As many of us experience on a daily basis, the language barrier is an important part of the reason why the Internet appears divided up into different Internets – e.g. an English and a Chinese Internet.
A number of good translation software applications exist today. In the future translation software will definitely develop into levels that provide more accurate translations, easier to use applications, and to a large extend automatic functionality, but to what extent?
Well, in any case, one way to deal with the barrier between English and Chinese languages is to learn the other language 🙂
Linese.com is a website that presents itself
as “a platform for people around the world to learn Chinese and experience
Chinese culture. It is also a place for Chinese to study English and further
explore other cultures”.
It offers both written and oral Chinese
lessons, and a large, interesting selection of cultural insights on a variety of topics – and new articles are added daily. For example you
can see pictures of and read about snacks that are either traditional or hip to consume in Beijing.
You can also learn about World Heritage Preservation sites around China, read a discussion about gender equality in the Expat’s View section, or learn about the historical meaning of ghosts in Chinese culture.
Stay tuned for future posts on online
language learning and translation software.