100 Days of Chinese Challenge: Day 75

First of all, I can't believe how close I am to finishing this challenge. It has been a little over three months already. More than the stats about how much time I've put into Chinese this year (61 hours), what has surprised me the most is how much visible progress I've made. In terms of... Continue Reading →

Nouns are weird: translation exercises

Now that you have all that knowledge of nouns, we can actually do some noun-phrase translation. First, a couple of hints and examples. Noun+Noun (N+N) 春+N: N in the spring(time); N affected by spring; spring N 月+N: moon N; lunar N; N of the moon; the moon's N; moonlit N; N in the moonlight; N... Continue Reading →

Challenge: Ancient (and not so ancient) Chinese History

I took a vacation from Chinese and more or less the world during the "summer" (this is the tropics there is no summer here), the last two semesters burnt me out, 3 jobs and 5 classes will do that to you. Nevertheless, this semester has slowly but surely given me back my motivation as well... Continue Reading →

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