User Comments - evgeniyazhu
Posted on: Summer VisitorsJune 27, 2010, 10:16 AM
I'm looking forward to studying coming lessons :) I hope to visit Shanghai and ChinesePod next summer :) You are doing a great job, guys :))) Thanks a lot
Posted on: Female takeover of ChinesePod!February 07, 2010, 10:19 AM
Thank you Jenny, Catherine and Sarah for the show :)))
Yeah, this is very difficult for Chinese people, especially, children to explore something new. They don't seem to be able to organise their time for studying and having a rest, which is not healthy at all. They just study all the time from very early age. Probably, that's why many Chinese people wear glasses.
I'm looking forward to studying the coming lessons :))) I agree, we are nerds in a good sense of the word :)))
Posted on: Western ZodiacJanuary 22, 2010, 11:38 PM
Very interesting lesson! Thank you very much!
I heard that the word 姑娘 (gu1niang, girl) is old-fashioned, and nobody uses it today. Is that true? This word comes from "Expansion", first sentence.
Posted on: In a MomentMarch 19, 2009, 10:28 AM
Thanks for the lesson! :)
In the "expansion" there is a good phrase 别急，马上就好 (bie2ji2 ma3shang4jiu4hao3). How often do Chinese people use 别急??? I'm asking this question because I'm Russian and I live in London, so sometimes I can be lost in the cultural differences. In English "don't worry" is used in all sorts of situations. However, in Russian, if you say "don't worry" too much, it could be a bit offensive (the person can reply: "I'm not worried! Do I look worried?"). In Russian you use this phrase just in very special occasions.
So how often do you use 别急? Do you have special cases for that? Or, is it used like in English?
Posted on: Stinky FeetMarch 12, 2009, 08:13 PM
Very interesting lesson. And full of culture. I didn't know that you have to ask about taking off your shoes in China. In Russia you ALWAYS take off your shoes, no matter whether it's your house or somebody else's.
Thanks to CPod I can see my level of Chinese going up rapidly.