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.
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.”
Bolicc Learn Songs-Because of Love
Here is a song for you to learn to express love to your beloved ones! (pinyin subtitles included)
Speech of parts
But in Chinese, apparently, these components fall into two categories, with different words.
In Chinese, it’s never relative
One of the workhorse parts of speech in English and in most European languages is the relative pronoun. These include that, when, which, who/whom/whose, where and a few other less frequently used ones. Usually they …
Searching for the meaning of “找”
As you can see already, English and Chinese words do not exactly match one to one.
How to receive things in Chinese: 收（shōu）vs. 受（shòu）
In English among many other things one can “receive” a piece of mail, and one can “receive” good or bad emotional news. In each case, the verb is “to receive,” and we think of those …