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Difference of 余 and 我
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As Stan said 余 is archaic and only found in literature. As in 余既为此志。——明· 归有光《项脊轩志》 我 is what modern-day Chinese use as the first-person pronoun. 我喜欢吃苹果。 I asked some Chinese friends and they only ...

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Difference between learning Mandarin Chinese and Taiwanese Hokkien for visiting Taiwan
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If you're only going one week, just learn some Mandarin. The advantages of learning Mandarin is that there are a lot of free resources, cheap and useful phrase books, and most people you will run ...

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What is the difference between 七夕节 and 情人节?
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Though they are similar in significance they happen on two different dates, and therefore are not interchangeable. 七夕节 is a festival based on a very old myth. The story has many variations but simply ...

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Useful resources for learning Taiwanese?
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XiaMen University publishes a couple books on MinNanHua, they use their own pinyin which will make sense if you have studied some Mandarin but in any case is often clearer than the Peh-oh-je the ...

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What effective methods exist for visual learners to get Chinese grammar?
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Full Disclosure: I haven't tried this for studying Chinese but in English it seems to work quite well. I haven't a Doctorate in Educational Sciences or the like but have been teaching grammar to all ...

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What software can correct pronunciation?
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You can try this drill. It's repetitive and boring but it covers all tone combinations. It builds muscle memory and helps train your ear.

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