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Suray Su
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  • China, mainland

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Suray Su commented on Seraph Ching's blog post Hot on Weibo: 饺子蘸料 Jiaozi Dipping Sauce
"最爱醋和香油"
Mar 1, 2013

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Suray Su replied to sikora's discussion How to say "to go" in Chinese - 去 "qu" in the group Daily Chinese Sentence
"Hi, Bob. It's 100% correct. Great job!"
Jan 17, 2013

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Suray Su replied to sikora's discussion How to say "to go" in Chinese - 去 "qu" in the group Daily Chinese Sentence
"不客气,Sikora. Yes, "to go to class" can be "上课" or "去上课". Seems that "去" is used in the same way as "to go" in English, indicating the near future tense."
Jan 17, 2013

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Suray Su replied to sikora's discussion How to say "to go" in Chinese - 去 "qu" in the group Daily Chinese Sentence
"Let's go to the movies, okay? 我们一起(出)去看电影吧,好吗? Wǒmen yīqǐ (chū)qù diànyǐng ba, hǎo ma?   Normally, we do not use 去电影。电影 is an noun, refer only to the movie itself, but not the activity of "watching the…"
Jan 17, 2013

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Suray Su's blog post was featured

Chinese Measure Words Phrase Patterns

To most Chinese language learners, measure wordsare sure to be a challenge as there is no such thing in English. But in mandarin Chinese, to define the quantity, one must use both the numbers and the measure words. Say, 一个外国人(yī gè wài guó rén) – a foreigner, 一本书(yī běn shū) – a book, 一包烟(yī bāo yān) – a packet…See More
Sep 19, 2012

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Suray Su posted a blog post

Chinese Measure Words Phrase Patterns

To most Chinese language learners, measure wordsare sure to be a challenge as there is no such thing in English. But in mandarin Chinese, to define the quantity, one must use both the numbers and the measure words. Say, 一个外国人(yī gè wài guó rén) – a foreigner, 一本书(yī běn shū) – a book, 一包烟(yī bāo yān) – a packet…See More
Sep 13, 2012

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Suray Su commented on Suray Su's blog post Phrase Pattern for Chinese Measure Words
"@  Joseph Alessandro Mati: Yes, you're absolutely right."
Sep 10, 2012

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Suray Su commented on Suray Su's blog post Phrase Pattern for Chinese Measure Words
"@ Thomas Doherty: Thanks a lot for the correction!"
Sep 10, 2012

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Thomas Doherty commented on Suray Su's blog post Phrase Pattern for Chinese Measure Words
" Instead of saying " However, even though this is difficult on one side, while on the other side, this also makes the dull learning process more interesting. ", a native English speaker would say "However, even though ( or…"
Sep 7, 2012

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Suray Su posted a blog post

Chinese Measure Words Phrase Patterns

To most Chinese language learners, measure wordsare sure to be a challenge as there is no such thing in English. But in mandarin Chinese, to define the quantity, one must use both the numbers and the measure words. Say, 一个外国人(yī gè wài guó rén) – a foreigner, 一本书(yī běn shū) – a book, 一包烟(yī bāo yān) – a packet…See More
Sep 7, 2012

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Suray Su commented on Suray Su's blog post High frequency Chinese - How to be 'okay with anything' 'casual' or 'thoughtless' in Mandarin - 随便 suí biàn explained
"@Arkadiusz Kobylański Thanks for the suggestion. Would try to include those in the future posts."
Sep 3, 2012

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Suray Su replied to Arkadiusz Kobylański's discussion translation help
"I was put off by something. 我对某事很反感。 I was put off by someone‘s vicious behaviour. 某人品性不端,令我很反感。 put off by - 对...很反感(fán gǎn)"
Sep 3, 2012
Arkadiusz Kobylański commented on Suray Su's blog post High frequency Chinese - How to be 'okay with anything' 'casual' or 'thoughtless' in Mandarin - 随便 suí biàn explained
"Really good work has been made here. I've been to many places on the net  but your explanations and what I count as the most important - real-life contexs are as good as it gets.  Actually, your post prompted me to make a little…"
Aug 29, 2012
Mack Lorden commented on Suray Su's blog post High frequency Chinese - How to be 'okay with anything' 'casual' or 'thoughtless' in Mandarin - 随便 suí biàn explained
"Steven, I used to get confused by it too. It is similar to 不 (bu4) because it, too, can be pronounced with a second tone if preceding a fourth tone character. However, a lot of written things will still list this 不 as 4th tone, and it is just…"
Aug 27, 2012

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Suray Su's blog post was featured

High frequency Chinese - How to be 'okay with anything' 'casual' or 'thoughtless' in Mandarin - 随便 suí biàn explained

This post is about a Chinese phrase which is frequently used in daily life, especially in such context as someone does not or cannot make a choice. For example, when deciding what to eat for lunch, I always feel hard to make a choice. The dishes seem always the same every day. It makes no difference of eating which…See More
Aug 27, 2012

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Suray Su's blog post was featured

Mandarin Tone Change Rules Explained

Someone from a Chinese learning forum asked me a question about tone changes in Pinyin the other day. Honestly, I was really shocked when I saw the question. I searched very hard from my limited memory of the Chinese lessons in primary school, and failed to get even a clue of tone changing. As a native…See More
Aug 24, 2012

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Chinese Measure Words Phrase Patterns

Posted on September 6, 2012 at 4:30pm 7 Comments

Chinese measure words To most Chinese language learners, measure wordsare sure to be a challenge as there is no such thing in English. But in mandarin Chinese, to define the quantity, one must use both the numbers and the measure words.

 

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High frequency Chinese - How to be 'okay with anything' 'casual' or 'thoughtless' in Mandarin - 随便 suí biàn explained

Posted on August 1, 2012 at 2:00pm 17 Comments

This post is about a Chinese phrase which is frequently used in daily life, especially in such context as someone does not or cannot make a choice. For example, when deciding what to eat for lunch, I always feel hard to make a choice. The dishes seem always the same every day. It makes no difference of…

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Mandarin Tone Change Rules Explained

Posted on July 27, 2012 at 3:00pm 9 Comments

Someone from a Chinese learning forum asked me a question about tone changes in Pinyin the other day. Honestly, I was really shocked when I saw the question. I searched very hard from my limited memory of the Chinese lessons in primary school, and failed to get…
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Learn the Chinese Hand Gestures for Numbers - Image

Posted on July 20, 2012 at 5:00pm 4 Comments

A friend once told me a funny story about himself ordering in a Chinese restaurant. He just started Chinese learning then, and did not know how to say the numbers in Chinese. He wanted to eat fish. And the waiter asked how many fish he needed (服务员问他要几条鱼 fú wù yuán wèn tā yào jǐ tiáo yú). So he held out two fingers – the thumb (拇指 mǔ zhǐ) and the forefinger (食指 shízhǐ) of his right…

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