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    First Chinese exam tomorrow morning! Grammar! Eugh, so unprepared! :cryp: Why did I agree to eat Korean food and watch adventure time with my friend tonight? :facepalm:
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    (Original post by super_kawaii)
    First Chinese exam tomorrow morning! Grammar! Eugh, so unprepared! :cryp: Why did I agree to eat Korean food and watch adventure time with my friend tonight? :facepalm:
    Please tell me Adventure Time is not that stupid cartoon :rofl:

    Hope you did well (or do)!
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    Please tell me Adventure Time is not that stupid cartoon :rofl:

    Hope you did well (or do)!
    It is! Adventure Time with Fynn and Jake! It's brilliant!

    It's tomorrow morning, so yeah. I'm still not prepared
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    (Original post by super_kawaii)
    It is! Adventure Time with Fynn and Jake! It's brilliant!

    It's tomorrow morning, so yeah. I'm still not prepared
    :facepalm: hate that thing :lol:

    你繪做那

    (You can do it)

    The can isn't coming up... The one I know hui
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    :facepalm: hate that thing :lol:

    你繪做那

    (You can do it)

    The can isn't coming up... The one I know hui
    In this case you'd use 加油。加油 is used whenever you want to offer someone encouragement
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    (Original post by super_kawaii)
    In this case you'd use 加油。加油 is used whenever you want to offer someone encouragement
    I couldn't draw the characters! I remembered the oil lamp

    What's each character and the pinyin for it?
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    What's the character for

    Ge1n?

    Can't find it...
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    What's the character for

    Ge1n?

    Can't find it...
    The character for 'with' right? 跟
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    (Original post by super_kawaii)
    The character for 'with' right?
    Yes!

    他跟看我
    He reads with me?
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    Yes!

    他跟看我
    He reads with me?
    他跟我看书

    or if you want to say 'he reads OUT LOUD with me' you should say

    他跟我读书

    It's the whole so called 'filler object' thing Mandarin has. It can be quite confusing at first
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    (Original post by super_kawaii)
    他跟我看书

    or if you want to say 'he reads OUT LOUD with me' you should say

    他跟我读书

    It's the whole so called 'filler object' thing Mandarin has. It can be quite confusing at first
    Oh, I have to say book!
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    Oh, I have to say book!
    Yeah, unless it's something specific like a magazine or a newspaper, in which case you drop 书 and replace it with the appropriate noun.

    The same thing happens with a lot of nouns actually, e.g.

    开车 kāichē to drive (lit. to drive a car)
    吃饭 chīfàn to eat (lit. to eat cooked rice)
    看书 kànshū to read (lit. to read a book)
    写字 xie3zì to write (lit. to write characters)
    说话 shuōhuà to speak, talk (lit. to speak speech)
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    (Original post by super_kawaii)
    Yeah, unless it's something specific like a magazine or a newspaper, in which case you drop 书 and replace it with the appropriate noun.

    The same thing happens with a lot of nouns actually, e.g.

    开车 kāichē to drive (lit. to drive a car)
    吃饭 chīfàn to eat (lit. to eat cooked rice)
    看书 kànshū to read (lit. to read a book)
    写字 xie3zì to write (lit. to write characters)
    说话 shuōhuà to speak, talk (lit. to speak speech)
    That's cool

    I was thinking what chifan was!
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    That's cool

    I was thinking what chifan was!
    吃 means to eat, whereas 饭 means cooked rice, or a meal. So you could say 我喜欢吃饭 wo3 xi3huan chīfàn I like eating
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    (Original post by super_kawaii)
    吃 means to eat, whereas 饭 means cooked rice, or a meal. So you could say 我喜欢吃饭 wo3 xi3huan chīfàn I like eating
    I know the character for

    反 because I used to be able to read a chinese menu :lol:

    What's 欢 sorry?
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    I know the character for

    反 because I used to be able to read a chinese menu :lol:

    What's 欢 sorry?
    欢 is the second character in 喜欢 which means to like.

    Don't keep translating things character by character, as there are many words made up of more than one character in Mandarin
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    (Original post by super_kawaii)
    欢 is the second character in 喜欢 which means to like.

    Don't keep translating things character by character, as there are many words made up of more than one character in Mandarin
    Ooh, yeah I've found it:

    But when I do xihuan, it turned into this: 喜歡

    What does that mean?
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    Ooh, yeah I've found it:

    But when I do xihuan, it turned into this: 喜歡

    What does that mean?
    It's the same word, just in traditional characters instead of simplified
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    (Original post by super_kawaii)
    It's the same word, just in traditional characters instead of simplified
    Oh yeah, I see the similarities :yep:

    It's hard keeping a balance between speaking and writing. How do people fit numerous tones in a sentence... Especially when they speak so fast.
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    http://vocaroo.com/i/s1BqkWlLN1eD

    That's me speaking in Chinese :3
 
 
 
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