Mandarin Weekly #7: March 2nd, 2015

Issue #7 of Mandarin Weekly is out.  You can read it here.

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This week’s topics:

  • Kickstarter for OS X Pinyin input
  • Tone theory
  • Big to small
  • Making telephone calls in Chinese
  • Differences between 优点 (yōudiǎn) and 好处 (hǎochù).
  • “Correction brother”
  • How old are you?
  • When do you use 两, and when do you use 二?
  • Getting organized
  • Tom, Dick, and Harry
  • What does 非常 (in such phrases as 非常好) come from?

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