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Posted on: 武汉：千万人口城市揿下重启键July 14, 2020, 11:40 AM
Thanks, Josh, but even with your explanation how would you come up with the translation of "nearly tens of thousands?" You would have translated it as just "a large number" or "so many". I thought that with the use of the word 近 the following word should be a number, in this case the literal meaning of "ten million." Since the population of Wuhan is about 10 million, I understood this to mean that the approximately 10 million residents of Wuhan were in lockdown. Wuhan's population is close to 10 million, so it makes sense. It need not be an exact or "accurate" number since the word 近 means "approximate" in this sentence. Doesn't the 千万 have to be translated in the literal sense, not the figurative sense here?
Posted on: Prenatal Checkup, Part 2July 13, 2020, 03:55 AM
Although the "Related Lessons" (at left side) does not seem very useful, if you click on the tag for "pregnancy" (at upper right) you will find more lessons related to this topic.
Posted on: 武汉：千万人口城市揿下重启键July 11, 2020, 09:00 AM
Thanks, Joshua. There is another translation error of numbers in the text:
近千万武汉市民蛰伏家中 "left nearly tens of thousands of Wuhan citizens . . . " should be "left the nearly ten million Wuhan citizens . . "
Posted on: Coffee Break Series #4 - The ExhibitionJuly 10, 2020, 03:36 AM
Here are a couple of "blast from the past" lessons that are at least related to the title of this lesson (I don't think the word for "exhibition" ever came up, did it? Maybe it was in the last installment of the series and I missed it or forgot already?) https://chinesepod.com/lessons/attending-a-trade-show
Posted on: Checking into a HotelJuly 04, 2020, 02:47 AM
Not to worry. But thanks for following up. I was curious about your question and could not figure out what you meant.
By the way, if the room number had been 526 it would have been pronounced wǔérliù，not wǔliǎngliù.
Posted on: Prenatal Checkup, Part 2June 26, 2020, 10:19 PM
An older lesson on this topic from the Pregnancy Series:
Kind of surprising that this does not show up as a "related lesson", whereas lessons about night life and working out in the gym do. Maybe they are related by vocabulary or grammatical patterns rather than topic. Or perhaps the suggestions are machine generated?