User Comments - kaixin_in_tampa
Posted on: Taking the Plunge into IntermediateDecember 31, 2011, 11:10 AM
Thank you for the suggestions. I wanted to suggest for the Intermediate and higher level lessons maybe put all the dialogue characters uninterrupted, then follow it with the pinyin and English further down the page.
A: nǐhǎo, āyí, zhèlǐ shì Rénmín gōngyuán ma?
B: duì a!
A: ò! rén zhēn duō! jīntiān yǒu shénme huódòng ma?
B: wǒmen dōu shì bāng zǐnǚ lái xiāngqīn de. tāmen gōngzuò máng, méi shíjiān jiāo péngyou. nǐ kàn, zhè shì wǒ nǚ'ér.
Posted on: Festivals in ChinaSeptember 17, 2011, 12:15 PM
Thank you, great job. I didn't know May 1st was called 劳动节, but after you listed it I looked it up in the dictionary and there it was. Before I had heard people call it 五一.
Posted on: Business Interview: e-Commerce GuruSeptember 10, 2011, 05:31 PM
最近福布斯杂志发表一篇关于马云文章，“China Inc. 的脸面”。这文章讲述马云和阿里巴巴最大的挫折，有一个大型骗子丑事。还有述说马云的升起。
Recently Forbes magazine ran an article about Jack Ma, "the face of China Inc.". The article talks about how he and Ali Baba dealt with his biggest setback, a large-scale scam, and his rise to the top.
Maybe someday ChinesePod can interview the real Jack Ma. :)
Posted on: Where in ShanghaiAugust 26, 2011, 10:38 AM
Maybe it's common knowledge but I didn't know that Chinese used to be written in columns, from top to bottom, and then from right to left. The sign in front of the 静安寺 (Jing'An temple) sticks with tradition.
"Historically, vertical writing was the standard system, and horizontal writing was only used where a sign had to fit in a constrained space, such as over the gate of a temple or the signboard of a shop."
Posted on: Where in ShanghaiAugust 26, 2011, 10:13 AM
Yes, a lot of people say it's not very authentic. The one day I went the monks led the faithful in a ceremony, there was chanting, etc. For someone who has never been to a Buddhist temple -like me- it's a very nice experience, and very convenient since it's so close to the subway station.
Posted on: Good Morning!July 31, 2011, 12:51 PM
Hi srkopec, welcome to ChinesePod. I think people greet each other simply with 你好.
"Are you all right?" is 你没事吧 - Nǐ méi shì ba?
The answer, hopefully, will be: 我没事 - Wo3 mei2 shi4.