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"Used" English Books? With native lang

Books written in English are not very popular in China, not only because many people’s English is not good enough to read them, but also ...
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Oct 31, 2016 02:06
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An Inspirational Story With native lang

A few years ago when I was a college student, the media reported that a young student who suffered from cerebral palsy had been admitted ...
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Oct 30, 2016 02:22
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May the Force Be with You With native lang

Today I watched an online talk show. The host, Mr. Gao, went to the Letterman Digital Arts Center, and made this episode about Star Wars....
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Oct 29, 2016 02:46
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Uber & Didi With native lang

Online car-hailing apps are becoming increasingly popular in many countries, including China, which has one of the highest rates of Inter...
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Oct 25, 2016 00:10
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How Does a Chinese Person Feel When Learning Japanese? With native lang

Many Chinese people think Japanese is easy to learn because Chinese and Japanese share a lot of characters, but if they start studying th...
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Oct 23, 2016 03:07
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東野圭吾 With native lang

今日は土曜日なので、暇を見つけて、午後に市立図書館へ行きました。コンピュータで図書を検索していた時、「東野圭吾」というキーワードがスクリーンに現れました。多くの人が彼の書いた物語を借りたので、推薦されたのだろうと思いました。 東野圭吾は中国でとても人気があります。何人...
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Oct 22, 2016 19:36
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My First American Teacher With native lang

The other day, Jojo, a college classmate who works in California, posted a recent picture of herself with M, my first American teacher, o...
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Oct 22, 2016 00:16
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China's Currency Devaluation With native lang

This month, after years of effort, China finally succeeded in getting the Yuan included in the IMF’s Special Drawing Right’s basket, hopi...
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Oct 21, 2016 02:07
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Amway You Something With native lang

Over the past few years, tons of new Chinese words have been coined by millennials in China. “Amway” (安利) is one of them. It can be used ...
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Oct 17, 2016 23:45
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The Strangest Chinese Character With native lang

I’ve been correcting Chinese entries on Lang-8 off and on for a couple years, and I’ve noticed that, for non-native speakers of Chinese, ...
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Oct 12, 2016 01:39
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Making a Leap With native lang

To me, Lang-8 is an amazing place for studying English. Writing on this website, which serves as an ideal language-output platform, encou...
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Oct 11, 2016 02:10
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A Traveler's Song With native lang

By Meng Chiao (751 – 814), Tang Dynasty, China. Across a benevolent mother’s fingers, threads were being woven into a garment; Which...
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Oct 10, 2016 01:45
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日本への団体旅行 With native lang

今日は、僕の同僚は「Spcartmanさん、私と一緒に日本へ旅行しませんか。」と尋ねました。 不思議に思って、「えーと、なんで突然こんなことを聞くんですか。」と問い返しました。 「今月の下旬に日本への団体旅行があります。五泊六日の旅行ですよ。」 「費用は?...
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Oct 9, 2016 00:44
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Children Learning to Read With native lang

Today, I went to a lake in a suburban area. The lake’s large, but man-made. After I jogged part of the way around it, I found a lakefront...
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Oct 7, 2016 00:35
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口実を作ってはダメです With native lang

長い間日本語を勉強してないです。本当に恥ずかしいですね。 今日は、連絡をとっていなかった級友の王さんが久しぶりに電話をくれました。彼女と近況報告していた時、日本語の勉強のことに言及しました。「Spcartmanさんはまだ日本語の勉強をしていますか。」と尋ねました。「い...
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Oct 5, 2016 01:38
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Adopted Kids With native lang

Today, I went to an orphanage located in the urban core. It'd been half a year since I'd last gone there. One of the caregivers t...
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Oct 4, 2016 01:22