A Great Free Chinese Intermediate Grammar Course

I am a huge fan of edx.org, a site that offers hundreds of courses from some of the best universities in the world. I recently discovered that there is a Chinese Intermediate Course there. The course is free to audit, but if you want to get a certificate as proof of completing the course, you can pay $49 USD. The name of the course is Intermediate Chinese Grammar 中级汉语语法 and the link for it is here. It is from Peking University (北京大学). The more modern romanization of the name of the university would be Beijing University. Beijing University is often considered the best and/or most prestigious university in Mainland China. If you don’t already have an edx account, sign up for a free account with edx.org, and then you can sign up for the class.

Below is a link to the first lesson:

Here you can download the subtitle file which contains double subtitles with Chinese and English right next to each other. You can download that video with tools such as keepvid.com or youtube-dl. I recommend using VLC or some other good video player. Make sure your subtitle encoding is in utf-8. If VLC has problems viewing the subtitles, then use another good video player.

I don’t recommend this class for beginners, though you can build it to it with lots of practice if you aren’t already at that level. This instructor teaches only in Mandarin, though there are Chinese-English subtitles with videos. I find this instructor to be quite good, and believe that you will definitely improve your grammar if you take this course.

Will you take this course now? Have you already taken it? Let’s discuss this in the comments below.

Clash of Clans Chinese Vocab

Are you addicted to the super popular game called “Clash of Clans”? If so, you can learn a lot of Chinese playing the game in Chinese while still having a ton of fun. And you can make many friends doing so. Clash of Clans is very popular in Greater China, and I actually learned about the game and got started playing the game 2 or 3 years ago in Mainland China with Chinese friends.

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A Script To Easily Search Traditional Chinese Words With CC-CEDICT In Linux

Last updated: February 15, 2017 at 21:55 pm
The CC-CEDICT Chinese-English Dictionary is incredibly useful but a little difficult to search effectively and efficiently initially. As a text file, you could use a text editor and simply search using CTRL+F, but it might be quite an inefficient way to search. As of the time of this writing, December 2016, there are 114886 entries, so searching it with CTRL+F it may give you many hits. You need to use simple regular expressions to get what you really want. This article gives you a free script you can use to easily, efficiently, and effectively search the CC-CEDICT. Continue reading “A Script To Easily Search Traditional Chinese Words With CC-CEDICT In Linux”