User Comments - ok4rm
Posted on: A Qing Wen to Our ListenersMarch 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 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?
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 TermsNovember 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.