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Gratitude and Indigenous People

In Chinese by Gwilym James

Let’s learn how to express our gratitude and address indigenous people appropriately around the world in today’s mini-lesson. Terms of Gratitude The most common way to express thankfulness, of course, is with 谢谢. For example, …

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10 Things That Are Very Japanese

In Japanese by Jeremy Arns

Some things that are Japanese aren’t necessarily “very” Japanese, like an affinity for rice, using soy sauce, or even Kanji (Chinese characters). With that said, here are 10 things that are “very” Japanese! Knives / …

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Learn Chinese During “Dead Time”

In Chinese by Gwilym James

Mobile apps for studying Chinese during life’s spare moments. This post was adapted from an Instagram gallery post here. What is dead time you might ask? “Time when there is little or no activity” Oxford …

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Topic-Comment Sentences in Chinese

In Chinese by Gwilym James

The basic sentence structure in Mandarin is SUBJECT-VERB-OBJECT, commonly known as SVO, however, you can also form sentences using the TOPIC-COMMENT structure. Learn how to use this in today’s lesson.⁠ A Typical SVO Sentence: 你 …