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Modern and ancient word choice: 昔人 vs 古人 vs 前妻

Older Chinese folks (古人) love to use 昔人,but they never use 古人 in their poem or lyric。(OR can someone give me an example where 古人 was actually using 古人 in their writing?) For instance, a favorite poem ...
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What should I consider for a one month language program?

As a graduate student Im trying to learn Chinese. I've been learning the language for a year or so through various ways (self study, private tutoring, did an exchange study in Mainland) Yet my level ...
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What should one pay attention to when translating english sentences containing adverbials into chinese?

What advice for translation could you give in this context, how would you translate the following sentences containing adverbials: I will go to military-school soon. I will go to military-school ...
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What is important to consider while building an adverbial phrase?

As far as I know, in Chinese, the adverbial phrase is put right in front of the verb and its purpose is to describe the verb. Sentence pattern: S adverbialphrase V O What are the rules to put a ...
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What is the morphology or etymology of the word 列车?

This question is inspired from a recent question here about 列车. The question: How is this word formed, and/or where does it come from? (When I am asking this question, I have my own guess: this word ...
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What are some well-known, online news sources that are worthy of language study?

I'm fluent in Chinese already. I just want to further my reading and writing skills. I'm thinking along the lines of NPR - has both (audio) news and talk radio that can be accessed online Time ...
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What Android games give good reading practice? [closed]

I am looking for some software to practice my reading skills. Are there any games for Android (perhaps that native speakers like to play) which contains varied reading in context? For e.g., a game in ...
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What studios produce dubbed TV shows? [closed]

To improve my listening skills, I often watch television shows. Many Chinese-produced television shows, however, are difficult to understand due to context (for e.g. the setting, situation, and ...