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April 15, 2010, 06:06 AM posted in General Discussion
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March 31, 2009, 09:59 AM

Dear Dave,

Here is the lesson list for one month. :-)



1. Newbie - What time is it?

2. Newbie - Time to Go

3. Newbie - What's tomorrow?

4. Newbie - Before Noon, After Noon

5. Newbie - Days of the week


1. Newbie - How are you?

2. Newbie - How you doin'?

3. Newbie - What are you doing?
4. Newbie - Have you eaten?

5. Newbie - Are you OK?


1. Newbie - Where are you going?

2. Newbie - Sightseeing at Tiananmen

3. Newbie - Addresses

4. Newbie - Where Do You Live?

5. Newbie - Is it far?


1. Newbie - All in the Family

2. Newbie - Confession of Love

3. Newbie - Weekend Warriors

4. Newbie - I like beef

5. Newbie - I'm bored

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May 15, 2010, 03:25 PM

Hi Ellen,

I'm sorry for not being available for our last class. This lesson slot doesn't appear to be particularly convenient for me either :) so please take this message as notice to cancel any further classes too.

My subscription expires in a few weeks and I've decided to re-subscribe for the 'classic premium' only. I'm sure I can get the free practice I need with local people but the real reason is I don't think I'll ever be able to consistently manage a regular time slot for our lessons. I have really enjoyed speaking with you, I've taken a lot from our lessons and I think I've come a long way. I'm serious about continuing my studies and I'm confident I'll make it a lot further. Thank you for all you help, patience and guidance. 

Many thanks again,



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April 17, 2009, 09:08 AM

Ni hao, Dave

You wrote in your last message "...wo shenzai kai le." Do you want to say " I am reading it(the lesson list)"?

If so, it should be " wo zhengzai kan."

"zhengzai" means " be doing ..."


Have a nice weekend! :-)

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April 18, 2009, 04:54 PM

Ni Hao Yuan Laoshi,

I wanted to say 'i will start right now' but i'm not sure. I thought 'xianzai kai le' would be ok but i couldnt spell xianzai at the time :D




Wo xianzai

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April 20, 2009, 06:41 AM

"I'll start right now" could be " wo yijing zai kan le."


zai- be doing



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May 19, 2009, 08:39 AM

Dear Dave,

Here's the 2nd lesson list. :-)





1. Newbie - Finding a Taxi 


2. Newbie - Taxi Destination 


3. Newbie - Taxi Small Talk 


4. Newbie - Giving an Example


5. Newbie - Finding the Teacher 





1. Newbie - Something to Do Tomorrow 


2. Newbie - Is someone in here? 


3. Newbie - Professional Life 


4. Newbie - Bumming a Smoke 


5. Newbie - Can you Speak Chinese 




1. Newbie - I miss you! 


2. Newbie - She went out 


3. Newbie - Is so-and-so there?


4. Newbie - Wrong Number 


5. Newbie - Emergency Call 





1. Newbie - Who's that girl? 


2. Newbie - Family Ties 


3. Newbie - What's his name? 


4. Newbie - Business Cards 


5. Newbie - After you 


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April 07, 2009, 09:19 AM

xiexie yuan laoshi. wo hen gaoxing! wo shenzai kai le.

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April 14, 2010, 12:07 PM

Hi Ellen

I'd like to restart our skype lessons, I think two months is a enough of a holiday! 

Are you free on wednesday morning? Or perhaps Thursday or Friday?

Many thanks, Dave 

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April 15, 2010, 02:55 AM

Hi Dave,

So glad to hear from you. Can we still do the lessons at the old time: Monday 4.45pm china time?

If it's ok, let's restart from next Monday. :)



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June 08, 2009, 06:43 AM

Hi Yuan lijie, I'm sorry but I have to work tomorrow so I will not be able to have a lesson. Could we change to Thursday lunch time just for this week? Anytime between 11am and 1pm is ok with me. Also next week (16/6) i will not be able to talk via Skype but i will have my mobile. Many Thanks