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Posted on: Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes
January 28, 2010, 12:59 AM


Posted on: The North Has Central Heating
December 07, 2009, 10:47 PM

In the north the inside temperature can vary but should not get below about 18C. But the heat doesn't come on until November and it gets turned off about April 1st.

Posted on: A Phone Call to the Moving Company
November 30, 2009, 12:37 AM

regarding 1公里=1千米,  don't confuse these with just 里 which is 1/2 a kilometer.



Posted on: Express Train or High-speed Train?
September 23, 2009, 04:37 PM

Is there a web site which lists the schedules and prices for trains within China?  I suspect that the fast trains are about as expensive as a plane ticket.

Posted on: Going to Church
September 23, 2009, 04:31 PM

The "Three Self Church" is a chacteristically Chinese way of abbreviating  "self-governance, self-support, self-propagation" (自治、自养、自传).  This started in 1954 so that the government could control the church.  This also restricts any foreign influence within the Chinese Church. Christianity was viewed as a foreign religion and, therefore, unwelcome.  Of course Buddism is also a foreign religion but ....

Posted on: How to Say "and" in Chinese
September 11, 2009, 03:55 PM

I have a question for any Chinese language grammarians. During my reading of my elementary reader, I came across 及 linking two nouns together. Is this completely equivalent to 和?  Is this character only found in written language?


Posted on: 把 Humbug
August 24, 2009, 04:00 PM

The pdf and dialogue tab are great additions. Also the content itself is very good.  After Amber left it took a little time for QW to get back on it's feet but now it is better than before.  Good job Connie, Pete and Jenny! 

Posted on: Washing Dishes
August 16, 2009, 03:39 PM


Also for drying (dishes),

擦干 ca1 gan1



Posted on: Public Speaking Tips
October 17, 2008, 04:40 PM

Regarding the dialog and expansion drills at the intermediate level, I think Connie is trying to set a speed record. I think we need to slow down a bit.

Posted on: Public Speaking Tips
October 13, 2008, 04:25 PM

In the phrase ... 由他来... ,  does the 来 always come with the 由?