23. August 2016 Learn Chinese Skype-Tips from Instructors tagPlaceholderTags: Chinese, Language, learn, skype, online, class, Lesson Write a comment Comments: 553 #1 Tian (Monday, 29 August 2016 14:22) We talked about the SAT test today when Shileen learns Chinese Skype with me. This is the first time we work on the subject ever since she takes our Learn Chinese Skype classes. When we meet next week for our Learn Chinese Skype we will discuss more in detail. #2 Lizz (Saturday, 03 September 2016 04:13) When we Learn Chinese Skype today,firstly,we reviewed some words,and then we translate and explain some quotes，some sentences about ancient Chinese.We talked about Confucius、Mencius、Xuncius、Lao tze and so on. We had fun in our we Learn Chinese Skype I enjoy it.Really do. #3 Tian (Wednesday, 07 September 2016 17:34) Eileen and I learn Chinese Skype today about anAmerican movie -Spotlight. It is the first time we talked about a movie on religion when we learn Chinese Skype. Usually we talked about Buddissm when we learn Chinese Skype. #4 Tian (Wednesday, 07 September 2016 17:37) Len and I often discuss hot topics around the world when we learn Chinese Skype. Tonight we talked about G20 of course . Some interesting things such as Putin gave Xijing Ping some Russian ice creams when we learn Chinese Skype. #5 Tian (Friday, 30 September 2016 18:07) What is the best way to learn Chinese Skype? Eileen shared with me in today's Skype Chinese Class. She thinks reading intestine novels is a very helpful way to learn Chinese Skype. #6 TT (Friday, 30 September 2016 18:10) To learn Chinese Skype, reading news and talking about news work well to improve your Chinese. 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My student Eileen shared her own true story in our class to learn Chinese Skype. #54 T (Wednesday, 02 November 2016 08:31) Learn Chinese Skype content 3:comparative study of different cultures are good parts of Skpye Chinese Class. Difference of Chinese and Ameican religion was discussed when we Learn Chinese Skype. #55 Maisie (Wednesday, 02 November 2016 16:42) When Maria and I Learn Chinese Skype. Firstly,we learned some basic greetings in Chinese. And then we reviewed some innitianls and finals of Pinyin. At last, we continued to learn new initials and finals of Pinyin. We had fun in Learn Chinese Skype. Maria is very clever and interested in learning Chinese . #56 Lizzie (Monday, 07 November 2016 04:03) We commented the last week's homework together in today's Learn Chinese Skype. We discussed something about Mid-Autumn Festival.Learn Chinese Skype,you can learn more Chinese culture. Chinese is really interesting，come on，let's enjoy Learn Chinese Skype together.No matter where you are,we can talk and share anything by Skype. #57 hong (Wednesday, 09 November 2016 01:54) huixian is a good student, she is good at thinking and asking questions, but I was not fully prepared in today's Learn Chinese Skype, so the explanation was not very perfect, A good students will make the teacher progress,fighting！ #58 张雪玲 (Wednesday, 09 November 2016 16:08) In today's Learn Chinese Skype, I meet 马布 again. It has been such a long time. She has changed her hair and has a new cellphone. But one thing doesn't change. She still loves learning Chinese in Learn Chinese Skype. I am so excited that we can start our journey again. #59 Ye (Friday, 11 November 2016 08:45) I am so glad to have Learn Chinese Skype class with my student Tiantian，an Indian girl，who is very clever and active.I am so astonished that she can remember the content we learned last month. In a word，Learn Chinese Skype is a very funny process. If you want to study，work or maybe travel in China，I believe Learn Chinese Skype is a good choice for you. #60 Ye (Monday, 14 November 2016 08:07) In today' s Learn Chinese Skype，I am very happy to analyze the exam syllabus for my America student Nathaniel.He will have a Mandarin Chinese EXAM to get credits.Learn Chinese Skype is a convenient way for you to study Chinese. Indeed，with the development of China' s economy，I think it's advisable for you to learn Chinese Skype. It can suit your time and you can learn in your spare time. #61 Ye LT (Monday, 14 November 2016 08:20) In this morning，I have a good time with my student，Anju，an America girl who is interesting in Chinese.We learn Chinese via Skype. Today's my Chinese Skype class topic is Time.I teach my student how to ask time and how to answer in Chinese. It is very practical for Chinese learning beginners. Learn Chinese Skype，through the development of technology，we can use different tools and have more fun forms to learn Chinese. #62 YLT (Wednesday, 23 November 2016 17:48) Today I teach something new words to my student by Skype Chinese class. The topic is "what time is it now"，we made a dialog and do a role play.Skype Chinese Class always give you something new. We can discuss different topics and communicate thoughts. It is an indeed worthy journey! #63 YLT (Monday, 28 November 2016 05:21) I am so glad to have Chinese Skype class with my student Nathaniel.We learn a Chinese famous idom story called Nanyuanbeizhe，which talk a rich men want to go to chuguo from weiguo.However，he got a wrong direction.And he didn't listen the kind passenger's advice. From the story，we know that although we have many advantages，if we can't use correctly，we can't achieve the goal.Welcome to Chinese Skype class，give about your comments and discuss more about this story. #64 Tian (Monday, 28 November 2016 16:30) Nothing is more gratifying than to have my students give the amazing feedback about learning Chinese Skype. She said she was so lucky to have such amazing teachers to help her improve her grammar , pronunciation and she can speak Chinese with more confidence after learning Chinese Skype with us. #65 Tian (Sunday, 04 December 2016 17:51) What is the hot topic for this week's class for learn Chinese Skype? Sure it is the thanksgiving holiday . All the students learnt a lot about this turkey holiday when they learn Chinese Skype for this week. #66 Tian (Sunday, 04 December 2016 17:54) Why do you call turkey 火鸡 in Chinese when we learn Chinese Skype this week ? I have to explain a couple of times to my students when we learn Chinese Skype because they have very bright colors and look like flames . #67 Tian (Monday, 05 December 2016 08:34) Learn Chinese Skype tip 4: quizs are necessary for students who Leaen Chinese skype as they are regarded as very help ways to help students remember what they have learnt in their Skype Chinese class. #68 Tian (Monday, 05 December 2016 08:54) Learn Chinese Skype tip 5: how can we differentiate some details in Chinese characters when we learn Chinese Skype? Actually try to disintegrate the characters into different parts work really well to help the students. #69 Ye (Tuesday, 06 December 2016) Today Chinese Skype class I teached my student to express date and time in Chinese.eg:November 11th ，5：15pm. In a word ，unit 2 topic is"what time is it ". Chinese Skype class give you happiness and knowledge.Our tutors are more patient and passionate.Welcome to Chinese Skype class. #70 Tian (Tuesday, 06 December 2016 16:37) Learn Chinese Skype tip 10: it is amazing for Chinese learners to find that sometimes Chinese and English have the same sentence structure when they learn Chinese Skype. For example: "I heard him singing " in Chinese 我听到他在唱歌” . So easy to learn Chinese Skype! #71 Tian (Tuesday, 06 December 2016 16:40) Learn Chinese Skype tip 11: how to say I don't know what happened in Chinese ?it is easy 我不知道发生了什么！ notice the inverted structure in this case when students learn Chinese Skype. #72 Tian (Wednesday, 07 December 2016 16:50) Learn Chinese Skype Tip 12: Amazing that I got my student James book regarding learning Chinese Skype for foreigners. It was sent via DHL from Mexico. This is the 9th time he sent me his books about Learning Chinese Skype. #73 Tian (Wednesday, 07 December 2016 16:53) Learn Chinese Skype tip 13: James shared his tips for Learning Chinese Skype in his new book. One of them is to use pics to give you a story so the vocabs you learnt make real sense. His first story is a boy from US visiting China and all his experiences in China. #74 Tian (Wednesday, 07 December 2016) Learn Chinese Skype Tip 14: Anther story James shared in his book is about using animal sound to indicate the tones in Chinese which he finds really helpful to learn Chinese Skype. Like use dogs woof to indicate tone 4, the falling tone. Is that amazing? #75 Tian (Wednesday, 14 December 2016 16:41) Learn Chinese Skype tip 15: An amazing way to learn Chinese Skype shared by James is to make up a story by using the vocabulary and sentence patterns learnt in his Skype Chinese Class to make his Chinese burnt in his mind instantly and permanently. I think other students who learn Chinese Skype can also try this method to see if it works. #76 Tian (Wednesday, 14 December 2016 17:07) Learn Chinese Skype tip 16: How can I remember all the characters when I learn Chinese Skype ? This is a much asked question. Well , one way to learn Chinese Skype characters is to try to break up your time of studying them. It seems you only have a few minutes , but it works well in learning Chinese Skype , especially with vocabulary. #77 Tian (Wednesday, 14 December 2016 17:10) Learn Chinese Skype tip 17: How can I know what I am saying is right when I learn Chinese Skype? That's easy! Because you have your own personal instructor working with you just to correct you and improve your conversation skill when you Learn Chinese Skype. #78 Ye (Thursday, 15 December 2016 17:16) Today Chinese Skype class ，I share a video to my student Tiantian. It is an interesting video about Chinese character，exactly ，it called pictograph.The video is very creative and show us 36 character in a story，which can let us know more about the character origin and remember the characters well. Welcome to Chinese Skype class ，we can share more interesting videos about Chinese，I believe you will like them. #79 Tian (Friday, 16 December 2016 02:51) Learn Chinese Skype tip 18:December is the holiday season. Sure Christmas is the hot topic when we learn Chinese Skype this month. Let's learn to say Merry Christmas! shènɡ dàn kuài lè 圣 诞 快 乐 ! Yes, the reverse order. We say Christmas Happy! #80 Tian (Friday, 16 December 2016 02:55) Learn Chinese Skype tip 19: Christmas Chinese Again. How to say Christmas tree? Well, Christmas is 圣诞 shènɡ dàn ，so Christmas tree is shènɡ dàn shù, exactly the same order. Students now can describe their homes when we learn Chinese Skype with these basic words. #81 Tian (Friday, 16 December 2016 04:43) Learn Chinese Skype tip 20:It is time for Christmas Chinese ! People exchange Christmas gifts at Christmas. So we learn Chinese Skype about Christmas gifts: shènɡ dàn lǐ wù 圣诞礼物！交换礼物 jiāo huàn lǐ wù to exchange gifts. #82 Ye (Monday, 19 December 2016 17:06) Chinese Skype class I taught my student Anju RMB and helped her learn Chinese money expressions，eg Yi kuai 、shi kuai 、ershi kuai and so on. It's very practical and useful to learn "how much "in Chinese.If you want to travel or work in China ，it's very important to know number and learn to buy things in Chinese.Chinese Skype class ，help you achieve Chinese dream and make your Chinese life easier. #83 Ye (Monday, 19 December 2016 17:13) Today I taught my student ，appropriate 15years boy.We learn some daily vocabulary like part-time 、fast food 、take out and so on.We do some role play and repeat the passage. Chinese Skype class ，we try our best to explore new and interesting ways to make our Chinese Skype class more effective. #84 Tian (Wednesday, 21 December 2016 10:43) Learn Chinese Skype tip 20: it is no use learning the textbook Chinese . We teach the real and live Chinese when our students learn Chinese Skype. When we talk about payment methods, we learn wei hat 微信支付， which surprised my student so much that he would like to have his own weichat ! His interest in Chinese is roused today when we learn Chinese Skype . #85 Tian (Wednesday, 21 December 2016 10:47) Learn Chinese Skype tip 23: today is winter ssolstice! We lean Chinese Skype by sharing our winter culture with our students : eating dumplings in the north and dangyuan -sticky rice ball in the south. #86 Tian (Wednesday, 21 December 2016 10:50) Learn Chinese Skype tip 24: Do you celebrate Christmas? One of my students asked me today when we learn Chinese Skype today ! He' wa so surprised that there are people who don't celebrate Christmas. He learned something amazing in his learn Chinese Skype class . #87 Tian (Monday, 26 December 2016 04:15) Learn Chinese Skype story1:Did you know what Jews in America do on Christmas? Have Chinese food in a Chinese restaurant. No kidding at all. Thanks to my Jewish student , I learned this when we learn Chinese Skype today! #88 Tian (Monday, 26 December 2016 04:18) Learn Chinese Skype story 2: how many Santas ? Maybe your answer is quick . 0ne! Wrong! We learn Chinese Skype and we learnt that in Iceland, there are 13 of them. All of them are bad guys. #89 Tian (Monday, 26 December 2016 04:21) Learn Chinese Skype story 3: how long will Christmas last? Two days! Wrong! According to legends in Iceland, the 13 Santas leaves one by one every day , and al of them leave in 13 days . So Christmas las for 13 days. When shared this when we learn Chinese Skype. #90 Tian (Thursday, 12 January 2017 07:43) Learn Chinesr Skype story 4: I can't believe it that James showed me jacket his son bought in shanghi. It is a long coat for the Chinese military . We call it 军大衣in Chinese. It was considered very fashionable in the 60s,70s,even in the 80s of the last century. It looked so funny on a foreigner. This learn Chinese Skype lesson is so funny . We laughter so hard. James said he thought I would like it so he showed me when we learn Chinese Skype. #91 Tian (Thursday, 12 January 2017 07:46) Learn Chinese Skype story 5: what is best way to learn Chinese Skype? Have you ever thought about learn Chinese not via skype but via Wechat? We had our first class and really enjoyed it . We sent voice messages so my student can listen and practice after we learn Chinese Skype. #92 Tian (Thursday, 12 January 2017 07:51) Learn Chinese Skype story 6:What's New about today's learn Chinese Skype? We talked about homeless people in Los Angles! Why are ther e so many homeless people here? My student Eileen asked this question, I said it is warm without any hesitation. No! The answer is that they have very strict rules about building houses so tha's why . Wow, shocking to know from learn Chinese Skype. #93 Tian (Monday, 23 January 2017 04:03) Learn Chinese Skype story 7: what's new about today's Learn Chinese Skype ? Of course it is about the American 's new president Trump. He is the most talked about story in all these learn Chinese Skype this week. #94 Tian (Tuesday, 31 January 2017 10:13) Learn Chinese Skype story 8: I am amazed that my student greeted me with 恭喜发财 in Chinese when we had our class for learn Chinese Skype. Obviously she knew some Chinese culture, and we have more to greet each other for Chinese New Year! I will share more next time when we learn Chinese Skype. #95 Tian (Tuesday, 31 January 2017 10:17) Learn Chinese Skype story 9: is it amazing to learn that Berate family was celebrating Chinese New Year and had so many Chinese decorations for this Chinese holiday? I was told that they have so much connected to Chinese language and Chinese culture because of their exposure to Chinese over the years , especially through learn Chinese Skype with us. #96 Tian (Tuesday, 31 January 2017 10:21) Learn Chinese Skype story 10: We had a video show of the fireworks and firecrackers' for the students during the today's class to learn Chinese Skype. Emmen was so surprised that it was so much fun and noisy. #97 Tian (Tuesday, 07 February 2017 11:23) Learn Chinese Skype story 11: usually it is not easy for very little kids to learn Chinese Skype as it is hard for them to concentrate and remote control is chanllenging. But there are always exceptions. My frist Skype Chinese Class with a 5 years old is really amazing. He is from Iran . The first sentence he said to me is please say something in Chinese. He kept asking me to teach him more and more. #98 Tian (Tuesday, 07 February 2017 11:26) Learn Chinese Skype story 12: we rarely talk about pets whenwe learn Chinese Skype. But Shirleen showed me her pubby today in our SKype Chinese Class. She shared her interesting stories with me about her dogs when we learn Chinese Skype today. #99 Tian (Tuesday, 07 February 2017 11:30) Learn Chinese Skype story 13: news reading is sometimes appealing both to my student and me. Trump 's act to bild a wall betwen US and Mexico is much talked about today when Len learn Chinese Skype. We think it is a controversial action. Anyway, it is not our purpose to say what is right , just learn how to say that in Chinese. #100 Prof.Tian (Sunday, 26 February 2017 03:43) Learn Chinese Skype story 14:Surpringly I learnt the Russian Maslenitsa in our Learn Chinese Skype class Friday . It is the fisrt time I was fansnated by this holiday. People eat pancakes made of white wheat flower and buttur.It is one of the pagan customs , now becoming the begginging of the Christian Great Lent.I will show my thin pancake to my student next time when we Learn Chinese Skype. #101 Prof.Tian (Sunday, 26 February 2017 03:47) Learn Chinese Skype story 15: Students learn Chinese Skype sometimes for travelling in China. Actually we talked about the curise over the Yangzi river in China in our Monday Learn Chinese Skype. Shirleen would like to take the curise up the the Yangzi river. She has never been there. We went over a brochure about the trip and was so excited about the beautiful sceneries along the river. We will continuse to talk avout it when we meet to learn Chinese Skype next Monday. #102 Prof.Tian (Sunday, 26 February 2017 03:53) Learn Chinese Skype story 16: what is your favorite city ? I asked my student who learns Chinese Skype with me. She is a flight attendant and has travelled to my places. She said it was Seattle! Because the water and mountains are beautiful, especially Mountain Rainier! But I really like the beach and warf there. Amazing to know that learn Chinese Skype can be so enjoyable! #103 Prof.Tian (Wednesday, 01 March 2017 09:06) Learn Chinese Skype story 17:how to say the Oscar mess up in Chinese is the top story to learn Chinese Skype for the last two days. Both students were amazed to know that is is 乌龙， literally means "black dragon ". Why ? I guesss black dragon is not a good thing , something bad , mistake! #104 Prof.Tian (Wednesday, 01 March 2017 09:11) Learn Chinese Skype story18:when you are confused about some synonyms to learn Chinese Skype, it means you are really understanding Chinese . For example, both turn off and open are expressed 开kai in Chinese . We think it is the same in the function. So turn on the light and open in Chinese . #105 雪玲 (Tuesday, 07 March 2017 05:02) I hadn't seen 马布 for nearly two weeks, so we finally have our Learn Chinese Skype class today. We review the words we had learned then I introduce her the new one. I help 马布 to distinguish “买” and “卖”, she can pronounce them correctly now. Hope we can Learn Chinese Skype better next time. #106 shuxin (Tuesday, 07 March 2017 05:05) Jordan 's Chinese pronunciation is very standard in learning Chinese Skype.We reviewed the last lessen before class begined.It is surprising that Jordan remembered many words just as "牛奶”,“咖啡”“鸡蛋”.I am pleased to see the progress of Chinese through learn Chinese Skype . #107 Zhang (Thursday, 09 March 2017 13:42) In today's learn Chinese Skype，保罗 learned more words and sentences about phone call. Besides,we talked some well-knonw sites in Beijing,like "鸟巢“.Next learn Chinese Skype,we will going to study Unit 7. #108 Zhang (Thursday, 09 March 2017 13:43) Today's learn Chinese Skype falls on The Lantern Festival.Last time,维恩 has learned some new words like "元宵“.And we learned more in this learn Chinese Skype lesson.维恩 told me that last Saturday he went to the spelling bee ,finally he got the 9th prize. I believe he will make greater progress in the future. #109 张 (Thursday, 09 March 2017 13:44) 保罗 reviewed how to make a phone call in today's learn Chinese Skype lessons. Imaged that he is going to invite his friends to have meal together. Additionally, we learned some new words and phrases about the directions in this learn Chinese Skype. #110 张 (Thursday, 09 March 2017 13:45) 安亚 is interested in the free talk at learn Chinese Skype.We mentioned about the planting outside her home.Moreover,she told me in winter is too cold to get up.She always want to sleep more.Hah,it's an interesting learn Chinese Skype. #111 Tian (Tuesday, 14 March 2017 13:32) Learn Chinese Skype tip: do-and-say is the approach we use most in our Skype Chinese Class. We learn "swimming " we say the words in Chinese and ask the student to do the action when we learn Chinese Skype. #112 Tian (Tuesday, 14 March 2017 13:33) Learn Chinese Skype tip: one on one approach is our policy to work with our students. We have the personal care for our students when we learn Chinese Skype. #113 Tian (Tuesday, 14 March 2017 13:34) Learn Chinese Skype tip: Chinese exposure is essential in Chinese Skype Lessons. The more exposed to Chinese , the better command you will have. So more exposures to Chinese learning is essential when we learn Chinese Skype. #114 Tian (Tuesday, 28 March 2017 04:23) Can we ace HSK5 in a year? The answer is YES when you learn Chinese Skype. Some studnetd are worried about it . Actually it is doable when we combine online learn Chinese Skype lessons with your offline self study . #115 Tian (Tuesday, 28 March 2017 04:27) Learn Chinese Skype HSK tips: we worked on HSK 3 vocabularies todayin our Skype Chinese class. My student asked me one question: The english "be afraid " can be translated into 害怕and 恐怕。 Howto differentiate them . Examples work well whenyou Learn Chinese Skype. So here are the examples: 我害怕一个人在家。 我恐怕要迟到了。 #116 Tian (Tuesday, 28 March 2017 04:30) What is the top tip for HSK studies when learn Chinese Skype? Actually there are two tips which are found very helpful when learn Chinese Skype.Tip 1: dictation 2: make sentences . They are extrremely useful for HSK vocabularies for learn Chinese Skype. #117 Tian (Tuesday, 25 April 2017 06:57) Learn Chinese Skype is related to your life . For example, we talk about food in one of our classes to learn Chinese Skype - Sichuan food . #118 Tian (Tuesday, 25 April 2017 06:59) Top story to learn Chinese Skpye for today is that our yongest student ever is 2 years old . She is so cute with her baby talk in Chinese when we learn Chinese Skype . #119 Tian (Monday, 08 May 2017 03:24) Which Chinese things cannot be translated that can only be expressed in Chinese or pinyin? An interesting question discussed in today's class to learn Chinese Skype. Well, some terms that have no great English correlation but is used a ton are… 江湖: literally it means the river and lake but the term is commonly used to describe a type of semi l...Ny student said he never knew this before he learns Chinese Skype . #120 Tian (Monday, 08 May 2017 03:26) Which Chinese things cannot be translated that can only be expressed in Chinese or pinyin?-question when learn Chinese Skype . Another term is"仙 ": a daoist concept of people that achieved semi godlike nature, being immortal and having some super natural ability but isn't truly all powerful. Some people translate it to just immortal but it's not quite just that.It took us a while to understand to learn Chinese Skype as it literally means a person living in the mountains. #121 Tian (Monday, 08 May 2017 03:28) Which Chinese things cannot be translated that can only be expressed in Chinese or pinyin?-third term discussed in classes to learn Chinese Skype, which is 紅塵: literally it means red dust but it's a Buddhist term that refers to the mortal realm but then expanded to mean more than that. Used a ton but translation imprecise at best in learning Chinese Skype. #122 Tian (Saturday, 03 June 2017 17:34) Learn Chinese Skype for jobs! We had a new student from AA Airlines to learn Chinese Skype . I am impressised by her motivation and good accent. Fun class for her to learn Chinese Skype. #123 冯琳丹 (Sunday, 04 June 2017 16:12) My student 黑花 is really good at Chinese pronunciation when we having Chinese Skype class.She is a slovenia，and studied in China several years ago, so she knows a lot about China,it is truly easy to make her exactly understand the knowledge points in our learning Chinese class.Looking forward to next learn Chinese class. #124 zheng（Sunday 04 June 2017 11:15） (Monday, 05 June 2017 17:31) I have Chinese Skype class today with my students called ziqiao and xinqiao.They are so excited and share their interesting stories with me and I play games with them to learn color,I am very happy to know that they enjoy learning Chinese Skype. #125 Tian (Tuesday, 06 June 2017 06:56) Top question for Chinese Skype Class: How do Chinese take notes quickly with such a difficult way of writing? Actually it is not that difficult as it looks like if you understand the strokes of characters explained in our Chinese Skype classes. #126 Zhang (Tuesday, 06 June 2017 10:37) Learn Chinese Skype for more cultural knowledge.We had a lesson to talk about ‘’端午节‘’. 保罗told me he'd never eaten zongzi before. When he saw them at the airport,he found the taiangle food is special. Fun class for him to learn Chinese Skype. #127 Tian (Tuesday, 06 June 2017 17:06) Question for Learn Chinese Skype :Why are the Greek and Chinese words for typhoon so similar?This is an interesting question to learn Chinese Skype.For all my 20 minutes of research…There are two theories. One is that it travelled from Greek (τυφών- teephon) to Arabic tûfân then Persian and Hindi finally reaching Malaysia and China. There it was picked up by the Portguese (tufão ) and returned to Europe. The second theory is that it’s a Chinese word as Mingjie Li states and that was picked up by the Portuguese. I don’t believe in coincidence. If it was just a word that sounded the same I may have agreed. But Typhon’s sad story of being kept under an island spewing lava and vapor (remember that real typhoons are very scarce and much smaller in the mediterrenean sea) leads me to believe that the first theory is correct. Plus, the same word appears in languages from Greece to the Middle East to Persia to India. Very few (if any) Chinese words made that trip back to Greece.Interesting to know when learn Chinese Skype. #128 Feng (Wednesday, 07 June 2017 07:12) It's a pretty happy class for me today in learning Chinese Skype with 黑花.One of the interesting points is listing the words with two characters which have contrary meaning, such as “大小”. “大” means big, “小” means small, combine them together is the meaning of size. I think we will learn more interesting things about Chinese in learning Chinese Skype. #129 Zhang (Wednesday, 07 June 2017 15:36) On today's learn Chinese Skype ,安亚shared the facinating experience about the Chinese teacher in Confucius Institute in Slovenia,who gived a one day Chinese class with the physically challenged at her work place.She said the lesson is very interesting, the student like it very much.Hah,it's an interesting learn Chinese Skype. #130 Lin (Wednesday, 07 June 2017 16:52) In today's Chinese Skype class, 爱迪and I draw some pictures about the new words, like grape, watermelon, banana, etc. 爱迪told me that she was really good at drawing grapes. And she really does. And she also wrote down the Pinyin! We draw, we learn, we share, and we have more fun when learn Chinese Skype! #131 Lin (Wednesday, 07 June 2017 17:14) My student 小龙 was supposed to learn Chinese Skype tonight, but he was absent without leaving any massage. I guess he must have something urgent. I hope we can meet next week and learn Chinese Skype as usual. #132 Tian (Wednesday, 07 June 2017 17:47) Learn Chinese Skype is to learn Chinese today. Today is the first day of Gaokao , a Chinese used as English meaning the nationwide entrance examination for colleges! Interesting to more and more Chinese are becoming English vocabulary. Learn Chinese Skype can be helpful to keep you updated! #133 林敏娜 (Thursday, 08 June 2017 18:20) In today's Chinese Skype, 子翘and心翘 are active. 子翘 enjoyed the game“you draw I guess”. By playing this game, he learned a lot of new words. About 心翘, when I asked her if she had travelled, she became so existed and showed me the photo where she traveled before. Maybe I will prepare more topics to communicate with her in next Chinese Skype Lesson. #134 Zhang (Friday, 09 June 2017 03:26) Learn Chinese Skype is to share your ideas with others. For example, we talk about 高考 and SAT in today's learn Chinese Skype.保罗 thought the high school students are under a lot of pressure in this examination. Well, I can't agree more with him. Because the exam is exactly important to them. #135 Tian (Saturday, 10 June 2017 11:56) Fun question for Learn Chinese Skype for today:What does the Chinese sentence "即使生活有一千个理由让你哭，你也要找到一个理由让自己笑，这就是人生。" mean in English? An accurate translation would be: There will be a thousand reasons to make you cry, but you will have to find one reason to smile, c’est la vie. Literal translations to learn Chinese Skype 1.即使生活 = Even if life 2.有一千个理由让你哭 = Has a thousand of reasons to let you cry 3.你也要找到一个理由 = You also have to find one reason 4.让自己笑 = To allow yourself to smile/laugh 5.这就是人生 = Such is life #136 Tian (Sunday, 11 June 2017 12:12) Today's top question to Learn Chinese Skype :What interesting technique have you found that helps you understand and remember Mandarin Chinese vocabulary when you learn Chinese Skype? 1.hang notes or posters of characters on your bedroom wall 2.Play recordings of vocabulary whilst getting to sleep 3.remember things by making them inside jokes or part of a story that me and a friend share The last way I tried to learn Chinese Skype is retell the story or the joke. #137 Zheng (Monday, 12 June 2017 13:49) Learning Chinese Skype is an interesting process.Today my students is so active that they talk many things with me, we learn Chinese music and do some actions together. I am so happy my students enjoy learning Chinese Skype,I expect next class with them. #138 Zhang (Tuesday, 13 June 2017 13:14) Learn Chinese Skype is to master the writing skills.安亚 showed her articles to me , she can write about 80 words now.She is preparing HSK5.Through the writing process on learn Chinese Skype, she masters more vocabulary and has a better understanding about grammar . #139 Tian (Wednesday, 14 June 2017 09:27) Learn Chinese Skype top student for today is Eileen ! She wrote her homework if her family and her summary about 骆驼祥子！She improved her Chinese every time when she learn Chinese Skype . Her perspective about the novel is unusual! I like it so much ! #140 Tian (Thursday, 15 June 2017 09:41) Top question for learn Chinese Skype today: what hinges are better in China than in the States? Haha, interesting question to discuss to learn Chinese Skype . Here are the most popular answers to answer the learn Chinese skype question :transportation, payment method , Wechat, and Tmall. #141 Tian (Saturday, 17 June 2017 04:38) Learn Chinese language Skype top topic today is about how to express 孝顺 to my American student . Filiality or honor your parents for Christians. We shared one of the stories from the 24 filial deeds stories in our learn Chinese Skype Leasons to have a better understanding about Chinese culture. #142 Tian (Saturday, 17 June 2017 05:04) Top tip got learn Chinese via Skype: since it is father' day , then what words do we have to describe your father? Today's scores to learn Chinese Skype is to say a very strick and principled father. The Chinese for this is 严父。 #143 Tian (Sunday, 18 June 2017 16:14) Learn Chinese Skype lessons -top expresiion today is about Father's Day ! Joy was surprised to know that we don;t celebrate this in China in today's learn Chinese Skype class. Actually more and more young people are taking their fathers out for dinner or send them gifts to thank you for his love. What is the phrase we use.? 父爱如山， literally it means father's love is as great as a big mountian. #144 Tian (Monday, 19 June 2017) What is the best approach to learn Chinese language? Well , I think the it can be the mist efficient way to learn Chinese Skype . By taking skype Chinese classes , you can learn with a native instructor living in China . #145 Tian (Monday, 19 June 2017 04:18) Of course the best way to learn Chinese language is the Chinese immersion program . By combining skype Chinese classes and Chinese immersion in China , you will master the Chinese language really fast. To start with , learn Chinese Skype can provide you with the foundations for coming to china. #146 Zhang (Wednesday, 21 June 2017 08:49) Practice makes perfect. In today's Learn Chinese Skype ，保罗 try to read the long passage about American football. Through the reading, he known what are they doing and talking.He could try to use new words to make sentences on his own. #147 Zhang (Wednesday, 21 June 2017 08:58) In today's Learn Chinese Skype class, 安亚 and I learned some new words based on the reading text. During the Learn Chinese Skype ,she could use what we learned today to ask me questions. We can have a free talk on it. I'm really glad about that. #148 Tian (Thursday, 22 June 2017 05:24) Learn Chinese Skype Class question : What does this Chinese word "狗血” mean in English? I was shocked by this question in our Learn Chinese Skype class by Len。 He does know a lot about Chinese.Well, here is the story:In ancient Chinese culture, (black) dog blood was considered the antidote of black magic. There are many records on this in historical notes and fiction works. In a modern context, 狗血 (dog blood) means something unbelievably cliche/ embarrassing/maladroit/exaggerating that needs to be neutralized with dog blood. An alternative explanation is that it is developed from an old saying 洒狗血 (spray dog blood) in the old time for the actors of Peking Opera. It’s quite a humiliating way to criticize an actor for acting in a contrived and theatrical way on the stage in order to draw attention. It originally meant someone who intentionally put dog blood on his/her body or spill it on the ground to fake bleeding.Learn Chinese SKype slang is really fun. #149 Tian (Thursday, 22 June 2017 08:59) Learn Chinese Skype lessons question:What method is the best to memorize Chinese characters? Spaced Repetition or SRS method, in so far as I know. There are plenty of resources that uses this method with flash card and quizzes thereafter. For learning Chinese language via Skype, you could try out some of our appsthat uses the aforementioned SRS method quite effectively #150 Tian (Saturday, 24 June 2017 03:23) Learn Chinese Skype top question:If some Chinese characters have multiple pronunciations, how would you know how to pronounce someone's name? Practical question about learning Chinese skype .actully Chinese characters have its specific pronunciation when it comes as a family name .For example,单， it can only be pronounced as "shan " . Good to know when learn Chinese Skype. #151 Zhang (Sunday, 25 June 2017 16:41) Learn Chinese Skype for travelling. 柏力 told me he is ready for coming to China. He found a tour guide in the website ‘the Beijinger’. He is engaged in learning the useful expression in Cantonese. We will learn more in next learn Chinese Skype. #152 Tian (Monday, 26 June 2017 05:12) Learn Chinese Skype question for today :Will learning Chinese be of any use? A question asked by my Skype class student Victoria Weiya who is learning Chinese Skype on HSK5 working towards HSK6.Here are the possible answers; Answer 1 If you’re wanting to work in International Business, or for a company with a global reach (like McDonald’s, Coke, many oil companies), then knowing mandarin will be INCREDIBLY useful. It’ll put you miles ahead of other applicants, and give you a lot of notoriety (especially if you become a language liaison). #153 Tian (Monday, 26 June 2017 05:20) Answer 2 for Learn Chinese Skype question for today .There are many jobs in China open to foreigners as well, especially if you’re specialized in a specific industry. For example: Aeronautics, Engineering, Finance, IT, Legal. Knowing Industry-Specific Chinese will be beneficial for you in this case, since the words you’ll be using won’t be ones usually found in a textbook. But a general understanding of Mandarin will still be helpful if you’re just starting out! So that's why learn Chinese Skype is so popular. #154 Tian (Monday, 26 June 2017 05:26) Answer 3 for Learn Chinese Skype question for today. If you dream of being a world-traveler, Mandarin is one of the most widely-spoken language across the globe (alongside English and Spanish). Pretty much any country you go to you’ll find someone who speaks Mandarin, and many countries have it as their Primary or Secondary Language. Obviously if you plan on traveling to China, being able to speak or read Mandarin will be helpful to you and make your travels easier. Start learning Chinese language via Skype now. #155 Zhang (Monday, 26 June 2017 12:26) Learn Chinese Skype for synonym.Today,anya and I continue to learn the reading text.We meet some synonyms, a word that means the same or nearly the same as another word, such as "举行“ and "举办”.You have to know when could use it, when couldn't. Learn Chinese Skype help you to learn more. #156 Zhang (Tuesday, 27 June 2017 14:33) The weather is hot , but Learn Chinese Skype is 'cool'. 保罗 first review the words and sentences we had learned then I introduce him the new one. I help 保罗 to learn how to encourage other people, "jia1you2,shi4shi4kan4", he can pronounce them correctly now. Hope we can Learn Chinese Skype better next time. #157 zheng (Thursday, 29 June 2017 06:09) So happy today we learn Chinese Skype, the students are very active,they share interesting things with me.And they let me guess what they say,such as mouse,it is so funny. Learning Chinese Skype is an happy process that makes us learn what you like and enjoys it. Now I expect next class with them. #158 Tian (Saturday, 08 July 2017 03:47) Learn Chinese Skype tips for HSK IV :What hacks can I use to quickly memorize all vocabulary terms and their uses in sentences for the HSK 4 exam? As someone who's studied multiple languages and had to learn a LOT of vocabulary words, these are my suggestions to maximum your effectiveness, minimize the time spent, and make learning new vocab easier when you learn Chinese Skype for HSK4 exams. 1. Relate new information to material already learned. This is sometimes called “scaffolding.” There are many ways to integrate new items with familiar material. The more connections you can make, the stronger your foundation. •Create either a concept map or a table to analyze parts of characters or group similar characters together. The key is to make the clusters meaningful. Some ideas for creating clusters include ◦Words that fit into the same pattern ◦Words sharing the same root ◦Words sharing the same phonetic component (similar pronunciation) ◦Words sharing any other component ◦Words or characters with a shared idea (such as “places,” “colors,” “activities involved in studying,” “polite language,” etc.) •Create a top-down hierarchical chart breaking a complex words into smaller, meaningful components. •Create mnemonic devices to remember harder words. #159 Tian (Saturday, 08 July 2017 03:51) Learn Chinese Skype tips for HSK IV for those who are preparing for Chinese exams while learning Chinese Skype classes Tip2 :2. Review within the first 15 minutes after learning something new. Studies have shown that students have much greater retention of learned material if they review briefly right after. #160 Tian (Saturday, 08 July 2017) Learn Chinese Skype tips for HSK IV for those who are preparing for Chinese exams while learning Chinese Skype classes: 3. Read your study material out loud, rather than silently in your head. This way you can get the feel for the words on your tongue and find words you haven’t quite mastered yet to learn Chinese Skype. 4. Studying a little every day is more effective than studying for a long period. It’s impossible to learn a language by studying only once a week, even if the study period is very long. Studying one to two hours each day will make it easy for you to memorize more efficiently, instead of cramming hundreds of words in every day to speed through the process. #161 Tian (Sunday, 09 July 2017 03:48) Learn Chinese Skype tips for HSK IV for those who are preparing for Chinese exams while learning Chinese Skype classes: 5. To learn new vocabulary, using several short sessions (a few minutes at a time) is more effective than using one long session. You can use the time while riding the bus, eating breakfast, waiting for class to begin, waiting in line at the grocery store, and even walking across campus, to review new words. #162 Tian (Sunday, 09 July 2017 04:00) Learn Chinese Skype tips for HSK IV for those who are preparing for Chinese exams while learning Chinese Skype classes: 6. The only way to learn words are to memorize them. Writing will enable you to use motor memory for recall; otherwise words can be quickly forgotten. Rather than writing one word many times before doing the next one, write each word once or twice then go through the whole list again until you’ve done the required number of repetitions. This will put the new words more firmly in your memory. #163 Tian (Sunday, 09 July 2017 04:17) Learn Chinese Skype tips for HSK IV for those who are preparing for Chinese exams while learning Chinese Skype classes: 7. Make vocabulary flashcards. The physical act of writing reinforces words in your memory and the cards let you test your knowledge at any time. Code cards for word class (verb, noun, etc.) and carry them with you for review during spare minutes. Play on-line games to reinforce word recognition. #164 林菁桦 (Monday, 10 July 2017 07:26) In this summer vacation, Learn Chinese Skype introduces a very popular novel called Journey to the West to you. (西游记)As one of the four great books in China, the book descripes four people go to the west fighting against demons and ghosts. After eighty adventurous experiences, they finally got the real Buddhist scripture. Journey to the west is not only a science fiction book, but also a educational book. Journey to the west has TV play too. Learn Chinese Skype hopes you will love it. #165 贺陈洋 (Monday, 10 July 2017 14:07) Today is the first day of the summer vacation. Learn Chinese Skype introduces the concept of Loong （龙）. Loong is the symbol of the Chinese nation. But sometimes people translate into "Dragon". It is not very accurate. Beacuse in English, "Dragon" is symbol of evil. It is a monster with wings and human eating. This is different from the Chinese saying. In china, Loong is symbol of good fortune. Learn Chinese Skype hopes you can understand the concept of Loong. #166 洪小玲 (Monday, 10 July 2017 15:08) Learn Chinese Skype introduces China culture.Embroidery is one of the important part of China elements, one of the most famous embroidered in the top four, respectively, Shu embroidery,Xiang embroidery, Yue embroidery, Su embroidery, a variety of forms, each one has its own merits.It is possible to stitch patterns depicting the true to life, it is not easy, this is the artisan spirit, are exported to overseas embroidery works by the majority of foreign friends. They hope to further understand the rich culture through China embroidery. #167 郭子烨 (Monday, 10 July 2017 16:07) Today, we talked about eating in Skype Chinese Class. There is an old saying in China: people consider the food like god. It can be said that nothing is a meal can not be solved, if not, just two! If you want to thank somebody, maybe invite him to dinner would be a good choice. I’d like to introduce Cantonese cuisine to you in here. Cantonese cuisine is light and fresh. Drinking early tea is very delicious that I believe everybody would like it! I hope Skype Chinese Class could give you some tips in eating. #168 郭子烨 (Monday, 10 July 2017 16:12) Today, we talked about eating in Learn Chinese Skype. There is an old saying in China: people consider the food like god. It can be said that nothing is a meal can not be sloved, if not, just two meals. If you want to thank somebody, maybe invite him to dinner would be a good choice. I'd like to introduce Cantonese cuisine to you in here. Cantonese cuisine is light and fresh. Drinking early tea is very delicious that I believe everybody would like it! I hope Learn Chinese Skype could give you some tips in eating. #169 陈佩霞 (Monday, 10 July 2017 16:13) To learn Chinese Skype , politness study is an important part.So today we will make a contrast between Chinese traditional politness and the western politness when we learn Chinese Skype. Nowadays people usually shake hands.But in ancient time they have to“作揖” which means make a bow with hands folded in front is also a politness .While people will make a bow even kiss their friends face or hands when they meet in other countries. #170 马远臻 (Monday, 10 July 2017 16:15) As well known, Chinese language is one of the most difficult language. So when you learn this language, you must get much difficults. In the past times, the Chinese teachers taught foreigners would just speak translated-word and write them. But fortunately, as time go, we get more ways to learn this language and communicate with each other, such as learning online and atc. Now there are many fashion words online, just like DAMA,prehistorical power(by Yuanhui Fu ), and so-on. So if you wanna learn Chinese well and or be drunbility, learning online is a very convenient way. Why not try it? #171 王嘉涵 (Monday, 10 July 2017 16:57) Today, Learn Chinese Skype will introduce Chinese traditional clothing.Hanfu is Chinese traditional clothing but not Cheongsam. Hanfu is traditional costume from Qin dynasty to the Qing dynasty in China. It is very beautiful and ethereal. And its every cut has different means. For example, a seam in the middle of a garment means to be a upright person in life. Nowadays, we promote wearing Hanfu not only because it is beautiful, but also it has educational significance. Kimono and Hanbok are both learning from Hanfu. Therefore, Hanfu is an important part of Oriental clothing. l hope learn Chinese Skype can help you understand Chinese traditional clothing. #172 陈晓霞 (Monday, 10 July 2017 17:02) Do you know Chinese Zodiac which called shengxiao in China. Today，Learn Chinese Skype want to introduce it. Chinese Zodiac is used to symbolize years and record a person’s age. Different zodiac signs represent different years. Twelve years is a cycle. It is a traditional in China, when a person is born,one animal is used to symbolize this year.For example, a person is born in 1997,the cow is used to symbolize his .To me, when people ask what your Chinese Zodiac is. I answer the ox. People will know I am 20 this year. Is Learn Chinese Skype interesting? #173 吴心梓 (Monday, 10 July 2017 17:28) Have you seen a Chinese knot？Do you know the beautiful small knot will have something special meaning？Today, learning chinese skype will show you that the culture about chinese knot . In the ancient times people used it to record things , but now it was mainly used as ornaments. Learning chinese skype will also tell you some different meaning of chinese knot. In Chinese，the knot means love, marriage and reunion, and is often used for gift exchange or praying for good luck and warding off evil spirits. In addition, we can express our emotion by send someone a chinese knot. Chinese knot have become increasingly popular in China and around the world！ #174 吴心梓 (Tuesday, 11 July 2017 04:23) Learn chinese skype introduces a famous historical figure in China. It is well known that, Confucius, a great chinese teacher and educator who is well known all over the world and make a deeply influence to Chinese culture. Confucianism is one of the major sources of Chinese culture. He is the originator of Confucianism. He proposed that we should be friendly to each other. Learn Chinese skype will understand his humanism and ethical value in China and help you know his contribution better. #175 陈佩霞 (Tuesday, 11 July 2017 04:44) Today we talk about the doctor of traditional Chinese medicine In Chinese Skype. As we all know ,it is very important to nurse our health from inside instead of have an operation when we have a comprehend about our traditional Chinese medicine. From learn Chinese Skype,we also contact some famous person who have made great contributue to the development of traditional Chinese medicine. Li Shizhen is one of them and his reacher are all conclusion in Compendium of materia medica which is well know. If you are interest about traditional Chinese medicine you can have a try. But maybe you should learn more about our classical style of writing，it is more difficult. #176 马远臻 (Tuesday, 11 July 2017 07:13) In China, learn a language just like learn math,because it's boring and boring. But none for all, there still are some interesting ways to get Chinese language or other language. I knew this Skype new way(which can teach and study Chinese online) from my teacher and senior sister apprentice who is the same major with me, I think it's a quite fantastic way to get different language-speaker communicated. In fact, you can study Chinese with Facebook, Twitter or Nice, but if you want to take Chinese language lessons online, you'd better use Skype Chinese online. #177 郭子烨 (Tuesday, 11 July 2017 11:16) Good afternoon, everybody! Welcome to pay attention to our Learn Chinese Skype! Today I will introduce two idioms which contains "踽踽独行（jǔ jǔ dú xíng)" and" 蓬荜生辉（péng bì shēng huī)". The first idiom usually describes someone walks alone which means he is very lonely. I think it is normal for us to feel lonely and we will feel a little sad when we read this idiom. The second idiom is always means something or someone came to your house that make it bright, which is used to welcome somebody indoors. So in the next time, when you have guest in your home, you can use this idiom. Please welcome to continue focusing on Learn Chinese Skype! #178 王嘉涵 (Tuesday, 11 July 2017 16:30) Today, Learn Chinese Skype will introduce a man who was famous. He was Confucius. He came from lu zouyi. Confucius was name one of the ten influential figures. Confucius had three thousand students, which contains seventy-two outstanding person. Confucius were both politician and educator. He was very important in Chinese cultural history. He originated studying at home instead of studying at school and he advocated to make no social distinctions in teaching. Confucius had a lot of quotes. For example, it is always a pleasure to greet a friend from afar. Nowadays, Confucius made a deep influence on us. China has built Confucius institutes around the would to deliver Chinese culture. l hope learn Chinese Skype can help you to learn more about Confucius. #179 麦雯君 (Tuesday, 11 July 2017 17:13) Today,Learn Chinese Skype will intrduce Chinese Valentine's Day.The Double Seventh Festival,also called the Begging for Skills Festival,is a story about the cowherd and the girl weaver.The girl weaver is the daughter of the emperor of heaven who can weave colourful clothes for gods and goddesses.She came cross the cowherd by chance,and then falled in love with him.But the emperor didn't agree with it,he took the girl weaver back to the heaven.The girl weaver was sad and cried again and again.Finally,the emperor agreed the couple can have a date with each other only on July 7th. As time goes on,the day has been Chinese Valentine's Day.More interesting story will be contained in Learn Chinese Skype. #180 郭子烨 (Wednesday, 12 July 2017 06:59) Welcome back to our Learn Chinese Skype! Today I will introduce a historical person who was named ZhuGeliang that he was my hero when I was a child. Of course, he had a deep influence in my life. ZhuGeliang was the prime minister of Shu and he was eight feet tall, with handsome face. The point is he was so clever that he was regard as the King of wisdom, and his stories were read by us for a long time. In the battle of ChiBi, he and ZhouYu worked together to defeat the powerful person CaoCao. Finally, CaoCao went back to the north with embarrassed. How clever ZhuGeliang was! You could find more information about him in Geogle. Please continue to follow Learn Chinese Skype. #181 麦雯君 (Wednesday, 12 July 2017 07:42) Learn Chinese Skype tips for the color red.In Chinese culture, red usually symbols luckiness, longevity and happiness.Therefore,red can be seen everywhere in Spring festival and other celebrating occasions.In addition,people always put money into red envelopes as a gift to give the children.However,it also has the negative meaning,because in the past names of the dead were often written in red.So,it regard as an offensive behavior when people write Chinese names in red ink.Above is today's Learn Chinese Skype tips.Hope it can be help. #182 陈佩霞 (Wednesday, 12 July 2017 09:11) Today we will share a joke to our students when we learn Chinese Skype. “小心地滑”（xiao xin di hua）is the source of the fun. Because it only means be careful of the wet floor after the heavy rain in Chinese. But those foreigners who could not understand the clearly means of the mark，they will slide slowly to cross the floor. It make the people laugh loudly. So it is no easy for us to know the actually means of one word or a sentence if you don't put it to the right atmosphere. So if you learn Chinese Skype you can konw more. #183 王嘉涵 (Wednesday, 12 July 2017 16:48) lt's time to study learn Chinese Skype. Today we will broadcast a news. Not long time ago, June twenty-sixth, India invaded China's border, although the border confrontating between China and Indian was not the first time, but this time was very fierce. China's diplomacy condemned and declared that is belongs to China. Chinese Internet citizens published article on the Internet, they said, China is large in size, but no one inch of land is superfluous. China has never given into the territorial issue. Today in here, learn Chinese Skype, l want to say this territorial dispute, China can not be less than an inch. #184 陈佩霞 (Thursday, 13 July 2017 04:19) Today learn Chinese Skype will introduce a treatment from the doctor of traditional Chinese medicine name scrapping（刮痧gua sha）. It is a useful treatment for us to cure. And somebody in our learn Chinese Skype have tried as their grandparents introduced they can have a try. So it is common to see in China. But it may caused a terrible consequence. Because it will take toll on you skin and leave a clear trail after scrapping. So some people who don't know it may think their abusing children. If you want to know about the story you can watch Scrapping which is a movie about a man who lived in USA and one time his father make a scrapping to his son,and caused a series of lawsuit. #185 郭子烨 (Thursday, 13 July 2017 06:27) Welcome to Learn Chinese Skype! In recent years, people in China often concerned about shadowboxing, whether it is a killing skill or a way to taking exercise? Shadowboxing is related to Chinese classical philosophies, such as Wuji、Yinyang and Wuji and so on. In the development of shadowboxing, it obsorbed Chinese culture. The feature of shadowboxing is that it always been moving. As a non-material cultural heritage, it has wide attention both at home and abroad. The movie, 《Push Hands》, which directed by Li'an in 1991, was told a story about a professional shadowboxer. You can watch this movie on line. Please keep on focusing Learn Chinese Skype. #186 麦雯君 (Thursday, 13 July 2017 07:54) Learn Chinese Skype tips for the color white.In the west,the color white means pure and the bride always wears white wedding gown in the wedding.However, in tradition Chinese culture, white is the color for funerals. Chinese people hold the idea that white means misfortune,so they don't buy white flowers to the aged or those who are seriously ill.If you have scan Learn Chinese Skype,please do bear in mind, white flowers should not be used as a gift to celebrate someone’s recovery. Also, when cash is used as a gift, it should not be put in white envelopes but in red ones. #187 王嘉涵 (Thursday, 13 July 2017 15:11) Welcome back to the Learn Chinese Skype to study. Today we will introduce two words, one is drinking tea, another is eating tea. ln Guangdong province, drinking tea means people eating dim-sum while drinking tea, which is equal to having breakfast. People in Guangdong usually drink Pu'er tea、 Longjing green tea、chrysanthemum tea and so on. They also have a habit of washing cups by hot water, so it can be disinfected. In Jiangnan area, eating tea means drinking tea. They called it eating tea because they will spit out the leaves when they are drinking tea. In the north of China, mostly people seldom drinking tea in their daily life.Though learning the information of the Learn Chinese Skype, l hope you can understand that Chinese regions are very different. #188 Tian (Friday, 14 July 2017 02:55) Learn Chinese Skype tips for HSK IV for those who are preparing for Chinese exams while learning Chinese Skype classes: 8. Make a 2-column vocabulary sheet with words and their definitions. Fold the paper so only one column is showing and take practice quizzes. 9. Some find that a 5-minute review before going to sleep enhances memory. The review should be short, and not so late at night that your brain has already gone to sleep, even though your body seems to be awake. #189 Tian (Friday, 14 July 2017 02:56) Learn Chinese Skype tips for HSK IV for those who are preparing for Chinese exams while learning Chinese Skype classes: #190 Tian (Friday, 14 July 2017 02:58) Learn Chinese Skype tips for HSK IV for those who are preparing for Chinese exams while learning Chinese Skype classes: 10. Try to use whatever new words you've learned as you go about the day. Slip them into sentences as naturally as possible, that way you'll know you've got not only the definition but different uses of it down. Writing them into journal entries at the end of the day is also a good tactic--hand-eye memory is a great tool. --- These are basic memorization techniques for you to prepare your HSK tests when you learn Chinese Skype. The trick is to keep trying new things until you find one that works, because different people learn in different ways. I've been studying Chinese using this method. I also have a profram designer through the online language school at www.tianchinesehome.com. If you ever get interested in adding Chinese to your skillset, I'd be happy to advise you on studying methods!’ #191 張文俊 (Friday, 14 July 2017) Welcome to skype Chinese class!It's my pleasure to tell you the difference between 胖and 肥.Both mean fat,but have little difference,for example,you can say 我胖了(I am fatter than before.)But generally people won't say 鸡胖了(The chook is fat).胖 is often used in human while 肥 is used in animals.Be careful,In some situation both are interchangeable.Above is today's skype Chinese class.Have a good time! #192 陈佩霞 (Friday, 14 July 2017 07:43) Today we will share Chinese traditional wedding when we learn Chinese Skype. Lisa's wedding is Chinese wedding who is study in our learn Chinese Skype. Even though there are more and more people in China will choose to have a Western-style wedding. But still have people will contiune our Chinese wedding. There are many different places between both of them. Clothing is one of them. Red color means happines and good wish in China, so red is the main color and the brige will wear rockhopper（凤冠feng guan）on head. While they think white is the pure color in Western-style wedding. And the bridegroom wear bussines suit or swallow-tailed coat. #193 王嘉涵 (Friday, 14 July 2017 16:18) Today in the Learn Chinese Skype we will introduce a type of tea which called Oriental beauty tea, but oriental beauty tea is originally called 椪风茶（péng fēng chá). ln the UK, 椪风茶 got the silver medal at the World Food Expo in 1960s, and was dedicated to Queen Elizabeth II Queen for its unique taste, fragrance marvel, and enjoy its bright and lovely appearance, like a scorcher. The original is located in East Faure Mo Ssha, but for her given name "Oriental beauty tea" . The tea culture of China is broad and profound, and the British black tea is from China and has become a trend. Through the study of Learn Chinese Skype, l hope we could try to drinking tea, and understand Chinese tea culture. #194 郭子烨 (Friday, 14 July 2017 16:54) Today Learn Chinese Skype will give some tips for foreign friends living in Guangzhou. In July and August, Guangzhou is in the high temperature period. In this time, Guangzhou's weather is rarely hot and dry. The weather forecasts are often issued the warnings of high temperature and a big rainstorm at the same time. It can be said that it must be a rainstorm after the muggy weather. But after the rainstorm, people will feel comfortable because the air is fresh suddenly. Now I will give you some tips with such weather in Guangzhou. You'd better eat the food which contains little salt, such as porridge and soup. People uauslly have no appetite in hot weather, but a bowl of bitter melon soup maybe a good choice. One more choice is the Cantonese Cool Tea, everybody can try to taste it! Learn Chinese Skybe hopes everybody have a cool summer and be careful of the sun in outdoors! #195 麦雯君 (Friday, 14 July 2017 17:12) Today Learn Chinese Skype is for the importance of Chinese family.As we all know, the family is regarded as the most important thing in Chinese society while it isn’t in the west in any societies any more. For example, when Chinese people write their name,the family name always before the given name.However, the west would write their given name first.In addition,marriage is an union of families not simply the two individuals in China. Chinese always set their family first and then for the individuals, which is the biggest difference between Chinese and the west. Learn Chinese Skype will tell you more about Chinese culture, keep paying attention on it. #196 Zhang (Friday, 14 July 2017 17:31) Learn Chinese Skype is to learn Chinese today. 保罗 told me he just got back from a meeting.And this meeting last for 3 hours. We continue to learn lesson 15,talking about the exchange money. when we have this learn Chinese Skype ,he still on his business trip.He said he would like to go to the ATM for exchanging. Because it is convenient,fast and good. #197 Zhang (Friday, 14 July 2017 17:43) Learn Chinese Skype is to travel. Today's Learn Chinese Skype is full of happiness.柏力 wil have his trip to China in August. He is busy prepraing for his vacation, he said he would buy a waterproof camera and polaroid so that he could take photos immediately.IF time is avaliable,he want to write the letter with the photos .And post them to his friends and parents.Today's Learn Chinese Skype is full of happiness. #198 陈佩霞 (Saturday, 15 July 2017 03:57) Today we will talk something about the moon when we learn Chinese Skype. The moon means a lot of things,such as the beauty,the counting on our familys and friends and so on. It's means a lot of eapecially in the poetry in China. And learn Chinese Skype one poetry about the moon will shared to you named 静夜思（jin ye si). The means of the title is the though in a quietly night. The poetry totally talk about poet's missing his family were passed by the moon. Or if you are interested about the songs of moon. You can listen 但愿人长久 which is a song ahout the moon was added the music to sing it out. A special one,right? #199 麦雯君 (Saturday, 15 July 2017 07:08) Learn Chinese Skype for the marriage of China. If a couple fall in love with each other and wanted to get marriage, what they need is “父母之命，媒妁之言”. Before the wedding, the bride and bridegroom can’t see each other. Two days later, after the wedding, the bride should go back to her family home with the bridegroom. That is what we called “回娘家”. Except that, the second day of the new year is a day that the couple should “回娘家” together, which has been a custom for Chinese couple. Learn Chinese Skype will keep on focusing on other Chinese customs, please wait and see. #200 郭子烨 (Saturday, 15 July 2017 08:04) Today Learn Chinese Skype will talk about Chinese chess. Chinese chess can date back in the Warring States period, it was invented by the type of army embattle the war between two countries. You become lost if the piece of chess called "将" or "帅" eaten by the other. I play chess with my roomate sometimes. Weiqi, which also originated in China, is the oldest chess game in the world. Weiqi has two colour, black and white. Now, the high scores of weiqi are kept in Japan, Korea and China. WuQingyuan is a master of weiqi, and he is also the name of a movie. But interestingly, the robot Alfa dog beat a powful player recently. Just as dramatic as a film! Please keep on focusing the Learn Chinese Skype. #201 張文俊 (Saturday, 15 July 2017 09:32) This is skype Chinese class!There is an old saying goes in China:Food is the paramount necessity of the people.So,today,let's talk about Chinese food.What I will introduce is Guangdong local food.One of my favourite is fèngzhuǎ(凤爪),which is processed chicken feet and when I go to Drinking tea(a way of having breakfast in Guangdong)it must be happen in the table!Shuang pi nai(双皮奶)is a dessert ,made by milk,is very famous in Shunde.Then I want to introduce Ai ci(艾糍).it is made of wormwood and glutinous rice flour.Wormwood is the most important material of Ai ci and it around in Qingming,so it is the best time to eat.There are two flavors,sweet and salted .Different place have different cook.In my hometown,sweet is made of peanut while salted is made of pork and preserved vegetable.In my opinion salted is better than sweet.Want to know more?Please follow next skype Chinese class! #202 王嘉涵 (Saturday, 15 July 2017 15:47) Thanks for paying attention to the Learn Chinese Skype，today we will introduce the Chinese traditional instrument 琵琶(pí pá) . The early Chinese lute came from the western regions to Chinese, later it became the Chinese traditional instrument. we use the guitar here to let us know more about the Chinese lute, the first guitar and chinese lute are both the stringed instrument, and they can be sung while you are playing. However, Chinese lute has four strings, and guitar has six strings. so they played in different ways. The guitar is the left hand on the strings，right hand finger playing, Chinese lute left hand as same as guitar, but with the right hand we need our nail to flipping and picking. Finally the difference between them is the guitar sideways in our arms, but Chinese lute is straight in our arms. l hope that through the Learn Chinese Skype, you can learn more about Chinese lute. In the next course, we will continue to introduce Chinese traditional instruments. I hope you will like it. #203 麦雯君 (Sunday, 16 July 2017 05:20) To Learn Chinese Skype, Tai Chi is one of the Chinese martial arts which was created thousand years ago. It’s a series of slow movements which are aimed at training us physically and mentally. It is just like a dance that requires you to look inside and dance to internal rhythms instead of music. Nowadays, its martial aspect is not so popular. However, it’s practiced by thousands of people around the world mostly because of its miraculous effects on human’s health.Above is today’s Learn Chinese Skype. #204 陈佩霞 (Sunday, 16 July 2017 08:40) Today we talk about a talent show named Flowers and brother when we learn Chinese Skype. If you think it only means some flowers and some boys. No actually. It means some girls beauty as those flowers. So learn Chinese Skype we will teach everybody to make clear that noun can also be another words. What's more,this using of the words had a specific name . It's 比喻（bi yu）which means introduce onething special point and describe it like another one. “借代”（jie dai）is another describe method. The difference between them is the star you describe have appear. There are many figures of speechs in China and it is difficult to learn for us. So if you want to learn you should work hard. #205 郭子烨 (Sunday, 16 July 2017 10:39) Learn Chinese Skype will talk about the traditional morality today. Since ancient times, people pay most attention to filial piety. Confucius said that "benevolence" and "courtesy" are the two basic principles of a man. He thought that everybody should play his role well in society so that the society can be harmonious. For example, the young must comply with the elders and the lord must comply with the emperor. It had an old saying,"A teacher for a day is a father for life". It shows a great respection to teachers, and It can be said that teachers are our parents in some way. We should care more about the person around us, the Learn Chinese Skype suggests. #206 张文俊 (Sunday, 16 July 2017 15:58) Hello,good to see you in skype Chinese class again!In the southwest of Guangdong,there is a very yummy food named you dou fu niang(油豆腐酿),mainly made of sticky rice and fired bean curd.My grandma is good at cooking it.What she will put in the sticky rice is dried mushroom, peanut and some Chinese chives.To cook it, firstly must be fry the sticky rice which all the material is added.Then put it on the youdoufu, put some radish or green papaya on the bottom of the wok.Last,put some water in the wok and cook it for about half hour.Actually,it can't be bought in the market and less Guangdong people know it. #207 王嘉涵 (Sunday, 16 July 2017 16:47) Welcome back to Learn Chinese Skype. As we know, the famous chess in the world concludes China chess, weiqi and Japanese chess. The public opinions about Japanses chess are divergent. Some people say that Japanese chess was introduced into the transformation from China chess. Although there are various of China chess, we will tell something about the most representative——weiqi. The rule of weiqi is simple, you just need to put the other bay, but the victory is not so easy. Weiqi is connected to the Chinese traditional culture. We will stop here and continue to meet in Learn Chinese Skype tomorrow. #208 王嘉涵 (Sunday, 16 July 2017 16:50) Welcome back to Learn Chinese Skype. As we know, the famous chess in the world concludes China chess, weiqi and Japanese chess. The public opinions about Japanses chess are divergent. Some people say that Japanese chess was introduced into the transformation from China chess. Although there are various of China chess, we will tell something about the most representative——weiqi. The rule of weiqi is simple, you just need to put the other bay, but the victory is not so easy. Weiqi is connected to the Chinese traditional culture. We will stop here and continue to meet in Learn Chinese Skype tomorrow. #209 麦雯君 (Monday, 17 July 2017 06:16) To Learn Chinese Skype, 《论语》，The Analects of Confucius , is one of the classical book which records what Confucius and his disciple said and what they done. The Analects of Confucius is a representative work of Confucianism and many people even the emperors are interested in learning it. There is a saying that “半部论语治天下”.(It can rule the world by half of The Analects of Confucius.) For centuries, 《论语》has been heavily influencing the philosophy and the moral outlook of Chinese people and that of the people of other Asian countries as well. Above is today’s Learn Chinese Skype. #210 陈佩霞 (Monday, 17 July 2017 07:20) Today we have seen a show named The rap of China when we learn Chinese Skype. As we all know America is the origin of rap. But learn Chinese Skype we should know about Chinese traditional culture. Beijing opera is one of them. Today we will introduce the classification of the Beijing opera is 生（sheng）旦（dan）净（jing）末（mo）丑（chou). Each of them is the symbol of four kinds of character of people,so they have the special makeup look which make people to distinguish them easily. What's more,there are many konds of drama in China like Cantonese opera,Huiju and so on #211 郭子烨 (Monday, 17 July 2017 13:35) Today Learn Chinese Skype will talk about China medicine. From the beginning He Knew, Chinese use herbal medicine to treat the sick people. The earliest book is the "Yellow Emperor". It summary the medical experience before the Spring and Autumn period, and became the foundation for traditional Chiness medicine. Chinese medicine concludes herbal medicine, acupuncture and massage. Chinese medicine believes that the meridian barrier will cause pain. There are more than 300 invisible shops on the human body called acupuncture points. Acupuncture is an ancient medical technique invented by the Chinese people. It used not only in China, but also in the world now. Learn Chinese Skype will continue to focus these information. #212 王嘉涵 (Monday, 17 July 2017 15:15) Hello, everybody. It is time to study the Learn Chinese Skype together. Toady, I will introduce Chinese calligraphy.It recorded the brilliance of China'sancient culture. As we all known to that, China calligraphy is very famous in the world, many foreign friends can write a little of it. Long time ago, Chinese began to use the Chinese brush to wrote, however, calligraphy expect for transforing information, and writting is given with the meaning of beauty. China calligraphy contain 楷书(kai shu), 草书(cao shu), 行书(xing shu). 楷书 is very upright and foursquare, you certainly can understand what others wrote. 草书 is very illegible, you probably not understand what others wrote, but it still beautiful. 行书 is between 楷书 and 草书 neither too formal, nor let you do not understand, it very elegant and casualness. About Chinese calligraphy, we learn from the most simple before practice. l hope you can enjoy today's introduction, you can try to practice calligraphy. Tomorrow I will introduce Chinese paintings, see you tomorrow. #213 張文俊 (Monday, 17 July 2017 15:25) Many foreigners may confuse when Chinese people said:Dache(打车)or something about da.So today's skype Chinese class,I will tell you what's the meaning of dǎ.the literal meaning of da is hit,but when it put in the different situation,it change.For example,da'che means call a taxi,da'shui(打水) means get some water,da'san(打伞) means open and hold the umbrella.Why it so complex?Because of the history of people's saying habit,we lend 打 to instead some written words and after,make it becomes spoken words.So remember,Chinese are not violent!Thanks for watching today's skype Chinese class! #214 張文俊 (Tuesday, 18 July 2017 05:32) To write Chinese character,you must know the strokes of it.Let me teach you the basic strokes of Chinese character in skype Chinese class today!First,is 横héng (一),like 一one 二two 三three are made of heng. Second, is 竖shù (|),you can learn it from 十ten 上upstairs 下 downstairs. Third and forth are very similar,so we put it together to say:撇pié(丿) 捺nà(ヽ).For example: 人people 入enter.If you want to write Chinese character, there are still a lots strokes you must to learn.Keep learn Chinese in skype Chinese class! #215 麦雯君 (Tuesday, 18 July 2017 06:21) Learn Chinese Skype tips for giant panda. As Chinese national treasure, giant panda, is adored by people all around the world. It is a kind of gentle animal which with black and white coat. Thought it just eats bamboo, it has so limited number that it has been listed as an endangered animal. The panda has been the symbol of the WWF since its establishment in 1961. What’s worse, there are approximately 1000 giant pandas, and all of them are facing many threats. Therefor, to protect the giant panda and ensure their safeties are of greater importance than before.Learn Chinese Skype will keep on focusing on some Chinese national things, please wait and see. #216 陈佩霞 (Tuesday, 18 July 2017 07:38) To learn Chinese Skype,Chinese's traditional festival is an integral. Today we will introduce one of the most important festival to you when we learn Vhinese Shype. The Spring festival for Chinese like the Christmas for foreigner. And we will stick couplets on both side of the door. And it always is red paper with gloden words. But also have people choose to write it by themselves. And the words on it is always some poetry or the wish for the next year. 千门万户瞳瞳日，总把新桃换旧符 is a verse to describle the atmosphere in Spring festival. #217 郭子烨 (Tuesday, 18 July 2017 14:55) Today the Learn Chinese Skype will tell something about Chinese calligraphy. Calligraphy is the art of Chinese traditional writing. ZhuanShu、LiShu、KaiShu、CaoShu and XingShu are five common calligraphy. In A.D.300, calligrapher WangXizhi was called“书圣”. He and his son WangXianzhi, are all famous calligraphy in history. The writing tool of calligraghy are paper、ink、soft pen and ink, which is also called "scholar's four jewels". The first step of learning calligraphy is how to use the soft pen, and it's suitable for beginner to learn KaiShu. I suggest foreigh friends who like Chinese calligraphy , can buy a soft pen, a stack of rice paper and a bottle of ink to practice. If you are good at it, you can hang it in your living room and show your friends. Learning calligraphy can also help improving our aesthetic ability and enjoy slow life. That’s all for Learn Chinese Skype today. #218 王嘉涵 (Tuesday, 18 July 2017 17:07) Toady we will introduce Chinese painting in Learn Chinese Skype. Chinese painting is out of the ordinary in the world. Chinese painting is called 国画（guó huà）, Chinese painting is different to Western painting, it pays more attention to romantic charm, western painting pays attention to the details, but is not to say that Chinese painting attention to detail, Dunhuang Mogao Grottoes a very good description of the painting, Chinese painting is also very attention to detail description, generally speaking Our classification of Chinese painting is 工笔（gōng bí）and 写意（xié yì） 工笔 means pay attention to detail description, and 写意 meas with a large area of white painted charm. In the past few days, Learn Chinese Skype we introduced the simple 琴（qín）棋（qí）书（shú）画（huà）, l hope you can like them. #219 张文俊 (Wednesday, 19 July 2017 03:19) Paper money is becoming disappear in China!Everyone is using Wechat payment!Numbers of foreigners are amazed at the phenomenon in China.How to use wechat payment? I will tell you in today's skype chinese class!First step is to download an app named wechat,then bind bank card in the Wallet.Second step,top up the money in wechat.Everything is ready.When you want to pay, scan QR code and import the money you must be paid.Beside,you can give the red packet to your friend or relative in wechat.It's very convenient but everything has two side, wechat is not exception.So please be careful!That's all. #220 陈佩霞 (Wednesday, 19 July 2017 05:14) Today learn Chinese Skype share a custom from Guangdong. Morning tea is the main content when we leaen Chinese Skype. It's different from the Afteroon tea. Because the dishes they eat isn't some cake or black tea. They eat some Guangdong characteristic snack like some pastry meat, porridge and so on. Those people not only like having a morning tea together,but also they also have a tea at night at about 11pm. Most of the people may the retired ,so they have much time to talk to their friends while having Morning tea. So if you come to Guangdong don't miss it. #221 麦雯君 (Wednesday, 19 July 2017 05:57) Learn Chinese Skype tips for 秦始皇(Qin shihuang), the first emperor of Qin dynasty. In 221 B.C., he unified the country and established the first centralized feudal state in Chinese history. And then, he unified the Chinese characters in writing, currency and measures for length, capacity and weight. All in all, he set up an imperial power system for his autocratic rule. During his reign, he built the Great Wall, the tomb and the Terracotta Warriors, which are still have a big influence . Nowadays, more and more people especially those who come from the west are fond of visiting these places. Above is today’s Learn Chinese Skype. #222 郭子烨 (Wednesday, 19 July 2017 16:14) Nice to see you again in Learn Chinese Skype. Chinese major festivals are: Spring festival、Tomb Sweeping Day、Dragon Boat Festival、Min-autumn Festival and double ninth festival. Here's an introduction to the Spring Festival, which is as important as.Christmas in the west. The day before the new year's Eve, people eat dinner with whole family. Rice cake is a kind of food during Spring Festival that represents people can be promoted step by step in the next year. In Spring Festival, children give New Year's greetings to elders, then they give them red envelopes, which is also called lucky money. Something like "Trick or Treat" on halloween. Thankyou for listening to Learn Chinese Skype. #223 王嘉涵 (Wednesday, 19 July 2017 16:54) Today Learn Chinese Skype will talk about polysemy. For example, miss is translated into Chinese has 思念（sī nìan）and 错过（cuò guò）two means, in Chinese this phenomenon can also occur. Such as 妻子（qī zi）, now we translate a woman of her husband, but in ancient , we called it a woman of her husband and daughter. Another is 走（zóu）, now means walk, ancient means run. last one is 江（jiáng）and 河（hé）, in ancient, as far as people's concerned, 江 is the Yangtze River and 河 is Yellow River. This is we introduced today. Please keep on focusing the Learn Chinese Skype. #224 麦雯君 (Thursday, 20 July 2017 09:11) Learn Chinese Skype tips for 唐诗(Tang poetry), generally refers to poems written during the Tang dynasty. It is one of the most valuable cultural heritages of the Han Chinese, which has a great influence on the cultural development of the neighboring ethnic groups and nations. There are lots of poets in Tang dynasty, among whom Li Bai（李白）, Du Fu（杜甫），and Bai Juyi（白居易）are world-famous. Li’s poetry are usually used as children’s initiatory reading, such as 《静夜思》（Quiet Night Thoughts). Li is honored as a romantic poet. #225 陈佩霞 (Thursday, 20 July 2017 10:20) Today learn Chinese Skype will learn the differentiation between 爆,暴and 曝. All of them have a same pronunciation is “bao”. But learn Chinese Skype we should make clear the usage. 爆with 火 usually used to describe the explosion which always caused by fire. 曝 with日 usually describe violent sun and high temperature. But 暴 also means violent. It has different means when has different Chinese character component radical. #226 郭子烨 (Thursday, 20 July 2017 10:56) Learn Chinese Skype see you today, I will talk about something about the cold food festival. In cold food festival, people can only eat cold or ready cooked food and ban from firing. The custom dates back to the spring and autumn period. There was a traitor wanted to kill ChongEr, JieZhitui protected him after he knew that. Life is very hard and they have nothing to eat, JieZhitui cut off a piece of meat from his leg, then cooked for ChongEr. Later ZhongEr become a king, so he would like to thank JieZhitui but couldn't find him. In the end, he knew he was living in seclusion with his mother. ZhongEr obeied the advice from others that burning the mountain and forced JieZhitui coming out from it, but later JieZhitui was dead because the fire. ZhongEr commemorated his loyalty and will this day as the cold food festival. Welcome to pay attention to the Learn Chinese Skype. #227 張文俊 (Thursday, 20 July 2017 15:33) Do you want to know Chinese Valentine's Day?In skype Chinese class today,let's talk about Chinese valentine.In the ancient time,the seventh fairy named Zhinv came to earth and then fell in love with Niulang.The sweet time was always short, the God of Heaven soon found out the fact and ordered the Queen Mother of the Western Heavens to bring the Weaver Maid back. The devoted couple was broken up.In order to meet Zhinv, Niulang overcame all the challenge and on 7th July he had met Zhinv.Since then, people put it as valentine's day on lunar 7 July every year. #228 王嘉涵 (Thursday, 20 July 2017 15:47) This is Learn Chinese Skype class! Toady we will introduce 拼音（pín yín）, it consists of three parts which contains 声母（shéng mú）, 韵母（yùn mú）and 声调（shéng diào）. 声母 has twenty-three, 韵母 has thirty-nine and 声调 has four. ln 韵母，it contains 韵头（yùn yóu），韵腹（yùn fù） and 韵尾（yùn wéi）. 韵头 only has i u and ü, the 韵母 can no 韵头 and 韵尾,however, must have 韵腹. For example, 光（guāng）, g is 声母, uang is 韵母, u is 韵头，a is 韵腹 and ng is 韵尾. lf you are interesting in 拼音, you can try to spell appeared in Learn Chinese Skype's Chinese characters. #229 郭子烨 (Thursday, 20 July 2017 18:35) Learn Chinese Skype today will talk about Chinese characters and language . China, ancient Egypt, Babylon and India is the four largest area of human civilization was born, they were called the four great ancient civilizations. Chinese characters are the longest used text in the world. Xu Shen divided Chinese characters into six categories, which contained pictographs, self explanatory, xingsheng and so on. Pictographic characters are written in simple strokes. Chinese words phonetic word most, accounted for more than seventy percent. North Korea, Japan and other countries have also learned to use Chinese characters in history. Please keep your eyes on the latest information in Learn Chinese Skype. #230 麦雯君 (Friday, 21 July 2017 06:13) Learn Chinese Skype tips for缠足(foot -binding). It firstly began in the period of the Five Dynasty for those who dancing can be more convenient and perform better. However, some women thought that it is well-look after foot-binding, so they followed it. In Song dynasty, the feudal ideas were stronger and stronger, and they all hold the view that men are superior to women. Foot-binding became a need to women, and one kind of shoes were made to suit the small foot, called 弓鞋(gongxie). This custom didn’t be abolished till the Revolution of 1911 burst out, which led by Sun Yat-set. Learn Chinese Skype-tips for the Chinese customs. #231 马远臻 (Friday, 21 July 2017 10:07) Chinese language includes Putonghua and special local language(it's called 方言). There is a swagdog from NewNork named Chuk Morka who can speak SiChuanhua very well, although some words he spoke is dirty talk. 方言 is a very interesting language, because it links to Chinese human's history and comes down through the past to today, on the other hand, it products many kinds of unique culture. #232 陈佩霞 (Friday, 21 July 2017 12:44) Today learn Chinese Skype will introduce a clothing which is the combination of Chinese and western. And we have show it when we learn Chinese Skype. The Chinese dress is the symbol of beauty and intellecture. It is popular since 1950s. Every femela love to dress it while the men will choose to wear Chinese tunic suit. Both of them are the popular dress on that time. But it still have many people love it. Although there are many people love it but the price of the Chinese dress still expensive for the reason that it need a accurate design and high quality which means a high input. So you get what you pay for. #233 郭子烨 (Friday, 21 July 2017 14:07) Learn Chinese Skype today will talk about Chinese characters and language . China, ancient Egypt, Babylon and India is the four largest area of human civilization was born, they were called the four great ancient civilizations. Chinese characters are the longest used text in the world. Xu Shen divided Chinese characters into six categories, which contained pictographs, self explanatory, xingsheng and so on. Pictographic characters are written in simple strokes. Chinese words phonetic word most, accounted for more than seventy percent. North Korea, Japan and other countries have also learned to use Chinese characters in history. Please keep your eyes on the latest information in Learn Chinese Skype. #234 張文俊 (Friday, 21 July 2017 15:30) Measure word is a difficult point and the weak tache on Chinese learning.In today's skype Chinese class,I will teach you some measure words.In English,we say a chair but in Chinese,you must be say 一张椅子.We say an apple to 一个苹果,a book to 一本书,etc.Above examples you can find out that measure word is in the middle of number and noun.There is no rule for the measure words and almost every noun's measure word is different.let's have some exercise�:一头猪a pig 一只鸡a chicken 一扇窗a window 一间房one room一条腿one leg 两个眼睛 two eyes. #235 王嘉涵 (Friday, 21 July 2017 17:25) Today we will introduce 扇子（shàn zi）Chinese fan. We unusually have three major types: paper silk and sandal wood fans. First of all, the actual use of the fan to faning, secondly, in ancient we use it to decoration, what's more, different fans making method is also different, such as paper fans requir us to write calligraphy on it, alike need us to embroidery, applique and bead–work on silk fans, and sandalwood fan require us to cut sandal wood, ordinary wood fans we will to incense. Of course, we not only have folding fans, but also have circular fans, Through today's in Learn Chinese Skype study I hope you can differentiate between Chinese fans and Western fans. #236 Tian (Saturday, 22 July 2017 04:50) Learn Chinese Skype question:Can you realistically learn Mandarin just by listening to TV shows in Mandarin? Very practical question to learn Chinese Skype.Here is the input given by my student who has learnd Chinese online for seeveral years. When I arrived in China 8 years ago, I was unable to speak or understand a single word of Chinese. I had a 1 month course in “Chinese”, but didn’t get any results so I stopped going.Then I started to take online classes with tianchinesehome via SKype. Bedised, my online teacher suggested me to watch some movies in Mandarin.A year passed, and I found myself picking up words. I started to understand a few words at a time, and every day a few more were added. Some months later, when I wanted to say something in Chinese, the word would pop up in my head and I would say it. #237 郭子烨 (Saturday, 22 July 2017 06:13) Let's talk about ancient Chinese architecture in Learn Chinese Skype today. The most common Chinese traditional residence is the courtyard, it is mostly used wood to build it. Master room usually lived by the elders, they live in the main room behind the courtyard, and the room is usually facing south. Younger people live in houses around the courtyard. Chinese house always facing south that daylighting is good and warm in winter and cool in summer. Remember to keep up with our latest news in Learn Chinese Skype. #238 麦雯君 (Saturday, 22 July 2017 07:28) Today’s Learn Chinese Skype-tips for hotpot. Chongqing hotpot is the most famous and popular of all hotpots. In the eyes of people in Chongqing, hotpot noted for its peppery and hot taste is a local specialty. People enjoy gathering around a hotpot heated with charcoal, electricity or natural gas and chatting over the delicious and nutritious food. You have a choice of spicy, pure or combo for the soup, into which you may add thin sliced meat, fish, various bean curd products and vegetables, and dip them into a special sauce before eating. It is a very delightful experience to eat hotpot in the cold winter. Please keep your eyes on the latest information in Learn Chinese Skype. #239 張文俊 (Saturday, 22 July 2017 14:50) Today is Great heat 大暑which is one of the 24 solar terms in China.It means the hotest day in the summer but in ancient time.Do you want me to tell you something about this day?Haha,let's talk a little in skype Chinese class!In my home(I am from southern in China),we will eat mung bean in syrup (made of mung bean,white gourd,kelp and sugar).However,in the northern of China,people usually eat mung bean soup which is taste salted.The reason why we both eat mung bean is Traditional Chinese doctor believe that mung bean can remove acne and relieve summer heat.Beside,because the weather in southern is wet and hot so people in there catch on fire easily(上火，a name of traditional Chinese medicine,symptom of it is canker sore,get pimple,etc.),we usually drink herbal tea.that's all today's skype chinese class.see u next time #240 王嘉涵 (Saturday, 22 July 2017 17:03) This is Learn Chinese Skype class! Toady we will distinguish 叠词（dié cí）. Here are some of the benefits of reduplication. First of all, it can express our feelings , in addition, it has certainty, we can Imitate sounds can describe things more vividly, what's more, it has musicality, can increase rhythm. Reduplication has different forms, for example, AABB 方方正正（fāng fāng zhèng zhèng）, ABB 喜洋洋（xǐ yáng yáng）, AABC 念念不忘（nìan nìan bú wàng）and so on. There are many reduplicated words in China. Some is very interesting. l hope across this Learn Chinese Skype can help you to understand and master Chinese reduplication. #241 陈佩霞 (Saturday, 22 July 2017 17:28) Today leaen Chinese Skype will introduce a funny thing is kongming light. And we have made one when we learn Chinese Skype. Kongming light is made of some paper and some brances and make it like parachute. It is usually be used on the Mid-Autumn festival or some specially days. People will write some good wish on it. This custom have continue for a long time. But nowdays it have conflict with our environmental protection for the reason that it will produce some pollutants. So all of us should have the consciousness of to do something for our environment. #242 麦雯君 (Sunday, 23 July 2017 04:33) Today’s Learn Chinese Skype-tips for Twelve Chinese Zodiac Signs. In order to remember the years more easily, our ancestors used twelve animals to represent the years, which is called the "Chinese Zodiac". Every year is represented by an animal and every 12 years comes in a circle with the order of 鼠牛虎兔龙蛇马羊猴鸡狗猪（rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, chicken, dog, pig.）Each animal has its unique cultural connotations. For example, a person born in the Year of Ox is said to be hard working, calm, and reliable, while the person born in the Year of Tiger is powerful, brave, and impatient.The Chinese Zodiac remains popular as well in other Asian countries, such as Korea and Japan.Above is today’s Learn Chinese Skype. #243 陈宇冰 (Sunday, 23 July 2017 09:11) Today’s Learn Chinese Skype-tips for preposition of locality in Chinese.My student Dieter said that preposition in Chinese confused him,like房间里（房间，room；里，inside），桌子上（桌子desk，上on）.Because in Chinese grammar,we usually put these preposition of locality behind the place.For example,手里（in hand）,心里（in hearts）,学校里（in school）,床上（on the bed）.Above is today’s Learn Chinese Skype. #244 張文俊 (Sunday, 23 July 2017 15:47) This is today's skype Chinese class!Tired of watching and learning?OK,relax,follow me to listen a short story.A friend of mine who is learning Russian told me that her Russian teacher said Chinese cuisine is delicious but have no meat!And if he want to eat fired food,there is a little meat inside.that's right,because Chinese vegetable is cheaper.And I have heard that many countries are also like Russia,eat more meat not vegetable.In the meanwhile,they put potatoes as stable food.Above are different in China.We eat more vegetable,less meat and fried food.Maybe you have known it :),but in China every area has it's habit not for all are like this.Seek truth from facts! #245 王嘉涵 (Sunday, 23 July 2017 15:56) lt's time to study learn Chinese Skype. Toady we will introduce 皮影（pí yíng）is called shadow puppet, also called 灯影戏（déng yíng xì）or 影子戏（yíng zi xì）, is a kind of made of skins or cardboard figures to show the story of folk drama. Performances the artists behind the white curtain, when manipulating filmmakers with local popular tunes, while telling the story, while accompanied by percussion and orchestrathere, there has strong local flavor. The shadow puppet range is very wide, because local dialect and tunes different cause shadow puppet formation of a variety. In 2011, Chinese shadow puppet was selected as a list of the masterpieces of human intangible cultural heritage. Today's introduction is over. We'll see you tomorrow in Learn Chinese Skype. #246 郭子烨 (Sunday, 23 July 2017 16:14) Today we talk about the history of the Zhou Dynasty of ancient Chinese in Learn Chiese Skype. The Zhou Dynasty was the third dynasties in ancient China, and it was not a centralized state. The king of Zhou Dynasty used vassal system and packeted the land to his brothers,relatives, and lord that in order to facilitate the management of the land. People must obey the leadership of the emperor of the Zhou Dynasty and strictly observe all manner of etiquette. As a result of that, the Zhou Dynasty was expanded quickly. A long time later, due to the nomadic often invaded, the king of Zhou Dynasty was killed. When the royal family fled to Luoyang to establish a new capital, called the Eastern Zhou Dynasty, there were more than 100 vassal states rose rapidly. Thank you for your support of Learn Chinese Skype. #247 麦雯君 (Monday, 24 July 2017 06:26) Today’s Learn Chinese Skype-tips for idioms. Idioms are one of the major characteristics of Chinese culture, which has its own structural style and fixed statement. It’s one kind of stereotyped phrases and sentences in the Chinese language vocabulary. As a whole in the sentences, idioms not only can express some meanings but can represent some stories or allusions. More than half of idioms inherited from ancient times. However, Learn Chinese Skype must be pointed that idioms is different from contemporary Chinese language, and it’s a sort of ready-made words which has difference with proverb. #248 郭子烨 (Monday, 24 July 2017 06:30) Now let's talk about the Mid-autumn day in Learn Chinese Skype. In the Mid-autumn Festival, people often worship the moon at home, and this is an old custom. On the Mid- autumn day, people will play lanterns, eat moon cakes and enjoy the moon. Legend has it that ordinary people burn incense when they watch the moon and pray for peace and good luck to the goddess of the moon. In the evening of the Mid-autumn Festival, regardless of everyone, can put their desire to Luna said, hoping to get God bless. Finally, let us talk about eating. Moon cakes are essential food for the Mid-autumn Festival. People also like to eat fruits and enjoy the happy and sweet life of their family members. Well, see you tomorrow in Learn Chinese Skype! #249 陈佩霞 (Monday, 24 July 2017 10:28) Today learn Chinese Skype will introduce a Chinese traditional process Oiled paper umbrella. It is very different from those umbrella we are using now. As the name implies,the Oiled paper umnrella was made by oil paper. To learn Chinese Skype,we make a show about the umbrella. We found that those beautiful Oiled paper umbrella always have some fine pattern on it. It also a good way to spread our culture. What's more, it always was matched with Han Chinese Clothing which is on behalf of the Chinese female beauty. #250 Zhang (Monday, 24 July 2017 11:46) last Chinese Skype lesson, 安亚 had a listening parctice based on the record. She could tell me the main idea after the first time she listened. And the whole passage has nearly 600 words. Today, I help her to clarify some confused problems,for instance ,the difference between "常年“ and "长年“.That's all for the Chinese Skype lesson. #251 Zhang (Monday, 24 July 2017 12:12) 柏力 is a very good learner, he is always ready to learn. On Thursday, we had a role play on Chinese Skype Lesson.The topic we talk about is ”入住“and ”打车“. Surprisingly, he could speak a little bit Cantonese. He said he want to master some basic expressions so that he could talk with the local people in Guangzhou. Next Chinese Skype lesson, we will continue the role play. #252 Zhang (Monday, 24 July 2017 12:25) 保罗 was so busy these days.He is still on his business trip.So he has no time to do the homework. Therefore. we spend some time to review what we have learned last Chinese Skype lesson. Practice makes perfect, hope him get greater progress in future Chinese Skype lesson. #253 張文俊 (Monday, 24 July 2017 14:16) You can find people use 来 in many situation,which make u feel like getting a headache!Don't worry!In today's skype Chinese class,I will tell you something.There are six usages in 来.First one is number+来+measure word+noun,for example 十来人(about ten people),to express approximate number.Second is used in Chinese coordinate phrase,like 进来come in,lots of it are express the meaning of positive and negative or the similar.Third is regarded as adj.used as attribute.刚来的时候when someone first come.Forth is verb+directional verb+object+来.For example,流下眼泪来tears shed. Fifth is used in the spoken language,it's have no actual meaning.like来个特写.Last,behind the numer,like 一来 二来,which means firstly, Secondly.Above are today's skype Chinese class! #254 王嘉涵 (Monday, 24 July 2017 15:26) Toady we will introduce a allusion in Learn Chinese Skype that is 后羿射日. During the reign of 尧Yao, Ten suns came out together. The suns scorched the crops, withered flowers and trees, the people did not have food. So God sent to the people of Hou Yi, Hou Yi saw the tragic scene, he is very angry. He came to a grassland and said to the ten suns, only one sun is stay. the others go home, but the ten suns ignore him. Hou Yi saw that they did not listen to advice, he bow and arrow, a sun was shot. Hou Yi thought, "I killed a sun.". I got into trouble, might as well do something good for the world, to kill them all. So he shot the other eight when he want to shoot last, someone said, Human beings can't live without the sun. Hou Yi listened, so he did not shoot. From then on, there would always be only one sun in the sky. Later, "Hou Yi shot" of this allusion, compared to the people, is also used to describe valorously. Tomorrow we will introduce follow-up story in Learn Chinese Skype. #255 陈佩霞 (Monday, 24 July 2017 17:21) To learn Chinese Skype,we should know more about our Chinese people life. So today we had introduce a Chinese traditional building. Beijing courtyard house is a very precious culture for our Chinese. It contains meaning have obviously different with western living concept. For the reason that Chinese people prefer to live with their parent or relative for the reason that they have to take care of them. And believe that unity is strength. So we have some incomprehension on foreign must have their own new house and wan't to live with parent. The Beijing courtyard house is the one of the landmark building. Now with the development of the society,it become more and more precious. #256 郭子烨 (Tuesday, 25 July 2017 06:17) Welcome to Learn Chinese Skype. In ancient China, Confucianism dominated. Confucianism believed that if all people are respect to others, the society will be peaceful. Confucianism set a clear ethical standard for Chinese family and society, so that conflicts can be avoided. Many ancient Chinese rulers tried to use Confucian ideas to become good rulers. Confucianism encouraged education, Confucius educated civilians, and trained a number of talented officials for the rulers. In daily life, Confucius's views on social responsibility had a great influence, and Confucianism had also spread to Japan, Korea and vietnam. Please continue to focus on our Learn Chinese Skype. #257 麦雯君 (Tuesday, 25 July 2017 06:18) Do you want to know more about the Chinese idioms, if you do please follow Learn Chinese Skype. It has different forms, among which four words idiom is the based form, such as 鼎鼎大名、有声有色、栩栩如生and so on. There are some three words like 莫须有、敲门砖, five words like 桃李满天下，six words like真金不怕火炼，seven words like心有余而力不足，even eight words 江山易改，本性难移. In addition, four words idioms has many forms like AABC（闷闷不乐），ABAC（又高又大），and ABCC（千里迢迢）. Tomorrow Learn Chinese Skype will continue introduce Chinese idioms. #258 張文俊 (Tuesday, 25 July 2017 12:36) Last skype Chinese class,I have said that eating habit in nothern China is different from southern.So know more about in today's class.In ancient China,salt in northern China is expensive and not always can eat it.Therefore,people only bought it in festive days,which make it more valuable.On the contrary,in southern China,salt is cheaper while sugar hard to find.People only used it in some special festivals.After a long time,both become custom.And then,southern people prefer to eat sweet food and northern like salted.Have you know that?Is Chinese class today help you?Thanks #259 陈佩霞 (Tuesday, 25 July 2017 16:56) Today we have talk about the high temperature when we learn Chinese Skype. So now let's introduce a summer resort is Chengde summer resort. According to legend,the resort is the built for the emperor. As we all know, the air conditioning is the the product of modern technology. So people on ancient time can only be away from the summer holiday by move to some high altitude. What's more, the ancient people always wear much cloth even in hot day. But we know that our smart ancestor made clothing is very light and thin which made they couldn't feel hot. To learn Chinese Skype,we will introduce more about our Chinese traditional culture. #260 王嘉涵 (Tuesday, 25 July 2017 17:52) Welcome to pay more attention to Learn Chinese Skype. Toady we will introduce a firy tale is 嫦娥奔月（cháng é bēn yuè）Chang E is Hou Yi's wife. Hou Yi shot down nine suns, he respected by people, many who came to learn from him. Feng Meng is HouYi's student who is treacherous cunning and evil. Hou Yi from the goddess obtained a pack of deathless medicine. Feng Meng while Hou Yi go out, forcing Chang E to surrender deathless medicine, ChangE eat it, then she flew to the moon became a immortal. When Hou Yi came home, he couldn't find his wife. He was very upset. He looked up at the moon and called "Chang E". His discover ChangE appeared on the bright moon. Hou Yi took out ChangE favorite fruits and dim sum to miss his wife. The people who heard the news, also do things like Hou Yi. Later, a goddess allow Hou Yi meet ChangE under the laurel tree. From then on, the Mid Autumn Festival was occurred. Yesterday and today we introduced two Chinese fairy tales in Learn Chinese Skype. I hope you like them. #261 麦雯君 (Wednesday, 26 July 2017 07:39) Chinese painting is one of the oldest artistic traditions in the world. Today Learn Chinese Skype for the Chinese painting. It is done on paper or silk with a brush dipped in black or colored ink. According to the means of expression, Chinese paintings can be divided into two categories which are the Xieyi school and the Gongbi school. The Xieyi school is characterized by free expression and exaggerated forms, while the Gongbi school attaches importance to detail with fine brush work. Landscape painting is widely regarded as the highest form of Chinese painting. Throughout history, the Chinese paintings paintings at different times mirror people's social consciousness accordingly. #262 陈佩霞 (Wednesday, 26 July 2017 08:18) To learn Chinese Skype, it is no difficult to watch some words which you may think it is wrong,but actually it is a homophone. In China,there are many merchants will choose to use some idiom as their advertisement but change an important word. Today we had show some of them when we learn Chinese Skype. 一部到“胃” is the stomach medicine advertisement message, but “胃”isn't the right one.“一步到位”is the ture means. We can see many examples in our life. But we can also find that there are many wrong character. As the far-reaching tools, AD should do well their parts. #263 郭子烨 (Wednesday, 26 July 2017 09:30) Thank you for your continued attention to our dynamic of Learn Chinese Skype. "清明时节雨纷纷，路上行人欲断魂". This is a poem with a good atmosphere. Tomb Sweeping Day is on the April 4th or 5th of the lunar calendar. It is a day for worshipping ancestors and grave sweepers. During the Qingming Festival, the spring rain never stops. The pedestrians were caught in the rain as if they had lost their soul. The poet Du Mu in plain text, write down the mood changes light wind and drizzling rain, people touching scene. The whole poem does not have the slightest strong feeling, but rather vivid, and this is also the special features of this poem. You can enjoy it in Learn Chinese Skype. #264 张文俊 (Wednesday, 26 July 2017 13:29) I think Chinese food is delicious.Do you agree with me?haha,today,in skype Chinese class.Let's follow the dumpling to know more about China!Dumpling is one of the Chinese favourite traditional food.It's said that dumpling is invented by ZhangZhongjing who was a famous doctor in ancient China.To make dumpling,there are three steps:firsly,roll the wrappers.secondly,prepare sti uffing (fragrant-flowered garlic,pork,corn,water-chestnut,etc.) lastly,put it in the boiling water.Dumpling are worth to eat hundred of times.There is an old saying that claims:Nothing could be more delicious than dumpling.When guests invited,people often make it to treat them.Dumpling also has the meaning of together and love.But I want to say one truth:many southern Chineses dont know how to make the wrappers and you can buy it in the market,but it was made by machine.So there is a little different. #265 王嘉涵 (Wednesday, 26 July 2017 16:56) Hello everyone! Toady we will introduce Chinese food. China is not only have dumplings and noodles, we have eight cooking, for instance, Sichuan Cuisine, Guangdong Cuisine, Zhejiang Cuisine, and so on. Today will pick out some introduce. Sichuan Cuisine is extremely incendiary. Chongqing chafing dish is the representative of Sichuan Cuisine. Although it is very incendiary, but the taste is attracted to hot. When Sichuan people says it is not spicy at all, it is probably just that he doesn't feel hot. Is different with the Sichuan Cuisine, Guangdong Cuisine is very soft, the most famous is the tea, Cantonese will choose to get up early and eat dim sum wheil they drinking tea and chatting, it probably cost you a morning. If you are a eat sweet person, the Zhejiang Cuisine must be accord with your request, Zhejiang people love to dessert, dessert is variety of species, even in the noodles they will with sugar. This is the three cuisine with local representative. Of course Chinese food not only the eight cuisine, there are many of food, if you want to taste Chinese food, don't just look at Learn Chinese Skype, you can come to China taste them. #266 Linda (Wednesday, 26 July 2017 17:31) In this Learn Chinese Skype time, my student 黑花 have learned something about responding invitation from hospitable host in China with me. Especially what proper stuffs we should bring as a gift to the host when we guest there.Wish we will learn more about the etiquette in the next coming Learn Chinese Skype class. #267 Feng (Wednesday, 26 July 2017 17:33) During the Learn Chinese Skype class today, we have learnd some interesting using in Chinese. For example, “不近” means the destination is not close, and we can also use “远” to describe it. And it has the same principle as “不远”. Looking forward to the next class in Learn Chinese Skype. #268 Feng (Wednesday, 26 July 2017 17:35) Learn Chinese Skype class is really a channel to learn something about the drinking culture in China. My student 黑花 have learned the very normal saying while drinking in China, such as “干杯”“敬你一杯”, it means cheers. I think we will learn more in the next Learn Chinese Skype. #269 Feng (Wednesday, 26 July 2017 17:50) In today's class in Learn Chinese Skype with my student 黑花, we have learned the sentence pattern “一边……一边……”, it means doing two things together in the same time. And we learned a famous ancient verse about wine from China——“酒逢知己千杯少” as well. It shows the feeling about close friends, a thousand cups of wine are still not enough. Looking forward to our next class in Learn Chinese Skype. #270 張文俊 (Thursday, 27 July 2017 02:46) As it known to the world,China is an old country that went through thousands of years of autocracy.Therefore,hundred of emperors were appeared.But how can a man became emperor?This is today's skype chinese class topic!Let's start!Ancient China was pursue polygamy,so the emperor had a lot of wifves.However,all wifves' status is not equal.Only the man who was named 太子,was the first son burn by the legal wife could have the right to inherit the throne.This institution is called 世袭制,which means that throne was inherited generation to generation.You may confused:Why many emperors had different last name?That's because throne could be loot by stronger man.Nevertheless,If he could not loot the throne,all the family members could be killed.There is one thing I must say,in the history,only appear one emperor who was a woman,she was 武则天. #271 郭子烨 (Thursday, 27 July 2017 06:37) Today Learn Chinese Skype will introduce two idioms, which are "一表人才" and "三心二意". "一表人才" is usually describe people with handsome and straight appearances and he is dashing. This is an adjective used to compliment people on their appearance and talent. The second idiom is "三心二意”。This idiom describes a person who want to do this but also want to do that, the one is hesitant. They often without intention or with undivided attention. This idiom is a bit similarly saying that a person will often go back on his word, which is a derogatory term. Hope you can continue to pay attention to Learn Chinese Skype. #272 麦雯君 (Thursday, 27 July 2017 07:21) As we all know, equality of men and women is a goal that everyone wants to make it come true. Today’s Learn Chinese Skype is for a woman in the ancient time called Hua Mullan.（花木兰）She is a heroine who joined the army for her father. Learn Chinese Skype is going to tell you the whole story. Mulan's father is too old to bear suffering from the bitterness, and she doesn't have an elder brother to go and fight instead of the old father. So Mulan decides to disguised herself as a man to join the army for her father. Hua Mulan has been highly respected as a filial model by the Chinese people for hundreds of years, even though it is unknown whether the story has any factual basis.In 1998，her story was adapted into an animated cartoon by Disney of the United States, and the cartoon was very popular all over the world. #273 陈佩霞 (Thursday, 27 July 2017 07:34) To learn Chinese Skype,we can know more lagend story about Chinese story. So today we will introduce one of them when we learn Chinese Skype. Have you ever heard about Zheng he's voyages to the western seas. This is the first time that Chinese people voyages to promote the state of the country. It have an important significant for ancient China. As a isolatied country, we broke the imprisoned. From where the emperor stand,he may think it is the opportunity to show strength. But on the other sides,it also a chance to contact those different culture and expand our horizon which also stimulated some young people to learn western culture. #274 王嘉涵 (Thursday, 27 July 2017 16:50) All right ，Are you ready to begin with Learn Chinese Skype. Last class we left off with introduced Chinese food. As you know, a variety of the species is lots of Very much. When Chinese celebrated festival, We eat different kind of food. For example, at the Spring Festival, we eat dumplings, they say dumplings can keep our healthy, in ancient times, the dumplings were filled with medicinal herbs, Now, generally speaking we put meat and vegetables although sometimes we put eggs in dumping. While the Mid-autumn Festival coming, we will eat moon cake, moon cake like dessert, as far as l am concerned, Chinese lots of food can regard as dessert. The Lantern Festival is coming, we eat glutinous Rice Balls for Lantern Festival. I would have to say my favorite food is moon cake, The reason why it has symbolize family reunion, We can relaxed some days, no work no study.All right ，Are you ready to begin with Learn Chinese Skype. Last class we left off with introduced Chinese food. As you know, a variety of the species is lots of Very much. When Chinese celebrated festival, We eat different kind of food. For example, at the Spring Festival, we eat dumplings, they say dumplings can keep our healthy, in ancient times, the dumplings were filled with medicinal herbs, Now, generally speaking we put meat and vegetables although sometimes we put eggs in dumping. While the Mid-autumn Festival coming, we will eat moon cake, moon cake like dessert, as far as l am concerned, Chinese lots of food can regard as dessert. The Lantern Festival is coming, we eat glutinous Rice Balls for Lantern Festival. I would have to say my favorite food is moon cake, The reason why it has symbolize family reunion, We can relaxed some days, no work no study. You can see that Chinese celebrate festivals and never leave to eat. I believe Chinese food is delicious I love to eat them. Okay. I hope you can enjoy our Learn Chinese Skype. #275 張文俊 (Friday, 28 July 2017 02:02) With the development of the internet,many network language has appeared.In today's skype Chinese class,let's go inside the network language! 1."I have solved this problem!" "666" The meaning of 666 is amazing . 2."please give me a pen" "虾米?" 虾米 is a transliterated word,originted from southern fujian dialect,is mean "what." 3.Xiaoming just sitting behind Xiaohong,and xiaohong said xiaoming look at her strangly.Then xiaoming said:坐着也躺枪. 坐着也躺枪:external meaning is sitting here then get shoot.Acutally,it means innocent. 4.This cosmetics is great! 种草! 种草 means to buy one and try. Above is today's skype Chinese class.Tell me the network language in your country #276 麦雯君 (Friday, 28 July 2017 06:30) In ancient China, women are at the lower step than men. Today’s Learn Chinese Skype will talk about the change of women. In ancient time, women must to follow 三从四德（the three obedience and four virtues). 三从：a woman was required to obey her father before married, and her husband during married life and her sons in widowhood. 四德:fidelity, physical charm, propriety in speech and efficiency in needle work. But, it has been changed nowadays. As the equality of men and women, women become more and more important in the society.Above is today’s Learn Chinese Skype. #277 郭子烨 (Friday, 28 July 2017 06:50) Today, I want to tell you a poignant love story in Learn Chinese Skype. According to legend, in the ancient capital of Luoyang City, there is a clear river with green waves which called LuoHe. And the fairy in charge of the river called LuoShen, and later people said the fairy was the wife of the emperor CaoPi. ZhenMi and CaoPi's brother Cao Zhi early loved. But ZhenMi was forced to marry the emperor Cao Pi, and later she was trapped and killed by CaoPi. After the death of ZhenMi, Cao Zhi was always sad and heartbroken when he saw her things. He often dreamed of meeting ZhenMi when he was passing LuoHe, two people in the dream were saying that the pain of leaving. Cao Zhi woke up with mix feelings and made a song "goddess" to comfort their lovesickness. Their story is very beautiful with deep sadness. Please keep your eyes on our Learn Chinese Skype. #278 陈佩霞 (Friday, 28 July 2017 11:03) To learn Chinese Skype,we can reach it by touch more about our Chinese news. One belt one road is a hot topic in China. Today we talk about the silk road when we learn Chinese Skype. The reason why we talk about the silk is that One belt one road is from it. The silk road is not only the "national road" linking China and the west, but also an international channel for economic and cultural exchanges throughout the ancient world. On June 22, 2014, the "changan - tianshan corridor road network", jointly declared by China and kazakhstan, successfully declared the world cultural heritage and became the first project of transnational cooperation and successful application #279 麦雯君 (Saturday, 29 July 2017 02:58) Have you ever gone to Hong Kong(HK,香港）? Today’s Learn Chinese Skype is for HK. HK is the third largest financial center in the world next to New York and London. HK follows the policy of “one country, two systems”. It is world-renowned for its favorable public order, free economic system and a sound legal framework. Hong Kong is one of the safest, the most wealthy and prosperous regions in the world where people enjoy the longest average life span. 东方之珠（Pearl of the Orient）is what the people call HK, because it is one of the most popular tourist resorts in the world and many spots are deeply loved by the tourists. Tomorrow Learn Chinese Skype will introduce you some special things in HK, please wait and see. #280 陈佩霞 (Saturday, 29 July 2017 04:56) To learn Chinese Skype, we can get it by know more history. Today we will introduce Genghis khan xizheng when we learn Chinese Skype. Genghis khan xizheng, which refers to the 40 years from 1219 to 1260, has carried out three large-scale western expeditions and established a large empire, which has a profound influence on world history. In China history, yuan dynasty is first regime controlled by minorities. And it advocates force so that they conquered other countries by force. It is very different from the Chinese traditional regular which is heavy text light arms. #281 郭子烨 (Saturday, 29 July 2017 08:43) Today Learn Chinese Skype tells you a beautiful love story, the hero of the story was Zhu Yingtai and LiangShanbo. In the Western Jin Dynasty, he left home to go to college, and then he met Zhu who is a girl but weared like a man on the road. Two people had the same interests, so they became brothers. In the college, two people became more and more emotionally. Three years later, Zhu was leaving the academy to go home, and the they were separated. Liang later came to Zhu's house to ask her to marry him, but was thwarted by her parents. When Liang got home, he was very sad and died. After that, the other person called MaWencai came to marry Zhu, and she was forced to get on. When they passed Liang's grave, Zhu insisted on getting there and cried in front of the grave. The storm was blowing and the tomb burst, Zhu jumped into the tomb. The tomb was closed, and the wind and rain ceased. Liang and Zhu became two butterflies, dancing together in the world from then on. Please keep your eyes on Learn Chinese Skype. #282 麦煌 (Sunday, 30 July 2017 07:42) Welcome to skype Chinese class! Have you ever heard cheongsam, the traditional clothes of Chinese women. In today’s skype Chinese learning, I will introduce it for you. The cheongsam, which was formed in the 1920s, was the most popular women's clothing since the 1920s, and was established as one of the national dress by the government of the republic of China in 1929. Most of the cheongsam are straight lines, loose clothing, forks on both sides, and the waistline is close to the size of the dress, and there are a lot of roll-roll decorations in the neckline. On May 23, 2011, the hand-making process of cheongsam became one of the third batch of national intangible cultural heritages approved by the state council. Even in November 2014, at the 22nd APEC meeting held in Beijing, the Chinese government chose the cheongsam as the dress of the leaders of the participating countries. I think it is a great gift, do you like it? #283 王嘉涵 (Sunday, 30 July 2017) Today I want to share an idiom story with you in Learn Chinese Skype, that is 掩耳盗铃（yán ěr dào líng）, it means someone ears are covered to steal a bell, he think he could not hear, others will not hear too. A theif wanted to steal something from someone house. he saw a big clock in the yard. He wanted to take the big clock back to his home. But the clock was big and heavy very much, he could not move it. He thought to break the clock, then he can back to home. The thief got a shock when he found a big hammer and hit the clock made a loud noise. The thief thought the bell make a noise means to tell people I was stealing the clock. He cover his ears found he could not hear the bells, so he found two pieces of cloth cover his ears, he thought, now there is no bells. He began to smash the clock, when people heard the bell, caught the thief. This story is 掩耳盗铃. Hope you enjoying studying Learn chinese Skype. #284 王嘉涵 (Sunday, 30 July 2017 15:21) We want to introduce the panda for you in Learn Chinese Skype.The giant panda is known as the national treasure of China. Panda is China unique mammals. In thousands of years ago, the giant panda is eating meat and fierce very much, however, nowadays, their food became bamboo and making living for play the coquetry. we are surprised and unbelievable, because it is very cute and not aggressive at the moment. Their fur is black and white. Usually living in the Sichuan basin of china. The giant panda is very lazy, when panda eat and drink,it will sleeps instead of moving. It is also a messenger of friendship between Chinese and foreign cultures. Hope you across this Learn Chinese Skype lesson like panda. #285 麦雯君 (Sunday, 30 July 2017 17:55) Today Learn Chinese Skype are going to talking about something special in HongKong. NO.1, Nathan Road. Located in Kowloon, it is the busiest area of Jordan Road. And it’s night scene is so beautiful that attracts a lot of people all over the world. NO.2, 鸡蛋仔. It is a famous snack at the street of HK. Not only the local people love it but the people from China Mainland are fond of it. NO.3, what can’t be missed is Hong Kong Disneyland. Winnie the Pooh, Micky Mouse and Donald Duck is the best childhood memory of many people. You will love HK not just through Learn Chinese Skype but after visiting it. #286 王嘉涵 (Sunday, 30 July 2017 18:05) Today we will broadcast a news in Learn Chinese Skype. At nine o'clock this morning, a military parade was held in inner Mongolia ZhuRiHe of China. This is the first time to held the military parade on the August 1st in army day. Many new weapons appeared in this parade. The emergence of these weapons also means that China's military strength is becoming stronger and stronger, and its overall national strength is getting higher and higher. The parade was also made to commemorate the founding of the PLA 90th anniversary. When general secretary Xi Jinping walked through every army, the army would pay attention and respond to Xi Jinping's greetings. General secretary Xi Jinping said, hello comrades! The PLA replied, Hello, head! General secretary Xi Jinping said, comrades, thank you for your hard work,the PLA replied, serving the people! This military parade again showed the strength of China's military. The Chinese people love peace and will not wage war, however, we must defend our country, so we must increase our military strength. Our Learn Chinese Skype will not only introduce China's traditional culture, but also introduce China's military, science and economy. Thank you for your continued attention to Learn Chinese Skype. #287 郭子烨 (Sunday, 30 July 2017 19:33) OK, come on, now pay attention to Learn Chinese Skype. Today, we will tell you a fable, whose name is called "wolf has come". One day, a sheep child felt bored and wanted to play tricks on the farmers. He shouted at the farmer who was working in the mountains, "wolf, help !" The farmers ran up the hill and ran to comfort the child. But they didn't see the wolf at all. At this point, the child laughed at the success of the trick. On the second day, the child repeated the stock trick to farmers and they were very angry. However, the wolf came after a few days, and the child cried desperately, but the farmer was not taken care of that this time. Finally, the child was eaten by the wolf. This fable tells children and even us that lying is wrong and it can cause distrust. Please don't do that. Remember to focus on the Learn Chinese Skype! #288 麦煌 (Monday, 31 July 2017 08:36) Today, Learn Chinese Skype introduces a kind of drink originated in China, tea. According to the Chinese tea book, tea is divided into green tea, black tea, oolong tea, white tea, yellow tea and black tea . As is known to us all, there are many kind of famous tea such as tieguanyin, da hong pao, pu 'er, west lake longjing and so on. People in over 100 countries and regions all over the world enjoy drinking tea. In fact, drinking tea is not only refreshing but also helpful to our physical and mental health. Nowadays, tea has become a popular drink. Learn Chinese Skype hopes you will be interested in tea. #289 郭子烨 (Monday, 31 July 2017 16:38) Today, Learn Chinese Skype will tell you another fable. In a animal kingdom, animals living there. Several bunches of ripe grapes fell from the grape trellis. A fox's mouth was watering when it saw the grapes. And it managed to get the grapes from trellis, but in the end he could not pick up the grapes. The fox was about to leave when he met the goat. "Is this grape sweet?" The goat asked. The fox said immediately that the grapes must be sour and unpalatable. Wow! What a hateful fox it is! This fable tells us that some people can not do something, but he must say that the time is not ripe. It also confirms what we often say: "The grapes I can't eat must be sour." Please continue to focus on the Learn Chinese Skype. #290 麦雯君 (Monday, 31 July 2017 16:51) Learn Chinese Skype lead you to visit an Ancient capital, Xi'an. It is a noted historic and cultural city shining the light of ancient civilization and high technology. Xi'an，once called Chang'an, is one of the four ancient capitals of the world. You not only can feel ancient customs and rhymes everywhere, which have been widely read by literati and people with literary reputation for thousands of years,but can enjoy a trip in your own mind. Xi'an, a city that let people linger on with no thought of leaving has long enjoyed the good name of the“General History Museum”.Tomorrow Learn Chinese Skype will introduce something interesting, please wait and see. #291 麦雯君 (Tuesday, 01 August 2017 06:21) Learn Chinese Skype lead you to visit Xi’an. Having more than 5000 thousand years history, Xi’an is one of the four ancient capitals of the world. Today Learn Chinese Skype will introduce Xi’an to you. First, Xianyang Palace. It’s the palace of Qin empire, covered with many palaces such as Xingle Palace, Changle Palace and Ganquan Palace. Second, the Terracotta Army. Located in the east of Lin Tong, in the north of Li Mountains, the Terracotta Army is the place being buried with the dead. It’s the largest Military Museum in the world. Third, Great Wild Goose Pagoda. It’s one of the national key cultural relics protection units. #292 郭子烨 (Tuesday, 01 August 2017 08:05) Welcome back to the Learn Chinese Skype！ Today's theme is: summer without sweet water is incomplete. The weather in summer is very hot in Guangzhou, so that the sweet water is essential in summer. Older people often boil sweet water at home, and there are always one or two dessert shops nearby. In the summer, you usually drink sweet water like green beans, white fungus with lotus seeds and double skin milk. Double skin milk is made from buffalo milk, and it tastes sweet that older people may prefer sweet food. At this time to orderl a plate of fried dumpling is the best tea collocation. Fried dumpling is usually corn stuffing or leek stuffing. What about this? Should you have a bowl of desserts on a hot summer day? Please focus on the Learn Chinese Skype. #293 麦煌 (Tuesday, 01 August 2017 08:22) Today is 1st August , The army day. And Learn Chinese Skype will introduce this memorial holiday for you. On August 1, 1927, the communist party of China (CPC) led the armed uprising in Nanchang, Jiangxi province, and fired the first shot against the kuomintang reactionaries. On July 11, 1933, August 1 was decided to mark the anniversary of the founding of the red army of China. During the army day, various patriotic activities were carried out throughout China to commemorate the birth of the people's army. Learn Chinese Skype will introduce more festival with Chinese features for you. And please focus on the Learn Chinese Skype! #294 王嘉涵 (Tuesday, 01 August 2017 20:02) OK. Today we will introduce a poetry that is 静夜思（jìng yè sī）. 床前明月光，疑是地上霜。 举头望明月，低头思故乡。 Chuáng qián míng yué guáng , yí shì dì shàng shuāng。 Jǔ tóu wàng míng yuè , dī tóu sī gù xiāng。 This poetry means bright moonlight sprinkled on the window paper, as if there was a layer of frost on the ground. I looking up and looking at the bright moon in the air that day, I thinking deeply and thinking of my hometown far away. And this poetry main idea is the moonlight at the author's window caused him to miss his hometown and his relatives and express his melancholy feelings. l like this poetry very much, especially when l in the field, if you in field too, hope access Learn Chinese Skype this poetry help you miss hometown. #295 王嘉涵 (Tuesday, 01 August 2017 20:34) Today in Learn Chinese Skype we will introduce a book for you that is the Qing Dynasty famous novelist wrote that called 聊斋志异 （liáo zhaí zhì yì）. The name mean in the library to write a strange story. 聊斋 meas bookstore. 志 means record. 异 means strange things. This book reveals the darkness of feudal rule, rebelled against the fetters of feudal ethics, attacked the decay of the imperial examination system with rich ideological content. And this book main description some of love story, through the writing of the devil and the love of the people, the performance of the author's ideal love. Hope in this Learn Chinese Skype can stimulate your interest in reading Chinese Novels. #296 麦雯君 (Wednesday, 02 August 2017 06:05) Learn Chinese Skype for the quadrangle. The quadrangle is a traditional courtyard residence in China. A standard quadrangle usually consists of a courtyard with independent houses along its four sides. Houses in different directions have their own names. The house on the north facing the courtyard’s entrance is called the main house; the house which lies on the east or west is called the side house; and the one stands on the south is called reversely-set house. The older generation or the head of the household lives in the main house, while the younger generation lives in the side houses. The reversely-set house can be used as a kitchen, a storeroom, a sitting-room or a study. The quadrangle has now become a tourist attraction and is well-known to tourists from all over the world. #297 麦煌 (Wednesday, 02 August 2017 08:08) The topic for Learn Chinese Skype today: the four great inventions of ancient China. The four great inventions include paper making, compass, gunpowder and printing. It is an important creation of the laboring people of ancient China. Papermaking has provided the economic and convenient writing materials for mankind, which has caused a revolution of human words carrier. Engraving printing has greatly promoted the spread of culture. The compass provided the conditions for the navigation of European navigators. And the use of gunpowder, which changed the way of warfare, helped the European bourgeoisie to destroy the feudal bastions, and hastened the course of European history. Is it amazing? We will learn more interesting things in next Learn Chinese Skype. #298 郭子烨 (Wednesday, 02 August 2017 16:17) Welcome back to Learn Chinese Skype! In recent years, there has a phenomenon in China: Some cities such as Beijing and Shanghai have closed sign price lists in parks. For real estate, degree can be exchanged to money, even the zodiac is sheep are discriminated against. In the past few years, in some parks in Beijing, there were mothers and fathers with their children on a blind date. Mom and dad were carrying the material posted that above were some conditions. Very interesting was that it occoured a contempt chain. Beijing residence registration equivalent of 540 thousand, and the degree of returnees is equivalent to at least 1 million . These are the standard for men. And if the girl has state in Beijing, undergraduate graduation and look very beautiful that she will be popular. Some people think that this is the way parents kidnap their children, while others think it is the essence of marriage. What's your opinion? And follow Learn Chinese Skype please! #299 王嘉涵 (Wednesday, 02 August 2017 17:00) Hello everyone! Today we will introduce a story in Learn Chinese Skype that come from folk. lt is said, one girl named mengjiangnv who is pretty and she has a betrothed husband, when they will married day, the officers and men caught he and others men. They said who is a first emperor in China want to architecture the Great Wall. Mengjiangnv miss her husband and want to find he, she attain her family agree, therefore she went to anywhere find her husband, with time goes by she heard her husband to go to building the Great Wall in where, when she get there she found she's husband died because brick fell down and break someone one of them has she's husband, she is very sad and angry, and she burst into tears, a magical thing occurred that is a half the Great Wall fell down, Mengjiangnv found she's husband, during this time the qin emperor heard and order to soldier take Mengjiangnv came back, but mengjiangnv do not want to go with solder, she hit the wall and accompany she' husband forever. This is first in Learn Chinese Skype l take a story which about love story. #300 郭子烨 (Thursday, 03 August 2017 05:19) Today, I'd like to talk about the Chinese outlook on face in Learn Chinese Skype. Lu Xun once said, "face" is the morbid spirit of the Chinese people, as long as caught this, just like grabbed the braids and the whole body is moving around. Chinese face is not honor, but it is more valuable than any wealth. With children’s good work, parents will have their face when they talk about to others; In the wedding ceremony, must appears to have a face; arguments must be pressed into each other on the momentum. Face, which does not have weigh, is everywhere. Everyone loves faces, whether subconsciously or consciously. Face this thing, strangers will not ignore it, and relatives are often in the name of love to give invisible pressure. Please focus on Learn Chinese Skype. #301 麦雯君 (Thursday, 03 August 2017 07:23) Learn Chinese Skype for dreams. Dream culture is an important part of ancient Chinese culture. Besides the household 庄周梦蝶“Zhuang Zhou's Dreaming of Becoming a Butterfly”，there are many old tales about dreams in China. As a result,dream interpreting is also popular. 《周公解梦》(Duke of Zhou Interprets Dreams ) is one of the dream interpreting books in China. Different dreams have different meanings, and ancient people considered dreams as the implication from God.People believe that dreams can imply auspicious and inauspicious things, so they often interpret their dreams according to Duke of Zhou Interprets Dreams to get implications of auspiciousness or inauspiciousness. #302 麦煌 (Thursday, 03 August 2017 08:26) The topic for Learn Chinese Skype today: Mobile payments. Nowadays, mobile payments have become the norm in China. Mobile payments, also known as mobile phone payments, allow users to use their mobile terminals (usually mobile phones) to pay for the goods or services they consume. Although it is convenient and fast, and can be paid on mobile devices, it has security concerns, such as information leaks. Anyway, according to the data, the global mobile payment business will continue to trend strongly in the coming years. Above is what Learn Chinese Skype introducing today. Hope Learn Chinese Skype helps you know more things about China. #303 王嘉涵 (Thursday, 03 August 2017 20:29) Welcome to pay attention to Learn Chinese Skype, today we will introduce a policy that is The Belt and Road. The Belt and Road is contain in twenty-first Century maritime silk road and the silk economical road. It will fully rely on China with relevant countries existing bilateral and multilateral mechanisms, with the existing and effective platform for regional cooperation, the historical symbol Belt and Road Initiative to borrow the ancient Silk Road of peaceful development, hold high the banner of active development and along the country's economic partnership to jointly build political trust, economic and cultural integration inclusive of the interests of the community, the fate of the community and community responsibility. Thank you for your attention to Learn Chinese Skype. #304 郭子烨 (Friday, 04 August 2017 04:39) Today Learn Chinese Skype will introduce a martial arts star, Jackie Chan. He is a Chinese Hong Kong actor, director, producer, screenwriter and singer, and as a martial arts identity into the film circle in 1971. Jackie Chan of many foreigners he is the representative of the Chinese people, his overseas influence after Bruce Lee. Jackie Chan is not high and no strong background, everything is won back from the hands of countless fans, and the price is that his body bones all had broken once as a martial arts actor. Jackie Chan is a person with feelings of country, he first regarded himself as a Chinese and then Hong Kong people. Jackie Chan bloody overseas hardships I think only he knows. Focus the Learn Chinese Skype. #305 麦雯君 (Friday, 04 August 2017 06:02) Do you know 郭德纲(Guo Degang)? He is a star who play cross talk. And his 德云社（De Yunshe）is an organization of cross talk, which occupies an important state in Beijing. Today Learn Chinese Skype talks about cross talk. Cross talk is one of Chinese Quyi performing arts.It originated from the folk vocal art and has enjoyed a popularity since the Ming Dynasty.Most of the cross talks come from our daily life.There are also some adapted from folk jokes,historical figures,events and word games. Learn Chinese Skype have been know that Cross talk has been a national art popular among both highbrows and lowbrows. #306 陈佩霞 (Friday, 04 August 2017 11:01) To learn Chinese Skype,visiting some Chinese famous attraction is a good way. We will introduce one of them when we learn Chinese Skype. The Great Wall is one of the wonders of the world that created by human beings! If you come to China without climbing the Great Wall, it will be a regret. As an old saying "He who doest not reach the Great Wall is not a true man."In fact, it began as independent walls for different states when it was first built, and did not become the "Great Wall" until the Qin Dynasty. However, the wall we see today, starting from Shanhaiguan Pass in the east to Jiayunguan Pass in the west, was mostly built during the Ming Dynasty. #307 陈佩霞 (Friday, 04 August 2017 11:02) Today learn Chinese Skype will talk about the proper term for a particular age. It attrcatived all of them when we learn Chinese Skype. Firstly, let's introduce the appellation about the manhood is “加冠” the womanhood is“及竿”. Another call about the girls who is at the age of about thirteen is “豆蔻”. And from thirty years old,every extra ten years will have a different appellation. “三十而立”“四十不惑”“五十知天命”“六十花甲子”“七十古来稀”“八十耄耋之年”. Each one of them are stand for the best condition and the good wish on people different age. They are the crystallization of the wisdom of the ancient people #308 陈佩霞 (Friday, 04 August 2017 11:03) Today learn Chinese Skype will introduce the ancient appellation. Lucy said it is very different from her country when we learn Chinese Skype. In ancient times, the name of the parents was "家严", "堂上" and so on. The wife to husband's name "相公" "官人" and so on. However, the husband's title to his wife is "糟糠", "荆人". And it is different to address the name of the younger generation. When you call your son, you can say “犬子” but you could't say“令郎”. The appellation is different in China. Because we have to use modest words when we say somthing about ourselves and use respect word to others. #309 陈佩霞 (Friday, 04 August 2017 11:04) To learn Chinese Skype,we should know the words' characteristic. Today we talk about the modest words and respect words when we learn Chinese Skype. And we mainly talk anout two words are “抛砖引玉” and “蓬荜生辉”. One of them is a modest word which only use to describe ourselves. The means of “抛砖引玉” is throw the brick and bring back the jade. Use your own immature opinions or works to bring out better ideas or good works. So it is a modest word.While the means of “蓬荜生辉” use as a guest to the home, or to give away a set of words and other things which may improve your home. We should make clear the words' describe target. #310 麦煌 (Friday, 04 August 2017 14:27) The topic for Learn Chinese Skype today: King of Glory. Nowadays, it is very popular popular with young people. King of Glory is a MOBA class mobile game that runs on Android, IOS platform, which is developed and run by Tencent games. It was officially tested on Android and IOS on November 26, 2015. The pre-game use name has "hero war" and "league of Kings". In November 2016, King of Glory topped the 2016 China pan-entertainment index, "China's IP value list - top 10 of the game list". However, the game also makes many teenagers addicted to it and can't concentrate on their studies. So people who love this game should be in control of themselves. Hope Learn Chinese Skype helps you know more things about China. #311 王嘉涵 (Friday, 04 August 2017 20:35) All right ，are you ready to begin with Learn Chinese Skype. Today we will introduce a herb that name is bamboo. bamboo is very important for Chinese, not only it's smell cold scent, but also it's responsible Chinese ambition. l love bamboo very much, as far as l am concerned, when putted the rice in bamboo and bake it, It's delicious. Of course, so did l love means, it means elegant, incorruptible and lofty and unyielding character, and l hope l can like bamboo and l want to independent and self - esteem. Bamboo is the giant panada favorite food. Ok, l want to you can enjoy this Learn Chinese Skype and see you tomorrow. #312 麦雯君 (Saturday, 05 August 2017 05:45) Today Learn Chinese Skype is continue talking about cross talk. This can be divided into Stand up comedy, crosstalk and a group crosstalk. Crosstalk have two people, one plays 逗哏and the other plays 捧哏. Cross talk is combining four basic techniques: speech, mimicry, comedy and song.（说、学、逗、唱）There are some terminologies, such as the jokes which make you laugh we call it 包袱, the poem perform before the show we call it 定场诗,and so on. Gavel, folding fan and allegro is what they need when perform cross talk. It is really fun. Learn Chinese Skype would like to share happiness with you. #313 郭子烨 (Saturday, 05 August 2017 10:16) Today, Learn Chinese Skype will talk about the square dance for you, I believe this has become China's intangible cultural heritage. Square dance mostly are middle-aged people, which in turn to aunt. Square dance is often accompanied by high decibel, rhythm and strong music accompaniment. Square dance is popular in recent years, and is a fitness dance. For the most popular music in the square dance there are "little apple", "the most dazzling national wind" and "hot mom". Square dance performances are collective dance appear, ranging from dozens of people to hundreds of people, the scene booming bustling. Square dancing has the value of physical exercise, while you can create a beautiful body type. In fact, this is a choice of life style for the elders after hard work, jump square dance, so happy and healthy. Focus on Learn Chinese Skype. #314 麦雯君 (Sunday, 06 August 2017 05:22) Today Learn Chinese Skype for Chinese relationship. What you can see everywhere in China is a phrase 尊老爱幼.In Chinese culture, the oldest person in a family or an organization has the most respect, honor, and dignity. The young people will call an older person “Ye Ye（爷爷）” (grandfather), “Nai Nai（奶奶）” (grandmother), “Shu Shu（叔叔）”(uncle), and “Shen Shen（婶婶）”(aunt) as a sign of respect even if there is not blood lineage. A tradition that Chinese people hold on to is taking care of their parents personally when they get older. #315 麦煌 (Sunday, 06 August 2017 05:29) Now is Summer holiday and many people go out to travel. It is known to us all that China has lots of tourist cities. So in today’s Learn Chinese Skype, I will introduce the famous tourist cities in China for you. The first one is Yunnan province, it has a long history and culture, and its natural scenery is gorgeous. Jade Dragon Snow Mountain is a provincial nature reserve in Yunnan province. It is the most southerly and southernmost snow mountain in China, and is also a famous mountain in the southern section of the Shaluri mountains. Jade Dragon Snow Mountain is very beautiful, suitable for the autumn and winter to visit. In next Learn Chinese Skype I will show more places for you. Please wait and see! #316 麦煌 (Sunday, 06 August 2017 05:30) Welcome back to our journey in China. In today’s Learn Chinese Skype, I will introduce another tourist attraction. Lijiang ancient city is located in Lijiang ancient city, Yunnan province has a colorful local customs and entertainment, ancient Naxi music, Dongba ceremony, divination and Naxi torch festival culture, the ancient town bar, having a unique style. The ancient city of Lijiang embodies the achievements of urban construction in ancient China, and is one of the distinctive styles and styles of Chinese folk houses. If you go to Yunnan province, don't miss this beautiful place. See you in tomorrow’s Learn Chinese Skype. #317 Lin (Sunday, 06 August 2017 12:13) In today's Learn Chinses Skype, my student 小龙 was confused by the word “大夫”which also means “doctor” as the word“医生”. Because “大” means “big” and it pronounces “da4”, while “大夫”pronounces “dai4fu”. So it turns out that “大” is a polyphone, and “大夫” is an ancient Chinese word which is still widely used in our modern life. In ancient China,it is a kind of official positions, but now it means “doctor” and it has nothing to do with “big”! Jion us, and you will learn more interesting Chinese culture on Learn Chinese Skype! #318 郭子烨 (Sunday, 06 August 2017 17:01) Today Learn Chinese Skype will talk about a dance artist - Yang Liping. Yang Liping was born in Yunnan in 1958, entered the Xishuangbanna song and dance troupe in 1971, and then transferred to the Central National Song and Dance Troupe. Yang Liping is famous for his peacock dance. Yang Liping loves dance in her childhood, but did not go to school to learn, with her talent into the song and dance troupe. Yang Liping's artistic sense of strong, unique artistic thinking and real life experience to create her achievements. Yang Liping also called "witch", and "dance god" . "Yunnan impression" is Yang Liping creation of a large original eco-song and dance set. Recently released and we can go and see. Focus on Learn Chinese Skype. #319 王嘉涵 (Sunday, 06 August 2017 20:52) Welcome to come our Learn Chinese Skype. Today I want to introduce a movie that very popular in China Nowadays, it named the Wolf Ⅱ, like the United States movies, Wolf Ⅱ enough to have momentum and stunning, but we don't save the world and the earth, we are talking about China that as a big country, when Chinese in abroad happen dangerous, China will evacuate Chinese, in the evacuation and protection of Chinese, l believe China is do it is best in the world, movie is around this point out the narrative, China do not abandon not give up Chinese when they in overseas, ln my opinion, China is strong to protect us. l think if you watch this movie, you will love and believe China and you will proud because you think, oh, this is my country, it will be protect me when l come across dangerous. lf this movie show, l hope because l mention it in Learn Chinese Skype, you will watch it. Good night. #320 麦雯君 (Monday, 07 August 2017 08:55) Today Learn Chinese Skype for family tree. As we all know, Unlike the western people, Chinese people have a big family, and they all have the special terms. Learn Chinese Skype will introduce you as follows. Father’s father called“爷爷 ye ye” Father’s mother called“奶奶 nai nai” Father’s elder brother called“伯伯 bo bo” Father’s little brother called“叔叔 shu shu” Father’s sister called“姑姑” Mom’s father called“外公” Mom’s mother called“外婆” Mom’s brother called“舅舅” Mom’s sister called“阿姨” #321 麦煌 (Monday, 07 August 2017 15:13) Welcome back to our journey in China. In today’s Learn Chinese Skype, I will introduce Guilin landscape. Guilin landscape is the general name for the tourism resources of Guilin, the world natural heritage. The typical karst topography constitutes a unique landscape of Guilin, which is widely referred to in Guilin. Guilin mountains and rivers, water show, cave and stone beauty, including mountains, water, karst caves, stone carving, etc. On June 23, 2014, 38 session on the world heritage committee headed by Guilin karst in southern China the second phase of the project properties for success, officially became the world natural heritage, Guilin landscape tops the world natural heritage list. See you in tomorrow’s Learn Chinese Skype！ #322 郭子烨 (Monday, 07 August 2017 17:01) Learn Chinese Skype will talk about Beijing Opera today. Peking Opera is one of the five major Chinese operas and is regarded as the top quorum of China. Peking Opera has four basic performances: "唱”, “念”，“做”，“打”。Opera actors from an early age to be trained from these four aspects. Only in this way can we fully play the artistic characteristics of Peking opera. Peking Opera has the role of points: 生, 旦, 净, 丑. "生" is usually a male positive role, "旦" is a female positive role, "净" mostly specific male characters, "丑" is a comedy role. Mei Lanfang is a master of Peking opera performance, his superb performance to the world of Chinese Peking opera admiration. Please Focus on Learn Chinese Skype. #323 麦雯君 (Tuesday, 08 August 2017 08:45) Learn Chinese Skype for auspicious patterns. Auspicious patterns play an important role in almost all the festivals or wedding ceremonies. During the Spring Festival, weddings or other holidays,people like sticking some auspicious patterns in their rooms. It has a variety of types and a wide range of contents,and they mainly express expectation to bless（福）, emolument（禄），longevity（寿） and happiness. The most popular patterns are double happiness（双喜） (two Chinese characters meaning happiness). People generally use it when they hold a wedding. #324 郭子烨 (Tuesday, 08 August 2017 13:29) Today, I'd like to talk about Lin Dan to you in learn Chinese Skype, a Chinese badminton player with the nickname "super Dan". He is one of the top four players in a number of badminton super tournaments, one of the world's great masters of badminton. Lin Dan began to touch badminton at the age of five, and he was the only child to play with his left hand. At first, Lin Dan was not the best in the class, but his physique was outstanding. His powerful opponent was Li Zongwei, who defeated the powerful Li Zongwei at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Lin Dan doesn't talk more in private, but he takes things very seriously and focuses on them. Lin Dan's technical characteristics are explosive, aggressive and flexible. This is really our super dan". Please focus on Learn Chinese Skype. #325 张文俊 (Tuesday, 08 August 2017 14:38) Long time no see!Welcome to Skype Chinese class again!Today let's talk about friendship!One of my friend cried when we had lunch.The reason why she felt so bad was she thought she was betraied .She saw some friends who she thought they would help her when she indeed helped the other people.So she could not understand why they did that.In many times,I thought what she thought.But when I knew you are so lukcy when someone help you but remember it goes without saying that the other people dont help you.It is from one of the famous drawer in China named FengZikai.From my point of view,being independent is very important!But you must know that,friend is the man you can trust in. #326 麦雯君 (Wednesday, 09 August 2017 06:34) Learn Chinese Skype for Shadow play. Shadow play is one of the oldest operas in China. It was rooted in ancient Chang'an over 2,000 years ago and prevailed in the Tang and Song Dynasties.It was a popular folk drama in ancient China and also the ancestor of films in the worid. At that time, it brought people pleasure as modern movies and TVs do.Actors sing with the music, and control shadow tools at the same time.The contents of those plays are more about traditional historical dramas and fable stories. Learn Chinese Skype found that Shadow play is the treasure among the world's cultures and arts. #327 郭子烨 (Wednesday, 09 August 2017 08:05) Today Learn Chinese Skype introduces a fable "掩耳盗铃". In ancient times, a man stole a big clock, and he ran with it behind his back. But since the clock is too big to carry back, he intends to break it and then carry it back. The clock made a big noise. Fearing to hear the bell, the man quickly covered his ears. He thought it was ridiculous to cover his ears and no one else could hear the bell. This story tells us to respect the objective existence, and it does not transfer itself. Please focus on Learn Chinese Skype. #328 麦煌 (Wednesday, 09 August 2017 11:20) Have you ever heard Hotpot? Today Learn Chinese Skype will introduce it for you. Hotpot is a cooking method for cooking food by boiling POTS and pans, boiling with water or soup. Its characteristics are cooked side by side, or the pot itself has the effect of heat preservation, the food is still hot. Similar dishes are found all over the world, but they are particularly prevalent in east Asia. It can choose all kinds of ingredients and flavors according to your preferences. It originated in Chongqing but is now spread everywhere. Learn Chinese Skype hopes you have a good time in China. #329 张文俊 (Wednesday, 09 August 2017 12:26) Nowadays,with the rapid development of the technolngy,people cant live without mobile phone.So,today,in skype Chinese class,I want to introduce one Chinese mobile phone brand to you,NUBIA.It is belong to ZTE,but very independent.Chinese president's wife also uses this phone.The price is very cheap.Nubia's phones are good-looking and useful.I think the advantage of it is its camera,Cant compare with iphone,but is good!But like every coin has two side,it is not an expection.If you broke the screen,you will pay much money to repair it. #330 麦煌 (Wednesday, 09 August 2017 14:40) Here Learn Chinese Skype tells a story for you. Once upon a time, there was an old farmer who planted a plot of rice. After he planted the seedlings, every day he went to the field to watch the seedlings grow. He saw the young shoots break through the soil and grow taller each day, but still, he thought they were growing too slowly. Eventually he got impatient with the young plants and suddenly he hit upon an idea that one by one, he pulled up the young plants by half an inch. The next early morning, the young man couldn’t wait to check his “achievement”, but he was heart-broken to see all the pulled-up young plants dying. In fact this is a classic fable in China called 拔苗助长. See you in next Learn Chinese Skype. #331 郭子烨 (Thursday, 10 August 2017 04:21) Today, I'd like to introduce a famous Chinese director, Ang Lee, in Learn Chinese Skype. Ang Lee was born in Taiwan. He liked to watch movies at the theater when he was in high school. After graduating from the New York University Film Institute, Ang Lee spent six years at home without a chance to film, and his wife was responsible for making money. He was responsible for bringing children and cooking. Ang Lee's contribution to the film lies in his full acceptance of western film techniques, the expression of personal freedom in light of critical criticism, and a dialogue with traditional Chinese culture. "Brokeback Mountain" depicts the 1960s American cowboy gay, by Western critics and audience's praise. Please focus on Learn Chinese Skype. #332 麦雯君 (Thursday, 10 August 2017 06:05) Learn Chinese Skype has been introduced“四德”. Today Learn Chinese Skype will introduce one of it in detail. One of it is 刺绣(embroidery).Embroidery is the handicraft of decorating fabric or other materials with needle and thread or yarn.It is most often used on caps, hats, coats, blankets, dress shirts, stockings, and golf shirts. It is so tasteful that we still can’t find a technical accomplishment and high standard of craftsmanship in early works are rarely attained in later times. #333 張文俊 (Thursday, 10 August 2017 13:49) A woman has an inherent love of beauty.DO you want to know some chinese traditional makeup?I will tell you some in skype Chinese class today.First one,name BaiQueling(百雀羚).The famous one of it is face cream.Very cheap very good!This brand has a long history,when my mom was a little girl it was standed.Even my grandma loves it too.What's more,it also known from home and abroad.Second is a hair conditioner,the brand of it is Fenghua(蜂花)Only need few coins then you can have it.Third is a facial cleaner,Anan(安安).Cucumber of it is very moisturizing.The last one named Dabao(大宝).As a new brand,it's successful!Dabao's body lotion also very cheap and very useful.So even you put a lot in the skin you wouldn't feel waste.From my point of view,Chinese makeup really need develop,but there are still some products which are very good!That's all today's skype Chinese class! #334 麦煌 (Thursday, 10 August 2017 15:25) Today Learn Chinese Skype introduces a superstar Jay Chou for you. Jay Chou, born on January 18, 1979 in Xinbei city, Taiwan province, is a Chinese male singer, songwriter, actor, MV and film director, writer and producer. His road to success was not smooth, but he overcame all difficulties with dogged perseverance. He has achieved so many things, he is now married and having children and living a happy life. You can go to Google and search for more about him. See you in next Learn Chinese Skype. #335 麦雯君 (Friday, 11 August 2017 06:08) Today Learn Chinese Skype still for embroidery. The oldest embroidered product in China on record dates from the Shang Dynasty. Embroidery in this period symbolized social status. It was not until later on, as the national economy developed, that embroidered products entered the lives of the common people. Through progress over Zhou Dynasty, the Han Dynasty witnessed a leap in embroidery in both technique and art style.During the following Three Kingdoms Period, one notable figure in the development of embroidery was the wife of Sun Quan, King of Wu. She was also the first female painter recorded in Chinese painting history. She was reputed as the Master of Weaving, Needle and Silk. Portraits also appeared on embroidered things during this time. Tomorrow Learn Chinese Skype will continue on it. #336 張文俊 (Friday, 11 August 2017 16:05) In ancient China,if a woman's feet are too long,it would be seem as bad sign and ugly.On the contrary, small feet would be seem as a symbol of beauty.Let's know more about it in skype Chinese class!According to the legnd,it was begin in NanTang.Because the emperor named LIYU liked watching woman dacing in the lotus which was made by goal and very small.So,in order to stand in the lotus,women in palace were use white silk to bind feet.And then,foot-binding was spreaded.Based on it,男耕女织(men tilling the farm and women weaving)was developed gradually.However,not all the women in ancient China were bind feet.Because in some poor family,women had to tilling the farm.After a long time,with the idealogical progress of Chinese people,foot-binding was abolished in the Republic of China.Tomorrow skype Chinese class,we will know more about it! #337 郭子烨 (Friday, 11 August 2017 16:54) Today Learn Chinese Skype's topic is Tibet. Tibetan people dress has basically finished, and only some of the old Tibetan people wear Tibetan traditional dress. And a women and a girl the dress is not the same. Married women around the waist will be called a "state code" decoration. In Tibet, breakfast basically eat noodles, patties and crisp meat tea. While the Tibetan people generally rice as the staple food. Usually do some snacks, such as dried beef, highland barley wine and yogurt. Most of the residents of the building is Tibetan style, the living room can entertain guests can also be rested. The wall will be hung with some horns as decoration. It is worth mentioning that the Tibetan family will have a dedicated room dedicated to the Buddha. welcome everyone to Tibet, but pay attention to the altitude sickness. Focus Learn Chinese Skype. #338 郭子烨 (Saturday, 12 August 2017 05:38) Today Learn Chinese Skype continues to introduce two idioms: "顶天立地" and "落地生根". "顶天立地" refers to your head is holding the sky and the foot is under the land. Describe the person as tall and heroic. Boys will be educated to be a man of indomitable spirit in his childhood. Another word "落地生根" is the metaphor to settle down long, undivided attention work. Usually people live in a city for a long time and they are rooted in the city. Welcome for focusing on the Learn Chinese Skype constantly. #339 麦煌 (Saturday, 12 August 2017 07:23) If you mention to China, you can't forget the calligraphy. Today Learn Chinese Skype introduces Calligraphy for you. Calligraphy is the development of Chinese traditional culture and art in five thousand to one of the most classic symbol of national symbols.Calligraphy is one of the "fourth religion" of China, has a strong sense of attraction, rituals and mass participation, so there are more than five thousand years, each time representative emerge in endlessly. Nowadays more and more people are learning it. Learn Chinese Skype hopes you can be interested in it. #340 張文俊 (Saturday, 12 August 2017 15:26) 9.Last skype Chinese class,we have known Chinese women bind their feet.In today's class,let's know what shoes did they wore!In ancient China,woman who had three-inch "golden lotuses"(woman's bound feet in feudal age) was beautiful.As its name suggested,they only had three inch.So,the shoes they wore were very small and its ancient Chinese high-heeled shoes.It always made by wood and silk.It was a ball peen and chopine.The high-heel part was made by wood and painted white.It usually had 5-10cm tall,but some had 25cm tall.Once women wore them,they couldnt run fast,so ancient China women always walk slowly.The ordinary one were wore embroidered shoes.Or straw sandals.ok,that's all today's skype Chinese class. #341 麦雯君 (Saturday, 12 August 2017 16:10) Learn Chinese Skype still for embroidery. According to it’s differences, embroidery can be divided into four styles, 苏，蜀，湘，粤.Today Learn Chinese Skype for 苏绣and蜀绣. No.1, Su Embroidery（苏绣）: A typical southern water town, Suzhou and everything from it reflects tranquility, refinement, and elegance. So does Su Embroidery. Embroidery with fish on one side and kitty on the other side is a representative of this style.NO.2,Shu Embroidery（蜀绣）: Shu Embroidery, influenced by its geographic environment and local customs, is characterized by a refined and brisk style. The earliest record of Shu Embroidery was during the Western Han Dynasty. #342 郭子烨 (Sunday, 13 August 2017 04:10) Today, let's talk about the art of crosstalk in Learn Chinese Skype, which is a folk rap ballad. Famous crosstalk performers include Ma Sanli, Zhang Shouchen, Hou Baolin and so on. Chinese comic has three major sources: Beijing bridge, Tianjin Quangyechang and Fucius temple in Nanjing. Cross talk is mainly performed by oral performance, which is rooted in folk, originated from life and welcomed by the masses. Crosstalk is a way to make people laugh by organizing a series of "baggage", which refers to the burden of language art. Crosstalk is the best art of communicating with the audience, so you can see it when you are free. Please focus on Learn Chinese Skype. #343 Zhang (Sunday, 13 August 2017 09:16) 维恩 went to the Niagara falls with his cousion last two week. He shared his tour experience on Learn Chinese Skype. The scenery there is wonderful , the water force is powerful. 维恩 told me the Niagara falls is ‘’in the middle of ‘’纽约‘’and ‘’加拿大‘’.Learn Chinese skype online help you to express your interesting feelings. #344 Zhang (Sunday, 13 August 2017 09:26) We keep practicing HSK 5 on learn Chinese skype online .安亚 is interested in the history and Chinese culture. I showed her ‘’二十四节气‘’. She said that is a little bit complicated but useful. Well, hope we can get more knowledge on Learn Chinese skype. #345 张文俊 (Sunday, 13 August 2017 15:46) Communication is very significant in human's life.In today's skype Chinese class,I want to tell you some tips of Chinese social software.Maybe some useful webside will be inserted.In China,people will say you are busy in QQ,funny in wechat,but be the true one in weibo.That is.Because,in QQ,they are almost your bosses,colleagues or customers,in wechat,here is your friend,family.While in weibo,maybe is also your friends,but most of is the man you dont know.So,you can say or share something you really are in weibo.Besides,if I want to know more the true feeling of some things(like I want to know whether iphone 7 puls good or not),I will log in Zhihu,which is an app that someone will tell you more about his or her experience. #346 Zhang (Sunday, 13 August 2017 16:27) 保罗 and his family have a one week trip to Australia . They have gone to the well-known places ，such as Sydney Opera House，blue mountain and great barrier reef. In addition, they went to the zoo to feed the baby kangraoo. I help him to learn how to say some place's name in the sentence like‘’wo3 qu4 le da4 bao3 jiao1‘’ via Learn Chinese skype online. #347 郭子烨 (Monday, 14 August 2017 02:48) Let me introduce Zhang Jike today in Learn Chinese Skype. I believe we all know that the level of Chinese table tennis players is very high, in these several Olympic Games they all have good records. Zhang Jike was born in Shandong, Qingdao province. He was the seventh Grand Slam player in the history of table tennis. Zhang Jike is a slow player because his first game performance is often poor. He doesn't talk very much, but he's very demanding of himself. It is because of his intransigence that you have a hard time getting a ball. The greater the pressure, he tends to play better. Zhang Jike can be described as a very individual, very courageous table tennis player. Please focus on Learn Chinese Skype. #348 Zhang (Monday, 14 August 2017 02:49) Today's learn Chinese skype online , 柏力 told me he is going to give a speech aiming to introduce the history about New York, rather than giving a speech, it's more likely be a sharing of his personal experience, he said. Next learn Chinese skype online , 柏力 will tell me how the speech would be. #349 Zhang (Monday, 14 August 2017 06:19) On today's learn Chinese skype online，安亚 told me the weather is hot, so she went swim in the evening , which can keep away from the big sun . The autumn is coming and the cooler weather can be seen in near future. #350 麦雯君 (Monday, 14 August 2017 07:58) Today Learn Chinese Skype for湘绣and粤绣. NO.3,Xiang Embroidery湘绣Developing over two thousands years, Xiang Embroidery became a special branch of the local art. It gained popularity day by day. Besides the common topics seen in other styles, it absorbed elements from calligraphy, painting and inscription.Its uniqueness is that it is patterned after a painting draft, but is not limited by it. Perhaps because of this technique, a flower seems to send off fragrance, a bird seems to sing, a tiger seems to run, and a person seems to breathe. NO.4,Yue Embroidery粤绣It, which encompasses Embroidery of Guangzhou and Chaozhou, has the same origin as Li Brocade.Portrait and flowers and birds are the most popular themes as the subtropical climate favors the area with abundant these plants that are rarely seen in central China. In addition, it uses rich colors for strong contrast and a magnificent and bustling effect. #351 张文俊 (Monday, 14 August 2017 14:43) Last night,I have saw an video which is told me(or all the audience)that one of the Chinese egg is very unsavory.OK,let's talk about it in skype Chinese class! We named it Pi Dan,is a preserved egg and use duck's egg, lime and plant ash to make it.Usually need 2-3 months.The famous one is Songhua egg.Many foreigners are afraid of it.But in my point of view,I dont think like most of you.Because if you cook it and make it better,you will love it.Minced Pork Congee with preserved egg is very delicious!And it is a good choice to make it as breakfast!I am from southern of China,in my hometown,we never eat shredded presevered egg.In the video,the man who think it is bad was eat the shredded presevered egg.Maybe different cooking methods will make the food taste different.Anyway,everything need to try as long as it is legal. #352 麦雯君 (Tuesday, 15 August 2017 04:33) Learn Chinese Skype for Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). TCM has a long history of more than 5,000 years. It is a summary of the experience of the working people over many centuries of struggle against diseases. TCM considers human body as a unity of QI, XING and SHEN（气、形、神）. The diagnostic process of TCM distinguishes itself by “observation，auscultation and olfaction, inquiry and pulse diagnosis”（望闻问切）. TCM uses traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture and many other treatment means to make human body be harmony between YIN（阴） and YANG（阳）. The concepts of YIN-YANG and WU XING laid a theoretical foundation for TCM. WU XING refers to five basic substances in the nature, that is, metal, wood, water, fire, and earth. #353 Zhang (Tuesday, 15 August 2017 07:44) 维恩 has two good friends, he showed them to me on Learn Chinese skype online. Their name are ‘’Pango and Tiki‘’.维恩 said they are the weird bird cause Pango is fond of dancing. 维恩 will teach them Chinese ,he wished someday they can repeat what he said . What a funny learn Chinese online class！ #354 Zhang (Tuesday, 15 August 2017 12:13) We have studied the topic ‘’ To see a doctor‘’ in the past learn Chinese skype online lesson. Today, 保罗 first reviewed the vocabularies of human body and then the basic sentences like ‘’你怎么了？‘’ . We learn futher more on this topic, we talked about the prescription by the doctor. Besides, we learn more phrases and words,such as ‘’你哪儿不舒服？‘’ #355 張文俊 (Tuesday, 15 August 2017 12:19) When learning Chinese,teachers always take how old is a man for example.And student maybe error.Like, -你多大了?How old are you? we can answer: -我十八了.I am 18 years old. But,when someone ask:她多大了?How old is she? You can not say 她八,which means she eight.You must answer: -她八岁.She is 8 years old. 2.刚刚 and 刚才(both mean just now),but in Chinese,has a little different. -你什么时候来的When will you come here? If you answer:刚才来.You are making mistake.You must say -刚刚来.(I am come here just now. ) #356 吕淋婷 (Tuesday, 15 August 2017 13:43) 维迪 shares some jokes and riddles to me on this Chinese Skype Lesson. "Why can't give Elsa a ballon?""Because she would let it go."hahahah, #357 郭子烨 (Tuesday, 15 August 2017 14:57) Today, let's introduce the classic novel "living" in Learn Chinese Skype. The author of this novel is Yu Hua, and he said, "the writing process makes me understand that people live for themselves, not for anything else."". The hero of the novel with the suffering of your extraordinary tolerance and optimism. His life has gone through great ups and downs, and everyone around him has finally left him. Later he bought a cow and regarded it as his relative. When I read this book, I felt the heavy feeling deeply. It was a kind of cruel inside. The author put all kinds of hardships in the hero's body, making the novel more dramatic, but the story buried in the changes in the times, and people feel very real. In the end, we will be moved by the optimism of the protagonist, and learn to live more calmly in our life. Please focus on Learn Chinese Skype. #358 Zhang (Tuesday, 15 August 2017 15:53) Today's learn Chinese skype online class, we talked about a new word "和亲". In the ancient times(of some feudal dynasties),"和亲" is to make peace with rulers of minority nationalities in the border areas by marriage. 安亚 said Wénchéng Gōngzhǚ is one of the examples. In fact, besides the princess, the beauties like "王昭君" is another famous people of "和亲".Learn Chinese Skype help you to learn more. #359 郭子烨 (Wednesday, 16 August 2017 03:02) Today, we'll tell you a fable in Learn Chinese Skype, "the farmer and the snake". On a cold winter day, the farmer who had come home from the fair found a frozen snake on the side of the road. The farmer thought it miserable and put it in his arms. As a result, after the snake's recovery, the cruel nature escaped and the farmer bit him. This story tells us to help people first learn to distinguish the direction, and then use the right method. This fable tells us the bad nature does not change, do not mercy on them. Welcome for focusing on the Learn Chinese Skype constantly. #360 張文俊 (Wednesday, 16 August 2017 04:15) Do you like listenning music?Skype Chinese class today,let's talk about some Chinese musics and stars.Recently,I fall in love folk music.Maybe is the lyric which is very beautiful and of living that I love it so much.成都(ChengDu,a city in the south of China),which is from ZhaoLei,sing ChengDu is a beautiful city that people once get here,would not want to go.I am from Guangdong,cantonese songs is also my favourite.The famous singers in cantonese song's field is HuangJiaju,who is from HongKong,HaiKuoTianKong is popular for many years.There are many famous singers in mainland ,like Jay Chou.Today's skype Chinese class is not very well,becuase I think music can not tell in detail.If you want to know more,tell me. #361 麦雯君 (Wednesday, 16 August 2017 04:49) 16、Learn Chinese Skype for The Lantern. Lanterns, also known as colored lights, originated from the Western Han Dynasty of more than 1,800 years ago. They were mainly used for lighting in ancient times, while nowadays they have already become a kind of traditional art and craft for collection and appreciation, combining various kinds of crafts, such as painting, paper cutting, paper crafts and seam. On festivals and celebrations, lanterns can be seen almost everywhere;especially on the Lantern Festivals and the Mid-Autumn Festivals, red lanterns are hung to express the meaning of reunion and create a joyous atmosphere. Later on, lanterns have become the symbol of happiness in China. #362 郭子烨 (Thursday, 17 August 2017 02:43) Welcome back to Learn Chinese Skype! King glory this game has become a national game, also known as poison and pesticides, because there are too many people indulge in this game. From the data, the king glory accumulated more than two hundred million registered users, every seven Chinese people have one playing king glory. It used to be played by men, but now girls are addicted to it too. But indulging in games is not a good thing, especially for children who have no self-control. But we may realize that there is no vitality in the game, we should use the sense of responsibility to overcome business interests, parents need to give the children the right guidance. Please focus on Learn Chinese Skype. #363 麦煌 (Thursday, 17 August 2017 08:01) Here Learn Chinese Skype tells a story for you. A tiger caught a fox in a forest, and was just about to eat it, when the fox said, "You mustn't eat me. I was sent by Heaven to rule the animals. By eating me, you will violate the command of Heaven. If you don’t believe me, just follow me to see whether the animals are afraid of me." The tiger agreed, and followed the fox as it walked around the forest. The animals all ran away on seeing them. The tiger thought they were afraid of the fox, so he let it go. He didn’t realize that it was him that the beasts were really afraid of. This idiom means relying on another 's power to bully or frighten others. See you in next Learn Chinese Skype. #364 麦雯君 (Thursday, 17 August 2017 15:14) Learn Chinese Skype for New Year pictures. It is one of the most popular folk handcraft arts among Chinese families. Generally, they're posted during the Spring Festival. Because they will be replaced after another New Year's arrival, hence their name is New Year pictures. Learn Chinese Skype found that the New Year picture in China is a large category of folk art, originating from the door-god pictures, which is believed to exorcise evil spirits when posted on the door of a house. At the same time, the pictures can beautify people's homes, enhance the festive atmosphere and bring happiness and joy to the family, and express their hopes for a better life. #365 郭子烨 (Friday, 18 August 2017 07:25) Talking about a superstar in Learn Chinese Skype today, it can be said that his film is a landmark of Hongkong's times. He is Stephen Chow! Stephen Chow is praised as "Chaplin of China". In 1990s, he was guaranteed for the Hongkong film box office. He not only made great achievements in the commercial films, but also creates a nonsensical comedy. He uses illogical language and body movements to show the way characters behave in conflict. He presents the theme of tragedy in a comic form, which brings laughter and the audience's reflection. The famous movie is "the winner", the "Westward Journey" and "Kung Fu" and so on. Stephen Chow is a low-key and a caring person in real life. #366 麦煌 (Friday, 18 August 2017 14:50) Today Learn Chinese Skype tells another Chinese ancient story for you. A man from the state of Chu was crossing a river. In the boat, his sword fell into the water. Immediately he made a mark on the boat. "This is where my sword fell off," he said. When the boat stopped moving, he went into the water to look for his sword at the place where he had marked the boat. The boat had moved but the sword had not. Is this not a very foolish way to look for a sword? This idiom means that We should know how to handle things flexibly. See you in next Learn Chinese Skype. #367 麦雯君 (Friday, 18 August 2017 16:45) Learn Chinese Skype for Hutong（胡同）.Hutong, also called Lilong（里弄）or Xiang（巷），is what people call the street in Beijing. Hutongs in Beijing have various styles and different lengths. Leaarrn Chinese Skype would like to share with you. The longest one is Dongjiaominxiang Hutong（东交民巷胡同）, with a total length of about 3 kilometers. The shortest one is Yichidajie Hutong（一尺大街胡同）, with only 25 meters from beginning to the end. The widest one is Lingjing Hutong（灵境胡同）, with the widest part reaching over 30 meters at present. The narrowest one is the Qianshi Hutong（钱市胡同）, and its narrowest part is merely 40 centimeters wide; people must turn sideways to pass through it. Jiuwan Hutong（九弯胡同）, with at least 13 curves, is the most tortuous one and can easily make you lose your way. The one with the longest history of more than 700 years is the Zhuanta Hutong（砖塔胡同）, whose construction can be traced back to the Yuan Dynasty. #368 Zhang (Friday, 18 August 2017 17:18) 柏力 says he would like to write a letter to his uncle during his journey in China. Today 's learn Chinese skype class , he showed me the letter , I helped him to check the grammar and vocabularies. 柏力 is looking forward to the coming trip in China. Hope him have a good time！ #369 郭子烨 (Saturday, 19 August 2017 03:15) Let's talk about the unspoken rules today in Learn Chinese Skype. The unspoken rule is relative to the rules of the Ming. It refers to the invisible and the unwritten rules. Most of the social unspoken rules are for the sake of maximizing their own interests. I don't give an example here, but obviously it's not good for social justice. Because of the high transparency abroad, the unspoken rules are very difficult. It is not realistic to try to regulate these rules. For individuals, it can only adapt to a large extent, as long as it does not exceed the personal bottom line. Please focus on Learn Chinese Skype. #370 麦雯君 (Saturday, 19 August 2017 16:44) Learn Chinese Skype for abacus. abacus is a form of manually operated counting aid. It has originated in China over 2,600 years ago. It is one of the most important inventions of ancient China. The abacus used to be the most widely used calculation tool before the appearance of Arabic numerals. At present, abacuses continue to be used in parts of Asia and the Middle East, especially in the shops, and they are available in stores which stock Chinese or Japanese goods. In the West, it is sometimes used to help young children grasp numbers, and some mathematicians enjoy experimenting with the abacus to work out simple arithmetical problems. Learn Chinese Skype would like to share more with you, please wait and see. #371 郭子烨 (Sunday, 20 August 2017 04:49) Today Learn Chinese Skype will introduce two idioms, which are "舍己为人" and "一言为定". The "舍己为人" refers to abandon their own interests to help others, this is a commendatory terms advocate a sacrifice, to help others. Another idiom “一言为定" means a word has not changed. He who speaks his word will never repent. This is also a commendatory terms to describe the person worthy of trust. Welcome for focusing on the Learn Chinese Skype constantly. #372 麦雯君 (Sunday, 20 August 2017 16:20) Learn Chinese Skype for The Chinese Acrobatics. The Chinese acrobatics is a performing art which combines physical strength and skills. It is one of the most popular art forms welcomed by the Chinese people. The acrobatic art has existed in China for more than two thousand years. As early as the Warring States Period, there appeared embryonic form of acrobatics. By the time of the Han Dynasty, the acrobatic art or “Baixi” was further enriched both in contents and varieties. Acrobatic performances through the ages have incorporated strong points of many different performing arts such as traditional operas, dance and martial art, and provided the latter with inspiration in return.Tomorrow Learn Chinese Skype will introduce something interesting, please wait and see. #373 郭子烨 (Monday, 21 August 2017 01:05) Let's talk about those exams today in Learn Chinese Skype. PubMed has always been a big hit, especially for college students. But for graduate students, I feel that if I am interested in my major and want to do research, I will take a postgraduate course. If you have the plot of a famous school, you can also go to graduate school. But it's not worth it just because work is hard to find or it's late to get into society. It would be better to cultivate your own competitiveness at the same time. Nowadays, college students are under great pressure. They often think about work related things when they are in their freshman year. I envy teenagers in Europe who are influenced by art and can do what they like. OK. Please focus on Learn Chinese Skype. #374 麦雯君 (Monday, 21 August 2017 06:57) Learn Chinese Skype for the cheongsam. The cheongsam is a female dress with distinctive Chinese features and enjoys a growing popularity in the international world of high fashion.Easy to slip on and comfortable to wear, the cheongsam fits well the female Chinese figure.Its neck is high，collar closed, and its sleeves may be either short, medium or full length, depending on seasons and tastes.The dress is buttoned on the right side, with a loose chest and a fitting waist.The beauty of the cheongsam is that, made of different materials and to varying lengths, it can be worn either on casual or formal occasions.In either case, it creates an impression of simple and quiet charm, elegance and neatness. Tomorrow Learn Chinese Skype will introduce something interesting, please wait and see. #375 郭子烨 (Tuesday, 22 August 2017 09:20) Today Learn Chinese Skype will explain a poem "MinNong" to you, and the specific Chinese characters you can go to search on google. This Tang poem was written by Li Shen in Tang dynasty. The meaning is below: The peasants at the noon time weeding the fields, drops of sweat fell in the land, who can know the origin of the food? Every grain of rice is so hard. This poem depicts the sun at noon the farmers are still working in the fields, vividly write hard labor. The last two verses teach us to treasure our food and not waste it. Do you remember that? Please continue to focus on Learn Chinese Skype. #376 郭子烨 (Wednesday, 23 August 2017 05:58) Welcome to Learn Chinese Skype! Now, in the electronic age, we can’t live without mobile phones! China's logistics is more developed than foreign countries and will be able to do shopping without leaving home. But relying on mobile phones will seriously affect our lives. Indulging in mobile phones narrows our circle of life, and we no longer notice "the opposite" people and we all focus our attention on small screens. Indulging in mobile phones increases our sense of loneliness. It seems that we have many friends in our circle of friends, but we can't find anyone to talk to. The most important thing is that indulging in mobile phones can affect our health and lead to fatigue. Please focus on Learn Chinese Skype. #377 郭子烨 (Thursday, 24 August 2017 12:11) Today, let's introduce the only female emperor of ancient china in Learn Chinese Skype. Wu Zetian had great talent and superhuman intelligence. She was Tang Taizong's concubines and became Li Gaozong's concubine, after long-term painstaking she became a queen, and finally become the emperor. Although she ruled the dynasty in a tough way, it did not damage the country's vitality, but the country continued to be in the golden age. Her Dynasty is called "Zhou". Welcome for focusing on the Learn Chinese Skype constantly. #378 陈宇冰 (Thursday, 24 August 2017 14:04) Today’s Learn Chinese Skype-tips talk about comparing.Here comes a important word—比.And it is similar to an English word—than.In English, we say "He is taller than me."Because in English,there is a thing called comparative degree.But Chinese is not.We just express straightly who is the tall one, like "他（he）比（than）我（me）高（tall）。"Above is today’s Learn Chinese Skype. #379 郭子烨 (Friday, 25 August 2017 18:31) Today Learn Chinese Skype introduces a fable "望梅止渴". One summer Cao Cao led the troops to fight against the enemy, unusually hot weather, scorching sun. The road on both sides of the dense trees and hot rocks exposed to the sun suffocating. By noon, the soldiers' clothes were soaked, and several soldiers fainted at the side of the road. There was not a little water nearby, and the soldiers looked worried. At this point, witty Cao Cao said to the soldiers, in front of a large Merlin, where the plum is big and delicious, let's hurry on the road! As soon as they heard it, the soldiers perked up and stepped forward. Later, when compared to the wish can not be realized, use fantasy to comfort yourself. Please focus on Learn Chinese Skype. #380 郭子烨 (Saturday, 26 August 2017 01:29) Today there are two idioms will be introduced by me in the Learn Chinese Skype, which are "历历在目" and "力挽狂澜". "历历在目" usually refers to the distant scenery of the clear, or refers to the past, clearly reproduced in front of the eyes. This idiom usually describes clearly something that happened in the past. "力挽狂澜" usually means to save the dangerous situation, describe the person is very strong, he failed to save the situation. This idiom can be used in competitions. Thank you for continue to focusing on Learn Chinese Skype. #381 郭子烨 (Sunday, 27 August 2017 02:12) Today, I'd like to talk you about Taobao in Learn Chinese Skype, the biggest online shopping platform in china. It can be said that online shopping is very convenient now, taobao has everything that you can also take order food, buy movie tickets. It can be said that Taobao has greatly facilitated our life. But Taobao also has some businesses in order to make their products sell well, will buy praise. They go to hire some people to write praise for their own products and point. What's more, they spend money on people buying their goods, boosting sales, or spending money on buyers to evaluate them. Therefore, consumers should polish their eyes. Thankyou for focusing on Learn Chinese Skype. #382 郭子烨 (Monday, 28 August 2017 01:03) Let's talk about buying a house today in Learn Chinese Skype. I know a lot of people live in a rented house in foreign countries, but buying a house is very important to Chinese people. Buying a house can be said to be a necessity for marriage, but for young people, prices in China's first tier cities are simply too expensive to be bought without the help of their parents. 1/3 of post-90s graduates say they are willing to lower their quality of life in order to buy a house. But there are some graduates believe that renting is good, you can not care about life chores, if you want to change jobs, you can also arbitrary. But as far as I know, the rent policy in China is not perfect, so it is not guaranteed for the tenants. House prices in China's first tier cities have been increasing, some people joked: "in this life, only the housing intermediary did not deceive us, ha ha". Focus on Learn Chinese Skype. #383 郭子烨 (Tuesday, 29 August 2017 02:39) Today Learn Chinese Skype will introduce a solar term - big summer. Chinese lunar calendar has twenty-four solar terms, and now we focus on "big summer" this solar terms. Big summer is usually refers to the on July , 23rd , and "big summer" is extremely hot. In this solar terms, most of China into the hottest period of the year, but also is the fastest growing period to crops. This time sometimes the temperature will reach 40 degrees. In this solar terms, the weather began to become hot, and the land is very wet, sometimes there will be thunderstorms, the weather began to transition to the autumn. Please continue to focus on Learn Chinese Skype. #384 郭子烨 (Wednesday, 30 August 2017 01:23) How do you view shared bikes? Today Learn Chinese Skype will talk about that. I'm sure everyone will see some small yellow cars when you go out. They are available to the public and only one yuan per hour for riding. Sharing a bike can be said to bring us a lot of convenience, greatly improving the convenience of travel, but there are some shortcomings. People use shared bikes to park at random will take up large amounts of public space. And the shared bike are distributed unevenly, and can't find shared bikes in some places. It can be said that the sharing of bicycles is a good starting point, and the later management needs to be improved. Please focus on Learn Chinese Skype. #385 郭子烨 (Friday, 01 September 2017 04:49) Let's talk about the Dragon Boat Festival in Learn Chinese Skype. The Dragon Boat Festival is one of the three important festivals in China. The origin of this holiday is an ancient Chinese officials be wealthy in knowledge of Qu yuan. Because he was framed by a jealous official, he was snubbed by the emperor in the court. Finally, because he could not get the attention of the emperor, he was very depressed and jumped himself into the river. The people, out of love for Qu Yuan, searched desperately for Qu Yuan's body and threw the rice into the river to prevent the fish from eating Qu Yuan's body. Although he was not found at last, Qu Yuan's story was still handed down by later generations. Focus on Learn Chinese Skype. #386 Tian (Monday, 11 September 2017 11:36) Learn Chinese Skype tips:What are the challenges when learning Chinese Skype ? The challenge of learning Chinese online or Skype : 1.Write Chinese characters. 2. Remember the tones of Chinese characters. 3. The order of Chinese is subtle, and a little order of change can have a big impact.This is something we need to be really careful when learning Chinese Skype . 4. There are many meanings of a word in Chinese, which can be found in other languages, but it is also a difficulty in learning Chinese. 5. Synonyms and antonyms are subtle in Chinese, such as antonyms to express the same meaning. #387 Tian (Saturday, 16 September 2017 11:14) Learn Chinese Skype tips:What are some good tips for learning Chinese via Skype? The written Chinese and spoken Chinese are relatively independent on each other but they collaborate a lot in daily use, so, unlike learning other language that people firstly learn listening and speaking then to writing, you should learn both listening/speaking and writing/reading at the same time to learn Chinese Skype. When do the talking and listening, just do the talking and listening. When learning reading and writing, do not try to link the formation with pronunciation. See the character, get the meaning, period. It does not really matter what the character is said. #388 Tian (Tuesday, 19 September 2017 03:41) Learn Chinese Skype question_How many words should I learn in Mandarin? A very practicle question for Learn Chinese Skype. I guess this the question perhaps all the students asked or will ask when they learn Chinese Skype. From my own experience, we(native speakers) don’t usually concern about how many words we know, but rather, how many characters we can recognize and understand. The reason might lie in that often times, one only need to know the meaning of each individual character in the word to have a fair guess of the overall meaning of the target word. expanding Chinese vocabulary is more about knowing more about the basic meanings of each individual characters or each individual part in the character(we call it radicle偏旁部首)than knowing more words. It is very much like the prefix, suffix or the Latin root in the English language. So usually, at least for me, the first thing to notice when encounter a brand new word/character is to figure out what 偏旁部首（”root” ）it has. then based on that, try to have a fair guess of the word you encountered with. OR if you know the meaning of some of the character in that whole word, chances are you can get a fair guess of what the whole word means. #389 Zhang (Monday, 25 September 2017 15:59) Today's learn Chinese skype online class, 维恩 is trying to read a poem as his prounciation task,which name is 《咏鹅》. Whereas, after reading the poem, 维恩 is coufused about the last one sentence "红掌拨清波“ (hónɡ zhǎng bō qīnɡ bō) . He asked why the same prounciation but have different characters. Hah , actually ,this is the normal phenomenon in the language.We use the limit letters but can express countless phrases. In English like "see"and "sea"、”too"and"two" is the same way in "拨、波“,the same tone but different meaning. #390 张家蕙 (Monday, 09 October 2017 13:56) Today's learn Chinese skype online class, after reviewing the vocabularies of color we learned in last class, then we learn a new sentence, and I let 乐乐 try to say when looking at the picture, so smart is her that she also could raise one against three. #391 麦雯君 (Saturday, 21 October 2017 14:54) Today Learn Chinese Skype for Jahzara. We learned 身体器官.Face,nose,hands.......and we played a game--touch your ...She drawed a human with face,but in animal bady. I was amazed at what her drawed. She combined human with animal.It not only satisfied with my request but show her own vivid imagination.At the end of the class, Jahzara shared me with a song. She had not given full expression to her song though the class was over.Learn Chinese Skype will continue. #392 麦雯君 (Saturday, 28 October 2017) Today Learn Chinese Skype for Jahzara.We learned about vehicle. At the first,we reviewed what we learned last class.Please touch your bizi(鼻子).And she did the right one.And then,I showed her some pictures. The first one I showed her the airplane,and required she to wrote the Chinese charaters down.To my surprise,she not only wrote it down but also drawed it acoording to the picture.In short,Today's Learn Chinese Skype class goes well. #393 麦雯君 (Saturday, 04 November 2017 05:44) Today Learn Chinese Skype didn't have class for Jahzara. Jahzara's mother sent a message to tell me that they went to traveling,so today can't have class. #394 Zhang (Wednesday, 08 November 2017 10:29) Today 's learn Chinese skype class ,安亚told me her parents are having a climbing trip at Hima alaya . Climbing is the most favorable activities in her daily life,which helps her to refresh. Learn Chinese via online skype class could make herself renew her knowledge ,she said. #395 麦雯君 (Saturday, 11 November 2017 03:25) Today 's learn Chinese skype class ，I found 白洁 like animals best.I spoke Chinese and then she tried to find the picture in her computur. The first one I said 狗，and then she found out a lot of picture about dog with scream. The next one is 猫，she was crazy again, even said that she want to be a cat. But 白洁 forgot many words we have learned due to she didn't have Learn Chinese skype class last week. The next class we should review what we learned all about,I think. #396 麦雯君 (Sunday, 12 November 2017 15:31) Today Learn Chinese Skype for Jahzara. I am sorry to hear that she has a cold.She late for the class due to this reason.And because of the cold, she was a little distracting.But she becomed excited quickly when I mention about her animals toys. Hope the next Learn Chinese Skype Lesson see a health and kawaii baijie. #397 周雅含 (Saturday, 18 November 2017 03:58) Today I was subing for Miss Mai to give a class for Jahzara. It is nice to see her for the first time. Though I was late because of accident. I was nervous for my first class to foreign student. Luckily, Jahzara doesn't seem to dislike me. Today Learn Chinese Skype for Jahzara, I taught her fruit. Apple, banana,grapes and so on. She mastered them quickiy. Then I asked her to write them down. She also did a good job. Finally, we played games about number and animals. She was excited. We had a good time. Wishing to have another opportunity to meet her again in the future Learn Chinese Skype . #398 麦雯君 (Sunday, 19 November 2017 15:35) Today Learn Chinese Skype for Jahzara.I am sorry I absented last class. She sent a massege to make sure this class wherther I am here or not before the class. And to my surprise she even said that she miss me,of course, so do I.In today's Learn Chinese Skype, we learned about numbers.We played numbers games,counted together.We had a good time. #399 麦雯君 (Sunday, 26 November 2017 15:18) Learn Chinese Skype for Jahzara wasn't taken yesterday, so this week we only one hours. Today we learned about the weather.Sunny and cloudy,I try to refer them by a vidio,but it seem doesn't work.As it is colder and colder, we should put on our clothes,such as jackets,gloves and hat. We also learn about pants, socks and shoes in Chinese. Today Learn Chinese Skype is a little boring,so I showed her an MV about the cartoon 喜羊羊与灰太狼，next class I can show her some kawaii pictures,I think. #400 Tian (Wednesday, 29 November 2017 09:16) Learn Chinese Skype classes sometimes are good chances for students to share their learning experiences . Jim , the AA captain told his teacher a interesting story about practing his Chinese with a massage lady who can only speak mandarin , no English , no cantonese . He used what he learnt from learn Chinese Skype classes to get across what he wa trying to say! It worked welll! #401 Tian (Wednesday, 29 November 2017 09:21) Learn Chinese Skype is best conducted if the students can have a listening material to practice with.So we work on the document for Ann and record all the conversation for her learn Chinese Skype classes for her to practice between classes. She finds it very helpful. #402 Tian (Wednesday, 29 November 2017 09:25) Learn Chinese Skype via Chinese history ! How about that ? It works best for Eileen who is fansinated by Chinese history . We talked about the culture revolution in today's learn Chinese Skype . #403 麦雯君 (Saturday, 02 December 2017 02:24) Learn Chinese Skype for Jahzara.She showed her own freestyle today.Today's topic is 我的一天my one day, get up at 7.00,have breaskfast at 8.00,have class at 9.00.......and baijie showed me her timebable:get up at 8.00 sometimes,have breakfast at 8.30 and have class at 9.00 usually. Jahzara showed me Chinese kongfu ,and she likes 李小龙. She also showed me some " amazing magic",it so cool.Hope the next Learn Chinese Skype class for Jahzara ,she can remember what we learned today and hope she can enjoy the class. #404 陈宇冰 (Saturday, 02 December 2017 07:34) Today’s Learn Chinese Skype-tips talk about the superlative degree.Here comes a important word—最（zuì ）. In English, there are three general ways to express the superlative degree:to add ‘est’ after the adjective, to add "the most" in the front of the adjective and some of adjectives are changing irregularly. Comparing with English, chinese is easier——just add one word "最" in the front of the adjective,like 最好（the best）,最漂亮（the most beautiful）,最大（the biggest）. Above is today’s Learn Chinese Skype. #405 麦雯君 (Sunday, 03 December 2017 15:13) Learn Chinese Skype for Jahzara,we learned some new sentences.The first sentence is 我早上七点起床，in order to explain 早上,I take the time different for example.Now is morning in New York while is evening in China.We say good morning and good evening to each other.And the we learned a new word,看电影,she is interested in watching movie,and she really wants to go to see a movie. Looking forward to the next Learn Chinese Skype class for Jahzara . #406 麦雯君 (Saturday, 09 December 2017 02:19) Learn Chinese Skype for Jahzara,she is excited today.She said:"I have a test.” -“You want to test me?”-"yes"-"ok".And then,she showed me her animal toys one by one.-"Now,it is my turn." And then I tested her what we learned, she can remeber almost.She showed me her clay. she made the bird,the desk,the panda and the bed for me,it is beatiful.The next Learn Chinese Skype class for Jahzara ,I hope we can learn more Chinese sentence. #407 麦雯君 (Saturday, 06 January 2018 11:05) Learn Chinese Skype for Jahzara,happy new year is today's topic.I am so excited to see that she still remember what we learned about pets,such as 狗，猫，兔子，猴子and so on. Today 's Learn Chinese Skype class,I introuduced some Chinese traditional festivals to Jahzara,and it's not surprised that she is interested in the food,especially dumplings.She thinks it tastes good.We sing a song--《Happy New Year》 together,of course in Chinese.The next Learn Chinese Skype class she will sing it in Chinese for me,I am waiting for the surprise. #408 Tian (Thursday, 05 April 2018 03:29) Learn Chinese Skype classes are interesting experience sharing. Eileen shared her experience to the book exhibition LA when we learn Chinese Skype yesterday. She laughed so much that people would like to take pics with her nun sisters with her. #409 Tian (Saturday, 07 April 2018 07:37) We learn Chinese culture as we learn Chinese language Skype. How do we say 清明节 in Chinese . In English , we can translate into Tomb Sweeping Day. My student are surprised that we burn joss paper to send money to our ancestors when he learn Chinese Skype on Thursday . #410 Tian (Monday, 09 April 2018 09:55) Learn Chinese Skype has some very helpful info to share. One student asked why we have characters over Pinyin. Well the great advantage of Chinese characters is that Chinese ‘words’ are literally formed by putting characters together (unless it’s a one-character word). For example, the ‘word’ for helicopter in Chinese is 直升机, which is made up of the characters 直 (straight), 升(rise), 机(machine). This makes even the most uncommon or complex words comprehendible in written text, whereas in English, an unknown word often remains an unknown word till you look it up. In Chinese, an uncommon three-character word could need a lot of clarification in verbal communication, but be understood in a single glance. And ‘uncommon words’ aren’t that uncommon. Thousands of new Chinese ‘words’ are created by the day, and most people would understand them instantly by simply looking at them because they are constructed by individual Chinese characters. Without characters, this important language feature could never work. Chinese characters are the reason we understand pinyin. More will be discussed when learn Chinese Skype. #411 Tian (Thursday, 19 April 2018 05:08) Q & A for learn Chinese Skype: What is the difference between 已经 (yǐ jīng) and 了 (le)? So for the most part, 了is a clause ending particle to refer to an action has finished. For example, 我吃了晚飯，I ate dinner, it denotes that 吃，to eat, has occurred. Now, it looks like it's in the middle of the sentence, but if you say , 我吃了, it means I already ate. To achieve the same meaning, you can say 我已經吃了，also meaning I “already” ate. Another example, have I already eaten? 我已經吃了嗎？ The 了 is a past present particle, with 嗎 denoting that the sentence is a question. You can also use 已經 without 了, if you say, 我已經吃過，it still means the same, but it's a bit blunt.So Learn Chinese Skype is more about practice. #412 Zhou (Saturday, 14 July 2018 11:41) Learn Chinese Skype for Jim the first time.We talked about the difference between 有趣and有意思，also还是and或者.He showed me two photos and asked me for their name in Chinese,so I told him they were 薄饼and肉包.For this is the first time I have Chinese Skype for him,he asked me several questions about me and also told me something about himself.So we knew each other generally. #413 冷悦悦 (Sunday, 22 July 2018 07:55) Learn Chinese Skype for Joy the first time. We introduced our names to each other. We reviewed lesson 10 and did our homework. She knows many words and remembers the meaning clearly. In the end, we identified the characters in the journey to the west together. Joy remembered a lot. She told me that she knew these characters. Looking forward to the next Learn Chinese Skype class for Joy . #414 冷悦悦 (Tuesday, 24 July 2018 10:30) Learn Chinese Skype for Joy. We learned the rest of lesson 10, talked about the new vocabulary, joy was quick to respond, some of the words she already knew. We did some homework together. We watched the video about “数来宝” and extended it with some pictures. Hope the next Learn Chinese Skype Lesson we can learn from some interesting pictures. #415 冷悦悦 (Saturday, 28 July 2018 17:15) Learn Chinese Skype for Joy. We had a review of the last lesson today and listened to the words. Although Joy had a small keyboard problem in the middle, it was quickly fixed. We talked about the topics that we didn't finish last time, and Joy did well. Finally we told a little story from the book. We communicated well in in today's learn Chinese Skype. #416 Chen (Tuesday, 31 July 2018 12:35) Today's learn Chinese skype online class, 子翘was very cute.He asked me whether I have seen the kites that have the shape of 袋鼠，鲨鱼……He can speak many animals in Chinese.In the class,I told him 属相的“属”was different from 薯片的“属”. The lovely girl 心翘 likes drawing picture.She showed me her pictures and toys. She introduced me something about what each kitty cat can do and let me guess what are their jobs and we talked about her family,learning who are called 叔叔,阿姨. They are so cute and like to share.I am looking forward to the next Learn Chinese Skype class for them . #417 Zhou (Wednesday, 01 August 2018 07:07) Today's learn Chinese skype online class , we talked about some appellations of relatives . Jim told me that he enjoyed an air show which was shown a few days before . And I taught him how to describe the wonderful show in Chinese . After the learn Chinese skype online class , I asked Jim what he want to learn so that Ｉ ｃｏｕｌｄ ｐｒｅｐａｒｅ ｆｏｒ ｔｈｅｍ． #418 Chen (Tuesday, 07 August 2018 12:45) Today's learn Chinese skype online class，子翘reviewed 十二生肖.He told me the story about the cat and the mouse and I told him the story about the dragon and the cock.At last we guess the animal 梅花鹿.I showed my table tennis bat and so did she.We learnt the different between 直拍 and 横拍. And then she told me the story 司马光砸缸.And we learnt 曹冲称象 and 咏鹅.She learnt very well but still had some pronounciation preblem.It seemed that she didn't like Tangshi very much so I will choose something more interesting for them.Looking forward to the next Learn Chinese Skype Class for them. #419 Zhou (Thursday, 09 August 2018 06:50) Today's learn Chinese skype online class,we talked about the numbers,time and date that Jim told me he wanted to learn last class.I told him some auspicious and ominous numbers in Chinese and the reason why they come into being.I also told him how to distingguish the number in Chinese like 千，万，十万，百万 etc.Jim also learned some local expression of time and date in Chinese which he liked.After class Jim told me that he was not good at listening in Chinese,so I'll prepare a lot about it in the next learn Chinese skype class. #420 Chen (Tuesday, 14 August 2018 08:58) Today's learn Chinese skype online class，both 子翘and心翘 showed me their food so I told them that i was‘馋’which means I did really want to eat their delicious food.And then I asked 子翘 to guess the riddles about owl and elephant.He was so smart and gave the correct answer quickly.As for 心翘 she showed me the medals and trohpies they won in swimming,table tennis,etc.How versatile they are.She also gave me a interesting magic show.Thanks to the learn Chinese Skype class we can have a happy talk in Chinese. #421 Zhou (Wednesday, 15 August 2018 07:01) Today's learn Chinese skype online class we talked about how to say different buildings in Chinese.And then we reviewed some words about date that we learned last week.Later on,we shared our happiness,for example,he enjoyed the opera and I enjoyed the movie.Look forward to next learn Chinese skype online class. #422 Zhuo (Friday, 17 August 2018 14:03) Learn Chinese Skype classes provide a good way for people to teach,learn and communicate.Today's Learn Chinese Skype online class we talked about the grade.I explained the meaning of the new word"年级" to Naveen,and he could quickly grasp it,and told me that he was in grade ten and his brother Gabriel was in grade seven. What's more,we also talked about some names of his classes . #423 Chen (Friday, 17 August 2018 14:47) Learn Chinese Skype for子翘.We played the game Rock-Paper-Scissors and he asked me to guess his age.He can recite 十二生肖 skillfully.We took turn playing the guess riddle.At last he taught me to make some complex gesture.He is so cute.心翘showed me her paper crane and paper frog.She also taught me some paper heart folding.Later on she began to eat chocolate and she remembered the word 馋.I was so happy.Both of them are clever.We enjoyed the learn Chinese Skype class. #424 Zhuo (Saturday, 18 August 2018 09:10) We talked about the favourite sports for today's Learn Chinese Skype.Naveen told me that his favourite sports were playing football and cricket,while his brother Gabriel's favourite sports were playing basketball and football.They do sports every week and they play with their fridends.Learn Chinese Skype make me konw what are Naveen's hobbies better. #425 Zhou (Wednesday, 22 August 2018 06:39) Today's Learn Chinese Skype online class we talked about Jim's holiday at first.He told me he was enjoying the holiday with his wife in Disney land.Then we talked about something about valentine's day for it was the Chinese valentine's day several days ago.During the Learn Chinese Skype online class,I also told Jim the mythology about 牛郎and 织女,which he thought "很有意思“.We will continue to enjoy the mythology next class. #426 Zhuo (Thursday, 23 August 2018 16:43) At the beginning of today's Learn Chinese Skype online class, we shared what we did last week.Naveen told me that he played football with his friends while I kept running last week.Then we learned the topic "在做什么" during today's Learn Chinese Skype, and we said that we were having Chinese class and we would continue to learn it for a long time. #427 Chen (Friday, 24 August 2018 16:30) Today's Learn Chinese Skype online class，I showed the pictures of sword and Qupid.We learnt the difference between剑and箭.And we learned how to say crane and navvy in Chinese.At last,子翘showed his skill打响指.As for心翘，we reviewed the word馋.And she told me that she liked reading so we talked about the Andersen's Fairytales.And she also learnt the story of 叶公好龙.I am looking forward to the next learn Chinese skype online class. #428 冷悦悦 (Saturday, 25 August 2018 04:29) At the beginning of today's Learn Chinese Skype online class,I asked Joy what she's been doing lately and she told me she's been traveling with her family. Then we studied the text of lesson 10 and did the exercise after the text. We watched some video about Monkey King.Finally, I told Joy that we're going to start reviewing in the next Learn Chinese Skype online class, and if she has time, I hope she can review the words and phrases. #429 Zhuo (Saturday, 25 August 2018 09:37) We learned what to say when someone receives a phone through today's Learn Chinese Skype."喂，您好！"is a polite way to start the conversation. And I also taught Naveen how to ask the another person who he/she was looking for."喂，你找谁？" can help us to get the answer. What's more,we learned many other words such as"回""问题""问".What a funny class!We're looking forward to the next Learn Chinese Skype online class! #430 Chen (Tuesday, 28 August 2018 13:59) At the beginning of today's Learn Chinese Skype,子翘asked me many mathematical problems and he can read a list of number.And we learnt some words"牙齿，门牙".He told me that his father has gone to Hongkong to visit his grandparents so I taught him a new word"探亲".At last we play the game of guessing animals and I explained the meaning of"宠物".And the rest of the class time was 心翘's.We learnt some words"防晒霜,宠物 ".And she was playing something like plasticine and I showen her some picture and learnt"音符". We also distinguished the difference of 塑料瓶，保温杯，and 玻璃杯.At last we played paper folding.We enjoyed today's Learn Chinese Skype online class and we nearly fogot the time. #431 Zhou (Wednesday, 29 August 2018 06:52) Today's learn Chinese Skype online class we talked about what Jim did during his holiday.He also told me that his daughter like Disney very much and had been to 6 Disney lands all over the world.Then he said he was interested in Chinese idioms,so I gave him an example "一言不发”.At last,the learn Chinese Skype online class,we continued the mythology of “牛郎”and “织女”.Jim finally understand the whole story. #432 Zhuo (Thursday, 30 August 2018 17:20) We learned the topic of food for today's Learn Chinese Skype online class.When someone is hungry(饿),he or she would like to(想) eat something.And we also learned some new words such as"面条""饺子""包子""面包".By the way,Naveen told me that he."最爱吃汉堡包" and "最爱喝可乐".What an attractive Learn Chinese Skype online class! #433 Chen (Friday, 31 August 2018 13:28) Today's learn Chinese Skype online class 子翘reviewed the word“宠物，馋，防守，攻击”.And then he was chewing gum so we learnt how to say chewing gum in Chinese.He had a abacus and he asked me many mathematical questions.And 心翘 reviwed the word“吸管、宠物、馋”.I showed her some pictures and learnt “喇叭、音响、牵牛花”.She told me that she had much homework.At last she showed me her sharpener so we learnt"铅笔刀" and "涂改带".I am glad that both of them can learn something new on today's Learn Chinese Skype online class. #434 Zhuo (Saturday, 01 September 2018 09:06) Firstly,we reviewed what we learned the last lesson.And then we learned today's topic of "wearing clothes"for today's Learn Chinese Skype online class.We learned some new words such as "帮""穿""能""自己".By the way,I taught some names of clothes to Naveen such as "毛衣" "衬衫" "外套" "羽绒服" "短裤" "长裤" "牛仔裤" "袜子".I tried to make up the word "穿" and some names of clothes,"穿毛衣" for example, so that it could help Naveen to understand and use these new words. Thanks to Learn Chinese Skype online class, we enjoyed a lot. #435 冷悦悦 (Wednesday, 05 September 2018 07:00) Learn Chinese Skype for Joy. Today, Joy and I reviewed the books from lesson 4 to lesson 6, mainly reviewing the words. Joy reads the words whenever they appear. We had a lot of conversations and increased the use of words. We talked about Yellowstone, and she was excited to tell me about the landscape of the place. We will continue our review next Learn Chinese Skype. #436 Wu (Wednesday, 05 September 2018 14:18) We talk about animal for today's Learn Chinese Skype. I guess which animal are 子翘 like.子翘 tell me what is that animal like so that I can know the animal.And review the "十二生肖". 心翘 introduce her beautiful dress and toys.And she introduce her printings like sunflower, tree, animal and so on. We will enjoy the next Learn Chinese Skype. #437 Zhou (Thursday, 06 September 2018) Today's Learn Chinese Skype,Jim retold the story of 牛郎 and 织女 first.Then he told me that he knew a little about Chinese history and also told me the saying"不管黑猫白猫，捉到老鼠就是好猫” and the story behind it.I felt so pleased that Jim had known a lot before,so I introduce a poem 水调歌头 to him and also the story behind it.Jim was happy about that,and he said he liked the song 明月几时有 that I introduce to him either.We'll learn the poem in the next Learn Chinese Skype. #438 Zhuo (Friday, 07 September 2018 06:25) We talked about the topic of “happy birthday” for yesterday's Learn Chinese Skype online class.It just so happened that it was my birthday yesterday! Naveen said “生日快乐”to me,and I was so happy.By the way,we learned some new words such as "生日"“快乐”“礼物”“蛋糕”“送”“给”and so on.We also talked about some Chinese customs of birthday. We enjoyed the Learn Chinese Skype online class. #439 Wu (Friday, 07 September 2018 06:41) Today's Learn Chinese Skype,we reviewed that what we learn last lesson.We learn "十二星座" this lesson.I gave a picture to 子翘. 子翘 tell what things in the picture and guess what 星座 is it. 心翘 can remember the all 星座 name and she pronounce the all name. Particularly some of the name are difficult,like "摩羯座""处女座""天秤座""天蝎座". Thanks to Learn Chinese Skypy online class. We enjoy a lot. #440 冷悦悦 (Saturday, 08 September 2018 04:35) Learn Chinese Skype for Joy. Today, Joy and I reviewed lessons 7, 8 and 9. First, I asked Joy about the new semester. She told me her school had not changed. There are some new students and some old students, but the teacher is new. In class, Joy is not hard to say some sentences without pinyin. We will continue our review next Learn Chinese Skype. And I will reduce the pinyin in the courseware. #441 Zhou (Sunday, 09 September 2018 07:01) We continued to talk about the poem I had introduced to Jim last class for today's Learn Chinese Skype online class.But it seemed that, at first,Jim forget to have the class and he was busying dealing with his problem of the leak in the water pipe.So he told me about it at the beginning of the Learn Chinese Skype online class.Later on, he asked me some questions about the 笔记.At last, we finally continued to talk about the poem and enjoyed the poem either. #442 尹明月 (Monday, 10 September 2018 16:00) We learn Chinese Skype today about the theme park.i tell he many insteresting things and some special things.We will continue our review next Learn Chinese Skype. #443 Wu (Tuesday, 11 September 2018 17:59) Today's Learn Chinese Skype,we review "十二星座". We guess many animal and learn new words. 子翘review the story"乌鸦喝水" "闻鸡起舞"And 心翘 study some new story such as "程门立雪""闻鸡起舞""兔死狐悲" What an attractive Learn Chinese Skype online class. #444 Zhou (Thursday, 13 September 2018 06:50) Today's Learn Chinese Skype， Jim first told me what he had done today.Later on, we continued to enjoy the Song poem 水调歌头,and Jim thought it meaningful and interesting.Look forward to the next Learn Chinese Skype online class with Jim. #445 Zhuo (Thursday, 13 September 2018 17:05) Today's Learn Chinese Skype online class we do a YCT3 test.As the test is coming closer for Naveen, he need more practice so that he can pass the exam.We do the listening and reading part, and I teach Naveen when his answers are incorrect or when he don't know the meaning of some words.We'll continue to do more exercises for next Learn Chinese Skype online class. #446 Wu (Friday, 14 September 2018 16:57) Today Learn Chinese Skype online class. We talk about Chinese"零食". 子翘 can recognize some of the picture about "零食". Such as "葵瓜子"，"开心果"，"紫菜"，"薯片",etc. And 子翘心翘 can find the food at home and show them to me. Today we enjoy Learn Chinese Skype a lot. #447 冷悦悦 (Saturday, 15 September 2018 04:29) Learn Chinese Skype for Joy. Today, Joy and I reviewed lesson 9 and lesson 10. This time, many words and sentences do not have pinyin. Joy thought it was a little bit hard to read, so for Joy to review better, we only reviewed two periods. In the last ten minutes, we did some little games that helped Joy remember the words she had learned . We will continue to learn with these games next Learn Chinese Skype. #448 Zhuo (Saturday, 15 September 2018 08:50) Today's Learn Chinese Skype online class for Naveen we continue to do exercises on YCT3 test.Naveen made some mistakes during the test and I taught the words he didn't understand to him,such as"月"“我也去”“欢迎”“她太忙”“张先生”“车站”“去年”“不认识”“菜”“小时”“写完了”“慢”“不客气”“医院”“画”“花”“关”and so on.We will continue to do more exercises for next Learn Chinese Skype online class. #449 Yin (Monday, 17 September 2018 16:06) Today we learn Chinese Skype online class for fish.And we talk about the difference between Singapore and China. We are all interested in each other's country. #450 Wu (Friday, 21 September 2018 09:48) Today we Learn Chinese Skype online class for fruit.Because recently there is a typhoon named Mangkhut in China. We learn"山竹""牛油果""甘蔗""杨桃""榴莲""荔枝",etc.We all enjoy the Learn Chinese Skype online class. #451 冷悦悦 (Saturday, 22 September 2018 04:37) Learn Chinese Skype for Joy. Today, I introduced the Mid-Autumn festival to Joy, and we watched some short video stories about the Mid-Autumn festival. Joy says she doesn't like mooncakes because they are too sweet. We reviewed lesson 10 today and made a game about vocabulary. After that, we made some questions about the content of book 5. In the next Learn Chinese Skype class, I will introduce China's National Day to joy. She seems very interested in these festivals. #452 Zhou (Sunday, 23 September 2018 04:21) We had a happy talk on yesterday's learn Chinese Skype online class. Just like before, Jim first asked me what I had done during after the class, and then he told me what he had done too. Surprisingly, Jim showed me a picture which had a sign written "不准吸鸦片“，which we thought is for ”搞笑“. And from the sign, I also told Jim in the Ancient times in China, we read and wrote from right to left, which shocked Jim a lot. At last, I shared a story behind Mid-Autumn festival to Jim, and we wil still contiue on next learn Chinese Skype online class. #453 Wu (Tuesday, 25 September 2018) Today Learn Chinese Skype online class we talked about Mid-autumn festival. The food "月饼" "柚子". And "灯笼" "孔明灯". Finally we learn "嫦娥奔月" and "静夜思". We learn lots of chinese traditional customers. We enjoy today Learn Chinese Skype online class very much. #454 Zhou (Friday, 28 September 2018 07:34) Today's Learn Chinese Skype online class, we talked about our experience during the Mid-Autumn festival. I told Jim that I went camping with my friends and he also told me that he had a wonderful time in Beijing. Look forward to the next Learn Chinese Skype online class with Jim. #455 Wu (Saturday, 29 September 2018 03:34) Today Learn Chinese Skype we talk about kinds of the Candy.Such as "棉花糖""泡泡糖""麦芽糖""方糖""瑞士糖""牛奶糖",etc. And 心翘 learn some "游乐设施"，such as "过山车" "碰碰车",etc. We all enjoy Learn Chinese Skype today. #456 Zhuo (Saturday, 29 September 2018 17:24) Today's Learn Chinese Skype online class for Naveen we continue to do more exercises on YCT3 test. Sometimes when Naveen make mistakes, I find the problem is that Naveen's vocabulary is not so large. So I try to explain the new words to him and make him understand these new words. Looking forward to the next Learn Chinese Skype online class. #457 Wu (Tuesday, 02 October 2018 17:54) Today Learn Chinese Skype online class we talk about clothes. We learn lots of new words such as "背心""衬衫""毛衣""背带裤""牛仔裤"etc. 子翘心翘 enjoy the class. We will continue learn some new and useful words next Learn Chinese Skype online class. #458 Zhuo (Saturday, 06 October 2018 09:20) We share what we eat today first for today's Learn Chinese Skype online class.I tell Naveen that I "喝粥"and "吃炒粉" for lunch.Then we continue to do the rest of the test. We learn some new words such as"风""右面"“些”“只”“请进”“近”“叫”“千”“百”“十”and so on.I also help Naveen review some mistakes he made before. Looking forward to the next Learn Chinese Skype online class. #459 冷悦悦 (Sunday, 14 October 2018 15:55) Learn Chinese Skype for Joy. Today, I introduced the National Day to joy and told her about the holiday. Then we go on to do the exercises in book five to consolidate our knowledge. Finally, we wrote "日" and "目" to identify their meanings. In the next Learn Chinese Skype class, We will learn new things. #460 Zhou (Thursday, 18 October 2018 09:31) Today's Learn Chinese Skype online class, Jim told me sth. about what he did during the last week. For example, he correct his older brother's mistake about the usage of 大佬，二佬 when talking with others. At the end of the class, Ｉ left a question to Jim, which I found in a debate competition on TV. Look forword to the next Learn Chinese Skype online calss and Jim's answer. #461 Zhuo (Sunday, 21 October 2018 06:22) Yesterday's Learn Chinese Skype online class we continued to do the rest of the test for YCT3.Naveen did well and he could remember many words that I taught him before. We will do another YCT3 test for next Learn Chinese Skype online class. #462 Wu (Tuesday, 23 October 2018 09:00) Today Learn Chinese Skype we first review "车", and then we talk about "家具". Finally we learn 2 stories. "望梅止渴", "画饼充饥". Looking forward to the next Learn Chinese Skype online class. #463 Zhou (Friday, 26 October 2018 07:33) Today's Learn Chinese Skype we first talked about the question that I left last class. And Jim told me the reason of his opinion from which I learned something. We also talked about what Jim has done during the last week. Look forward to the next Learn Chinese Skype online class with Jim. #464 Zhou (Wednesday, 31 October 2018 06:32) Today's Learn Chinese Skype we talked about what Jim has done recently. In addition, he told me he was quite happy about he would went travelling with his daughter and her friends to Beijing. He also hope that I would ask him more questions in the next Learn Chinese Skype online class. #465 冷悦悦 (Sunday, 04 November 2018 12:37) Learn Chinese Skype for Joy. Today we have a new lesson and learn new words. For example, "讲义夹", "指导老师", "迟到", "固定" and so on. We made a game about the new lesson, and Joy did it very well, remembering the meaning of every word. In the next Learn Chinese Skype class, we will continue to learn the new lesson. #466 Zhuo (Thursday, 08 November 2018 16:27) We continued to do more exercises for YCT3 test for Today's Learn Chinese Skype online class. Naveen did a good job because he made progress in the test. Moreover, I taught some words which he could not understand well.Take "钱" and“块”for example. We're looking forward to the next Learn Chinese Skype online class. #467 冷悦悦 (Sunday, 11 November 2018 12:52) Learn Chinese Skype for Joy. Today we learned new words and phrases such as "置物柜", "附近","选修课" ,"贵重的"etc. In addition, we briefly discussed double eleven and black Friday. When reviewing, she remembered clearly the pronunciation of the words in the last class. There are some problems in today's network, which took some time, but finally solved. Next Learn Chinese Skype class, we'll learn the text in lesson one. #468 Zhou (Thursday, 15 November 2018 04:28) We talked about news happened in each of our own countries, and also shared our comments on them in the Learn Chinese Skype Online class. What's more, we also discussed our political view towards our governments, which Jim felt interested in. Looking forward to the next Learn Chinese Skype online class. #469 徐满 (Saturday, 17 November 2018 13:40) Learn Chinese Skype for关健益.Today is the time that I met 关健益.He is very active and he can express himself with a lot of Chinese words. Today we some new words and phrase about planting.And 关健益 talked something about his school life.It is very nice to meet him.I am looking forward to the next time Lean Chinese Skype class. #470 Zhou (Tuesday, 27 November 2018 15:32) Learn Chinese Skype for Jim. Today's class, Jim told me about some of his home affairs. Then we discussed some news in both of our countries, such as the gene edit. And at last，I suggested Jim to think about the news deeply．Ｗe will continue to discuss the news the next Chinese Skype online class. #471 Zhou (Monday, 03 December 2018 15:47) In the Learn Chinese Skype online class last week, we discussed the news we both knew. Look forward to tomorrow's Learn Chinese Skype online class. #472 Zhou (Tuesday, 04 December 2018 13:27) Today's Learn Chinese Skype online class, Ｉ talked with Jim about our own stories. And we both enjoyed the class very much. Look forward to the next Learn Chinese Skype online class. #473 Zhou (Saturday, 08 December 2018 06:46) Today's Learn Chinese Skype online class, Jim told me something interesting about his trip in Beijing. And we also reviewed the story about the origin of the three colors pillar in front of the barbershop. I believe we will have more and more interesting things to discuss the next Learn Chinese Skype online class. #474 徐满 (Tuesday, 11 December 2018 11:10) Today‘s Learn Chinese Skype online class，关健益 and I review the last class.And he performed very well. I firmly believe that we will have more good time in next Learn Chinese Skype online class #475 徐满 (Wednesday, 12 December 2018 11:38) Today‘s Learn Chinese Skype online class，关健益 and I review the last class and learn something new. And the same time，he share his experience. I firmly believe that we will have fun in next Learn Chinese Skype online class. #476 Zhou (Saturday, 15 December 2018 06:32) Today's Learn Chinese Skype online class, I first told Jim what I had done this morning(having a CET4 test), and also told him how important CET4 is in China, especially for the Chinese undergraduates. And he also told me he had a test last week. We will keep discussing on the next Learn Chinese Skype online class about his test. #477 Zhou (Saturday, 22 December 2018 06:33) Today's Learn Chinese Skype online class, we talked about our own festival these several days. I told Jim why we celebrate the 冬至 today, and how we celebrate it. And Jim also told me how he celebrate his Christmas Eve and Christmas in the following days. We had a good chat on the Learn Chinese Skype online class today. #478 徐满 (Sunday, 06 January 2019 10:12) Today‘s Learn Chinese Skype online class，关健益 and I review the last class and continue what we have not finished.Today we talked about transportation and he shared his experience. I believe that we will have more good time in next Learn Chinese Skype online class. #479 Zhou (Thursday, 10 January 2019 07:58) On the first Learn Chinese Skype online class in the new year 2019, we talked about what we did during the holiday for celebrating the new year. I told Jim that I took part in an activity on writing Spring Festival couplets and also told him what 福 means. At last I told him that people in China will stick 福 upside down on the door, which means the fortune is coming. Look forward to the next Learn Chinese Skype online class. #480 Zhou (Tuesday, 15 January 2019 16:10) Today's Learn Chinses Online class, Jim told me what he did during his free time, and his plan to celebrate the Spring Festival in Beijing for several days. Look forward to the next Learn Chinese Online class with Jim. #481 符琼元 (Thursday, 17 January 2019 12:52) This is my first time to teach Anya in the learning Chinese Skype class.At frist, Anya shared her country histories with me. I asked Anya three questions to help her review.She told me that she liked this studying way.Anya read sentences before I explained for her, so I could correct her pronunciation.Anya said she loved Chinese cultures when we talked about 古诗.We had a good time on learning Chinese Skype.I can’t wait to see Anya next time. #482 余香思 (Monday, 21 January 2019 11:59) Today, learn Chinese skype online class for ailian. we reviewed the last class about 七律长征. And today, we talk the 开国大典. In my opinions, ailian is very active, what's more, she has own opinions on 国庆. Her Chinese is very good, so, learn Chinese Skype we study the sentences about 开国大典.And 比喻、排比修辞手法. #483 Zhou (Tuesday, 22 January 2019 06:35) Today's Learn Chinese Online class, Jim shared with me what he did during his recent days. And and then I told him what 春运is, and how crowded it is. He was surprised by it. Look forward to the next Learn Chinese Online class. #484 符琼元 (Friday, 25 January 2019 06:58) Today, I learned Chinese Skype online class with Ziqiao and Xinqiao.They were so cute that we had a class happily.At first, I guessed riddles with Ziqiao.We learned some new vocabularies such as 冬瓜、坦克and 尖辣椒.Secondly, we studied an idiom story called 闻鸡起舞.At last, we played 石头、剪刀、布.He enjoyed it.Additionally, Xinqiao shared me her pictures.We talked about pictures including 雪景 and 美食街.We played a make-up game buy the end of the learning Chinese Skype online class. #485 黄珮薇 (Saturday, 26 January 2019 03:32) Learn Chinese Skype for 恩诗，Today we learned new words and phrases such as 钢琴，葫芦丝，小提琴，二胡etc. In addition, we briefly discussed concert. When reviewing, she remembered clearly the pronunciation of the words in the last class. There are some problems in today's network, which took some time, but finally solved. Next Learn Chinese Skype class, we'll learn the text in lesson one. #486 符琼元 (Saturday, 26 January 2019) Today, learn Chinese Skype for Eileen.At first, we talked about 唐人街 and 春节.Secondly, we talked about a piece of news that the United States Federal Government had shut down because of the budget.Eileen expressed her mind clearly and detailedly.We learned some new vocabularies such as 贬值、心理阴影 and 人民代表.We learn Chinese Skype happily. #487 冷悦悦 (Monday, 28 January 2019 17:35) Learn Chinese Skype for Joy. Today we learned new words and phrases, such as "查", "资料", "废物利用" and so on. We learned some vocabulary about computer, such as keyboard, mouse, printer and so on. In addition, we also have a brief understanding of "腊八节" and "小年". Next Learn Chinese Skype class, we will continue to learn the words in the second lesson. #488 Zhou (Tuesday, 29 January 2019 06:55) Learn Chinese Skype for Jim. We talked about what we did last week. Then Itold Jim some network language like高大上、高富帅、白富美etc.And I also told him a news recently in China. Look forward to the next Learn Chinese online calss with Jim. #489 符琼元 (Thursday, 31 January 2019 14:11) Today, learn Chinese Skype for Anja. We learned the use of “的、地、得”and”量词”. Anja has never eaten窝头.I showed a picture for her.What’s more, we learned some new vocabularies, such as西单、幸亏 and 协调. We also did some exercise what we learned.Learn Chinese Skype Happily. #490 符琼元 (Thursday, 31 January 2019 14:13) Qingru learns Chinese skype with me.He is a clever and cute boy.We talked about his school life excitedly.And we read a short article about a story of fish together. Inditionally, we described a picture named “教师节”.He said me that he has sent a cup to his teacher.As for me, learning Chinese skype for him is funny and comfortable. #491 符琼元 (Friday, 01 February 2019 05:54) Learn Chinese Skype for Ziqiao and Xinqiao.They are so pretty. With the coming of the Spring Festival, we learn some customs.For example, we learned 贴春联、放鞭炮、给压岁钱 and so on.Xinqiao shared me a beautiful dress that she would wear to school tomorrow.When I introduced Han Chinese Clothing to her, she showed her delicate hair accessories to me.Ziqiao told me that his friend would learn Chinese Skype soon. #492 符琼元 (Saturday, 02 February 2019 06:10) Learn Chinese Skype for Eileen today.We talked about 早茶.I showed some food pictures to Eileen.She said she has eaten some of them.And we continued talking the news about 选举权、人民代表、行政区域.She shared me her views on 马杜拉.We will learn Chinese Skype soon. #493 Zhou (Thursday, 07 February 2019 07:20) Learn Chinese Skype online class with Jim. Jim told me the news about his son at first, and then answered my question that I asked him before: What impressed him most. At last I told him what 拜年 is here in China, which he got interested in. Look forward to the next Learn Chinese Skype online class with Jim. #494 符琼元 (Thursday, 07 February 2019 12:59) Learn Chinese on Skype for Anja today.In the beginning, we talked about some customs about the Spring Festival.Anja shared that she was invited to eat hot pot in one of Chinese friends’ home.I showed “红包” to her.And she said “恭喜发财、新年快乐” to me. We learned some new words including “热乎乎的、背诵、温课”,etc. Let’s learn Chinese on Skype. #495 符琼元 (Friday, 08 February 2019 06:21) Learn Chinese Skype for Ziqiao and Xinqiao.We learned an idiom story to call"狐假虎威”.Ziqiao shared me a fairy story about”年”.He said that people “贴春联” because “年” feared red.In addition, I showed RMB to Ziqiao.He said the back of the 100yuan was “人民大会堂”.Xinqiao talked her school life with me.We learn Chinese Skype interestingly. #496 符琼元 (Saturday, 09 February 2019 05:22) Learn Chinese Skype for Eileen today.We talked about “哥伦布” and American history.Eileen asked me why black people were willing to be slaves.She expressed her opinions.We talked about news happily.Eileen enjoys learning Chinese Skype. #497 符琼元 (Wednesday, 13 February 2019 09:39) Today, learn Chinese Skype for Qingru.In the beginning, we talked about some customs “春节”.And we learned new words about“教师节”.Qingru said that Teacher’s Day in Singapore is in May.I said Chinese Teacher’s Day is in September.We did some exercise.I am pleasure to learn Chinese Skype with Qingru. #498 Zhou (Friday, 15 February 2019 15:25) Learn Chinese Skype with Jim. We talked about the different ways of celebrating the New Year between western countries and China. At the end of the class, I gave Jim a task. Look forward to Jim's successful accomplish for the task on next Learn Chinese Skype online class. #499 Zhou (Sunday, 24 February 2019 06:15) Yesterday's Learn Chinese Skype with Jim, Jim told me a story which is behind a song. I find it better for Jim to tell a story in correct language order in Chinese. Hope he will get better in language order in the next Learn Chinese Skype with Jim. #500 Zhou (Wednesday, 27 February 2019 06:39) Today's Learn Chinese Skype with Jim. He told me a new version story of Cinderella, which I made me have a new idea about the story. He will give me another story the next class. Looking forward to the next Learn Chinese Skype with him. #501 符琼元 (Wednesday, 27 February 2019 09:44) Learn Chinese Skype for Qingru today.At first, we talked about game he liked.He said“怪兽、升级”.And we reviewed old vocabularies such as “沟通、获益不浅、邀请”. I showed a picture about the school sports meeting.We talked“跑步比赛”detailedly together.Qingru repeated the story again by himself.He made progress today. Because he could say more than 3 sentences on learning Chinese Skype class. #502 Zhou (Tuesday, 05 March 2019 06:55) Today's Learn Chinese Skype online class with Jim. First, I told him the idiom in Chinese bá miáo zhù zhǎnɡ, and he got interested in it. Then, he told me a story which is behind the World War II, and as a teacher, I also learned something from Jim. We will talk about the other idiom in the next Learn Chinese Skype class. #503 符琼元 (Wednesday, 06 March 2019 10:01) Today, learn Chinese Skype for Qingru.We talked about “回南天” before the class. He said that it was sunny in Singapore. In addition, we learned some new words such as “体育精神”、“后顾之忧” etc. We did some practice.At last, we played a game on learning Chinese Skype class. #504 符琼元 (Saturday, 09 March 2019 09:51) Learn Chinese Skype for Jester.He is a cute boy.We talked about hobbies before the class.He liked to play games and basketball.Then, we did some exercise on YCT3. I asked what colour his bag was.His bag is "黑色".He thought it was cool."很酷" I enjoyed learning Chinese Skype class with him. #505 Zhou (Saturday, 16 March 2019 13:49) Today's Learn Chinese Skype with Jim. We both shared our own stories to each other. Jim tried to make his order of words right, which, I think, is a good try. Of course, the most imporant is to speak in Chinese fluently and clearly. Hope Jim will have a better performance on next Learn Chinese Skype online class. #506 Zhou (Monday, 25 March 2019 16:00) This Learn Chinese Skype online class, Dingjie asked me a lot of questions he had before, which I think is very great. Then he told me a story about his experience in a canteen with a singing contest. That's funny. Look forward to the next Learn Chinese Skype online class with him. #507 Zhou (Thursday, 28 March 2019 06:54) Today's Learn Chinese Skype online class with Dingjie. We first reviewed what we have learned last class. Then I told him how to introduce himself. At last, I also told him a test of Chinese language to improve the fact that tone in Chinese is very important. Look forward to the next Learn Chinese Skype online class. #508 Zhou (Wednesday, 03 April 2019 07:41) Today's Learn Chinese Skype online class with Dingjie. As usual, he asked me questions he had during learning on youtube. Then we talk about how to celebrate the April Fool's Day. We'll talk about it further the next Learn Chinese Skype online class. #509 Zhou (Saturday, 06 April 2019 07:43) Today's Learn Chinese Skype online class with Dingjie. First, I told him a story about a superstar. Then, he told me why his son named himself the Chinese name Dingfeng. At last, we talked about what we will discuss the next class. Look forward to the next Learn Chinese Skype online class with Dingjie. #510 Zhou (Thursday, 18 April 2019 07:36) I told Dingjie a story about Liang shanbo and Zhu yingtai in today's Learn Chinese Skype online class. Later, Dingjie told me a story, either. Time's limiting, we will continue our story the next Learn Chinese Skype online class. #511 Zhou (Tuesday, 23 April 2019 07:56) Today's Learn Chinese Skype online class, I told Dingjie a gossip about a famous star in US, and Dingjie also told me a story about himself. Look forward to the next Learn Chinese Skype online class with Dingjie. #512 冷悦悦 (Friday, 03 May 2019 04:06) Learn Chinese Skype for 黄芯茹. Today is the first lesson I taught 芯茹. We learned some new words, such as "蝌蚪", "青蛙", "乌龟", "池塘" and so on. Learned the sentence pattern "__跟__一样/不一样". Also learned the text "小蝌蚪找妈妈", Alice's character is very good, learning enthusiasm is very high, so when I give her a lesson is really very happy. Look forward to the next Learn Chinese Skype online class with 芯茹. #513 Zhou (Tuesday, 07 May 2019 07:34) Today's Learn Chinese Skype online class with Dingjie, we talked about several stories with each other. And we also reviewed what we talked last class. We will continue to talk about the stories the next Learn Chinese Skype online class. #514 Zhou (Tuesday, 14 May 2019 07:31) Today's Learn Chinese Skype online class with Dingjie, we continued to talk about the Chinese female stories. During the talk, I also told him something detailed about one of the female Li Qingzhao. Looking forward for the next Learn Chinese Skype online class. #515 Zhou (Saturday, 18 May 2019 16:17) Today's Learn Chinese Skype online class with维恩, we learned the new lesson about 中文歌表演比赛. 维恩learned the expression “...得...” like “唱歌唱得好听”、“打篮球打得比我好”，etc. He also learned some new words he didn't know before like “生意”、“本地的”、“名人”. We had a good time in this Learn Chinese Skype online class. #516 Zhou (Monday, 20 May 2019 17:35) Today's Learn Chinese Skype online class with Jim, we talked about something about the sport. Due to time's limitation, we havn't finished our story-telling task, so we will continue the famous people stories next Learn Chinese Skype online class. #517 符琼元 (Tuesday, 21 May 2019 09:15) Today, learn Chinese Skype for Ziqiao and Xinqiao.We talked about four pictures about spring outing, fishing and an idiom story(乌鸦喝水). Ziqiao and Xinqiao could retell the story fluently in Chinese.Then, we watched a video named "猫和老鼠".We learn Chinese on Skype happily. #518 徐老师 (Tuesday, 21 May 2019 12:34) Today's Learn Chinese Skype online class with 关健益, we are preparing the examination on August. Due to time's limitation, we havn't finished today’s chapter.so we will continue it next Learn Chinese Skype online class. #519 符琼元 (Tuesday, 21 May 2019 13:45) Today's learn Chinese Skype with Anja. Anja shared me something that she played outside with two Chinese before the class.And we talked about what the difference between "以至" and "以致" .(费用&成本 厌恶&讨厌).In addition, we learned "供血量"“急中生智”"消耗能量".Let's learn Chinese Skype. #520 徐 (Saturday, 25 May 2019 03:15) Today's Learn Chinese Skype online class with 李娜.We have learned how to introduce ourselves.Due to time's limitation, we havn't finished today’schapter.so we will continue it next Learn Chinese Skype online class. #521 徐 (Saturday, 25 May 2019 05:11) Today's Learn Chinese Skype online class with 杜文, we have talked about Brave Heart and learn some new words to describe plots.We all enjoyed the class today. Looking forward for the next Learn Chinese Skype online class. #522 冷悦悦 (Sunday, 26 May 2019 01:45) Learn Chinese Skype for 黄芯茹. Today, we learned some new words, such as"嘲笑"、"喘气"、"汹涌"、"灵魂" and"羡慕". Later, we learned a myth about the sea -- 精卫填海. Time with 芯茹 always flies by. Look forward to the next Learn Chinese Skype online class with 芯茹. #523 符琼元 (Tuesday, 28 May 2019 05:48) Today, learn Chinese Skype for Ziqiao and Xinqiao. At first, we watched a video named Cat and Mouse. We learned some new words such as "垃圾车"、"火箭"、"广场".Then, we talked about all kinds of snacks.Xinqiao introduced "爆米花" to me. We enjoyed the learning chinese skype class. #524 Zhou (Tuesday, 28 May 2019 07:36) Today's Learn Chinese online class with Dingjie. We talked about the last two Chinese famous women first. Then we talked about some questions Dingjie asked. We may talk something about Chinese values next Learn Chinese online class. #525 徐满 (Tuesday, 28 May 2019 09:20) Today's Learn Chinese Skype online class with 杜文.Firstly，we have reviewed some words，and talked about 黑客帝国.We all enjoyed the class today. Looking forward for the next Learn Chinese Skype online class. #526 徐满 (Tuesday, 28 May 2019 12:50) Today's Learn Chinese Skype online class with 关健益, we are preparing the examination on August.I am looking forward for the nextLearn Chinese Skype online class. #527 符琼元 (Tuesday, 28 May 2019 14:13) Learn Chinese Skype for Anja.At the beginning, we talked about each other's job and life.I will travel"西安" in the summer vacation, Anja showed great interest on it. And then, we learned some new words such as "曲子""轻松""倾诉" and so on.At last, we finished the exercise.Let's learn Chinese Skype. #528 冷悦悦 (Friday, 31 May 2019 07:04) Learn Chinese Skype for 黄芯茹. Today, we learned some new words, such as "次""诗""敲""拍""想象""愉快" and so on. we also mentioned the Dragon Boat Festival and zongzi, I did not think that the 芯茹 is not very understanding of zongzi, so I promised her to take a zongzi to her next class. Look forward to the next Learn Chinese Skype online class with 芯茹. #529 符琼元 (Tuesday, 04 June 2019 07:30) Today, learn Chinese Skype for 唐啟恩.We learned the lesson one.At first, we played role according to the dialog.If you are ill, you can say "我生病了"、"我覺得不舒服" or "我感冒了".I asked 啟恩 "打算做什麼" this weekend.She answered she would celebrate birthday's party with her friends.We learn chinese skype happily. #530 Zhou (Tuesday, 04 June 2019 15:14) Today's Learn Chinese Skype with Dingjie. We talked about something Dingjie asked about what we learned last week first. Then we talked about the socialist core values deeply. During this time, Dingjie learned our Chinese politics more deeply. Look forward to the next Learn Chinese Skype with Dingjie. #531 符琼元 (Tuesday, 04 June 2019 18:43) Learn Chinese Skype for Anja. We did a difficult reading comprehension.We learned some new words such as "户籍制度"、"经济特区" and "农民工".What was the most important thing is that understand these meaning. Look forward to next learn Chinese Skype. #532 冷悦悦 (Friday, 07 June 2019 07:34) Learn Chinese Skype for 黄芯茹. Today is the Dragon Boat Festival, I to 芯茹 introduced the origin and customs of the Dragon Boat Festival. I brought a 粽子 to show her and she was very interested. Then we will continue our lesson, we will learn the text "我要更努力". This text is about Beijing, 芯茹 has been to Beijing, so this text is not difficult for her. Look forward to the next Learn Chinese Skype online class with 芯茹. #533 符琼元 (Friday, 07 June 2019 07:36) Today, learn Chinese Skype for 唐啟恩.At first, we talked about one of the most important festival(端午節).Chinese people will "吃粽子" and "賽龍舟" at that day.Then, we did some exercise about"特別""小心" and "打算".We read a short passage together.I look forward the next learn Chinese dkype class with her. #534 符琼元 (Tuesday, 11 June 2019 07:10) Today, learn Chinese Skype for啟恩.At first, we watched a video about the story of "屈原".Then, we learned some new words(忘記、也許、可能) and read the short passage.啟恩 shared me that she would go to visit her grandparents on this weekend.We look forward to next class.And we are happy to learn Chinese Skype. #535 Zhou (Tuesday, 11 June 2019 07:27) Today's Learn Chinese Skype with Dingjie, we talked about a lot about how we celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival. Dingjie also told me the story behind the festival to me. Look forward to the next Learn Chinese Skype with him. #536 符琼元 (Tuesday, 11 June 2019) Today, learn Chinese Skype for Anja.First of all, we talked about last weekend each other.And we reviewed "从……角度" and "城市病".Then, we learned "恰恰" and read the passage. After understanding the passage, we did some practice.Look forward to Learn Chinese Skype. #537 符琼元 (Friday, 14 June 2019 09:23) Today, learn Chinese Skype for啟恩.We talked about this summer holiday plan.啟恩 said that she would do a part time job. Secondly, we had a dialogue for some pictures.He maybe had a cough.We can say "他可能發燒了".We learn Chinese Skype happily. #538 符琼元 (Tuesday, 18 June 2019 08:25) Today, learn Chinese Skype for啟恩.We talked about"駕駛證"before the class.Then, we learned an important grammar about"了".啟恩 made a sentence, and said "我吃過飯了". In addition, she shared me Chinese songs she loved such as "我的真朋友"、"其實寂寞"and so on.Look forward to the next Chinese Skype. #539 符瓊元 (Friday, 21 June 2019 07:25) Today, learn Chinese Skype for 啟恩.She shared me that she played with children in 夏令營.Then, we learned the second usage of"了".For example, we can say "我們馬上就要下課了".I will try my best to improve her Chinese.Look forward to leaning Chinese Skype next time. #540 Zhou (Saturday, 22 June 2019 07:35) Today's Learn Chinese Skype with Dingjie. He told me a story that he saw in Beijing last week, which made me interested in the movie. Next class, I will also tell him a movie in return. Look forward to the next Learn Chinese Skype with him. #541 符琼元 (Saturday, 22 June 2019 15:38) Today, learn Chinese Skype for Anja.We continued doing the exercise last class.We learned "城市规模"、"吸收""、"放开".I knew it's difficult for Anja to learn this topic about "城市化".But we would try our best to study it.Look forward to the next learn Chinese Skype class. #542 符琼元 (Tuesday, 25 June 2019 06:31) Today, learn Chinese Skype for 啟恩.At first, we finished the exercise about lesson one.Then, we talked about a new topic of direction.We learned "向左轉""向右轉""直走" and so on.I asked her "到郵局怎麼走".We played a role to show this dialogue.Let's learn Chinese Skype. #543 符琼元 (Tuesday, 25 June 2019 13:43) Today, learn Chinese Skype for 安亚.We learned some new words such as "纯粹""开展""纪律性".And we understood the distinction of "将要" and "想要".Look forward to the next learn Chinese Skype class. #544 符琼元 (Friday, 28 June 2019 07:27) Today, learn Chinese Skype for 啟恩.Before the class, 啟恩 showed me a homework picture.We learned "東""西""南""北"，and we practiced some sentences such as "東一路右邊有兩家書店".I am so happy to have classes with 啟恩.Look forward to the next learn Chinese Skype class. #545 Zhou (Friday, 28 June 2019 07:38) Today's learn Chinese Skype for Dingjie. We talked about what we did last week first. And then I told him a story about a movie to him. Look forward to the next learn Chinese Skype online class with him. #546 周泳淇 (Friday, 28 June 2019 07:54) (Friday, 07 June 2019 07:34) Learn Chinese Skype for Ziqiao and Xinqiao.Then, we watched a video named "猫和老鼠".Ziqiao could retell the story fluently in Chinese.We learned an idiom story to call"井底之蛙”, and Xinqiao share the story of the princess and the frog. We learn Chinese on Skype happily. #547 符琼元 (Tuesday, 02 July 2019 03:30) Today, learn Chinese Skype for啟恩.We learned a sentence pattern "先……再……".She said that"先吃冰激凌，再上課".Then，we discussed some questions about direction.For example, If we say Niuyue is next to Huashengdun, we cay say "紐約在華盛頓的旁邊".Let's learn Chinese Skype. #548 符琼元 (Tuesday, 02 July 2019 13:38) Today, learn Chinese Skype for安亚.At first, we reviewed the lass class.And we learned the rest of vacabularies such as "若干""转移""膨胀"and so on.At last, we finished the passage exercise.Look forward to the next learn Chinese Skype. #549 符琼元 (Thursday, 04 July 2019 06:44) Today, learn Chinese Skype for 啟恩.We finished the lesson two today.In the Class, we learned how to describe a country including "面積""人口城市""地理位置".We will introduce China on the next learn Chinese Skype class. #550 符琼元 (Monday, 02 September 2019 04:40) Today, learn Chinese Skype for佳怡.We talked about this summer vacation.佳怡 went to Canada with her families.And we dictated "召开、咨询、招生".We read a short passage as two parts.Look forward to the next learn Chinese Skype class. #551 符琼元 (Wednesday, 04 September 2019 07:33) Today, learn Chinese Skype for柏力.At first, we introduced each other.And we reviewed the lesson 44.We started to learn a new passage named "马大为求职".柏力 spoke Chinese fluently.Look forward to the next learn Chinese Skype. #552 符琼元 (Wednesday, 04 September 2019 10:17) Today,learn Chinese Skype for庆儒.First of all, we talked about this summer holiday.And we learned a new topic "捉弄同学".We discussed some movies.Look forward to the next learn Chinese Skype class. #553 符琼元 (Tuesday, 01 October 2019 03:42) Today, learn Chinese Skype for芯茹.This is the first time I have a class with her.She is a cute and outgoing girl. We learned the knowledge of the National Day of China.(国庆节) And we also reviewed the history of American independence.I enjoyed the Skype class with her.