User Comments - flibberdie
Posted on: Reserving a Taxi Cab by TelephoneOctober 27, 2010, 09:40 PM
Sorry, Jacob. Didn't mean to make my question a reply to yours!
I think it sounds more like a third tone, but definitely not a first.
Posted on: Lao Wang's Office 11: Wang in the DoghouseMay 25, 2009, 02:22 AM
Sometimes 'go on' is used very politely, to solicit more talk from the person speaking. Given the tone and context of the discussion at Lao Wang's home, I would translate it as "Yeah, yeah, yeah." Or just one good "oh, shut up" or as rj suggests, "bullshit."
Posted on: Big BedMay 09, 2009, 12:25 AM
I do not understand your objection. I see several comments on this discussion that recommend specific lodging places in Shanghai. What is it about van0000's post that offended you?
Posted on: Booking a Plane TicketApril 19, 2009, 12:05 AM
Oddly, the pinyin given for the dialogue script that comes with the mp3 download doesn't match the Chinese characters for sentences 3, 4, 5, 13, 14, and 15.
The Chinese characters match the dialogue, but the pinyin is not from this Peter/travel agent conversation.
什么日期, for example, is translated to this in pinyin: ta1 shi4 cong2 Mei3guo2 lai2 de.
Posted on: Dog Meat and Animal RightsMarch 19, 2009, 02:43 AM
Another book recommendation would be Barbara Kingsolver's, Animal Vegetable Miracle. It is well researched and the section on why we should eat animals we raise for meat might interest many of you.
The human race could take care of this world a lot better than we presently do. And I believe that an animal's death isn't as tragic as an animal living a life filled with abuse and fear. That shouldn't happen anywhere, to any animal. But it does, and in many places. The dogs that are my avatar came from a shelter in the USA; and a photo of that place wouldn't have been a happy contrast to the photo that bothered people on this site.
Lastly, I support Chinesepod's artistic license to create lessons that run the gamut of its audience's varied interests and hope to not see more retracting such as this. The buffet of offerings here is a vast one and I enjoy being able to pick what I like, and leave what I don't. (I saw the picture but didn't get to hear the intro..............somehow I don't think the world got better.)