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Chinese Characters – the Foundation of the Language With native lang

I guess that Chinese characters are the most difficult part for most non-Chinese speakers. It’s said that there were traces of inflection...
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Jun 30, 2016 23:54
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English Syntax and Borrowed Words With native lang

For me, vocabulary has always been the most difficult part of studying English. Syntax is less difficult, because it’s logical. If, after...
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Jun 28, 2016 22:36
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An Enjoyable Time in a Library With native lang

Today, I went to a library in my city to return my overdue books and pay the fines. I was glad to see that the library was packed with pe...
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Jun 27, 2016 01:49
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Ancient Chinese VS Modern Chinese With native lang

Speaking of the Chinese language, many non-Chinese speakers tend to think that it’s a language with a long history. Admittedly, the origi...
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Jun 24, 2016 23:23
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Lang Lang – A Classical Music Superstar With native lang

Few Chinese people don’t know Lang Lang, a gifted Chinese pianist. In China, however, when most people talk about him, they tend to think...
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Jun 22, 2016 01:51
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さようなら、仲の良い友達

夏になりました。今日は蒸し暑いですね。心地よくないのは、気温が高いからではなく、友達と別れるからです。 Aさんは僕の小学校のころのクラスメートです。毎週末、彼女と一緒にハイキングしたり、喫茶店でコーヒーを飲んで人生や夢について相談したりしていました。でも、この夏休み、...
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Jun 20, 2016 23:49
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Never Hurt a Person Who Studies French! With native lang

TGIF!! Have a nice weekend! I would like to share a famous comical on-line rant in China. A few years ago, a Chinese student went to c...
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Jun 18, 2016 00:53
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Guns! Guns! Guns! With native lang

I’m so sorry to hear the news that a gunman killed 49 people in Orlando. Chinese official media reported it sensationally, as it does usu...
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Jun 14, 2016 01:43
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A Rant about the English Language With native lang

After graduating university, I didn't have many chances to use the English language, so I stopped studying it for nearly two years. A...
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Jun 13, 2016 01:51
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Gandalf/Magneto Is Having a Fantastic Time in Beijing With native lang

In China, the British celebrity Ian McKellen’s known as Gandalf/Magneto. Few people know his real name. So, after he tweeted about his gr...
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Jun 11, 2016 22:41
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A One-day Getaway to Silver Beach With native lang

“Hey, SP. Wanna go to Silver Beach?” “Great! Let’s go!” Yesterday was the Dragon Boat Festival, so we had a three-day national holida...
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Jun 10, 2016 23:02
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Public Speaking Isn't An Easy Thing With native lang

I’m dog tired today, because I just came back from a meeting in my city's high-tech zone. It would’ve been a fun thing, if I’d been ...
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Jun 8, 2016 01:38
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Cute Country Names in Chinese [Trendy Chinese Lecture 2] With native lang

When you look up the word “China” in an English-Chinese dictionary, you will get 中国. When you study Chinese from a coursebook, it will te...
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Jun 5, 2016 02:31
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「一人っ子政策」 With native lang

20世紀末、中国の政府は人口を抑える為に、「一人っ子」の政策を実行することにしました。「一人っ子政策は良い。政府が老後も面倒をみます」といった宣伝もありました。 しかし、70年代から80年代の「一人っ子政策」の中で忠実に政策を守ったが故に、不幸にもその一子が若くして亡...
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Jun 4, 2016 15:07
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English? An Alien Language? With native lang

Having studied English for many years, I have little trouble reading English newspapers, novels and websites. I’m able to watch American/...
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Jun 4, 2016 13:41
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Chinese Nicknames for Celebrities from English Speaking Countries [Trendy Chinese Lecture 1] With native lang

When English names are transcribed into Chinese, they become too long and awkward. Many British/American celebrities are very popular amo...
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Jun 1, 2016 00:51