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Best Chinese Learning Blogs

17. April 2009

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My mission was simple.  Go out and search the world wide web to find the best bloggers that blog about learning Mandarin Chinese.  What kind of blogs?  Chinese language blogs that talk about language learning resources, tips for speaking, offer listening practice, etc…   There are many blogs about living in China and while these […]

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World Bra Tour: German Bra Commercials

15. April 2009

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In the United States when I think of ladies underwear I think of Victoria’s Secret.  If you were to ask me to name another store I wouldn’t know how to answer.  Victoria’s Secret is a staple in any American mall, men lust over their sexy models, and it seems like every woman loves shopping there.  […]

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Talking with Beauties: Female Foreigners Speaking Korean

1. April 2009

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After featuring foreigners who spoke Chinese really fluently, I decided to look into foreigners who could speak Korean fluently.  In my search I came across a KBS (Korean Broadcasting Show) called “미녀들의 수다.”  “Global Talk Show” is the official English translation of the show according to KBS, but other English translations include: Talk with beauties, […]

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Genki Japan: Fun Japanese Learning Songs

24. February 2009

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In my random searching for good or fun Japanese learning materials I came across a website which takes a very unique approach to Japanese learning.  It’s called GenkiJapan.net (though for some reason when you get to the site it redirects to GenkiEnglish.net).  “Genki” in Japanese means “energetic” or “fun” and “Japan” means Japan the country […]

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Top 10 Foreigners Who Speak Chinese Better than Me

19. February 2009

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Considering my parent’s are immigrants from Taiwan and I’ve been studying Chinese since I was a kid you would think I would be pretty good at Mandarin.  However, I suck.  While it doesn’t take much to find someone who speaks better Mandarin Chinese than me here are 10 non-native Chinese speakers who rock the language. […]

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Panda, Nature’s Language Master and Teacher

18. February 2009

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For better or for worse , I’ve started to notice a trend in foreign language education.  Apparently, pandas are the most qualified to teach children foreign languages.   Of all of nature’s animals–monkeys, giraffes, sharks, owls, etc … — pandas are the one animal who’s language ability surpasses all the other animals and is the animal […]

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Text to Speech: Your Own Language Slave

23. January 2009

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TTS or Text To Speech is the process of converting any written text to spoken speech by way of a computer.   In the past the quality of these text to speech tools was pretty bad.  It would sound like robots were talking to you instead of humans.  However, a lot of progress has been made […]

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