Mandarin Weekly #16

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This week’s topics:

  • Tone changes for 一 (yī)
  • Chemical elements in Chinese
  • Approximately
  • Kitchen Chinese
  • Greetings other than 你好
  • Apartment hunting
  • Migrant workers and foreign workers
  • Types of teas
  • Mammals in Chinese
  • Modern catchphrases
  • Saying “I thought”
  • Typing onomatopoeia
  • What is 不起 (bù qǐ) doing in this sentence?
  • Almost new cars!
  • Why are Chinese mice and tigers old?


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