Towards the end of the semester, we started learning more about chinese idioms and poems. The idioms and poems we watched in class were both entertaining and meaningful. I decided to look for one myself and came upon this idiom story on determination. I found the meaning of this story very true as hardwork and determination payoff in someway.
Some countries are well kown for their local cusines and have garnered popularity for their taste. In this video, we are shown the preparation of one of the local cusines found in henan province, china.
“你好！中国！” 是一个外国人学习中国文化的网站。这是关于京剧的视频. 我觉得这个视频很有意思因为我们正在学习中国文化和京剧。这个视频很容易理解因为视频的说话人说英文。这个视频也有中文字幕。这个视频的说话人谈到京剧是一个有二百多年历史的古老戏曲。说话人还谈到京剧的多角色和人物。他最后谈到京剧的乐器。看完这个视频以后，我对京剧的理解进步了。我想中文学生都应该看这个视频吧！
Hello! China! is a website for foreigners to learn about Chinese culture. This video is about Beijing Opera. I think this video is very interesting, because we are currently studying Chinese culture and Beijing Opera. This video is very easy to understand because the speaker in the video speaks English. The video also has Chinese subtitles. The speaker discusses the 200 year history of this ancient opera. The speaker also discusses the various roles and personalities in Beijing Opera. Finally, he discusses the musical instruments used in Beijing Opera. After watching this video, my understanding of Beijing Opera improved. I think all Chinese students should watch this video.
This video is about a trip around shanghai. It captures the beauty of shanghai. the video shows popular shanghai attractions while acting as an example to lesson 5, ” A trip to China.” We see the tall modern buildings of shanghai while also seeing the old streets. The video takes us from popular market places in shanghai to the china art museum located in shanghai. We also get to see local shanghai dishes. I found this video helpful as it showed me the insights of shanghai and i hope i get a chance of going myself.
这部影片是关于访问上海。 我们看到高大的新建筑。 我们也看到旧的市场街道。 我们看到上海菜。 我们也看到中国美术馆。 上海是一个非常美丽的城市在晚上。 当我有机会的时候，我期待着访问中国。 我可以使用这个视频来帮助我制定计划。
This video is about the French president trying to speak Chinese. French president was giving a speech to the Chinese people. He is learning Chinese in the video. He speaks Chinese to appeal to the Chinese people. Chinese people have positive reaction to this speech. It is nice to see other country’s leader trying their best to understand other languages. This video is helpful because it shows other people learning to speak Chinese. I think it’s important for students to see how other people are learning Chinese.
这部影片讲述的是法国总统想说中文。 法国总统正在向中国人民发表讲话。 他在视频中学习中文。 他会说中文来呼吁中国人民。 中国人对这次讲话有积极的反应。 很高兴看到其他国家的领导人尽力了解其他语言。 这段视频很有帮助，因为它显示了其他人学习说中文。 我认为让学生看看其他人如何学习中文很重要。
In this video, two men discuss Chinese food. The two came to China from the United States and have lived in China for a long time. They discuss Chinese restaurants in the west and make comparisons. The two men say American Chinese restaurants and Chinese Chinese food restaurants are not the same. China’s Chinese cuisine is not as sweet as American Chinese food. American Chinese food is also drier than China’s Chinese food. Both men said Americans don’t know that Chinese food, Japanese food, Korean food and Vietnamese food are different. Too many Americans often go to Chinese restaurants and order sushi. Very embarrassing! The two men also said that American Chinese food is too expensive. Chinese food in China is cheaper than Chinese food in the United States. I agree. Last summer, I went to Shanghai and ate a lot of Chinese snacks. In Shanghai, food is very very cheap. One more thing: there are no fortune cookies in China! I like Chinese restaurants better than American restaurants, but I love fortune cookies.
This is the president of China. The U.S. president has stopped trading with China. The Chinese president is very angry about this. This is bad for the United States. relationship. The U.S. president is not good at foreign relations. He is reckless. Many people in the United States do not like the President of the United States because he is reckless. This will hurt the U.S. economy. We need to trade. The transaction is good. China and the United States will negotiate. I hope we will agree. This will affect the future of me and my friends. I think the economy needs trade to be good. Since the President of the United States is a businessman, he may be able to reach an agreement. This video is very important because it is current.
This video shows a native English speaker asking Chinese people how to pronounce and write different Chinese characters. I really liked this video because it shows you that everyone has problems with Chinese. Students often struggle with Chinese because of the different tones and characters but don’t worry Chinese people are to. It’s more of an encouraging video to those studying. I also liked his point at the end of the video about learning traditional Chinese and his comparison to it for English.
This song has simple lyrics. I found this song with the English, Chinese and the Pinyin. It is a slow song that is easy to learn. It is also a popular song so you can sing it with your Chinese friends. I think learning a language with songs is very helpful. By learning simple songs you can practice the more basic phrases to help with your speaking.