How do I get sogou chinese input on my iPhone? The default Chinese input in iPhone sucks, sogou or the equivalent (QQ input) is a million times better, but how can I get it on my iPhone? I had it on my old android.
posted by Patrick Leo
on Jun 15, 2011 -
How would you write either "Little Italy" (as in the NYC neighborhood) or "Welcome to Little Italy," or "I ♥ Little Italy" with Chinese characters? [more inside]
posted by evidenceofabsence
on Jun 6, 2011 -
Conventional wisdom says that watching a lot of TV/Movies in another language helps with comprehension. What are some good movies/shows to help me with Mandarin? My current level is quite basic (2 semesters of college classes).
posted by joshwa
on May 18, 2011 -
Looking for an article with photos where a town in China moved itself to a new location. [more inside]
posted by querty
on May 5, 2011 -
I am looking for first-person narratives about every day life during the Cultural Revolution. I would prefer material that can be read on-line. Any suggestions greatly appreciated.
posted by pavi
on Mar 29, 2011 -
If you're Chinese or know Chinese language/culture: when you hear the phrase "Lu Shan," do you automatically think of the Lu Shan mountain range? (Are there any other common meanings that would come to mind more strongly than the mountains would?)
posted by kalapierson
on Mar 28, 2011 -
Does anyone know of a free Traditional Chinese kaishu-style font that looks like it was written with a ballpoint pen or pencil (not a calligraphic pen or brush)? I'm currently using HanWangFangSongMedium from this page
, which I quite like, but it's in fangsong style. It's for my computer flashcards when trying to remember how to write characters (e.g English word -> Chinese character). [more inside]
posted by Gnatcho
on Mar 23, 2011 -
Looking to pick up Mandarin for business people, aka with a heavy dose of how to do corporate speak. [more inside]
posted by Phire
on Mar 8, 2011 -
What is the historical origin and cultural significance of the Chinese Wedding Tea Ceremony? [more inside]
posted by |n$eCur3
on Feb 26, 2011 -
Why are there so many Chinese restaurants in America that serve really cheap, low quality food, compared to, say, Thai restaurants, which seem to always have fresher ingredients? I've seen what really good, genuine Chinese food looks like from shows like Iron Chef, and I'd love to try some, but every restaurant I eat at always seems like they serve reheated food out of vats. How can you find the good Chinese restaurants in your town? I know they must be out there.
posted by empath
on Feb 11, 2011 -
Chinese or Kanji translation: What is this
framed document and which language is it? What does it say? What is the stamp? The document came from a garage sale but we have no idea what it is.
posted by crapmatic
on Jan 18, 2011 -
Chinese television show - what's the name? It's about construction workers, and seems to be set in the 50's / 60's. [more inside]
posted by onceisnotenough
on Jan 5, 2011 -
I was (happily) re-gifted a beautiful box of Chinese teas which my brother had received years ago but we have no clue about what teas are actually included. I've take a picture of the box
and the canisters
Please help me find out what I'm drinking!
posted by jmcgrady
on Dec 26, 2010 -
Recommendations for best English - Chinese dictionary or translator apps for iphone, or best electronic or paper dictionaries? [more inside]
posted by boobjob
on Dec 5, 2010 -
MS Word won't display Chinese characters correctly for me. It claims the font for the characters is Arial, and when I paste the characters into a search dialog box, they display correctly, but in situ in the document they appear as placeholder boxes. Screenshot
. (WinXP, SP3, Office 2002) WTF?
posted by IAmBroom
on Dec 1, 2010 -
Recommendations on streaming media or movies in Cantonese to improve my comprehension? [more inside]
posted by mlo
on Nov 18, 2010 -
Cult of Widow Chastity in China. I remember a long time ago watching a Chinese movie about a young girl whose fiance died before they got married. The girl's mother-in-law to be forced her to remain unmarried and created a man made out of wood and told her this will be your husband from now on. It has been a long time since I watched this film and can't remember the title. Can anybody help? It will be a good film to show to a Chinese history class regarding the topic of Cult of Widow chastity. Thanks!
posted by Ennui
on Oct 8, 2010 -
You are a 22 year old guy who asks to stay over at a female friends' place where there is only one bed and no other furniture, and then decide to sleep on the floor after being offered a spot on the bed. What are you thinking? [more inside]
posted by bearette
on Oct 4, 2010 -
Do you know of any programs to help an elderly Chinese and Vietnamese speaker learn English? [more inside]
posted by rybreadmed
on Oct 3, 2010 -
Voodoo Filter: Can anyone explain this strange "doll
" I saw hanging from a door in Paris?
posted by Paris Elk
on Sep 24, 2010 -
On the hunt for the best place to take an old friend to dinner for *really good* bbq pork fried rice in the general Seattle area. Would like recommendations for the best place both IN the I-District and outside.
The pork fried rice is the main target, but am curious about what sort of
advice the MeFi community has about good Chinese restaurants in
Seattle in general.
posted by dorgla
on Sep 19, 2010 -
I have 2 chinese characters tattooed onto my left arm. I'm travelling to Tokyo and Hong Kong next year. It will be winter so probably a non-issue, but what would the reaction be if I were to show it?
What about public onsen in Japan? Would it cause any problems?
posted by anonymous
on Aug 8, 2010 -
What is my new used bike from the '70s is trying to tell me (translation help please)? [more inside]
posted by ztdavis
on Jul 24, 2010 -
Stuck on an island. Need supplies. Can anyone recommend a good site for specifically chinese foods? [more inside]
posted by tokidoki
on Jul 14, 2010 -
What should I do with red melon seeds? Do I have to hull them? What's the best way? Is there anything good I can do other than just eat them?
posted by Phanx
on Jun 17, 2010 -
I'm learning Chinese (I'm just a beginner) and I'd like some music to listen to. Songs with clear vocals in Mandarin Chinese, preferably indie rock/pop, are what I'm looking for. I'm not familiar with many Chinese singers or groups though. So, any suggestions?
posted by wyn
on Jun 16, 2010 -
Is this old print/painting we've found worth anything? How might I find out? [more inside]
posted by geodave
on Jun 14, 2010 -
How do you say/express the idea of "culture shock" in Chinese (Mandarin)?
I do speak Chinese, so if you type in pinyin that will be fine.
posted by hnk
on Jun 10, 2010 -
According to Chinese tradition/proverbs... what happens when you save somebody's life? Is the person you saved indebted to you, for the rest of their days? Or are you, through the act of saving their life, now responsible for their life? [more inside]
posted by avoision
on Jun 7, 2010 -
I saw a protest in Hong Kong, and took some photos of the signs. I've never been able to read them, and always wanted to know what the protest was about. Can you help me read the signs or understand what the drawings depict? [more inside]
posted by Houstonian
on May 31, 2010 -
Several years ago we bought a small HD tv manufactured in China, from e-bay. The power adapter plug, the end that inserts into the tv, is now physically broken, beyond repair. How can I find a Dajing DJ-U485-12? Google search turns it up, from various Chinese companies, and translates the pages for me, but when I email I am directed to "Globalsources.com," apparently a brokerage firm. I registered with them but haven't heard from any Chinese companies regarding the adapter. I have tried to buy it in the US but can't find any sources here. Any ideas would be much appreciated! Thanks, metafilter contributors.
posted by ragtimepiano
on May 25, 2010 -