need to double check my mandarin translation?

Hi, I am looking to find a translation of the term "Religious extremist" to Mandarin, and I am a bit reluctant to trust an online translator.
宗教极端主义 – This is what the online translator gave me when I asked for "religious extremist" to be translated.

I also liked this: 政教合一 which the translator says means "union of religious and political rule / theocracy / Caesaropapism"

If anyone could confirm these translations (or offer alternatives if they are found wanting), I would be greatly appreciative

I am looking for anyone to do what the title above says.

Via skype or shared talk

I´d be honoured to teach you Portuguese or help you with English in exchange for Mandarin. I really want to learn that language 🙂
Dude I didn´t know it was against the rules but hey, in some answers people offend is that allowed? 、、、

I have to do a report for chinese on a mandarin character that has some interesting etymology/history. Any ideas? I kinda wanted to do a character that talked about a typical chinese food, but i’m open to any suggestion.

So far, I’ve only met THREE Chinese guys who could CLEARLY UNDERSTAND both Cantonese and Mandarin and can speak both languages fluently. The rest are like, "What? What did he say?" (my friend’s translation.)

Considering the facts that I am a white girl with no Asian relations, grew up in a 99.9% white community, and speak English as a first language, is it possible for me to become fluent in Korean and Mandarin? I’m pretty smart (I get A’s in every subject), but I wonder if being smart is enough to learn Korean or Mandarin and speak and write them well.
What would be the best method to learn Korean? Like are there certain books or maybe Rosetta Stone?

It’s a rough translation, and all I really need to know is if something in it is very wrong.

Here’s the English:
The most important thing learning Chinese does for me is it opens up a new world to me. Mandarin is the most spoken language in the world, and when I learn to speak it I am able to talk to over a billion people that I couldn’t talk to before. It gives me a cultural understanding that most Americans don’t have.
It also opens up a world of literature, art, and culture. There are so many good Chinese books, movies, and works of art, and Chinese culture has had thousands of years to develop. Learning another language is something everybody should do.

And my translation:
学中文最重要的是因为我想对这个世界进行更多的了解。 中文是世界的最大的语言,和我会说中文以后我会根十亿个人说话。 我会说中文的时候,我比很多美国人懂中国的文化。
我说中文以后,我还会看中文的文学,文科,和文化。有这么多好极乐的中文电影,书 , 和艺术,和中国的文化千年发展过。 我觉得,都人应当学别的语言。

Thank you!

The business is translating english, spanish, and mandarin but he can not think of a name at all. It needs to be clever and witty.

Software to write in Mandarin?

I’m going to be taking a GCSE in Mandarin and would like to be able to type up my essays etc. on the computer.
I’ve been to China and know that they have software that allows them to type in the pinyin using the keyboard and then select the appropriate character. Does anyone know where I could get a copy of this? I’m willing to pay, but obviously, the cheaper the better.

Thanks for any help 🙂

My old mandarin book has the translation in it but I lost it.
It’s for an assignment
thanks everyone!!

Learning Mandarin in 4 years?

Hello. My name is Raj Patel and I live in the UK. I want to go to medical University in China but I have to learn mandarin in 4 years. How hard is it to learn mandarin and is there a realistic chance that I can actually talk and write mandarin with 4 years because I don’t want to go there if I know its going to be very difficult to learn. How many hours would I have to put it to learn mandarin?

What jobs can I get if i study language in university?

i havent decided yet what i want to study in university but one of the things im interested in is language. not like english literature or the history of language or what language is and stuff…but like studying a language,…mandarin for example.
If i study language, what are the jobs available in this field?


and English? The original Mandarin soundings are retained, whilst the accents / tones are deleted ( because English does not have accents / tones ) and the writing is changed from Chinese characters to Roman letters ( used by English ). Pretty awesome huh? Agree?

Why is Mandarin so hard? :(?

I’ve decided to learn only spoken Mandarin and not the written (so I can understand the actual language) but these tones are so hard and it sounds so…. different. Japanese on the other hand, is different aswell, but their words are easy to pronounce.

Does it get any easier? 🙁

How much Mandarin will I learn in one year?

At my college, you need to take a main language course (Spanish, German or French) for two years and a side language for one year.

I’m probably going to take Spanish, but I really want to learn the Mandarin. The first term is Chinese I and the second term is Chinese II.

If I take both courses, will I learn alot of Mandarin? Also, will my Spanish courses get in my way?
I already listen to Chinese audio lessons, and when I’m at work, I’ll go over the lessons in my head 😛

New Cousin My Aunt Is Adopting From China Agian.. Help?

My aunt has decided to adopt from china agian, after adopting a baby girl Sophie back in 06, but she was only about a little over a year when they got her (she turned 4 in june) Everything went as smooth as possible, and she adapted very well. She learned English as her primary language, so the language barrier was not a problem. However, the little boy Jax my aunt is going through the process of adopting right now, has just turned 7 and knows no english that we know of. They have just began the adoption basically, just sending in his care package not even 3 weeks ago. So, there might be another year ahead. If so, he’d be 8, and it would be harder for him to learn English, and learn the customs and get used to life.
Any parents who have had a similar situation to this who would like to send some tips?
And the whole family is using rosetta stone to learn mandarin, to help talk to him

any good ones you know of?
idc whether its a soap, anime, movie, or even a cartoon…..i just need something to help quicken learning mandarin. thank you

Is there’s any mandarin sitcom with english subtitles ?

Actually, i’m trying to learn Mandarin and I would like to watch a sitcom (something like "Friends") in order to help me.

Is it all-around better to know Cantonese or Mandarin?

i think i need to start learning chinese, but idk which dialect would be the best. i hear mandarin is really widespread, but a lot of chinese people i know speak cantonese dialect…

Learn Chinese (Mandarin), Japanese, or Hindi?

Please take the time to read the entire details area. I’m currently a double major in finance & accounting with a minor in hospitality management. I honestly don’t know what I am going to do yet but it is obviously going to have something to do with accounting and/or finance in a corporate environment and I want a language that will help me with getting and excelling at a job. I have the chance to study abroad in one of three places and I want to learn the language that corresponds. Here are the various choices and corresponding situations/details. Any well thought out advice is greatly appreciated.
-All three schools are well respected and advanced in education and I am getting a wealth of scholarships to help in funding a majority of costs.
1. Pondicherry, India @ IISAC
– it will be easy to get course credit transfered from here, it is very affordable, their website is extremely informative, India is very dirty, . Most people in India speak English so Hindi may not be as much of an asset.
2. Shanghai, China @ ECNU
-it will be more difficult to get credits transferred from here, very affordable, nice looking but not informative website, Shanghai is polluted. Mandarin seems to be the most in demand language and therefore would be the largest asset but take into account all the details and situations before you advise me to choose this.
3. Tokyo, Japan @ ICU
-I am hands down most interested in Japanese culture, great non polluted environment, fresh/healthy food, very expensive, very modern school, same difficulty in transferring credits as China, very informative website, Mandarin is also taught here. Japanese seems valuable as a language but not nearly as much as Mandarin and Hindi but the biggest factor at this school is that the school/living costs here are almost twice as expensive as the other two.

If you can read, write, and speak Japanese, is learning Mandarin pretty easy (compared to only being able to read, write, and speak romance languages)?

Keep in mind, I’ve had to do all of my Mandarin learning online, or by listening to DVD’s in Mandarin.

I’m serious, what’s the best way to learn to read simplified Chinese Characters. I realize it will take a lot of effort and time.

Thank you for any reasonable answers.

How do you say "me too" in mandarin?

how do you write it in pinyin(mandarin)?

is it all-around better to know Cantonese or Mandarin?

i think i need to start learning chinese, but idk which dialect would be the best. i hear mandarin is really widespread, but a lot of chinese people i know speak cantonese dialect…

I’m currently learning Japanese. I have a very limited vocabulary, know little kanji, and I’m just barely able to read. Though I’m struggling to learn Japanese, I also want to learn Mandarin. See, there are two REALLY great Taiwanese dramas I’ve been wanting to watch FOREVER, so since I can’t find English subs for them, I want to learn Mandarin. I had always been interested in learning Mandarin, so now’s my chance.

Is this a bad idea? I mean, I’ve been trying to learn Japanese for quite a while now and I still suck at it (the amount of kanji to learn is also quite discouraging =P). I’m not entirely sure I should learn Mandarin right now ( it looks pretty challenging Q_Q), but I really want to. =/

What are your thoughts? All advice is welcome! 🙂

learn chinese in which Shanghai univ???

Hi, im planning to learn Mandarin in Shanghai but i dunno which univ should I pick? DO you have any suggestion? and what should i prepare to go to shanghai? what month do they usually start the class? how about the accomodation, cost, and other stuff (food,travel,shop,etc) … I greatly appreciate your time =)

o and I can understand some basic Mandarin but not fluent on talking back =P do you think I should learn to talk basic stuff first before going there?

Thanx =)

desperate to learn mandarin?

hi. i wanna learn mandarin and i’m having a hard time, btw i’m self-studying. the pronounciation is really hard. any person who’ll help me in any way is very welcome. tnx :))

I’m starting to learn Mandarin.

How do I write bubble tea in Chinese?

I’m trying to write ‘I like to drink bubble tea’, but I don’t know how to write Bubble tea. I know it’s said zhen zhu nai cha in mandarin but what is the character?
I’ve just been told that it’s 珍珠奶茶好喝. Is that correct?

You can’t SPEAK Chinese. Chinese is an ethnicity. However we CAN speak Mandarin or Cantonese, etc.

I’m half French and half Chinese and I just want to blow up at people who ask that because it is very frustrating.
It’s not called overreacting. Believe me, you would feel this way as well if you were Chinese. Even if I’m only half Chinese, I feel very irritated. I guess you have to Chinese to understand, or to be in a similar situation to understand.
I meant, I guess you have to be Chinese to understand.
Of course I very well know there are many more dialects than just Mandarin and Cantonese, hence the fact I put down ‘ect.’. Mandarin is the main language of Chinese people.

are there any cantonese pronunciation tools online?

does anyone know where i can find an online tool that can translate chinese characters and have it pronounce in cantonese rather than mandarin? paid websites are helpful if anyone knows either..thanks

How do you write this in Pinyin?


I need to know how to write this in Pinyin for a Mandarin assignment.

– What year did you father come to Australia ?
– What does your older brother do for a living ?

If you could also include tone marks, it would be great.

– David

I take french in high school, but I also want to learn Mandarin from a separate class. If I take on Mandarin at the same time, will it mess up what I was taught in french or vice versa?

I can’t really read the chinese characters in the online articles that talk about him (they’re all in traditional Mandarin). I was wondering if someone can talk about him in fluent English.

Should I Study French or Mandarin?

I need to pick a language to study when I transfer to a new college. Which would be better in the long run?

I love speaking French. It’s not that difficult to me. Plus, I love French movies.

I like speaking Mandarin but the tones and Chinese writing would be so time-consuming.

Should I learn Irish or Mandarin?

For various reasons, I have already started both. I can do basic greetings and numbers, and what not. I even used some of my Mandarin in China a few months ago as an independent traveler. But I also really want to learn Irish (I have an opportunity for free courses with a small group of people).
I will probably do both, so my question is more of a "which one should I learn first?"

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