Swear words

I normally say that non-natives speakers should stay away from swear words. They just do not realize how bad they can sound. Nang Pan has asked me if Russian and Arabic have particularly powerful swear words. I think they do but I am not a speaker...
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Radio program

On Wednesday I will start a 13 week radio program in Mandarin on Fairchild Radio 96.1 FM in Vancouver. I will try to encourage the many Mandarin speakers in Vancouver who need to improve their English and in most cases do not work on it in a conce...
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Radio program

On Wednesday I will start a 13 week radio program in Mandarin on Fairchild Radio 96.1 FM in Vancouver. I will try to encourage the many Mandarin speakers in Vancouver who need to improve their English and in most cases do not work on it in a conce...
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Taoism and business

Cliff asks me about the influence of language learning on my business, as well as the influence of Taoism. I discovered the thought of Zhuangzi somewhat late in life. However, Toaism can help both. I believe it is important to follow your interest...
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To Tariq Saeed

I really appreciate your kind words. I am happy that people are interested in languages, all languages. That brings the world closer together. I respect the fact that you are a teacher. I respect the fact that you are such a generous person that y...
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Audio learning

I am happy to see two comments, one from Mark and one from Leo. Mark has provided a source of info on the transliteration of foreign names into Chinese. Thanks to Mark for the information. I look forward to the day when, in Chinese texts, most for...
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