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Just About To 正要 in Chinese

    Last week, my tutor introduced me to a very helped phrase and grammar structure for Chinese. The gist of the English translation is:   “just when (someone) was going to proceed to do _(this)_, _(this other thing)_happened (to interrupt).”     We both made up several sentences using this, which I hope you […]

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Use YouTube Videos to Mimic Chinese Conversation Practice

As someone who doesn’t live among Chinese speakers, one of the biggest challenges is getting enough exposure to a variety of speakers. I have been able to have occasional simple conversations with Chinese speakers when I run across them in stores and airports, but it doesn’t happen often enough to really stimulate everyday fluency. So, […]

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