Just to be clear, Mandarin Segments aims to use the following specification in writing the text of this blog:
- content will be based on Standard Mandarin (Pǔtōnghuà) [普通话]
- words will be based on the Simplified word set, although reference to the Traditional set will sometimes be made
- where relevant, Pinyin transliterations will be provided (using the usual tone marks), as well as in Chinese writing
- comments are encouraged
And as the blog reader, please consider the following: It's easy to spend 30 seconds looking at a post and agreeing that the content might be useful to remember, and perhaps even easy to remember. But unless you actually take the time to remember, you have possibly wasted those 30 seconds. So take your time with new posts, and set a personal goal to not leave the page until you've memorised the content. And consider coming back for revision!