User Comments - Hennie

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Posted on: Saying Goodbye
March 17, 2012, 03:07 PM

I find it intriguing how people manage to preserve tones when shouting or especially when whispering!

Posted on: What to Expect
December 28, 2011, 01:10 PM

Agree that CP Speaking Classes are excellent. It provides the primary value of being educational and helping one along in one's learning but equally important for me is the secondary values of being an excellent motivator and a lot of fun that gets better over time. Without speaking classes I would not have studied half the lessons I have to date - using "being too busy" as an excuse. Much like having a gym partner in trying to get fit/lose weight etc.

Posted on: Tables and Chairs
September 28, 2011, 12:19 PM

There is a good qing wen on the subject at (Lesson ID: QW0004). It helped me a great deal to differentiate the two. For general jostling in a crowd bùhǎoyìsi should be good but if you step on someone's foot to the point of nearly severing his toe from his foot, duìbuqǐ might be required.

Posted on: Weekend Activities
June 18, 2011, 12:52 PM

zuò and gàn are interchangeable as far as I know. zuò is more formal and gàn more colloquial.

Posted on: Weekend Activities
June 17, 2011, 10:21 AM

I have a quick question about the last sentence in the dialogue that reads: wǒ xǐhuan hé péngyou chūqù.

I expected to see the word yīqǐ in there like "wǒ xǐhuan hé péngyou yīqǐ chūqù".  Will this be incorrect and when would you indeed use yīqǐ to indicate togetherness?

Posted on: A Late Knock
March 21, 2011, 08:36 PM

When should I use huì or yào to mean "will"?

Can I say:

"wǒmen huì chídào le" versus

"wǒmen yào chídào le"?

Posted on: New Year
February 02, 2011, 12:19 PM

I find in confusing to know when to use gāoxìng, kāixīn and kuàilè. Can you please help!

Posted on: Really Good Food
December 31, 2010, 08:41 AM

I cannot hear the difference between 'cai' and 'zai'!  They sound the same to me.