Category: Learn Chinese

Thinking about thinking

So how to translate different conceptions of the English verb “to think” into Chinese? I don’t claim to have entirely resolved it, but this is how I, well, think about it.

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Some Common Responses to the Greeting “How are you?”

We are going to start by introducing several common responses to the greeting “How are you?.” Once you have mastered the unit, you will be able to use Chinese to reply to the question and inquire about how someone is.

Tone-deaf

One of the most important tasks in becoming truly fluent in a language is to pronounce its sounds properly.

Getting Started

Learning Chinese might end up being the most difficult and challenging thing I’ve ever done. I’ve been at it a year now and I speak Chinese like a … well, a one year old.

Bolicc Learn Songs-One is Like Summer, One is Like Autumn

Here is a song for you to learn about friendship. (pinyin subtitles included)

Bolicc News Made Easy with Audio#2:Manchester Arena Bombing

Listen to Manchester terrorist attack news in easy Chinese

The holiday season in Taiwan

In this piece I share some thoughts on Christmas (圣诞节 Shèngdànjié) and New Year’s (新年xīnnián) in Taiwan.

Act natural

In this article I want to discuss several aspects of Chinese sentence construction that don’t always come naturally to English-speaking students.

Leading to frustration

They are 使得(shǐde), 讓(ràng) and 令(lìng). They all seem to mean “lead to,” “induce,” “bring about.”

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