Monthly Archives: April 2009

Trying to practice Chinese

  I am trying to work on my pronunciation, but my parakeet distracts me Advertisements

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Traditional and simple Chinese Characters

  The total number of Chinese characters is estimated at over fifty thousand, of which only five to eight thousand are frequently used.  Three thousand are normally adequate for everyday situations. A considerable number of Chinese characters are composed of … Continue reading

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  Experience is a hard teacher, because she gives the test first, the lessons afterward.

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Sore Losers

  Dear Republicans: I have been waiting to say this for eight long years. Get over it! Your candidate lost by a large and unchallenged margin. Stop whining and crawl back into your caves. Or, better yet, keep up with … Continue reading

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