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Posted on: Rhetorical Question Marker 难道
June 16, 2010, 01:12 PM

Great lesson! The most useful grammar one I've had since I joined "the Pod".


Posted on: Pinyin The Final R Sound
June 16, 2010, 03:32 AM

We live in Shi Fo Ying Lu, Beijing. When we first moved here, I had trouble  coming home in Taxis because the drivers NEVER understood it, but evenutally ask "Nin shi shou Shi Fo Yi R shi ba?"

Usually this was late so I hated having to "translate", but got used to it.

Posted on: Traditional Chinese Paintings
June 07, 2010, 01:51 PM

Actually  my wife does traditional chinese painting. I tell her how beautiful they are, & she says "You only say that because you are my lao gong" . True is, I seem drawn to the Chinese culture, and have a strange attraction to paintings. Don't know why I jsut love them. She also does Calligraphy.

Posted on: Traditional Chinese Paintings
June 07, 2010, 01:45 PM

I have trouble paying the Bill too. So my wife takes care it (arguing), but doesn't always win. Is it usually the husband's duty to pay for guests?

Posted on: A Tour of Xi'an
June 07, 2010, 01:39 PM

Well Jacky would know.........

Posted on: A Tour of Xi'an
June 07, 2010, 04:13 AM

I'm with you JasonSch. You know, I never read about the Xian Wall. My wife and I flew in after arranging all via eLong. Didn't have time for the "BingMaYong", so we went walking, and discovered the wall. We had a ball exploring it for 2-3 hours. Bumped into an American family who hired bikes and did what you did. Pity we didn't learn it sooner.

CPod, how about a lesson re: Xian Wall?

Posted on: Shanghai Expo Pavilions
June 07, 2010, 04:08 AM

You are right, and so is xiaophil. I read it wrong.

Thanks all.

Posted on: A Tour of Xi'an
June 07, 2010, 04:04 AM

pretzellogic , I like your idea. Think it would certainly help develop the vocabulary.

Q: Why is is that whereever Chinese people go, they seem so interested in food, like in this, andother City series? I find this to be true here in China as a rule. They lok at something for an hour, but spend 2+ eating etc.

@CPod. Why didn't you spend more dialogue  of our tourists actually looking at the warriors? I saw them close up 4 years ago. I think this would make an excellent lesson.

Posted on: A Tour of Xi'an
June 07, 2010, 03:57 AM

@ John:

!. I have his name from "Lonelt Planet" . He's a farmer, and earns money by signing autographs for interested (foreign) tourists. I met him 4 years aso when my wife and I went to Xian.

Posted on: Insecticide
June 03, 2010, 03:28 AM

Okay, thanks. Sorry for MY poor grammar. Nothing wrong with your written chinese. Just that I can't read it, and so MANY GOOD COMMENTS are written in chinese that I can't learn what people like you have to say.