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新年快乐!

Posted at 3:02 pm on January 8, 2016 by lafnlab

新年快乐! 我不是新年决心迷,可是有的年我做决心。三年以前我退出了咖啡因。几年以前在工作我经常正常喝了咖啡。因为周末我不喝了咖啡,星期天我平常有了头疼。退出咖啡因以后我少有了头疼。

Another semester

Posted at 6:19 pm on August 30, 2015 by lafnlab

Another semester, another Chinese class. This semester at IUPUI I’m taking EALC-C 301, Third Year Chinese 1. Classes started last week and I can already tell the class is going to be interesting. This is the first Chinese class I’ve had where I feel like I’m in the bottom-half of the class. Granted, it’s a […]

很嗔

Posted at 5:20 pm on March 28, 2015 by lafnlab

Today I took the HSK 3, which was a disaster. The character 嗔 (chēn) means angry or annoyed, and that pretty much describes my feelings about today’s test. The HSK 1 exam which I took last year had a vocabulary list of 150 words, and I passed that test. The HSK 2 test, which I […]

Noun + adjective + 得 + 不得了

Posted at 8:02 pm on February 10, 2015 by lafnlab

We just started working on Chapter 19 of Integrated Chinese last week, and part of the homework had us practicing the phrase 不得了 (bùdéliǎo), which means extremely or exceedingly. It usually follows this pattern: noun + adjective + 得 + 不得了。 Noun is extremely adjective. 挪威冷得不得了。 Nuówēi lěng de bùdéliǎo. Norway is extremely cold. 李友用功得不得了。 […]

一个好天

Posted at 7:35 pm on February 8, 2015 by lafnlab

今天是星期日。天气一点儿阴,可是这个周末比上个星期热,所以我走路了去图书馆。印第安纳波利斯中心图书馆六条街南我的房子。它很高和有很多外文书。我看了中文书和借阅一本书关于中国放假。

Duration of actions

Posted at 9:47 am on February 3, 2015 by lafnlab

In Chapter 18 of Integrated Chinese, Dialogue II has a section which describes the duration of an action, and it shows two sentence formulas for it. One of the examples they give is: 她每天听绿音听一个小时。 她每天听一个小时绿音。 She listens to recordings for an hour everyday. Both of the Chinese sentences say they same thing in slightly different […]

Time expression + 没 + Verb (+ 了)

Posted at 8:44 am on by lafnlab

I have a test in Chinese class later today, so this post and the next are a couple of things the teacher told us will be on the test. Chapter 18 of Integrated Chinese*, page 231 (运动 – Sports), the Dialogue I section describes the following formula: Time expression + 没 + Verb (+ 了) […]

贩假在中国

Posted at 7:48 pm on January 25, 2015 by lafnlab

学习中文我觉得我可以放假中国,可是我不知道哪里。我有一些中国人同事,一些从北京,和一位从吉林。我也有一位老师从广州和一位从四川。中国有很多地方,我不可以决定。有的时候我想去北京,深圳,广东,香港, 和台北。 在北京我想看紫禁城和中关村。在广东我想去中山大学。我也想去诚品书店在台北。那有一个五楼书店!很大!。

中文俱乐部

Posted at 7:23 am on January 24, 2015 by lafnlab

这个星期我觉得了开始中文学生俱乐部在IUPUI。上几年IUPUI有了一个中文俱乐部,可是现在它没了。上几天我写了IUPUI的四位中文老师们问她们的心头。都应诺帮!下个星期我要去你们的中文班和说学生们,请你们入会。 在IUPUI每俱乐部必需至少五位学生。我希望学生们有意思。 我想一个中文俱乐部是很念。学生们可以听说中文,聊天中文问题, 和互助学习。

呆宝静 - It’s OK

Posted at 9:35 am on January 13, 2015 by lafnlab

One of the things I’ve struggled with in Chinese is finding Chinese songs I find interesting. Most of it is just pop music. It’s OK (no pun intended), but it’s usually not very interesting. There are a lot of ballads (boring), but some dance songs which are at least more energetic. What I’ve been trying […]