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Posted on: Saying Goodbye
March 16, 2012, 08:47 AM

My language teacher was glad that I "discovered" this phrase :-) Now I am kind of nerd in Mandarin in my class :-)

Thank you, chinesepod!

Posted on: A Qing Wen to Our Listeners
March 12, 2012, 07:15 AM

Maybe it's because I stay at Newbie/Elementary level, but are there more conditional patterns than the two (rúguǒ and dehuà) mentioned in one of the earlier QingWens?

Also, I would be interested in some special vocabilary, such as IT and database development, which is my business. I can say 电脑 and that's probably it :)

How do I say "database design!, "data model", "embedded procedure", "analytical functions", "aggregate measure", "dimension", "list of values", "model-based generator", "database server" and similar kind of stuff ? :)


Posted on: How Far Away are You From Understanding 离?
March 09, 2012, 10:47 AM

谢谢大家。 Anybody wants to try getting a free beer? No? :-)

Posted on: How Far Away are You From Understanding 离?
March 06, 2012, 10:23 PM


How should I compare distances using 比 bǐ and 离 lí? It feels a little bit difficult to me.

I basically want to say "Olomouc (Czech city) if farther from Prague than Leipzig (city in Germany)".

Would it be something like "Olomouc 比 莱比锡 离 布拉格 远 " (Olomouc bǐ Láibǐxī lí Bùlāgé yuǎn)? (Sorry, I did not find any 汉字 for Olomouc in dictionary :-) )

So, I first establish the comparison by 比 and then put the whole lí 离 phrase at the end of sentence. Prague is mentioned after 离 because it is the common point of both distances. Is it correct?

Thank you,


P.S. I you are the first to guess correctly why should I want to say such a strange sentence, i.e. why in particular should I want to compare distance to Leipzig vs. Olomouc, you win a free beer from me in Prague when you come (or a free beer in China if we meet there). Does it help if I mention 20th May 2012? Tell me your guess ;-)

Posted on: Essential Math Terms
November 29, 2011, 10:18 PM

How can Chinese people and English speaking people understand each other? One says "one" (wàn) and actually means "10000" :-)

Just making silly jokes, sorry.

Posted on: New School Term
September 08, 2011, 09:48 AM

Thank you confirmation. The way you did it so ... Chinese :-)

Posted on: New School Term
September 07, 2011, 07:49 PM

Hi, my kids' school term already started. 我的 孩子 开学 了。 Is this sentence correct?