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learning chinese unlearning english


Jun
6
asked Differentiate 不错 and 没错 in these situations
Apr
11
awarded  Editor
Apr
11
revised What's the main difference between 为 and 是?
fixed typos -vid. perface -> preface and setence -> sentence
Apr
11
suggested suggested edit on What's the main difference between 为 and 是?
Apr
4
awarded  Commentator
Apr
4
comment What's the main difference between 为 and 是?
This answer has a lot of information in it. But I still don't understand what cases they are interchangable and what cases they aren't. NS.X.'s answer is more in line with my previous understanding. Would it be possible to get some more robust examples?
Apr
2
accepted How would one say “my computer died”?
Mar
23
asked How would one say “my computer died”?
Mar
19
comment Difference between 喜乐 and 快乐?
I did intend to use ask about it. It was in a text a Chinese friend sent me. I could only find one or two non-Bible references, and had never heard it spoken. Nor could I find it in my thesuarus.
Feb
20
comment Chinese tattoo help
I think it's only a matter of time. Chinese really like English and like to be appear able to understand it. I saw tissue paper yesterday marked "Smooth and Tenacious"
Feb
18
comment What is the etymology of 放我一马?
@NS.X. Thank you. There is a lot of 三国 information in English as well. Only having some names of places/people wasn't enough to find the English equivilent, or perhaps I was looking in the wrong places. A readable English translation of your post would have been enough. I simply am not that good in characters
Feb
18
accepted What is the etymology of 放我一马?
Feb
16
comment What is the etymology of 放我一马?
@NS.X. Thanks for the answer but I'm sorry you didn't try harder. See I already tried to make sense of Baidu encyclopedia and couldn't. My 三国 vocab isn't too good. Basically someone (CaoCao?/Guanyu?) escaped a battle on a horse?
Feb
14
asked What is the etymology of 放我一马?
Feb
14
awarded  Informed
Feb
13
accepted Is there a list of characters specifically used for western proper nouns?
Feb
13
accepted How to use 凭 as a preposition
Feb
12
asked Is there a list of characters specifically used for western proper nouns?
Feb
12
asked How to use 凭 as a preposition
Feb
12
comment Early childhood Chinese language immersion accent exposure
I agree with this, as foreign language teacher I have many adult students who because of increased focus, motivation and effort make faster, more lasting progress. IMHO, the key is listening. Many adults think they can learn a language by reading a textbook then speaking the language. Whereas those who spend time listening to the language(even if it's pop music) excel in all areas of language ability. I read once that adults never lost the ability to pick up languages easily, but they merely forgot how to.