User Comments - Hennie
Posted on: What to ExpectDecember 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 ChairsSeptember 28, 2011, 12:19 PM
There is a good qing wen on the subject at http://chinesepod.com/lessons/saying-sorry (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 ActivitiesJune 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?