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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 …

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Our Top 10 Taiwanese Movies

In Chinese by Gwilym James

We picked our top 10 Taiwanese movies and discuss the historical context in which they are set. In this two-part video, Iona and Teacher Yoko pick their favorite 10 Taiwanese movies. We have organized these …

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What to Call Your In-laws?

In Chinese by Gwilym James

In this #SkritterChineseTips lesson, we teach terms for family members in Mandarin Chinese. After getting married to your significant other, it’s best to use these terms to refer to your new in-laws since it’s unusual …