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Can native Mandarin speakers understand all of the lyrics to the song 芒种 without seeing them written out?

I've been listening to the song 芒种 recently as it's quite catchy. My Chinese is fairly advanced in that I can have a conversation about pretty much anything with a Chinese person on everyday topics. I ...
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SZTV News: 外交部告诫美方:敌人是病毒不是中国: please correct my transcription

To improve my listening, I tried listening to 外交部告诫美方:敌人是病毒不是中国 from SZTV News (Shenzhen), 21 April 2020. Most of it has a transcription already, so I don't need that part. This is what I hear: ...
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What was this exchange 花粥 had with the crowd?

At the end of this live performance of 远在北方孤独的鬼 (at roughly 3:28 in the recording), some of the fans yelled “花粥带我回家” if I heard correctly. I'm trying to understand her response but she uses some words ...
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CCTV News: 海外观察:英国华人抗疫进行时: please correct my transcription

I'm working with my teacher to improve my listening skills, so I transcribed a short CCTV News video (below; also on YouTube), dated Apr 18, 2020 (2 minutes 31 seconds). It's about ethnic Chinese ...
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“tā gāoxìng de tiào qǐlái” distinguishing 得 vs 地

If you hear, "tā gāoxìng de tiào qǐlái," there are two interpretations: 他高兴地跳起来。 He jumped up happily. 他高兴得跳起来。 He was so happy that he jumped up. Or another example: tā shūfu de shuìjiào. 他舒服得睡觉。 ...
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Help with tones?

Before I jump into the question, a bit of context for my situation: I'm in Mandarin 1 currently in HS, about 7 months in from the beginning of the school year, and I'm having some problems. According ...
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what does 革去功名 mean?

I am watching 天下一碗 , in this link, ChengXi says that his friend HuaQiang 革去功名 Does it mean that he got famous in a revolution or reformist group? as he got involved in a political movement? and that ...
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Why did the actor pronounce 程, “du” instead of “cheng”?

To improve my Chinese listening, I decided to watch 天下一碗 (Tian Xia Yi Wan), as actors tend to speak with very precise and clear tones. In the link, Liu laoye says: "如果是一时意气用事的话, 岂不是耽误了子女的前程了吗". I ...
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Where can I find a collection of samples of Mandarin spoken words, annotated with pinyin and tones?

I recently built the following app that lets you listen to a Chinese word and asks tests your tone hearing ability: https://tones.strokes.ovh/ I'd like to extend it, but in order to get there I need ...
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How can I distinguish different yet similar sounds when listening?

I have learned reading only so my reading and listening levels are drastically different. I finally started to learn speaking and listening five weeks ago but I have been quite struggling with ...
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Is there any way to make a Chinese speech transcribed to written format?

Here is my situation: I have learned Mandarin mostly from reading news articles and chatting with friends, as well as reading a grammar book and memorizing vocabulary. That makes only my reading and ...
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Chinese Listening

I'm not sure if this is the best place to ask this (but I don't know where else). Anyway, I'm taking the AP Chinese this year, and my other grades are pretty okay except for the listening. I think a ...
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News video/audio with transcripts (or consistent subtitles)

I sometimes watch the news on the CCTV LIVE youtube channel to improve my listening comprehension. Sometimes they provide subtitles in Chinese, and sometimes they don't. This is fine if I'm just ...
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How to hear tones in speech better

Today I mistook 化学 for 滑雪. That's it. How can I train my ears to better hear tones when people speak Chinese? Sometimes, the tones aren't pronounced to a level where I can physically hear them/have ...
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Techniques for improving listening comprehension under background noise conditions

I have noticed that there is a big gap between my listening comprehension under ideal conditions (f.e. listening to a chinese movie/TV show/ChinesePod at my computer) and real-life listening ...
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What Methods Are Used by Mandarin Learners Who Speak Japanese?

I'm studying Mandarin via ChineseSkill for Android, and a problem has arisen. I understand a little Japanese, and so rather than listening to the spoken phrases that I'm supposed to translate, I find ...
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What's the Mandarin equivalent of the Hardcore History podcast?

So I'm looking for an very interesting and in-depth history podcast, in Mandarin, for native speakers. It's doesn't have to be about Chinese history, or any particular place or period. Any ...
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Lyrics required

I bumped into this video on Facebook. Here is the same video outside Facebook so everyone can see it. It is an Italian song, "L'Italiano" (The Italian man), sung in a Chinese version by an ...
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Word list for World of Tanks

I would like to practice more Chinese listening and I like WoT, so it seems a good idea to watch WoT broadcasts at twitch. Did anybody have a WoT specific world list to prepare for it in advance? Or ...
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What is he singing?

I have stumbled upon 一天到晚游泳的鱼 by Zhāng Yǔshēng. There are bits in which he sings but there are no subs. I would like to know what he is singing. Below, I'll identify the spots and try to guess myself. ...
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Advice for Chinese listening exams?

I've got an upcoming Chinese listening exam this coming Wednesday but I don't really know what to do apart from repeating the set of ten or so listening tests we have to practice from online. They're ...
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What podcasts/movie/music is good to improve my listening?

Most other skills are improving steadily, but my listening is lagging (far) behind. Are there any movies, music or podcasts that can help me with this?
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Where can I find resources to improve my listening ability? [duplicate]

I am currently studying for the HSK1 exam, I can read the vast majority of the required vocab and know the pinyin for most of the words but I am having a lot of trouble understanding the audio on the ...
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What are some well-known, online news sources that are worthy of language study? [closed]

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 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 ...
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Where can I find recordings of people reading things now that mp3.baidu.com is dead? [closed]

Baidu's MP3 search engine used to be my first stop when studying anything Chinese. Absurdly, even recordings of relatively rare poetry (for instance) were easy to find. These recordings were not ...