User Comments - newbie9
Posted on: Big NumbersJuly 12, 2012, 12:54 PM
The system for large numbers in Chinese as you described, is actually correct. As a reply to andygxp up there, the 4 zero base is actually the correct scale for Chinese language.
A few notable examples are:
1-0000 (one 10K)
10-0000 (ten 10K/ 100K)
100-0000 (100 10K/ 1 million)
and so on...
So, the usage of the "long scale/short scale" stuff is worth forgetting, from what I have seen and learned.
Posted on: Handling Rambunctious ChildrenJune 28, 2012, 02:38 PM
The neutral toned 'le' is likely used on phrases in the past tense, so probably they are alternatives.
I don't know exactly if this is correct, it's only from my meager repertoire of chinese words.
Posted on: What Would You Like to Eat?February 03, 2012, 04:15 AM
你好，can 早上 和下午 be used, 'cause I want to know if "What will we be eating for lunch/breakfast?" is pretty much the same in form as used in the dialogue.