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  • Fán Sǐ Le

    Fán Sǐ Le

    “Fán sǐ le” means annoying to death. Sentences PinyinChineseEnglishZuótiān wǎnshàng de diànyǐng zěnmeyàng? 昨天晚上的电影怎么样?How was the movie yesterday? Bù hǎo, nǚpéngyǒu ràng wǒ fán sǐ le. 不好,女朋友让我烦死了。Terrible, my girlfriend made me so annoyed. Wèi shénme? 为什么?Why? Yīng wèi tā yīzhí dǎ diành...

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  • Huānyíng huānyíng

    Huānyíng huānyíng

    We make Mandarin fun by using an incremental approach. Each week students learn new sentences, phrases, and expressions. Between classes they have a variety of tools for practicing flashcards quizzes pronunciation practice listening practice and bonus videos The key to success is practicing before you forget! This strengthens your neural pathwa...

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  • Nǐ Guòjiǎng Le

    Nǐ Guòjiǎng Le

    As your Mandarin skills increase, you will inevitably receive compliments from Chinese friends. Chinese people appreciate modesty, so learning how to respond is a good idea. The phrase nálǐ nálǐ? literally means “Where? where?”. It implies that you feel that the praise is unwarranted. It also gives your friend an opportunity to heap mor...

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  • Wash Your Hands Often

    Wash Your Hands Often

    When will the pandemic end? Maybe when we have a plentiful supply of a reliable vaccine. In the mean time, washing hands, wearing a face mask, and maintaining 6 feet of social distancing, are the most effective strategies at this point. So let’s learn how to encourage others to do just that. Sentence PinyinChineseEnglish你必须经常洗手!Nǐ bìx...

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  • Corona-virus

    Corona-virus

    By now everyone is aware of the Coronavirus spreading rapidly across China and several other countries. In the last few days it seems to have reached the west coast of the US. It is still too early to know the extent of the epidemic. Thankfully, at this point, it has not reached pandemic proportions. But, wearing a face mask (if you can find one) in cro...

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