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Is there a "Mandarin fever" in your country? [Copy link] 中文

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ceciliazhang Post time: 2017-4-14 09:38
Mandarin orange. Very sweet and abundantly juicy.

Yes, a very good tasting fruit

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ceciliazhang Post time: 2017-4-14 09:48
How effective will mandrin classes be? I am curious to know why very few foreigners ever achieve a ...



Mandarin instruction by Chinese teachers leaves a lot to be desired. Many of them cannot put themselves in the shoes of their learners. For example they do not know how to impart the knohow of producing the correct tones. I had a Mandarin teacher who waved his hands to indicate what tone to make but he could not explain how a falling tone or a rising tone could be produced.

Not long ago, the manuals came with tone marks, i.e. diacritical symbols that can easily be understood. If you explain to a speaker of another language when he or she produces falling or rising tones in their mother tongue you can catch on but if you are a Chinese you probably become tone-deaf when you speak a foreign language. Now they insert numerals to indicate the tone. As if that is any easier to understand... It only helps to get me confused.

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1105852048 Post time: 2017-4-15 02:08
Yes, a very good tasting fruit

Yes it is a yummy fruit

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dusty1 Post time: 2017-4-15 16:05
Yes it is a yummy fruit

You are right: it is a yummy fruit... This word much more describes this fruit than 'good tasting'.

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1105852048 Post time: 2017-4-16 01:10
You are right: it is a yummy fruit... This word much more describes this fruit than 'good tasting' ...

We gave a mandarin tree in our front yard

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dusty1 Post time: 2017-4-14 09:50
It's yummy

Its juice is often used to marinate fresh meat and fish.
It you like add a small quantity of lemon juice. Portion ratio is one part lemon juice to five parts mandarin juice.
Have the meat or fish for marinating in cover containers for at least twenty-four hours.
It will be very tender and soft.

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Post time 2017-4-16 12:21:27 |Display all floors
In some cities, the Mandarin tutor charges USD50 per hour per two persons for a single two-hour session.
Not so expensive because that for one person could be US85per hour per one person.

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