User Comments - Pirmin

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Posted on: Humorous Statues and Sculptures
April 03, 2012, 09:51 AM

Interesting show, without your explanations, the sculptures would not make much sense to me... Thank you!

Posted on: Why, Oh, Why?
March 19, 2012, 04:47 PM

Thank you for this Qing Wen. Now I know much better why I better not use 凭什么!

Posted on: A Qing Wen to Our Listeners
March 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: Teaching English to the Neighbors
January 11, 2012, 02:37 AM

啊呀, 不过, 如果你对她说 "好, 那你也要给我一百块钱一个小时, 要不然不公平", 她会怎么回答....?

Posted on: Preparing for Pain
December 14, 2011, 10:02 AM

谢谢lujiaojie! 今年我胳膊真受伤了,医生就让我吊绷带。

Posted on: Preparing for Pain
December 13, 2011, 11:15 AM

Arm sling 也叫"绷带"吗?

Posted on: Dental Floss
December 07, 2011, 03:48 PM

Thank you, RJ. How embarrassing, I really only meant a simple water pik. Anything else would not be good for the teeth.

Posted on: Dental Floss
December 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 Minorities
July 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 Women
June 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.