User Comments - Pirmin
Posted on: A Qing Wen to Our ListenersMarch 11, 2012, 12:34 AM
Not sure if we had that before. My suggestion would be a closer look to the lots of expressions how to speak about women and to address women, like
女人, 女士, 女生, 女的, 夫人, 妇女, 太太, 妹, 姐, 小姑娘, 小姐
I also never know how actively to use the word 凭 and where the difference in these kind of sentences are:
你凭什么..? 你为什么...? 你怎么...?
Metaphorical expressions and chengyu that are related to eating and food I would also find very interesting, like
家常便饭, 吃软饭, 吃苦
Posted on: Dental FlossDecember 07, 2011, 09:44 AM
The dentists where I go to (in Germany) often recommended that I should use an electrical mouth douche, in addition to flossing. It took me some time to get used to it, but now I don't want to miss it. The teeth feel really clean.
Posted on: Chinese Ethnic MinoritiesJuly 03, 2011, 02:16 AM
I knew the melody of this beautiful music from the song 家乡jiāxiāng from a CD from Han Hong 韩红 where she mentions a place called 日咯则 (Is it Shigatse? In Tibet?).
Posted on: Manly Men and Womanly WomenJune 20, 2011, 03:32 AM
I think I've heard the expression "tiger mother" 虎妈妈 (hǔ māma) used in a Chinese TV show some weeks ago, maybe with reference to the book of Amy Chua, but I'm not sure about that. There were parents of a small boy participating in the show, and the husband complained that the atmosphere at home was quite unrelaxed and distressing since his wife set up strict rules how to educate the child.