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Posted on: Olympic Excitement
August 08, 2008, 11:52 PM

Adam... It's broadcasting in its entirety on NBC at 6:30pm Pacific time in the U.S. (approx. 90 minutes from now)  We'll be some of the last people on Earth to see it (except for perhaps Hawaiins).  



Posted on: Airplane Arrival
June 01, 2008, 02:16 PM

Thanks for pointing that out... didn't even notice the published date.  I stumbled onto this lesson after doing a lesson search for "airplane".  But why is it listed if it's not yet available?

Posted on: Airplane Arrival
May 31, 2008, 05:28 AM

Having problems downloading this dialogue...

Posted on: Hungry Traveler: Hunan
May 08, 2008, 01:55 PM

Thanks for posting those pictures, Clay. Looking forward to future installments in this series.

Posted on: Not on purpose
April 25, 2008, 10:59 PM

I'm glad to see the dissection of bathroom/WC /toilet vocab in the comments, as I just suggested this as a possible QW last week. Glad to know that 洗手间 is most formal... but what would be the least formal? For instance, slang expressions similar to "can", "loo", or "pisser"?

Posted on: Ending Your Sentence with 吧 (ba)
April 08, 2008, 10:42 PM

Request for a future 请问... breakdown the various vocabulary and expressions for the term "bathroom" (厕所, 浴室, 卫生,etc). Which is most formal ("restroom"), which is more like slang ("can" or "loo")??? Is one word used to entail a room with both a toilet and a shower or tub?

Posted on: Buying Batteries
April 05, 2008, 11:39 PM

How would one ask for an electrical socket adapter and/or a voltage converter?

Posted on: Buying Batteries
March 11, 2008, 01:35 AM

So glad to see this lesson, as I was wondering about this very topic as recently as yesterday. Thanks!

Posted on: Beijing/Shanghai and Being a Good Guest
March 04, 2008, 12:14 AM

Thanks Amber, Arthur, and Jenny... another good one. I'd love it if you could follow up with more DA's exploring different cities/destinations in China.... Xi'an, Chengdu, Kunming, etc. etc. etc.

Posted on: The Non-Chinese Speaking Tourist and Toilets
January 12, 2008, 04:55 PM

Talk about breaking down barriers! I think this DA opened up a whole new level of intimacy within the community. Question... what are you supposed to do with the little scoop/bucket floating in the big 50 gallon drum of water? Splash it on your backside?