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The Difficulty of Translating Classical Chinese Into English 2017-03-12
One way to get a sense of the difference between Chinese and English is to look at different English translations of classical Chinese works like the ...
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JAPANESE AND CHINESE PT 2: The Japanese Writing System 2017-03-12
Why does Japanese writing contain Chinese characters?   And what are all the odd squiggles around the character in the sentence? The answer to ...
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JAPANESE AND CHINESE - PART 1: Are Japanese and Chinese Related? 2017-03-12
Recently I read a post on CD that speculated on the reason why Japanese writing contains Chinese characters (mixed with otherwise unintelligible writi ...
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Chinese Language Learning and the Brain 2017-02-23
As a teacher and educator and linguist (having a degree in Linguistics, the science of language) I have long been interested in how the brain learns, ...
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Understanding Phonemes 2017-02-22
This blog is  for people whose aim is to speak and converse orally in English.  When I teach immigrants to the USA to speak English, oral co ...
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How to improve English 2017-02-14
Often people here post the question, "How can I improve my English?" I am an American who has taught TESOL and also who has had the experience of lea ...
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jimmyjin 2017-7-10 11:02:26
hi Gay
nice to see you first .
I am a Chinese man in his 40s , sincerely looking for communication and friendships .  if you are interested , let 's be friends.  
Gayle 2017-2-23 05:18:54
I have a suggestion for a book you might like.   It is called "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" by Betty Smith.  It is available online for free as a PDF.  This book was published  the 1940s.  It is an autobiographical novel based on the author's experiences growing up in Brooklyn, New York, in the early 1900s.     It follows her life from about aged eleven into her teens.  She is very poor and often hungry but she dreams o ... ...
SunnyWang2004 2017-2-22 14:00:39
Gayle : Are you really a middle school student?  Your English is amazing, you have a grasp of colloquial idiomatic English that is hard for foreigners to achi ... Thanks, I read a lot of books and some of them are not aimed at middle school studnets. I also like to read Gone with the Wind and Serlock Holmes... Anyway, I'll read it if it interests me and this habit has made me into a book-loving sort of person. Thanks for your message! ...
Gayle 2017-2-19 03:41:13
Hello rose!  I am sorry, I don't have wechat.  But I will send you a friend invitation.  Also, since you are involved in political and ideological education, I would be curious about your opinion of the question I posted in this thread:    The first post in the thread.  Thank you for your opinion.  Blessings, Gayle ...
A_Blue_Sky 2017-2-15 20:57:10
Gayle: Hi!  Please forgive me for contacting you out of the blue.  I am writing you because I saw you are a teacher.  I am also a teacher (retired) but I am  ...
hi nice to meet you. i am rose. i dont usually stay on line . but you can leave me message here and if you have wechat then we could be wechat is 18761601363
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