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There are a few bars in Shanghai that all have 'Windows' in the name. They tend to attract Westerners and along with Westerners, come concerns.…Continue
Added by Brandon on January 3, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments
“菜鸟 cài niǎo” is a popular word. Interally, it seems like some kind of bird we can eat. However it means something like rookie or newbie.
Now I'm gonna tell the story behind "菜鸟"：…Continue
Okay so that picture is most likely a Japanese Sumo and I realize that this is a Chinese Mandarin site but what the hell, I liked the picture.…
Added by Brandon on December 29, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments
I have been using italki to ask random questions about Mandarin and could not resist this one. I heard on a chinesepod(cast) that calling someone 二百五 èr bǎi wǔ (250) means idiot.
They didn't explain the story but I got a few responses below. My favorite was provided by…Continue
I really want more variety of fun & informal greetings to say to my 中国人同事 zhōng guó rén tóng shì。(chinese colleagues). I started saying 'What up' due to overuse on Futurama and want an equivalent.…Continue
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