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Buy - 买 - mǎi - third tone, which goes down then up. To buy something, you have to pick it…Continue
I call this post useless but that's only true for those readers that weren't fortunate enough to be playing video games in the early 90s. In 1992, Capcom released Street Fighter 2, which had the first female character in a fighting game (thanks…Continue
So I was out with my Chinese tutor last week. We were having a great time learning about comparisons and weather patterns, etc. But then in the middle of the lesson, she said something that I didn’t understand at all. Not. A. Word. I kept asking her to repeat it more slowly, again, and again. But I just couldn’t get it… twas seemingly hopeless! And very frustrating.
Added by DK 大牛 on March 27, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments
1, 或者huòzhě (either... or ...) and 还是háishì means ‘or’ in English, They usually used by linking up two words or phrases that indicate different alternatives. 或者huòzhě is usually used in statements and 还是háishì in questions. For example:
（1） A：你 想 喝茶， 咖啡 还是 水？
nǐxiǎng héchá, kāfēi háishì shuǐ…
Kuang Kuang's Diary is a Chinese cartoon series of a young average student kuangkuang's school life in eighties. It created by base on a true and exaggerated story and widely circulated in the eighties songs composed for children. The series has much content reflect on Chinese primary school life. The language is funny, although with much comic and strong…Continue
The term that they use for this situation is 'being a light bulb' which translates to…Continue
Added by Brandon on March 20, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments
The first is secret - 秘密 mì mì. It can be hard to see but at least on my iphone, it looks like both of the characters contain the character /…Continue
Added by Brandon on March 14, 2011 at 9:00pm — No Comments
I read this idiom on tumblr blog of codylanguages, who posts about learning quite a few different languages.
tiān wú jué rén zhī lù
I just wanted to share this link because it's pretty hilarious and may make you feel better about the occassional 'challenges' inherent in learning Chinese.
Added by Brandon on March 9, 2011 at 9:00pm — No Comments
The word 'pinkest' sounds really strange for some reason. I don't know if I have ever said something was the 'pinkest'. This store, Candie's, is in a mall in Shanghai and the photo does not do it justice for just how pink it is. Everything in the store is covered in pink, even the shop girls' outfits.…
Added by Brandon on March 5, 2011 at 7:00pm — No Comments
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