In addition to the big news we announced in August (support for traditional characters, rebranding as FluentU), we kept the pedal to the metal with our language tweets. Those of you following us on Twitter were treated to a steady stream of the web’s best Chinese words, phrases, and chengyus, all along with example sentences. [...]
About BenAfter 3 great years living in China, Ben Sangree is now back in the US leading marketing and blogging at FluentU. No, his Chinese name is not 笨. Follow him @bhsangree
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As a reader of this blog, we already know you are an ambitious type. As profiled in a certain learner interview from the spring, as a student of the Chinese language, you “recognize and respect the enormity of the task you are humbly undertaking”, and after coming to terms with the “Sisyphean task of memorizing thousands [...]
Since our public beta launch last month, we are excited and humbled to have welcomed thousands of new users to FluentFlix. It has been thrilling watching the feedback and support continue to roll in, and we encourage you to continue connecting with us through all of our channels (blog, twitter, facebook, site feedback). One common thread [...]
The joys of the “上班族” life (shàng bān zú: office workers) – surrounding yourself with people from different backgrounds, all working together towards a common goal for everybody’s mutual benefit. Or not. Chances are you work at an office comprised of people from different backgrounds and life circumstances, several of whom you might (not so) secretly begrudge. [...]
Since launching public beta last month, we have welcomed thousands of new users eager for a new way to learn Chinese through authentic online video. Many of you have been forthcoming in feature requests and suggestions, and we encourage you to continue engaging with us through our blog, Twitter, Facebook, and direct site feedback. One [...]
Today we are thrilled to talk with Chinese teacher Yangyang Cheng, founder of YoyoChinese.com, and host of one of the most popular Chinese teaching YouTube channels (with over 4 million views!) Before YoYoChinese, she taught at Pepperdine, was host of popular Chinese TV show “Hello! Hollywood”, and was a private tutor to students including Fortune [...]
Continuing our No Nonsense Newbie Tips series, today we look at alternatives to 一点 (yī diǎn). 一点 is a great little word meaning “a little bit” or “somewhat“, and is very flexible in usage. It can be used before or after the object to indicate degrees either positive or negative. Its simple utility is enticing. [...]
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