helencao_counselorMarch 03, 2010, 11:23 AM
Sorry, I just saw your early post. If skype is not that convenient for you in the future, I can try your USA number. Please just let me know which method suits you best. :)
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helencao_counselorMarch 31, 2010, 10:01 AM
“王老吉“ 不是红茶，也不是绿茶。它是很多种中草药制的茶。(ta1 shi4 hen3duo1 zhong3 zhong1cao3yao4 zhi4 de cha2= It is make of many kinds of Chinese herbal medicine.)
ptsmithMarch 08, 2010, 03:26 AM
About er2 儿 。。。I usually use it depending on the first time I hear a word。 我会说一店儿。。。 我喜欢玩儿..。Would it be better to learn to speak without using it? Does it matter if I sometimes do or don't? My goal is to be very understandable to native speakers. 谢谢。。
helencao_counselorMarch 09, 2010, 01:42 AM
It doesnt matter if you dont use 儿, coz not all of the work can be added by er. I think the best way is just like what you said, use it depending on the first time you hear or see a word. Here are some of the most commonly words/phrases with 儿 you might know:
一会儿 = a while
哥们儿=(A pet name given to a good friend) buddy
。。。味儿=wei4r (kind of smell or taste):
ptsmithMarch 11, 2010, 03:57 AM
Hi Helen, I am not sure who to ask this. Sometimes when I go to vocabulary tab and then click 'writing practice', Skritter opens but the characters do not load. Who should I address this issue to? Thanks,
ptsmithMarch 11, 2010, 03:59 AM
Also, thank you for being patient during our first lesson. I was nervous and forgot what I learned. But I promise I will improve with time and practice. Thanks so much!
helencao_counselorMarch 21, 2010, 02:22 PM
Hope you are having a great 周末！
他们 can be both refering to a group that is mixed men and women and the plural of man, while 她们 only refers to the plural of woman.
Hope that helps! :)
ptsmithMarch 31, 2010, 04:13 AM
Thank you for typing the phrases as we talk. I can copy the text and look up the meaning after we talk. Very helpful
王老吉，什么样茶？green tea or black tea?
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helencao_counselorMarch 11, 2010, 10:40 PM
别担心！(bie2 dan1xin1=dont worry.)你说得很好！
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