Author Archive | Ben

Hot on Weibo: “My Mom is Always Saying…”

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Whether it be sage advice, nagging reminders, pesky intrusions, or reassuring comfort, mothers around the world offer steady streams of profound lessons and petty

Lessons in Learning Chinese: Matt Owen

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Today we feature an old friend of ours here at FluentU.  Matt Owen came to China on a whim in 2006, and ended up

Top Chengyus to Describe FluentU Launch!

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If you are currently reading this, no doubt you have already signed up for FluentU beta (and if not, then stop reading and go!

FluentU Launching Public Beta in 3 Days!

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Since announcing our planned beta launch less than two short weeks ago, we have welcomed hundreds of new users, uploaded dozens of new

Lessons in Learning Chinese: Kevin Lewis

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Today we are proud to feature Kevin Lewis.  As Principal of Mandarin World in Shanghai, we are thrilled to get his tips and advice …

No Nonsense Newbie Tips: Question Particles 吗, 吧, 呢

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One of the pure joys and enduring charms of spoken Chinese is the prevalence of “exclamatory particles”.  

These are one syllable, neutral tone words …