼子里的老虎 所以，他们交换了 开始他们十分快乐 但很快，两只老虎都死了 一只因为饥饿死了，一只因为忧郁死了。…www.podomatic.com
Not just for past tense All Grammar Video
We often think that 了 is used for past tense in Chinese. But that’s not quite true, as we learn here:
Le (了) Doesn't Just 'Mean' The Past Tense: How To Use Le in Chinesewww.fluentinmandarin.com
Measure words All Grammar Video
Measure words are a crucial part of Chinese grammar; here is a good introduction to them, and when to use each one:
Understand Chinese Measure Words in 1 Videowww.fluentinmandarin.com
A short holiday Beginner Grammar Video
How short was the recent holiday? Before you answer, make sure you know which version of “short” to use:
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