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I'm a language student and teacher who has quite a lot of opinions on how to learn languages more efficiently. Since I think there is a severe lack of people discussing how to learn (rather than just what to learn), I'm running a website called Hacking Chinese, welcome!


Oct
8
comment How do non-native speakers get to perceive tones in Chinese?
I'd like to add that minimal pair bingo with tones is an excellent exercise for all levels, except perhaps for true beginners. In essence, you write down a number of tones and person A then pronounces one of them. Person B is supposed to guess which tone was pronounced. The student and the teacher/native speaker can switch roles. I've found this to be a very, very good way of spotting problems with tones. I've written much more about this here in case the above description isn't enough: hackingchinese.com/?p=245
Oct
7
awarded  Editor
Oct
7
revised What's the difference between 証 and 證?
Since part of my answer was built on a mistake, I've edited out that bit, but still kept the general gist of the answer.
Oct
7
comment What's the difference between 証 and 證?
Yes, that makes more sense. Seems extremely obvious now that you mention it. :)
Oct
7
answered What's the difference between 証 and 證?
Oct
1
awarded  Nice Question
Sep
24
comment How do you emphasize unformatted Chinese text?
I have never seen the dots, actually. Perhaps it's a Mainland/Taiwan thing. Does anyone know?
Sep
23
accepted Informal ways of beginning/ending an e-mail
Sep
23
comment Informal ways of beginning/ending an e-mail
A friend wrote this in an e-mail to me just now: 敬祝 順心 [name]
Sep
22
accepted What is the difference between 升, 陞 and 昇?
Sep
22
answered What's the subject of this sentence?
Sep
22
comment What's the subject of this sentence?
I think it can mean a lot of things. Since the subject is left out, it could be anything, but should be obvious from the context.
Sep
20
awarded  Self-Learner
Sep
20
awarded  Quorum
Sep
20
comment Informal ways of beginning/ending an e-mail
Is this really correct? I have numerous e-mails from people I have never met that open with this line. Here are two examples, the first from my university and the second from the TOP test committee: 1) 親愛的大家 2) 親愛的考生您好
Sep
20
asked What is the difference between 升, 陞 and 昇?
Sep
20
answered What is the difference between 升, 陞 and 昇?
Sep
19
asked Informal ways of beginning/ending an e-mail
Sep
14
awarded  Commentator
Sep
14
comment 血: xuè , xiě, what's the difference?
I think it should be mentioned that xie3 is the standard pronunciation in Taiwan, or at least the one given for most words containing this character in the MoE dictionaries. I don't think I've ever heard "xue4" here.