User Comments - jecarey81

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Posted on: Give Up Your Seat, Young Man!
March 07, 2013, 03:07 PM

Just saw this in use, soon after listening to this lesson:


Taken from this quaint human interest story:

Posted on: Trip to Harbin
February 15, 2013, 01:52 PM

哈尔滨啤酒还好。。 跟水差不多。

If you visit the Harbin beer tent at Ice and Snow world, expect your beer to instantly turn into a slushie when you pour it into the glass.

Posted on: Fight on a Plane
December 21, 2012, 02:53 AM

Overall I would say the older Intermediates are a lot harder than the new ones. In the grand scheme of things "Take Some Medicine" is on the newer side, although I will agree it is the easiest Intermediate I've seen. A few of the recent Intermediates are more challenging, but I would would not put any of them up there with lessons like Weather Forecast, Chinese Wedding Customs, or maybe Internet Slang.

Posted on: Doomsday
December 20, 2012, 04:37 AM

Some good end of the world vocab to pick up

Posted on: Preparing for the HSK
June 18, 2012, 07:55 PM

Upper Int. lesson on the HSK

Posted on: Preparing for the HSK
June 15, 2012, 01:40 AM

I have been thinking about taking this test, simply as a means of measuring progress.  The one thing that has been difficult to track down is accurate information about it.  The "official" website was last updated in 2007.  Is the following the real thing or some sort of knockoff?  I looked at the Level III and IV tests and the difficulty level was very... underwhelming.

Posted on: Copy and Paste
April 02, 2012, 12:39 AM

If you aren't ready for the plunge on a home PC, you can do this on the iPhone. I am at Intermediate level and have found this manageable. A lot of 3rd party apps have support, such as Facebook and Angry Birds.

Posted on: Popular Slang from 2011
February 15, 2012, 04:48 AM

Has anyone come across 坑爹?  I tried googling it a bit but could not piece it together.  As in "这个X太坑爹了".. the context seems to mean something like "shady" or somehow not right.

Posted on: Field Trip to the Zoo
September 03, 2011, 07:31 PM

I remember getting a kick out of all the people flagrantly ignoring the "Don't feed the animals" signs at the Beijing Zoo

Posted on: Pregnancy
March 06, 2011, 06:49 AM

Auto-played in my browser, very annoying