Over the weekend, China’s Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Culture jointly launched Linese.com, a website dedicated to spreading Chinese language and culture abroad.(Wouldn’t LearnChinese.com or something similar be a better name?) Anyway, Shanghaiist isn’t so sure why the Chinese government is suddenly spearheading this move, the whole operation has a Borg-ish feel to it. Say it with us now: “Resistance is futile” or “抵抗是没用的”.
Jokes aside, the site is actually pretty neat, featuring a wealth of information: AV clips of sites and sounds in China, bilingual short stories, interactive real time lessons with cyber instructors, blogs, forums — you name it, all for your learning pleasure. It’s a boon to Shanghaiists all around the world. As our reader survey indicates (thanks to all who took the time!) many of our loyal readers could use a little brushing up with their Chinese language skills, including one D. Washburn (we are withholding the last two letters of his first name for the purpose of anonymity)
Today’s lesson is about how to discuss the results of a competition in Chinese. Go here… oops, wrong clip. Here, this is what you need. Happy learning.