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9 Roles as a Personal Interpreter

I took the American summer camp director’s right flank as we visited Chinese school leaders and forged life-time business partnerships. Through the experience, I assumed a number of different roles which I share with you here.

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Chengdu’s New Pedestrian Overpasses

Looking down over Chengdu’s roadscape is no longer a luxury reserved for tenants of high-rise apartments. Now anyone on foot can enjoy a view of the street from Chengdu’s brand new pedestrian overpass system.

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A Sichuan Restaurant Menu Translated: Stir Fry Dishes

This particular restaurant offers 150 different dishes: let’s translate them all. This first post translates all 38 of the stir fried dishes on the menu.

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Inside China’s Voice Acting Industry

It’s not that I’m disenchanted with China’s voice-acting industry; I’m actually a little impressed.

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Using Apple OSX’s Character Palette to Input Chinese

Apple’s Character Palette is great for finding problematic characters that can’t be located by Pinyin, and if you’re on a Mac, you don’t even have to download anything! Read about how it works in this post.

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