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译:恩施,一场盛大的馈赠

Enshi , A Grand GiftAuthor: Binhai Zhou   Translator: Jim Wu       恩施,这个名字听起来像守护着异域公主的勇士,勇敢与野性之外,略显黝黑的面庞还挂着几分令人心动的神秘和腼腆。寰行中国的车队刚一踏上这片土地,立刻惊艳得移不开目光。这里既有文明传绪的遗脉,也有大自然的馈赠。Enshi , sounds like a name of a warrior protecting an exotic princess, besides …Continue

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人生在世,当有所为,有所不为。Rénshēng zàishì, dāng yǒu suǒ wéi, yǒu suǒ bù wéi.Living life, should be do something, and shouldn't.Continue

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How to say "to taste tea" in Chinese - 品茗 "pin ming"

我想找到新的方法品茗。

I want to find new ways to drink tea.

Wǒ xiǎng zhǎodào xīn de fāngfǎ pǐn míng.

品茗   "to taste tea,  to sip tea, to savour tea, tea drinking, to sip young leaves of tea"

pǐn míng    pin3 ming2

Same word  品茗  is used in both Mandarin and Cantonese.

In Cantonese  品茗  is pronounced as   ban…

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Rana Mitter - Oxford Professor of Chinese History - a new World Journal Article on his Books

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On YangYang's Blog -- Ways to say Good Bye in Mandarin

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World Cup Words in Mandarin

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译:恩施,一场盛大的馈赠

Enshi , A Grand GiftAuthor: Binhai Zhou   Translator: Jim Wu       恩施,这个名字听起来像守护着异域公主的勇士,勇敢与野性之外,略显黝黑的面庞还挂着几分令人心动的神秘和腼腆。寰行中国的车队刚一踏上这片土地,立刻惊艳得移不开目光。这里既有文明传绪的遗脉,也有大自然的馈赠。Enshi , sounds like a name of a warrior protecting an exotic princess, besides …See More
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"我知道,但是呢。 blind date 的含义偏差有点大。因为blind在这里使其含有“第三方”安排的含义。所以,我个人认为应该有个什么其他更合适的词放在date前。   柯林斯高阶英汉词典 1.N-COUNT盲目约会;(由第三方安排的)男女初次约会A blind date is an arrangement made for you to spend a romantic evening with someone you have never met…"
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Thomas Doherty replied to Thomas Doherty's discussion How to say "to taste tea" in Chinese - 品茗 "pin ming" in the group Daily Chinese Sentence
"The MDBG Dictionary gives several sample sentences using  品茗 :    http://www.mdbg.net/chindict/chindict.php?page=worddict&wdrst=0&wdqb=%E5%93%81%E8%8C%97      ;"
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Thomas Doherty replied to Thomas Doherty's discussion How to say "to taste tea" in Chinese - 品茗 "pin ming" in the group Daily Chinese Sentence
"The internet site About.com has a number of pages on Chinese Tea. Here is a link: http://chineseculture.about.com/od/chinesecuisine/tp/Chinese-Tea.htm"
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