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闲白儿电台

A real listening challenge here. A podcast of guys talking about anything and everything. So a great source of natural, unscripted conversation. Read more.

itunes.apple.com

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Ah-Ke over 5 years

Pinyin introduction and audio charts

This is the traditional Pinyin chart with audio, with the added benefit that you can download it and use it offline. Contains separate mp3 files. Female speaker with clear pronunciation. Edit: Y... Read more.

chinesepod.com

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Beginner Intermediate Listening Speaking Tools-and-Apps Android Audio iOS Pronunciation Web

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Olle Linge over 5 years

Chinese Version – How to search for Chinese language stuff online

There are a few ways that you can search for Mandarin language stuff online, and which method is best depends on what exactly you're looking for. In this post on Chinese Hacks, Dave talks about how... Read more.

chinesehacks.com

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Beginner Intermediate Listening Reading Information-and-Advice

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Olle Linge over 5 years

Viooz (free streaming of movies in Mandarin with subtitles)

What funner way to practice listening than watch a good movie? Ok, I can think of a few, but admit it's right there towards the top of the list. This link has a wide range of movies, from Chinese c... Read more.

viooz.ac

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Julien Leyre over 5 years

John Pasden's complete tips on Chinese pronunciation (Sinosplice)

John Pasden has over ten years of experience teaching Chinese language, and a particular awareness of phonetic difficulties. This page gathers a number of posts on his website sinosplice about pron... Read more.

sinosplice.com

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Speaking Information-and-Advice Pronunciation

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Julien Leyre over 5 years

Marco Polo Project - read and translate new writing from China

The Marco Polo Project is a digital community reading and translating new writing from China. The website proposes a diverse and original selection of new Chinese writing by independent journalists... Read more.

marcopoloproject.org

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Advanced Reading Resource-collections Translation

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Julien Leyre over 5 years

Improve Your Chinese With: Subtitles

Subtitles offer a way to get endless annotated Chinese audio for free. You use linked-up learning! This article on Chinese Boost includes some resources for people who are looking for subtitles in ... Read more.

chineseboost.com

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Advanced Intermediate Listening Reading Information-and-Advice Video

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Olle Linge over 5 years

Chineasy? Not (About what's wrong with Hsueh ShaoLan's Chineasy)

In this blog post, Victor Mair explains what's wrong withe Hsueh ShaoLan's claims that learning to read and write Chinese is easy. That this is wrong should be pretty easy, but few can say it with ... Read more.

languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Reading Information-and-Advice Review

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Olle Linge over 5 years

Chinese is Easy! Ep1 - Chinese Tones

This video is produced by Hutong School and explains the very basics of Chinese tones, suitable for the complete beginner or those that are thinking about learning Chinese and want to know a little... Read more.

youtube.com

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Beginner Speaking Resource-highlights Audio Pronunciation Video VPN-required

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Olle Linge over 5 years

常用國字標準字體筆順學習網 (Common Character Stroke Order Look-up and Training)

This site from Taiwan's Ministry of Education is the definitive resource for stroke order for anyone who is learning traditional characters. Select your search method from the top (單子查詢 for enterin... Read more.

stroke-order.learningweb.moe.edu.tw

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Beginner Intermediate Vocabulary Tools-and-Apps Dictionary Traditional-Characters Web

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Olle Linge over 5 years

國語小字典 (Taiwan Ministry of Education Elementary School Dictionary)

Even though this is said to be for elementary school, definitions are seldom that easy and probably require a fairly good reading ability already. However, it's definitely better than most other mo... Read more.

dict.mini.moe.edu.tw

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Advanced Intermediate Vocabulary Tools-and-Apps Dictionary Traditional-Characters Web

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Olle Linge over 5 years

異體字字典網站首頁 (Chinese character variants)

This site help you sort out difference between variants of the same character. It is hosted by the Ministry of Education in Taiwan, so this is for traditional characters mostly. I would advice agai... Read more.

dict2.variants.moe.edu.tw

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Advanced Vocabulary Tools-and-Apps Dictionary Traditional-Characters Web

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Olle Linge over 5 years

東東錯別字詞典:網上中文錯別字字典 (Chinese Spell-checker)

This site allows you to look up what words a character commonly occurs in and what possible problem there are, thus allowing you to answer question like when you should use 欲 and 慾 or 善 and 擅. It a... Read more.

kwuntung.net

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Advanced Intermediate Vocabulary Tools-and-Apps Traditional-Characters Web

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Olle Linge over 5 years

Radical list with colloquial names

This list of radicals is mostly the same as any other list of radicals, but with the important exception that this also includes the colloquial names of the radicals. This is very useful when you w... Read more.

blog.nciku.com

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Vocabulary Resource-highlights

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Olle Linge over 5 years

Sensible Chinese character learning revisited

In a way, learning Chinese characters is very much like learning vocabulary in any foreign language and much of the efficient methods developed there works well for Chinese as well. However, charac... Read more.

hackingchinese.com

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Vocabulary Writing Information-and-Advice

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Olle Linge over 5 years

第二次汉字简化方案(草案)红_百度文库

This document details an additional phase of character simplifications that was never implemented. It's still interesting to look at and whereas some simplifications make sense, others would have m... Read more.

wenku.baidu.com

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Advanced Intermediate Reading Vocabulary Simplified-Characters

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Olle Linge over 5 years

Ambiguities in Chinese character simplification

This article on Wikipedia lists character simplifications and is extremely useful if you already know one character set and want to learn the other. I have written about learning both character set... Read more.

en.wikipedia.org

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Advanced Intermediate Vocabulary Resource-highlights Characters Simplified-Characters Traditional-Characters

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Olle Linge over 5 years

甘比亚大陆 - 虎扑篮球论坛

A Chinese discussion forum / social news site with discussions about almost everything. Good for reading about your particular interests or perhaps even participating in the discussions yourself. Read more.

bbs.hupu.com

Advanced Reading Writing Resource-highlights Social-learning Community Web

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Olle Linge over 5 years

2014-03-13锵锵三人行 窦文涛:内地医患缺乏沟通滋生信任危机

钟南山坚持认为,最终打开医患之间心结的还应当是真正深化医疗体制改革,让公立医院回归公益。钟南山说,伤害、杀害事件主要在大医院。主要解决这个问题,关键在解决公立医院真正的公益性。医改公立医院的公益性体现在哪,他的改革方向是应该向更好的公益性发展,要着力改善大医院的公益性,首先就表现在对医务人员的工资,是国家给的,而不要靠自己去想办法。有了这个的话,医生就不用着去考虑药的问题,甚至有很多五花八门... Read more.

v.ifeng.com

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Olle Linge over 5 years

《时间都去哪儿了》 lyrics translation: Where Has the Time Gone? 英文翻译

"时间都去哪儿了 has been popular recently, especially since it was performed by 王铮亮 (Wáng Zhēngliàng) on 春晚. I thought I'd have a go at annotating it in English." Read more.

eastasiastudent.net

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Intermediate Listening Reading Resource-highlights Video

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Olle Linge over 5 years

Preparing for Resurrection Festival (aka Easter) in Chinese

"Even if you’re totally unfamiliar with the Easter story, this short reading list should more or less work for you. It’s all actual biblical text, abridged and slightly rearranged to make the narra... Read more.

chinahopelive.net

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Advanced Reading Resource-highlights

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Olle Linge over 5 years

Viral one-minute Chinese sex ed video with English translation

"So there are these minute-long Chinese sex ed videos that’ve gone viral on the Chinese internet. I suspect they’re actually aimed at parents, but they’re funny and well done. Here’s a translation ... Read more.

chinahopelive.net

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Olle Linge over 5 years

PPS TV Player

PPS.tv is an online source of Chinese TV episodes and films. Great for finding input content to improve comprehension and listening ability. Nearly all of the Chinese shows have Chinese subs as ... Read more.

pps.tv

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Advanced Intermediate Listening Resource-collections Tools-and-Apps Video

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kdgbalmer over 5 years

Chinese Grammar Wiki

A comprehensive, free resource for standard Chinese grammar, organized by part of speech and difficulty level, with clear, practical examples of usage. This site includes helpful bite-sized expl... Read more.

resources.allsetlearning.com

Advanced Beginner Intermediate Grammar Resource-collections

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kdgbalmer over 5 years

Chinese online short story collection (Just Learn Chinese!)

This is a great repository of short stories for beginner and intermediate learners. Some of them also have audio and all have translations to English and word lists! I would be a little bit careful... Read more.

justlearnchinese.com

Advanced Intermediate Listening Reading Resource-collections

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Olle Linge over 5 years

I really regret not studying Chinese sooner! (Mandarin Segments)

Many people say that they regret not starting learning earlier, but yet shy away from starting to learn now. This short blog post is spot on and describes the mentality of such people and why it's ... Read more.

mandarinsegments.blogspot.tw

Beginner Language-learning Information-and-Advice

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Olle Linge over 5 years

Cultural Interviews with Chinese-Speaking Professionals

This site provides (among other things) interviews with Chinese professionals in different fields. They talk about a wide range of topics. Each interview consists of a relatively short video clip, ... Read more.

laits.utexas.edu

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Olle Linge over 5 years

Learning, powered by imagination - Memrise

The Memrise community uses images and science to make learning easy and fun. Learn a language. Learn anything. Read more.

memrise.com

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Olle Linge over 5 years

Perapera Language Tools (Popup browser dictionary)

This is probably one of the most useful plugins for both Firefox and Chrome to learn Chinese. Perapera offers an excellent popup dictionary which allows you to take on texts that would have been im... Read more.

perapera.org

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Olle Linge over 5 years

On the Character 革 (The World of Chinese)

The evolution of meanings behind the Chinese character 革, from the ancient meaning related to 'hunting', to it's main meaning of “to change”, and 'transformation', with an oftentimes usage on the t... Read more.

theworldofchinese.com

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Olle Linge over 5 years

On the character 性 (The World of Chinese)

When it comes to the Chinese word for sex, or 性(Xìng), avoid it in daily speech like you are a proper “sir” from the Victoria era. Defenders of decency might be disappointed to learn the original m... Read more.

theworldofchinese.com

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Olle Linge over 5 years

Fake it Until You Make It (The World of Chinese)

We are all experts in self-curation these days. China is no different, sometimes with disastrous results. Here are a few of the nation’s most gaudy pretenders. Read more.

theworldofchinese.com

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Chinese-in-context

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Olle Linge over 5 years

Pinyin sort order (Pinyin News)

Ever wondered how words are sorted in Pinyin? Well, alphabetically is the first answer, but what about diacritic marks? What about tones? Read more.

pinyin.info

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Olle Linge over 5 years

乡音苑 Phonemica, a panorama of Chinese dialects, painted by speakers through their stories

From the about page: Phonemica is a crowd-sourced project to record spoken stories in every one of the thousands of varieties of Chinese. We believe that each language and dialect is a priceless... Read more.

phonemica.net

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Advanced Intermediate Listening Speaking Resource-collections Audio Cantonese Dialects Web

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Olle Linge over 5 years

2014-03-11 锵锵三人行 梁文道:马航飞机无端失联 让人心悬

A discussion about the recent disappearance of the Malaysia Airways flight. 锵锵三人行 is one of my favourite programs, always good content and the host is awesome. There are transcripts available, too. Read more.

v.ifeng.com

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Olle Linge over 5 years

Chengyu stories, chinese idioms - Chinese-Tools.com

Chinese Idioms or Chengyu are short sayings usually consisting of four characters. Unless you know the story and its common usage, a Chengyu will sound like random nonsense. Here are some Chengyu ... Read more.

chinese-tools.com

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alwaysnoone over 5 years

Asking the experts: How to learn Chinese grammar

How should we learn Chinese grammar? There are many, many different ways of approaching grammar, both from a theoretical point of view and from a practical, student perspective. Because this is suc... Read more.

hackingchinese.com

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Olle Linge over 5 years

Mnemonics for Pronouncing Chinese Characters

Serge Gorodish describes himself as "Mathematician, father, programmer, amateur linguist, cynic/idealist, and all-around nice guy" and has found a way to split pinyin syllables in components, which... Read more.

countryoftheblind.blogspot.de

Advanced Beginner Intermediate Vocabulary Information-and-Advice Pronunciation

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Matthias over 5 years

Earthly Branches (Sinoglot)

This article on Sinoglot describes the earthly branches, why they are useful and how to memorise them (using the fingers). Read more.

sinoglot.com

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Olle Linge over 5 years

Heavenly Stems (Sinoglot)

This article introduces the heavenly stems along with an interesting way to memorise them (using the fingers). It also deals briefly with why they are useful to know. The heavenly stems are quite u... Read more.

sinoglot.com

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Olle Linge over 5 years

“China’s tower of babel” and the language/dialect question. Again. (Sinoglot)

What's a dialect? What's a language? Are Mandarin, Cantonese and Wu different languages or are they dialects of the same language. The answer is that there is no answer, it depends. This is a short... Read more.

sinoglot.com

Beginner Intermediate Speaking Information-and-Advice Dialects

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Olle Linge over 5 years

Fast Chinese (Reading Tool)

This is an application which displays words one at a time in rapid succession, thus (at least in theory) enabling you to read more quickly since you don't have to move your eyes at all. I think thi... Read more.

dheera.net

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Advanced Reading Tools-and-Apps Web

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Olle Linge over 5 years

Douban - 豆瓣

Douban is one of the most popular online Chinese communities and forums. You can read a wide variety of material - on almost any topic imaginable - from native speakers. It's a wonderful source... Read more.

douban.com

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Advanced Reading Writing Resource-collections Social-learning Community

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Ah-Ke over 5 years

YouTube to MP3 Converter - Fast, Free (ListenToYouTube.com)

Ever wanted to listen to the clips you've found on YouTube? This tool allows you to convert YouTube clips to mp3 files. This is excellent for listening practice! You can use it for music, commercia... Read more.

listentoyoutube.com

Advanced Beginner Intermediate Listening Tools-and-Apps Web

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Olle Linge over 5 years

6 Awesome Chinese Podcasts You've Never Heard Of (FluentU)

This post on FluentU discusses briefly what to look for in a podcast and then follows up with six recommended podcasts. Some of them were actually new to me and I don't know if the recommended leve... Read more.

fluentu.com

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Listening Resource-collections Audio Review

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Olle Linge over 5 years

13 Chinese Grammar Patterns & Structures We Love to Hate (FluentU)

This post opens up with a discussion of learning grammar in Chinese, followed by explanations of thirteen common sentence patterns in Chinese, including examples with translation. I would prefer mo... Read more.

fluentu.com

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Olle Linge over 5 years

The Year of the Horse Chengyu (Sinosplice)

This post is about 马到成功, one of the idioms used to wish someone success in the year of the horse (it has other uses as well). John Pasden explains what it means and how to use it (and some things a... Read more.

sinosplice.com

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Olle Linge over 5 years

The 5th Skill: Handwriting (Laowai Chinese 老外中文)

In this article, Albert Wolfe of Laowai Chinese talks about handwriting as the fifth skill. The four normal skills are listening, speaking, reading and writing, but he argues that in Chinese, handw... Read more.

laowaichinese.net

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Advanced Intermediate Writing Information-and-Advice

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Olle Linge over 5 years

15 Chinese Artifacts That Will Change How You Look at China (chinaSMACK)

Historical artifacts unearthed in China such as golf clubs, fashion accessories, toilet seats, toothbrushes, double-ended lesbian dildos and Google's Android? As usual, chinaSMACK provides parallel... Read more.

chinasmack.com

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Olle Linge over 5 years

Chinese Dictionary - YellowBridge

Talking Chinese dictionary with sample sentences, handwriting recognition, fuzzy pinyin matches, word decomposition, animated stroke order, character etymology, etc. Read more.

yellowbridge.com

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Tom over 5 years

Tone Colors and What Pleco Did with Them (Laowai Chinese 老外中文)

This blog-post offers an introduction to the concept of coloured tones in Chinese learning software. Where do the colours come from? Why were they chosen? And what colours should you choose for you... Read more.

laowaichinese.net

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate Vocabulary Information-and-Advice Pronunciation

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Olle Linge over 5 years

Laowai Chinese 老外中文

Laowai Chinese doesn't update often, but when it does, it's usually worth reading. The blog is about anything related to Chinese and China, but I find posts about vocabulary, grammar and culture th... Read more.

laowaichinese.net

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate General Information-and-Advice Blog

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Olle Linge over 5 years

Chinese-Characters.org

This site offers a reasonably comprehensive character dictionary that includes a few things most other dictionaries don't offer, such as etymology (with pictures) and a list of words a certain char... Read more.

chinese-characters.org

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Olle Linge over 5 years

"Learn Chinese" Resource Bank (by LaowaiChinese.net)

Tips, Tricks, Software, Websites and Lessons to make learning Chinese easier. This is basically an aggregator that collects blog-posts and new updates from a large variety of sites related to learn... Read more.

netvibes.com

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Advanced Beginner Intermediate General Resource-collections

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Olle Linge over 5 years