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How to learn tone patterns in Chinese?

What is the best way to learn tonal vocabulary in Chinese? [more inside]
posted by Musashi Daryl on Dec 15, 2012 - 9 answers

They Are All Melons

After seeing this hilarious summary of mistranslated subtitles for Chinese versions of Harry Potter films, I thought it would make a good gift for a friend. However, I'm having a hard time finding a place to purchase the amusingly subtitled versions. [more inside]
posted by Cogito on Dec 3, 2012 - 2 answers

Chinese short story set in Gansu or western China, involving a farmer venturing into the sand dune desert?

Chinese short story set in Gansu or western China, involving a farmer venturing into the sand dune desert? [more inside]
posted by pravit on Dec 2, 2012 - 2 answers

Can I get rich quick if I know Chinese or Japanese?

Is it still possible to make loadsamoney if you know Japanese or Chinese? [more inside]
posted by Musashi Daryl on Dec 1, 2012 - 21 answers

How can I read subtitles on my smart phone while in a Chinese movie theater in China?

How can I read subtitles on my smart phone while in a Chinese movie theater in China? [more inside]
posted by crawltopslow on Nov 11, 2012 - 9 answers

Lor Mou Nay

Who were the people first responsible for the direct translation of the name 羅姆尼 (Romney) in Cantonese? How did they decide which words to use for the sound? [more inside]
posted by querty on Nov 6, 2012 - 5 answers

Sweet and Sour Couture

How do I dress up as a Chinese Takeaway? [more inside]
posted by dinosaurprincess on Nov 5, 2012 - 12 answers

Where can I buy Mo Yan's book online (in chinese, not translated)?

Where can I buy Mo Yan's books "Red Sorghum" and "The Garlic Ballads" in traditional Chinese? (not the English translation)? [more inside]
posted by mhh5 on Oct 18, 2012 - 3 answers

Please help with a Chinese translation!

Can someone help me translate this wall scroll written in traditional Chinese characters? (photo inside) [more inside]
posted by melizabeth on Oct 15, 2012 - 2 answers

Recipe for spicy frog soup chinese

I'm trying to find recipe for spicy frog soup I had in Shanghai. [more inside]
posted by DDR on Oct 2, 2012 - 1 answer

Decode these Chinese characters, please!

Can you decode these hastily-written Chinese characters? Here's a picture. [more inside]
posted by greatgefilte on Sep 27, 2012 - 3 answers

Name that mystery tune?

Can anybody identify this Chinese language song? At least, we think it's Chinese. A friend of mine found it somewhere totally devoid of context, and now we're wondering what it is and where it's from. Any help you can give us would be just fine.
posted by KChasm on Sep 19, 2012 - 6 answers

My new roommate just declared: no dates can ever spend the night here.

My new roommate just declared to me that there is a rule in our apartment: No dates are allowed to ever sleep over. Can you help me figure out how to have a productive discussion about this with her? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 14, 2012 - 64 answers

is there an aliexpress for online lessons?

What do you know about learning Mandarin via Skype? [more inside]
posted by compound eye on Aug 24, 2012 - 3 answers

What's it like to live in Shanghai from a native's perspective?

Recommendations for Chinese literature that presents average Chinese citizens in context of a modern Chinese urban setting [more inside]
posted by TheOtherSide on Aug 12, 2012 - 4 answers

Maybe the peacock is delivering an intellectual, urbane joke?

Can anyone translate the characters on this wall hanging thingamadoodle? [more inside]
posted by Coatlicue on Aug 11, 2012 - 5 answers

But, I want the bad rice!

How are the rice clumps formed in Chinese take-out rice? They are my favorite part, but I can't figure out how this phenomenon occurs, let alone how to replicate it. [more inside]
posted by Fig on Jul 26, 2012 - 19 answers

Coming out to traditional Chinese dad?

Coming out dilemma: how do you tell your traditional Chinese dad (ESL) that you're gay? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 18, 2012 - 10 answers

Origin/value of Chinese ink drawing

Origin/value of Chinese ink drawing [more inside]
posted by Eiwalker on Jul 11, 2012 - 3 answers

I think I'm learning Cantonese, I really think so.

I'm moving to Hong Kong for at least two years, starting at the end of August. Help me pick a feasible strategy for learning some Cantonese. [more inside]
posted by mdonley on Jul 11, 2012 - 13 answers

Given that x = Asian style cooking and y = a type of cheese, find y given that x + y = tasty

CookingFilter: I've been making a bunch of Asian fusion dishes lately and I don't think I've ever been satisfied with a component crucial to my understanding of food: the cheese! [more inside]
posted by dubusadus on Jul 3, 2012 - 16 answers

Help me with ideas to make my Chinese relative feel comfortable on her first visit to the U.S.

Help me with ideas to make my Chinese relative feel comfortable on her first visit to the U.S. [more inside]
posted by goodsearch on Jun 30, 2012 - 16 answers

"Footnote dots?" "Points of distraction?" "Embedded text?"

Let's say you're on Youtube, and you're watching a video, and on the progress bar there are little dots where, if you click on them, you get extra text or links or pictures pertinent to the video, ads, etc. What are those things called? [more inside]
posted by saysthis on Jun 30, 2012 - 5 answers

Help me highlight Asian characters in MS Word?

How can I find and highlight non latin characters in a Microsoft Word? [more inside]
posted by merocet on Jun 26, 2012 - 3 answers

Gateway Cuisine

What are the best "gateway dishes" for someone who wants to try authentic Chinese cuisine? [more inside]
posted by rapidadverbssuck on Jun 20, 2012 - 17 answers

Suggestions please -- to help my Chinese ESL student socialize in the USA?

Suggestions please -- to help my Chinese ESL student socialize in the USA? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 3, 2012 - 10 answers

What does this pictogram mean?

Does anyone know what this Chinese pictogram says? [more inside]
posted by KateViolet on May 28, 2012 - 5 answers

Is this flashlight going to kill me?

This thing is giving off an awful odor and I have no idea what's causing it. [more inside]
posted by JoeZydeco on May 21, 2012 - 18 answers

Miniature Chinese landscapes?

You know those miniature dioramas you sometimes find in Chinese restaurants, the ones made out of something like bamboo shavings (?), usually scenes of some trees, a bridge and a small temple or gazebo, set in a little glass box/frame? My Google-fu is weak - my young son is disappoint (he would love one for his birthday)... [more inside]
posted by progosk on May 18, 2012 - 5 answers

how to get close to a shy guy

Tips for getting to know an introverted, smart guy better? [more inside]
posted by bearette on Apr 12, 2012 - 6 answers

Chinese bootleg sensationalist dvd/vcd about 9/11

Does anyone know where to download any of these Chinese sensationalist pseudo-documentaries made of 9/11 that mix real news footage with clips from blockbuster films? They freely mix fact and fiction, using news footage and illegal clips from Hollywood films. There were three made, with the titles: 1) "The Century's Greatest Catastrophe" (I've also seen it called The Century's Great Catastrophe") and 2) "Surprise Attack on America" and 3) "America's Disaster: The Pearl Harbor of the Twenty-First Century"--all made in 2001. There is a report on them in an article that was in the New Yorker. Also mention of them made here. Since they are illegal mash-ups of existing source material, I don't mind if I have to download them from 'questionable' sites. But I'd really like to consult these films for a study I am writing, and would appreciate any pointers as to where to find them.
posted by cmp4Meta on Apr 4, 2012 - 1 answer

Belching is taboo. Unless it's not.

The Chinese guy in the office next to me belches loudly, several times a day. How can I get him to stop without anyone losing face? [more inside]
posted by Liesl on Apr 3, 2012 - 15 answers

ni hao what?

Help me find a Chinese-Englsih translator so I can communicate with my in-laws-to-be. [more inside]
posted by qxntpqbbbqxl on Apr 2, 2012 - 8 answers

Feed Me

Good (English-language) Chinese cookbooks? [more inside]
posted by Hollywood Upstairs Medical College on Mar 26, 2012 - 9 answers

Why are "French laundry" and "Chinese laundry" things?

What's so special about French and Chinese laundries? [more inside]
posted by madcaptenor on Mar 24, 2012 - 7 answers

Phonetics for the whole world!

I'm having trouble figuring out the pronunciation of several of my Chinese students' names. Help! [more inside]
posted by ChuraChura on Mar 22, 2012 - 11 answers

Name that mystery Asian man!

A friend of mine has a large black and white painting of a distinguished Chinese man, next to some text, and under some other text. Can you translate these texts and identify this man? [more inside]
posted by crookedneighbor on Mar 19, 2012 - 14 answers

Don't let the shrimps kill me!

I am seriously allergic to shellfish (crustaceans). I need to be able to communicate this in several languages. [more inside]
posted by kamikazegopher on Mar 16, 2012 - 11 answers

Chinese, please.

Can you read Chinese? Help! [more inside]
posted by crazylegs on Mar 4, 2012 - 7 answers

What is a good / lucky amount of money to give at a Chinese wedding?

I am attending a wedding reception for two casual friends on Saturday. They are both Taiwanese (well Taiwanese but ethnically Chinese if that makes a difference) and I wondered what is a suitable amount of money to give? [more inside]
posted by Julnyes on Mar 2, 2012 - 19 answers

Can you translate this?

Translation-Filter: My father is looking for a translation of this Chinese (?) scroll. [more inside]
posted by InsanePenguin on Feb 29, 2012 - 11 answers

I would like an asian girlfriend

I am a caucasian male, who has always been very attracted to asian girls. Specifically Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese and Chinese. I am a member of the regular dating sites okcupid, eharmony and chemistry, but I am not having a lot of luck finding my true love. Any tips? [more inside]
posted by digividal on Feb 26, 2012 - 32 answers

The number 6 in Chinese culture

Is the number 6 lucky in Chinese culture? I am confused. I read Numbers in Chinese culture and it is not conclusive. It can be both. So when is the number lucky and when is it unlucky?
posted by rsol44 on Feb 21, 2012 - 11 answers

Please help me translate these Chinese characters.

Can anyone translate these Chinese characters located on a VZ 24 Mauser for me? [more inside]
posted by Monkeyswithguns on Feb 8, 2012 - 8 answers

How much labor in Cloisonné vase?

How many hours of labor do you estimate it takes to produce a high-quality Chinese cloisonne vase, 12 inches tall? A couple of these vases are owned by the school that I teach at, and I would love to be able to tell my students a ballpark figure of how much effort goes into producing these luxury goods--from making the metal base, to adding wire lines, to filling it with enamel, to firing, to final polishing. Our vases are polished to a high gloss, and they have an intricate geometric pattern in the background. There is no area in the background with a gap of more than 2 mm. The foreground consists of well-rendered flowers and foliage. Any thoughts about such objects would be most appreciated.
posted by mortaddams on Jan 25, 2012 - 5 answers

Please make me happy by transcribing this piece of spoken Chinese!

Can someone identify the words spoken at the beginning of Ground Zero's “Revolutionary Pekinese Opera” (“Opening ~ Flying Across The J.P.Yen”)? You can here the phrase spoken on youtube here. I'm reasonably sure the voice is speaking Chinese.
posted by nfg on Jan 25, 2012 - 2 answers

Good Korean BBQ / Chinese hot-pot near downtown SF?

Help me find one of those Korean barbecue places where they let you cook your own food! (Downtown San Francisco) [more inside]
posted by ambulatorybird on Jan 23, 2012 - 1 answer

Attacks on Chinese people in Africa

Can anyone help find this article I'm thinking of? [more inside]
posted by Qberting on Jan 22, 2012 - 2 answers

Non-streaming Chinese TV online?

Where can I watch non-streaming Chinese TV online? [more inside]
posted by Tom-B on Jan 18, 2012 - 10 answers

Can you translate this Chinese character?

Can someone please translate this character (or characters?) for me? It was written by a Chinese man; unfortunately that is all I know. Thank you!
posted by AONeal79 on Jan 17, 2012 - 18 answers

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