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by Kelby
Sat Aug 17, 2013 5:19 am
Forum: Mandarin language forum
Topic: I made this and I'd love feedback
Replies: 0
Views: 9657

I made this and I'd love feedback

Hey there folks, So, I live and work as an English teacher here in Zhengzhou. I've been learning Mandarin for five years now and have gotten a bunch of questions from coworkers and western friends here about how to dive into learning Chinese. I started a website and created an ebook (I'm so incredib...
by Kelby
Fri Aug 02, 2013 6:29 am
Forum: Learning Chinese
Topic: Best TV shows for learning Chinese
Replies: 18
Views: 52685

Re: Best TV shows for learning Chinese

Iloved using 爱情公寓 when I first moved to China. You can snag all of the episodes for free with a simple search on youku or tudo :)
by Kelby
Tue Jul 30, 2013 11:18 pm
Forum: Mandarin language forum
Topic: tones of shén​me, pronunciation
Replies: 1
Views: 9917

Re: tones of shén​me, pronunciation

Hey Adamcross, I'm pretty sure what you're hearing isn't an exception, but just people being more free with their speaking. It can often be difficult to pick the second and third tones apart from each other, so that might be what you're experiencing. Also, there will be many times where people don't...
by Kelby
Tue Jul 30, 2013 11:04 pm
Forum: Mandarin language forum
Topic: Best software to memorize Chinese characters
Replies: 1
Views: 11688

Re: Best software to memorize Chinese characters

I'm a fan of Remembr.it, personally.
Organizes things by confusability and they're about to get a list with the most common 3,500 up
by Kelby
Tue Jul 30, 2013 11:02 pm
Forum: Mandarin language forum
Topic: -ong = -om?
Replies: 1
Views: 11888

Re: -ong = -om?

I've found there is very little standardization when it comes to romanizing peoples' names. Not all Chinese people, especially those that are older, will use pinyin to transliterate their names. Hong in pinyin should become hung in wade-giles, though. Hum might have been a typo or simply just a tran...

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