HOW TO WATCH WESTERN MOVIES IN CHINESE AND WHERE TO FIND THEM
**WARNING volume is really quiet. Please turn volume up to follow along properly**
*This video is to intended to help people find Chinese language materials for study purposes. It does not condone using this method to download movies for non-study purposes.*
WHY SHOULD PEOPLE WATCH WESTERN MOVIES DUBBED IN CHINESE?
-Chinese learning students often find it difficult to find palatable Chinese media to learn with.
-Watching western movies dubbed in Chinese is a good way to learn & follow along with modern language listening and to get used to reading subtitles.
-Also as many have seen the original western movies in English, this provides good context to understand the Chinese.
AVAILABILITY OF CHINESE SPOKEN LANGUAGE WESTERN MOVIES
-Western movies are often released in China with both the original English version and the ‘国语配音版‘ (Chinese language dubbed version).
-These are a great resource for Chinese language study, because you can watch at home, pause when you want and take notes. …provided that you can find such movies.
-These movies ARE available, but the trouble has always been how to find them online.
-These Chinese dubbed versions are NOT available to buy legally, thus the use of this method. (I’ve tried to buy movies dubbed in Chinese legally, i seriously couldn’t find anywhere that it’s available. Sometimes you might find The Simpsons dubbed in Taiwanese Chinese)
-Many Chinese have their Chinese downloading programs, but its always been notoriously difficult to navigate through and find something NOT laden with viruses.
WHICH PROGRAMS TO USE & WHAT THE VIDEO SHOWS
-The combination of 阳光电影8 & 迅雷 is a reliable way to find Chinese dubbed Western movies for your Chinese practice
-This video shows you exactly how to do it, and explains some of the key things to note & pay attention to using the site & the program.
0:13 Which website to use ygdy8.com
0:22 ygdy8.com homepage lay-out description
1:31 explanation of link segments [Category], Year 年， Genre, 《Movie name》， Quality, Language & subtitles
3:25 Searching for 国语 movies
Searching explained in more detail at 11:14 (cntrl + F then type ‘语‘ to find the language listings, if you search for ‘语言’ you will get zero search results)
4:48 Example of how to download a movie with Chinese dubbing
6:52 Explanation of download link
7:01 Basic intro to 迅雷 (Thunder) program
8:08 Using Thunder (迅雷）
9:32 Explanation of Thunder functions & menus
12:32 Using douban.com for Chinese movie look up
17:08 Changing audio channel to Chinese spoken language
I’ll be making an introduction to ‘WHY you would want to watch a Western movie in Chinese’ soon. But the below video is something I’ve been wanting to do for a while to help people that are wanting to learn Chinese but in a way that fits their learning style.