User Comments - kenm

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Posted on: Where is the Supermarket?
October 06, 2009, 04:10 AM

Ken, I think this is fine as a newbie lesson ... although the translation (in the review mp3 file) of 'the Great Wall isn't far' as '公司不远' might cause a bit of confusion ... (unless you're referring to 中国长城工业公司, in which case it is too challenging) 

Posted on: Jewish Holiday
October 01, 2009, 08:40 AM

There sure are a lot of mnemonic suggestions for bee and honey. Mine - which has to be the most boring - is that in Pinyin and English, they both have to be in alphabetical order (fengmi = bee honey) or reverse alphabetical order (mifeng = honey bee).

Posted on: Lao Wang's Office 7: A Firing Afoot?
January 26, 2009, 10:51 PM

sorry, that question wasn't clear ... I was referring to the 会儿 in the first line.

Posted on: Lao Wang's Office 7: A Firing Afoot?
January 26, 2009, 10:35 PM

Is this a convention (e.g. adding second tone 儿 to a fourth tone produces a third tone), or just an anomoly to remember?

Posted on: Happiness Candy
January 23, 2009, 06:21 PM

I have trouble with the third part of the exercises (where you type in the pinyin). Even when I think I'm doing it correctly, I get a mark that I don't understand (e.g. in this exercise, I got 2/6). I assume it's because I'm not handling some of the conventions properly (e.g. neutral tone, or spacing, etc.), but the test doesn't tell me how the correct answer should be entered. For example, I tried "hao3" for question 2, and "ke3ai4" for 3 (both with and without the space), and neither were marked correct. Suggestions? ...