mantidJanuary 03, 2010, 11:59 AM
Hi Grace, I am working from home tomorrow which means I may get urgent calls during our lesson. It probably won't happen but I'm just warning you that we may have to wrap up early. Talk to you tomorrow!
mantidJanuary 15, 2010, 01:39 PM
Looking at the upcoming lessons I was wondering if we could focus on:
travelling (doing a lot of this at the moment)
computers (technical terms and the like...for my job)
anatomy/sports (I do various martial arts and rock climbing and am always forgetting terms for movement & body parts :)
grace_counselorJanuary 15, 2010, 02:34 PM
Although our new lesson plan didn't cover the topics which you'd like to focus, we can talk more than the list I sent to you. Also, you can ask me questions here about any other topics. Anyway, I will try my best to cover the topics.
grace_counselorJanuary 22, 2010, 01:57 PM
得can be"dei3;must", also can be "de"(a particle used after a verb).
Here are the examples:
你感冒了，得多喝水。Ni3 gan3mao4 le, dei3 duo1 he1shui3.(You have caught a cold, so you have to drink more water.)
我英语说得很好，但是汉语说得不太好。Wo3 ying1yu3 shuo1de hen3hao3, dan4shi4 han4yu3 shuo1de bu2tai4hao3.
Hope it's helpful.
grace_counselorMarch 11, 2010, 02:12 PM
"Does the luggage allowance include a sports bag?" (or ski bag/snowboard bag)登机行李规定可以带运动包/滑雪板包吗？deng1ji1 xing2li3 gui1ding4 ke3yi3 dai4 yun4dong4bao1/hua2xue3ban3 bao1 ma?
"How much is the excess baggage fee?超重行李费多少？"chao1zhong4 xing2li3 fei4 duo1shao3?
"The mascot of Hokkaido is truly odd" 北海道的吉祥物真奇怪！bei3hai3dao4 de ji2xiang2wu4 zhen1 qi2guai4!
Xi1wang4 dui4 ni3 you3 bang1zhu4.
希望对你有帮助。Hope it helps.
mantidMarch 15, 2010, 11:15 PM
你好 Grace. 汉语怎么说：
wave hands like clouds
golden rooster stands on one leg
carry tiger back to mountain
monkey steals the peach
punch, block, smother, hook, pluck, jab, spear.
grace_counselorMarch 16, 2010, 01:43 PM
wave hands like clouds： 云手yun2shou3
golden rooster stands on one leg：金鸡独立jin1ji1du2li4
carry tiger back to mountain：抱虎归山bao4hu3gui1shan1
monkey steals the peach：猿猴探果yuan2hou2tan4guo3
punch拳quan2, block挡dang3, smother抑yi4, hook钩gou1, pluck拔ba2, jab戳chuo1, spear叉cha.
grace_counselorMarch 18, 2010, 03:23 PM
上线is a verb，which means to connected to the Internet；while 网上can be kind of place，so you can say 在网上meaning on the Internet.
在线 means on-line.上网means to surf the Internet or access a network.
Hope it helps！
grace_counselorMarch 22, 2010, 10:16 AM
mantidMarch 11, 2010, 12:08 PM
Hi Grace. I don't have ability to enter Chinese text at work :(
How would I say:
"Does the luggage allowance include a sports bag?" (or ski bag/snowboard bag)
"How much is the excess baggage fee?"
"The mascot of Hokkaido is truly odd" (http://www.japannewbie.com/2006/11/30/morimakkori/)
I'll have some more soon ^^