User Comments - nickcripps
Posted on: Lao Wang's Office 1: A New ManagerAugust 10, 2008, 12:06 PM
I think 你们在说新老板啊 means "You're talking about the new boss aren't you?... 在 modifies the verb..
-ing form (sorry can't quite explain it well)
Posted on: BadmintonJuly 25, 2008, 11:30 AM
I remember in the Philippines around 4 years ago there was this badminton explosion, suddenly Badminton courts appeared everywhere, and everyone was playing it!
Posted on: Regional Accents Part IJuly 23, 2008, 02:16 AM
我有个很好菲律宾华人朋友，之前老说我的普通话发音不标准。因为我学的是大陆的普通话，所以我的口音跟他们菲律宾华人的口音不一样。好像菲律宾华人的口音是很接近中国南方的。比如说，“东西” 的 “西”，标准的发音就是有翘舌音，南方的发音就是有平舌音。我每次说“东西”的时候他说我不对！真的很讨厌！幸好现在他不这么做了。
I had a really good Filipino-Chinese friend who always corrected my pronunciation even though I was speaking with a standard mainland accent. For example, the "xi" in 东西 (dongxi) has a retroflex sound, whereas Southern Chinese would probably pronounce the "xi" like "si" instead of "shi." It was kinda annoying...