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Once the radical is identified and found, then the dictionary user needs to count the number of strokes in the remainder of the Chinese character to find the page number where all the relevant entries beginning with the Chinese character will be listed. Usually, the PinYin is given so that the user can then look up the character and find its meaning by using the PinYin sound system of the Chinese language.
I don't know any young children who study Chinese grammar rules specifically (or who enjoy doing so) whether they are native speakers or non-native speakers. In fact, I don't know any young children who "study" Chinese at all. Children communicate and children play. Their number one focus is always to have fun! There is one key secret - and it is, perhaps, the most important secret of children: Connect & Have Fun!
Chinese has a relatively uncomplicated grammar. Unlike French, German or English, Chinese has no verb conjugation (no need to memorize verb tenses!) and no noun declension (e.g., gender and number distinctions). For example, while someone learning English has to learn different verb forms like "see/saw/seen," all you need to do in Chinese is just to remember one word: kan. While in English you have to distinguish between "cat" and "cats," in Chinese there is only one form: mao. (Chinese conveys these distinctions of tense and number in other ways, of course.)
What happens when the cooking of China collides with that of Burma, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam? The result is a fresh cuisine full of bold and explosive flavors. This is precisely what you'll find in the cooking of Yunnan province of southwestern China. To get a better understanding of the region's foodways, you should definitely visit to enjoy this fine cuisine.
Driving in China is a dangerous art. There is a reason why countries of the free world do not recognize a Chinese driver's license for car rentals or for any other function. It is very simple .they can't drive. Oh, they sure try hard enough. In the first six months of 2008, they've managed to kill over 100,000 in traffic fatalities alone trying to drive. You can't fault the Chinese for not trying. So what is the deal anyway? I've realized it is two basic genetic things going on that will naturally put the Chinese behind the eight ball with driving. First is the inability for them to process incoming data fast enough to react to it. Really, as smart as the Chinese are, they are still so incredibly cautious about driving that they seem to move in slow mode. So fast moving objects, or situations, will have already happened before they realize a problem even exists. This makes crash avoidance impossible. The second missing piece of genetics is "depth perception". I don't think there is even a Chinese word in for it! In any case, they don't have it. They do not have any idea about the space they occupy and how it relates to others. They will see a bicycle rider on the curb of the road. As they approach in their car, they will move all the way into the next lane, while braking, thinking they are about to hit it. This type of caution actually causes a problem for other drivers! There is the complete and utter disregard for traffic lights, signs, laws, right of ways, people, whatever. They really believe that the entire road system was built solely for their own private use. There is never a fleeting thought to using indicators to change lanes or make a turn. No, the only time you see an indicator light is when they are passing another car on the highway. NOT changing lanes, just passing a car. Then they turn on the left indicator as they approach to make a pass. Doesn't matter that he is going to change into the right lane after passing, he still uses the left turn indicator. They are taught to always turn on the signal while passing a car. It has nothing to do about lane change. Ah yes, and how about those horns. Noise is in their blood. I think they buy a car just because it has a horn. No need to light firecrackers when you got an electronic horn! I don't even pay attention to horns anymore. It is no different to engine and road noise. Horns never stop. Every car is honking, moving or not. It doesn't matter what the reason. They got one and by damn they will use it! I actually read that there is a traffic law that states, if you honk your horn before an accident, then it is not your fault. So they drive down the street always honking at nothing. This type of caution is actually hailed or valued as a great and virtuous characteristic of the safe driver, so be prepared for the noise! You probably already know you need to have a valid passport for visiting China. But you also need an appropriate visa. Visas are issued by the Chinese embassy or consulate general serving your area. You can deal in person with the embassy or consulate, or you can ask your travel agent to manage the process for you. Special visa agents can also arrange your visa for you (for agents, google search "get china visa") but these services will cost extra on top of the $50 visa itself.
There was a dark side to Legalism. While the people at first embraced it for its order, they soon came to realize that Legalism brought great punishments to those who did not obey the laws, no matter how small the infraction. This reached its height during the Qin dynasty when people were encouraged to report one another for even the most minor deeds. Under Legalism, the laws are to support the state, but they are also meant to reform any state that has become weak. Because the punishments under legalism are fairly harsh, Legalists believe that no one, no matter how powerful, would be above the state's control. The laws also function to limit the aristocracy by awarding those who work hard and follow the laws.
Recent research has provided both the production and perceptual accounts for tonal variations in spoken Chinese, where the articulation constraint on the perception processing has been quantified.
In the raft style, the bonsai is crafted to resemble a tree that has fallen on its side. The branches grow as if they're a group of trunks, making it look almost like the pot has several bonsai growing in it. The broom style of bonsai features branches that stick out in all directions, making the tree look like a broom that has been flattened on the ground. Contrarily, the literati style of bonsai is simply a bare trunk with very few branches on it. In the slant style, the trunk grows at a slant from the soil, placing the top point of the bonsai off to one side of the root base. Then there's the cascade style of bonsai. This style mimics the way trees grow over water or on mountain sides. Often, the top of the tree actually extends beneath the bonsai pot.
One fifth of the planet speaks Chinese. Mandarin Chinese is the mother tongue of over 873 million people, making it the most widely spoken first language in the world. In addition to the People's Republic of China and Taiwan, Mandarin Chinese is also spoken in the important and influential Chinese communities of Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, the Philippines, and Mongolia. The Chinese language spoken by more people than any other language in the world is the official language of the People's Republic of China, and is one of the four official languages of Singapore.
Dog was never a famine food consumed only by the poor, or by others in times of desperation. Dog meat was enjoyed, and considered a 'warming,' strengthening food, and according to lore, stimulates the sexual appetite. Dog meat is considered man food.