User Comments - georglefkidis

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Posted on: Long Distance Relationships
January 22, 2018, 06:08 AM

Hi everyone,

a great lesson, both literally and metaphorically (I've had this situation more than once myself...). Although a bit belated, I have a spelling question

Why is it 你说得我都害怕起来 and not 你说的我都害怕起来。I thought that the secondary clause "what you say..." would become "你说的。。。" making it behave like a noun.

Thanks in advance for the anser


Posted on: So Many Sayings!
March 18, 2017, 08:04 AM

Quick question: My dictionary writes 黄莲 instead of 黄连 for lotus. However it gives both 哑巴吃黄连 and 哑巴吃黄莲。Can it be that the wrong homophone simply became common?

Posted on: Christmas Plans
February 11, 2015, 10:29 AM

Nice lesson. Question: what's the difference between 破 , 坏, and 破坏?

Posted on: School Days
April 27, 2013, 12:49 PM

Not quite I'm afraid. Actually this is linguistically called overcorrection. It should be than me, but English having no real inflections people started using I even when they shouldn't and now in many cases I is considered a more elevated version of me.

Posted on: Addition and Subtraction
April 20, 2013, 07:26 PM

There are many scientific studies that suggest that this is the case. In fact the method to determine someone's primary language is this (psychology shows that even total bilinguals have a more primary language). It is extremely rare that someone feels comfortable counting in a second language, even if one is so fluent in that one that others take him for a native speaker. This is personal experience talking.

The association to numbers and items seem to work differently.