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Posted on: Buying Exercise Equipment
December 29, 2016, 09:25 AM

What would the chinese be for "rowing machine"?

Posted on: Weather and Seasons
October 19, 2009, 05:37 AM

Thanks, Ousijia :)

Posted on: Weather and Seasons
October 18, 2009, 06:45 PM

If 高温 is high temperature, can I say 矮温 for low temperature?

Posted on: Farewell, Sweet Pete
September 14, 2009, 12:17 PM

Just heard this today.

It's really sad to see you go, Pete, your presence will be sorely missed. I agree with the comments above, Poems with Pete was one of the best things about this site while it lasted, and it's unfortunate that nothing has come to quite fill the void that it left.

I wish you all the best in all future endeavours :)

Posted on: Heading Home
May 13, 2009, 08:48 AM

Nevermind, just found my answer in the key vocabulary...

Posted on: Heading Home
May 13, 2009, 08:44 AM

Is 回国 only used for repatriation? Could I say 我回家 if I'm just headed home but not actually crossing a border?

Posted on: The Brocade Zither -- 锦瑟
May 12, 2009, 01:47 PM

I think it's definetly the kind of text which would wet your appetite to learn the language.

A very long time ago, I came across Rilke's poem "The Panther". I read it in French and loved it, but also realized that since in the German version all phrases must end in verbs, it woulb probably have a very different rythm.

Now, years later, I've learned German, spent time in Germany as a student, and live with a German girlfriend, meaning I get to speak plenty of the language.

Never underestimate where a poem can lead you... :)


Incidentally, it seems the first link is wrong.

Posted on: Sweet and Sour Spare Ribs
May 12, 2009, 12:57 PM

Mikenotinjubei, I hope you're using a zoom camera to photograph other people's dishes, otherwise that must be a bit ackward.

I agree that this is a great series, and having the PDF's presented like menues is a brilliant touch. I actually print them out and put up in my kitchen. When I'm cooking I try to describe the ingredients in chinese.


Posted on: Depression, Awards and Menu Theft
May 10, 2009, 08:43 AM

Those two are easy to mix up, Henning.

Boss: My boss says we need some Eunuch Programmers.
Dilbert: I think he means Unix and not Eunuchs. And I already know Unix.
Boss: If the company nurse drops by tell her I said "Never Mind."

Just make sure you never find yourself on the wrong side of that misunderstanding!

生日快乐, John :)

Posted on: The Door
May 09, 2009, 09:33 AM

Rather, "Han outside the door".


Still, it sounds like "the guy who isn't in the specialist's club", really ilustrates the idea of being left out of the conversation.