Improving your Chinese listening ability (some tricks)

Some tips for improving your Chinese listening ability, for looking up words, and training your ear to the language. Chinese language pinyin methods for typing: go2zhongguo.files.wordpress.com (A reference guide) www.google.com Google Pinyin pinyin.sogou.com Sougou Pinyin Software shown: www.mandarintools.com Dimsum Chinese Tools www.wenlin.com Wenlin ankisrs.net Anki (flashcard software for memorising vocab) www.lingoes.net Lingoes www.lingoes.net 21 Century English-Chinese Bidirectional Dictionary (For the lingoes software) Some listening resources: Intermediate Listening www.columbia.edu classes.yale.edu www.melnyks.com faculty.virginia.edu faculty.virginia.edu Beijing Language and Cultures University – Hanyu tingli jiaocheng 汉语听力教程(Easy to buy in foreign languages bookshops in China) Advanced Listening www.bbc.co.uk BBC v.ifeng.com Phoenix TV bugu.cntv.cn CCTV www.voanews.com VOA Chinese www.tunein.com (site for listening to radio online, try searching for CRI, Beijing News Radio, Beijing Communications Radio etc)
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Air France and Qantas—are so concerned about the detrimental effects of Emirates’ growth on their future ability to compete with it on a level playing field that they have resorted to openly accusing their Dubai-based rival of receiving hidden state

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Air France and Qantas—are so concerned about the detrimental effects of Emirates’ growth on their future ability to compete with it on a level playing field that they have resorted to openly accusing their Dubai-based rival of receiving hidden state
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Emirates Airlines will begin nonstop daily service from Dubai, United Arab Emirates, to San Francisco International Airport in October, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom has announced.

The Dubai-based airline will be the first airline to connect the two cities, using a Boeing 777-200LR for the 16-hour flight, according to Newsom’s office. The aircraft can seat up to 266 passengers for the 8,103-mile flight.

"It’s my pleasure to welcome Emirates to San Francisco," Newsom said. "We know this will be a long and advantageous relationship between two of the leading tourism centers of the world."

Emirates Airlines serves 99 cities in 62 countries across the Middle East, Africa, the Indian subcontinent, Europe, the Far East and four destinations in North America, Newsom’s office reported. The airline’s other U.S. destinations are New York, Houston and Los Angeles.

"There is a strong demand for connections the between the San Francisco Bay Area and both the Middle East and Indian subcontinent," Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airlines and Group HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed said in a statement. "We see San Francisco as an integral part of our network development."

Nice and red, oh the mayor doesn’t put this carpet out for just anybody, only people, I mean airlines, I mean countries with lots of oil, for his hair
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Emirates Airlines will begin nonstop daily service from Dubai, United Arab Emirates, to San Francisco International Airport in October, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom has announced.

The Dubai-based airline will be the first airline to connect the two cities, using a Boeing 777-200LR for the 16-hour flight, according to Newsom’s office. The aircraft can seat up to 266 passengers for the 8,103-mile flight.

"It’s my pleasure to welcome Emirates to San Francisco," Newsom said. "We know this will be a long and advantageous relationship between two of the leading tourism centers of the world."

Emirates Airlines serves 99 cities in 62 countries across the Middle East, Africa, the Indian subcontinent, Europe, the Far East and four destinations in North America, Newsom’s office reported. The airline’s other U.S. destinations are New York, Houston and Los Angeles.

"There is a strong demand for connections the between the San Francisco Bay Area and both the Middle East and Indian subcontinent," Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airlines and Group HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed said in a statement. "We see San Francisco as an integral part of our network development."

Sprint 4G Rollout Event
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November 11, 2009

Pictured: Colin Alsheimer and Alyssa Gardina

Sprint partnered with Social Media Club to celebrate the rollout of the new 4G platform. Guests enjoyed live demonstrations of Sprint 4G with the help of Sprint’s 4G Mobile Marketing Team, refreshments on the patio of Iron Cactus, and networked with local social media and technology enthusiasts.