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Fun Facts About Each 2020 Lottery Pick: Anthony Edwards Likes Football More Than Basketball, James Wiseman Can Speak Mandarin Chinese

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Total The 2020 NBA draft took place a couple of days ago amid an NBA offseason full of changes and a lot of activities for every team. Now rookies are signing their new contracts to start a new chapter in their life and NBA fans have started to know a little more about them. Dunkify recently listed some curious facts about each 2020 lottery pick and some of them are really interesting. Starting with the craziest of all, Anthony Edwards, 2020 No. 1 overall pick admitted that he wasn’t really ‘into basketball’ and that he liked football better. Edwards even […]

How to learn Chinese? Dulguun shares her experiences. • China Admissions

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How do you learn Chinese? Its what everyone wants to know. We are pleased to welcome Dulguun who is going to introduce how she learnt Chinese Dulguun’s main tips are: – To find a way that you enjoy – Watching movies and learning 100 words everyday can surely build up over time If you have a really strong motivation, then you can often find a way to accomplish your goal. Why do you want to learn Chinese? Many people spend a long time to learn Chinese but it doesn’t need to be difficult. In order to learn Chinese efficiently you […]

Students write Chinese songs with a Singaporean soul in xinyao challenge

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SINGAPORE – Sixteen-year-old Jayne Peh Hin Peng has been writing songs since she was 11, but it was only this year that she started penning Chinese songs, inspired by an immersion trip to China at the end of last year. Despite being new to this, two of her Chinese songs made the winning list at a local competition. The Nanyang Girls’ High School Secondary 4 student finished first and third in two categories with two different songs she wrote for this year’s “Xin Kong Xia” National Schools Xinyao Songwriting Competition. The competition aims to promote awareness and appreciation of xinyao, a term […]

15 Websites to Learn Chinese Lessons Online (Free and Paid)

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Learn Chinese Lessons Online Chinese is one of the oldest languages in the world. Chinese has been spoken for many a millennia and although it is unclear when the language originated, the earliest piece of evidence surrounding it dates back to 1600 BC. As is clear from old texts found by archeologists, the Chinese language has undergone many changes since it was first spoken, however it is still a very similar language at heart. What’s interesting about Chinese is that it actually isn’t one language. It consists of hundreds of different dialects, one of the most commonly known ones being […]

Firefly: Why Characters Speak Chinese (Without Subtitles)

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Joss Whedon’s iconic space western Firefly doesn’t just take audiences into the future, but plunges them into a culture that’s a blend of American and Chinese. Throughout the short-lived series, characters often speak Mandarin Chinese without subtitles. By excluding a translation, Whedon makes the foreign loan words an integral part of the show’s universe. Instead of taking the audience into a different place or time, Chinese interjections reinforce the idea that the culture is a seamless part of daily life. Despite lasting only one season, Firefly picked up a huge fan following after it first broadcast on Fox in 2002. The show follows spaceship captain Mal Reynolds and his […]

This 13-Year-Old Haryana Girl Can Speak English in Eight Accents

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There are two types of features in humans’ personality which we tend to have different episodes of life; 1: obsession and 2: Passion.But 13-year-old JanhaviPanvar from a village in Haryana seems to have both simultaneously, along with the efforts she puts into it. Do you know the three amazing facts about this young girl? Coming from Haryana, this talented girl has mastered herself with 8 English accents (British, American, Australian, Scottish, Canadian, RP, Surprising right? She has proved to be at the level of news reading for bulletins. Secondly, Janhavi is only 13, but has passed her 12 and is […]

Determined to Learn English, Now She Teaches a Bilingual Math Class | HISD Multilingual Education

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Dulce Mancillas is not the regular 7th grade Mathematics teacher that hands out a warm up with basic math skills, checks homework, introduces the topic of the day and lets her students work independently. In addition to all of that, she laughs loud, makes jokes, and ensures all the field trips happen. “It’s my way of motivating them when I need to re-direct their behavior and re-focus on what’s important. I am personally in charge of organizing and fundraising our trip.” That’s why when you walk in her classroom you see boxes of chips, cookies, candy and other goodies. “I […]

10 Plastic Surgery Clinics In Seoul That Speak English

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Korea: Land of K-Pop, K-Dramas, and kimchi. The irony is that none of these are what attracts the majority of foreign tourists; it’s the cheap and advanced plastic surgery in Seoul. The chances that your favorite Korean celebrity has undergone the knife are high; 20 percent of Korean women have admitted having undergone a procedure of some sort and even many men are choosing to alter their faces. In fact, it’s common knowledge that the number of plastic celebrities far outnumber the natural ones. If you’re considering plastic surgery or simply want a consultation, we’ve compiled a guide of the […]

DACA illegals can’t speak English: Study

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Fully a quarter of illegals who are eligible for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program can’t speak English at all — 46 percent can only speak it a little. That’s according to a 2016 study from the Center for Immigration Studies, coming to light once again because President Donald Trump’s administration is due to end DACA this March. And you know what these findings mean, don’t you? It’s not your imagination. Next up: Let’s see how many ride the left lane going under the speed limit. But these are the findings from the study, as noted by Breitbart: “[A]bout […]

Jurgen Klopp pleased Liverpool star Naby Keita is starting to learn English as midfielder completes return from injury

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Jurgen Klopp believes Naby Keita has taken ‘a big step’ at Liverpool – as he has finally learnt to speak English. The Reds midfielder has been plagued by injuries since arriving in a £52million deal from RB Leipzig last summer. Naby Keita endured a tough debut season at Anfield and will hope to do better this time aroundGetty Images – Getty He made his latest injury comeback in Liverpool’s Carabao Cup win over MK Dons last week, playing 63 minutes. And Keita could feature once more when the Champions League holders take on Red Bull Salzburg, the 24-year-old’s former club, […]