My favourite Chinese learning tools Here’s a list of my favourite Chinese learning tools that I’ve distilled over several years of learning Mandarin Chinese. These are of course just my personal preferences for Chinese learning tools – they’re the ones I’ve used and stuck with as I’ve continued studying. I can be guilty of finding one tool I like and sticking to it without trying out new options, so just because I haven’t included something here doesn’t mean I’m not aware of it or that I don’t like it. There’s a wealth of cool Chinese learning tools out there, and there are more appearing all the time, which is great. Please do share your favourite Chinese learning tools in the comments. Maybe we can all discover a couple of new ones this way.
a fast Pokémon checker for XY with thanks to Mat and xfr for research, Kazo for creating the original Trade Checker, and runxiadianqui and Chris Pietschmann for the Virtual Router Plus code.If you played competitive VGC in the last generation, you probably heard of Pokécheck, a fake-GTS site which many players used to quickly check the details of their Pokémon. We may not have a Pokécheck for Gen 6 for quite some time, but until then Instacheck Hotspot will let us do the same for our Pokémon in X and Y.How does it work?Instacheck Hotspot uses your computer's wireless connection to create a wi-fi hotspot, which you must use to connect your 3DS to the internet. Your computer can then analyze all network traffic going to your 3DS, and find the data of all Pokémon shown or sent to you in a trade.
Out of Character: The Psychology of Good and Evil by Maria Popova What Aristotle has to do with Tiger Woods and the story of the world. The dichotomy of good and evil is as old as the story of the world, and timeless in its relevance to just about everything we do in life, from our political and spiritual views to our taste in music, art and literature to how we think about our simple dietary choices. But while most of us recognize that these concepts of good and bad aren’t always black-and-white categories, we never cease to be surprised when someone or something we’ve perceived as “good” does or becomes something we perceive as “bad,” from an esteemed politician’s transgression to a beloved celebrity’s slip into addiction or scientology or otherwise socially undesirable behavior.
20 more awesomely untranslatable words from around the world If only you could use these words in Scrabble. Photo: Jeremy Mates When linguists refer to “untranslatable” words, the idea is not that a word cannot somehow be explained in another language, but that part of the essence of the word is lost as it crosses from one language to another. This often is due to different social and cultural contexts that have shaped how the word is used. The Light and the Glory Questions As I was planning for the next school year, I was thinking of having Donnie read The Light and the Glory for Children as well as the other books in the series. I was also thinking of having him answer the questions in the back for each chapter. I decided it would be easier for Donnie if the questions were as worksheets and inserted into his school folder. If he sees it, he will remember to do it. So, I typed them up notebook style.
Korean Hangul in 20 minutes If you have never tried to learn another script, anything that you see in a different script looks mysterious, strange and difficult to understand. There are many different kinds of scripts in the world, but few as simple as the Korean Hangul. Creating Hangul If you’ve seen the writing systems that look like strange scribbles from the far eastern countries, you probably also come across the Korean writing system known as Hangul. 9 Fresh Free Fonts Here at WDL we love to keep our readers updated, especially when it comes to fresh free fonts. Today we gathered 9 new free fonts to keep your design library updated and fresh. V.GER Grotesque Matchup RIDGE Typeface
Sankhyakarika The miracle of a perpetually dynamic Universe is enabled when two opposing factors in an interactive state occur simultaneously. Compression and expansion are two opposing activities but when it takes place simultaneously, activity time is conserved and the dynamic state continues. The theoretical clue, lacking in Physics and Cosmology is the numerical algorithm that defines the threshold of simultaneously interactive states, which is also the key to gravitation phenomena. Newtons gravity constant and the fine structure constant are an approximation of precise axiomatic ratios that governs all phenomena in the Universe. Such an interactive activity among the sea of components in space is called a Vriti or vortex in Sanskrit and can be visualised as shown in the adjacent diagram.
Psychogeography evoL PsychogeogrAphix 2003 evoL PsychogeogrAphix 2004 evoL PsychogeogrAphix 2005 Lessons Drawspace Pro Lessons are designed for artists of all levels and educators, and are logically organized into resources and activities. Eventually, all lessons and E-books authored by Brenda Hoddinott will be available here: four to eight brand new lessons and newly-revised older lessons are being added every month! Upgrade Now: Download all 308 lessons and 4 e-books! Try for Free: Download lessons marked as "Free"! 1.1.R1 Glossary Of Art Terms Definitions of art-related terms used in the resources and activities of Drawspace Curriculum (updated February 2013) Basic Letters and Korean Word Structure Click here for a workbook to go along with this lesson. Click here for a free PDF of all the lessons in Unit 0. This Lesson is also available in Italiano, Deutsch, Español, Русский, Français and Português For now, don’t even think about words or grammar or anything until you can read and pronounce Korean letters and syllables. Without being able to read Korean, it is very difficult to continue studying other parts of the language.
Resident Evil at MSTR For our latest project we partnered up with video game giant, Capcom, known best for their multi-million-selling franchises; Street Fighter, Mega Man, Resident Evil, and Devil May Cry - to design a special Umbrella Corporation Ambassador for their Resident Evil title. Capcom released their first Resident Evil game for the original Playstation back in 1996. Since then, they've sold over 50 million units and have expanded the franchise to comic books, action figures, and a series of live action full feature films. Japanese Zen Buddhist Philosophy 1. The Meaning of the Term Zen The designation of this school of the Buddha-Way as Zen, which means sitting meditation, is derived from a transliteration of the Chinese word Chán. Because the Chinese term is in turn a transliteration of the Sanskrit term dhyāna, however, Zen owes its historical origin to early Indian Buddhism, where a deepened state of meditation, called samādhi, was singled out as one of the three components of study a Buddhist was required to master, the other two being an observation of ethical precepts (sīla) and an embodiment of nondiscriminatory wisdom (prajñā).
A-level Critical Thinking CRITICAL THINKING REVISION NOTES Credibility of evidence Argument: A proposal/conclusion supported by a reason or reasons.Evidence: Information that supports an argument.Credibility: The believability of information.