Gah, sometimes it can get a bit confusing when the translations are about the same but there is a subtle difference in meaning. With 然后, 以后 and 之后, they all mean “after” or “behind” in English, yet there are particular times when you should only use 之后 or shouldn’t use 以后 etc. After the red house, make a left. We [...]
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For those of us that’ve chosen to go into the business, finance, consulting, hedge fund, private equity etc. route .. it may be useful to know some lingo before interviews or the first day on the job like synergies. If you’re thinking “what?” or “hmm .. I think that means __” I’ll save you the time [...]
Six time Grammy Award winner Adele tied Beyonce for the most awards won by a female artist in one night, including Album Of The Year in 2012. Her singles aren’t just huge hits, breaking records on top billboards in the US but, popular in China as well. Because of her songs’ popularity in China, the [...]
As you tie up your mistletoe, decorate your Xmas tree and feast on gingerbread cookies by the fireplace, we’ve got the top 8 Christmas words you’ve got to know for this holiday! Just like how we’ve listed out the top phrases for Thanksgiving and Halloween, make sure you’ve got these down for this upcoming holiday! Grab [...]
We’ve all thought this before .. If only I had done that instead , then this wouldn’t have happened! Well there’s a reason people say hindsight is 20/20. If you knew you’d get 9 months in jail, would you impersonate a police officer and post up revealing photos dressed in the uniform? 23 year old Beijing [...]
Watch out match.com & eharmony! China’s online dating is booming and not stopping anytime soon. With about 180 million singles, it’s no wonder sites, like Jiayuan.com, are making a killing. Popular television shows such as 非诚勿扰 and 百里挑一 have entertained millions as contestants try to find their perfect match. It’s not that easy to find your one true [...]
This month, not only did we reach 300 videos in our library (and counting!) and went to the ACTFL 2012 World Language Expo, but we’ve also continued to bring you guys language tweets! Below are our top language tweets of November! However, you’ll find much more on our Twitter including pictures of us at ACTFL, links [...]
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