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Posted on: Your First Mooncake
September 25, 2010, 03:44 PM

if you dont join, however would you get your hands on the great lesson materials?

That's got me stumped.

Posted on: New Year's Wishes
September 25, 2010, 02:24 PM

Hey Chris

Looks like you comment is one of those invisible ones - on the Converations Page, but not visible in the thread.

Posted on: 大连石油泄漏
September 23, 2010, 02:15 PM

Perhaps then you could offer a suggestion for the correct word to use in that case.

Posted on: Seeing Somebody to the Door
September 23, 2010, 02:12 PM

A search in the CPod Glossary gives:


(You take care.)


(Oh. Take care, good bye.)

Posted on: Asking for a Phone Number
September 22, 2010, 09:55 PM

Have you learned about measure words yet? You most likely would have seen the generic measure word 'ge'.

Both běn and jiàn are measure words.

Běn is the MW for books.

Jiàn is the measure word for a number of seemingly unrelated things. Here it is the MW for an 'affair' or a 'matter'. It is also used as the MW for 'gifts', and for 'clothes'.

Posted on: There Is No Try
September 21, 2010, 01:35 PM

I've found some more words for 'try' in online dictionaries. How do these fit into the picture?

企图 qǐtú

设法 shèfǎ

尝试 chángshì

试图 shìtú

Also, I'm wondering whether 找 (zhǎo) can be used to mean 'try'. For example, when translating 'try to', can 找 be used somehow to instead say 'try to find a way to' ?

Posted on: Good Morning!
September 19, 2010, 09:48 AM

Oops, I forgot to put in the quotes. The ratio is still in favour of 中文 over 普通话, but by nowhere near as much. The numbers are 88700 to 17400. That's 5 to 1 in favour of Zhōngwén.

Posted on: Good Morning!
September 19, 2010, 08:31 AM

If you Google 你会说中文吗 (Nǐ huì shuō Zhōngwén ma) you get 28.2 million hits.

If instead you Google 你会普通话文吗 (Nǐ huì shuō Pǔtōnghuà ma) you only get 333000 hits.

That's a ratio of 85 to 1.

Posted on: Good Morning!
September 19, 2010, 07:23 AM

Isn't what you're suggesting the same as teaching a foreigner to say 'Hi' without teaching them 'Hello' ? Or 'Morning' without 'Good Morning'. Or 'Bye' without 'Goodbye'.

Posted on: Pets
September 17, 2010, 08:43 PM


Amber hasn't worked at CPod for nearly 2 years.