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Posted on: Numbers in Chinese
May 23, 2012, 09:34 PM

The number comes from the following sentence:


I'm trying to translate a children's book to read to my daughter and had no idea how to read such a large number. I figured 两亿五千万亿 would work but was wondering if there was another way to say it. Thanks for all of your comments.

Posted on: A Qing Wen to Our Listeners
May 23, 2012, 12:37 AM

Thanks John,

So the 了 in 坚持下来了 is the past tense 了 correct?

Posted on: Numbers in Chinese
May 21, 2012, 03:51 PM

Thanks xiaophil! How would you add the 亿 after 两亿五千万?

Posted on: Numbers in Chinese
May 21, 2012, 03:36 AM

How do you read 250,000,000 亿?

Posted on: A Qing Wen to Our Listeners
May 21, 2012, 03:34 AM

How about the difference between Verb+下来 and Verb+下去?

For example: What is the difference between these two sentences?



(and why is there a '了‘ after 下来 in the first sentence and not after 下去 in the second sentence?)

Why is this sentence "下去“ and not ”下来“?


Why is this sentence "下来“ and not ”下去“?


I always get these two confused!

Posted on: #10
April 17, 2010, 02:08 PM

If only Amber were still here...

Posted on: Making Dumplings
January 27, 2009, 05:16 PM

Here is what Wikipedia says:


Chinese noodles pre-date Italian pasta, and Arab traders probably became introduced to them due to their trade routes with China. Historically, people in Italy ate pasta in the form of gnocchi-like dumplingspasta fresca eaten as soon as it was prepared. It has now been asserted that the Muslims who populated Southern Italy (around the 12th Century) were the first to develop the innovation of working pasta from grain into thin long forms,[2][3][4] capable of being dried out and stored for months or years prior to consumption (see Peter Robb's Midnight in Sicily pp 94-96 for details). Or Muslim traders with links to Arab trade routes to china, may have been introduced to pasta or noodles that way. Legend has it that Cicero, the famous Roman orator was fond of "laganum," an ancient tagliatelle.[5] The Saracens, originally from North Africa, invaded southern Italy in the 9th century and occupied Sicily for 200 years. Pasta is now associated with Italians as a whole. The popularity of pasta spread to the whole of Italy after the establishment of pasta factories in the 19th century, enabling the mass production of pasta for the Italian market.[6]

Posted on: #29
February 07, 2008, 05:56 PM

Amber , 谢谢你 !!

Posted on: #29
January 19, 2008, 04:51 PM

Can anyone tell me what this sentence means: 那我们接下去还打吗?