Mandarin Weekly #14

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This week’s topics:

  • Different Chinese verbs for the English word “make”
  • Using 一下 (yī xià) to soften your requests
  • Near and far
  • Choosing translation software
  • Colleagues
  • Sentence structure
  • Organic
  • Adding that final “a”
  • How important is stroke order when writing Chinese characters by hand?
  • Clients
  • Delivery
  • Quotation Marks (“”) and Angle Quotation Marks (《》)

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