66. How to Achieve Mandarin Fluency in Six Months

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13:23 Miscellaneous

ABIGAIL ON“NEW VOCABULARY UNLOCKED! 网“

Could 你上网干什么了 be translated “What did you do online?” Why is 了
used here?

14:50

MAKAI ALLBERT ON“LEVEL 19 COMPLETE“

Made it to level 19!! yay… time to keep going!
I enjoyed when you guys used to have encouraging videos after
every level completed.. felt like there was a human side to it

15:30

ABIGAIL ON“NEW VOCABULARY UNLOCKED! 长相“

What does 一点 mean in 我觉得长相重要一点?

16:38 – Course Updates

17:19 Movies! 

This blog post explains the theory behind Movie Scenes and learning characters.

JAY A ON“ MAKE A MOVIE 以“

It’s christmas time (literally) in the LIVING ROOM of my
CHILDHOOD HOME and my YI- actress sneaked a peak at one of her
presents. It’s a PUP TENT that sprung open and now she can’t get
it back into the box. She tries pushing, stomping, etc. She tries
wetting it down with liquid from a giant EYE DROPPER, she even
tried to use a MEAT HOOK to pull it into the box. ( By this time,
the tent is pretty beat up and bent over and not looking like
itself.) She’s currently looking around at whatever else might be
at hand BY MEANS OF which she may be finally able to get it
repackaged before parents come home and catch her.

19:44

REBECCA WHEBLE ON“MAKE A MOVIE 面“

I really struggled with this movie. I’d appreciate some critique
on it.

My mi- actor walks into the bathroom of my -an set. The door
slams behind her which causes her to jump. In front of her is her
doppelgänger facing away so she can only see her back. It says “I
have brought you here to make you face your true self”. The
doppelgänger turns rapidly but her mouth has been replaced by the
Cheshire Cat’s creepy grin, her nose by Pinocchio’s and where her
eyes should be is a large horizontal razor blade. Of course my
mi- actor screams.

22:19

WILLIAM EDMEADES ON“MAKE A MOVIE 爬“

Keyword: To Crawl
Actor: Paul McCartney (p-)
Set: kitchen of -a set
Props: Neptune’s Trident (爪), and an apple pie (巴)

Time was slowing to a CRAWL as Paul was starvingly waiting for
his apple pie to heat up in the microwave. Hearing the beep, he
hastily opened up the microwave and grabbed the pie, but it was
so hot he dropped it and knocked it under the cupboards!
Frustrated, he grabs Neptune’s trident and CRAWLS under the
cupboard until he stabs the pie, brings it out, and eats it.

23:54 Props!

This blog post explains the theory behind props and Chinese character components.

MAKAI ALLBERT ON“PICK A PROP 有“

Guy selling drugs in his inner jacket…. opening it up saying,
“Yoo I got the stuff”

MAKAI ALLBERT ON“PICK A PROP 友“

Woody from toy story.. ‘you’ve got a friend in me’

WILLIAM EDMEADES ON“PICK A PROP 爪“

Kinda looks like the top of Neptune’s trident so I’m going with
that

JAY A ON“PICK A PROP 囗“

Lasso/lariat