amandali_counselorMarch 17, 2010, 12:15 PM
tai2 is used for the big square things like computor,TV or fridge not just the electronics. MP3 is so small that we can put it in the pocket, so we just use ge4 which is enough.
Michael KrzykowskiJanuary 13, 2010, 02:49 AM
An expansion sentence is translated as, I want coffee with sugar, "我想要咖啡加糖。" 为什么用都“想” 和 ”要“？ 可以说， 我想咖啡加糖？ Does adding the 要 imply that "I want to order coffee..?"
amandali_counselorJanuary 13, 2010, 11:11 PM
yes, you are right. it means I want to have or oder something. In chinese, xiang3 has two meaning, one is to want and the other is to miss, so if you say wo xiang kafei jia tang which means you miss coffee and sugar. so we say wo xiang yao kafei jia tang which mean I want to have/order coffee with sugar.
Michael KrzykowskiJanuary 27, 2010, 11:22 AM
I know 一边。。。一边 is used to show action at the same time, as in: 我一边吃饭一边看电视。 Do you ever use 正在 with this use of 一边？If I wanted to say, "I am eating and watching tv."
Michael KrzykowskiMarch 14, 2010, 03:09 AM
The time here in Virginia changes tonight to one hour ahear (Daylight Savings Time). Can you call me 1/2 hour earlier tomorrow (that will be 10 pm my time) I think that will be 10 in the morning in Shanghai? I'll be on line then anyway.
Michael KrzykowskiFebruary 09, 2010, 12:18 AM
我今天才回家。 你可以下星期一给我打点话。（在那里星期天 晚上九点半）。 我还有两节课； Shopping and Supermarket.
We have had a huge snowstorm in Washington. My flight back from New Mexico was cancelled twice, but I finally made it back today. We can continue the phone calls at the normal time beginning my Sunday/your Monday.