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#1

Suggested Difficulty (Elementary etc): ____
Video or Audio: ____
Lesson Idea: Hi @Constance_Fang and Team,

Suggested Difficulty (Elementary etc): ____
Video or Audio: ____
Lesson Idea: Hi @Constance_Fang and Team,

Hi,

Some ideas / clarifications if they don’t already exist. I’m an elementary / intermediate self taught learner.

  • how to use passive tense (beidongshi)

-how to introduce your family e.g. when it includes step siblings, half siblings and unmarried partners and non-hetero partners (my Taiwanese housemates find this very confusing!)

-the differences between the various words for “after / afterwards” e.g. Houlai, zhihou, yihou

-how to talk about humour e.g. “Just joking” and sarcasm. I appreaciate humour can be quite different around the world.

-some commonly used informal vocabulary differences between Mandarin in Taiwan and in China.

Thank you


#2

Thanks for the message.

Here are some lessons I found from the library:

Here is an intermediate lesson which contains the grammr bei

I’ll show this to @Constance_Fang. Maybe it’s worth a video.

In the meantime here are some links:

Comparing “yihou” and “houlai”

之后:

Comparing “yihou” and “zhihou”


We’ve got lots of ChinesePod lessons about Jokes, but not many about talking about humour. I’ll keep looking.

Hope some of these lessons help you out :slight_smile:


#3

Xiexie Gwilym, that’s tidy!