Author Archive | Jandy Gu

Chinese-language TV Shows for Learners: 5 Taiwanese Dramas

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Entertainment is part of life.

Whether it’s your jaw-dropping reaction to a “Game of Thrones” episode or excitement about Beyoncé’s most recent performance, popular culture seeps into day-to-day dialogue in a natural way.

We talk about the things we choose …

Get Your Culture On! 5 Chinese Movies and Dramas on Netflix Based on Popular Novels

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Not sure of your next move?

Trying to find a way out of your current media rut?

The great and terrible thing about media consumption is that we often get sucked into a labyrinth of new works to watch and …

3 Ways to Maximize Your Chinese Learning Experience with Subtitles

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You may think of subtitles as those pesky words at the bottom of the screen that always ruin punchlines.

Or maybe you see them as a way to watch TV at a low volume when your roommate is sleeping.

But …

Learn Chinese with Music: 5 Stellar Chinese Covers to Popular English Songs

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“I’ll hear the same song three times during a 30-minute drive!” my friends complain.

This is the reason they say they no longer listen to the radio.

And who can blame them?

But what if there was a way to …