Advanced reading: 开放关系 (開放關係)

A little over a month ago, I made a life-changing decision. After 7 years in South America it was time to move on. And even though it's something I felt deeply, it was hard to leave and face all the uncertainty that comes with starting over again. I arrived in New York on a chilly... Continue Reading →

So you want to be an interpreter?

Two months ago I saw an job ad for a Spanish-English interpreter in the Greater New York area. I applied and two exams later I was hired. I've been interpreting in different settings for the past month and I just want to share a bit of my experience. Fluency If you're thinking about becoming a... Continue Reading →

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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