Learning Chinese

I think to learn Chinese (or any language in general), it is important to learn outside the textbook also. During the academic time, it is often the case (at least for me) that there is not enough time to look at something else apart from what is already there in the textbook. This is a break time, so I think it is a golden opportunity to do this. I read Prof. Tao’s blog (in which I plan to read everything), and someone translated the page into Chinese. So, I will put it here and learn all the vocabulary in there!

link: http://article.yeeyan.org/view/99083/121600

original: http://terrytao.wordpress.com/career-advice/solving-mathematical-problems/

Sample words: 解题 (Jie3 Ti2): problem-solving

方面: side, aspects

未解決 (Wei4 Jie3 Jue2): unresolved

生涯 (Sheng1 Ya2): Career

知识 (Zhi1 Shi4): Knowledge

耐心 (Nai4 Xin1): Patient

勤奋 (Qin2 Fen4): Diligent

阶段 (Jie Duan4): Stage

竞赛 (Jing4 Sai4): Competition

成型 (Cheng2 Xing2): Forming

技巧 (Ji4 Qiao3): Tecnique

尤为 (You2 Wei2): Particularly

发现 (Fa1 Jian4): Find

比如 (Bi3 Ru2): Such as

前提条件 (Qian2 Ti2 Tiao2 Jian4): Hypothesis

强 (Qiang2): Strength

短期 (Duan3 Qi2): Short-Term

目标 (Mu4 Biao1): Goal

长远 (Chang2 Yuan3): Long Term

An Exciting Moment

I am so exited to start writing this blog. I see a lot of opportunities to improve my writing, my thoughts, and in the end I can share this to anyone I would like to. I get inspired after reading a blog written by Terence Tao. I think at this point it is very interesting to keep updating what is going on in my unofficial research and so people can join me if they are interested. I hope to write many posts during my Winter break. I am still deciding the scope of this blog, whether it be just about mathematics-related topics or about my life in general. I have yet to think about this, but I can foresee that it is going to be fun!!!

PS. Testing the LaTeX code: x^4 + 4 = (x^2+2)^2 - 4x^2 = (x^2 + 2x + 2)(x^2 - 2x + 2).

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