User Comments - sushan

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Posted on: Hot Pot
June 25, 2009, 03:32 AM

小肥羊 is a global chain. It's the Macdonald's of hot pot. There is one a few blocks from me in Chengdu, they also have them at home in Canada.

Posted on: Pregnancy Series 7: Choosing a Name for the Baby
June 20, 2009, 07:43 AM

somehow, pete as 白龙 strikes me as hilarious

吴 (wu) can make all kinds of mischief in combination with other things. I had one student named 吴名, no name.

鱼 (fish) is a very common character in girls' names, actually. I know a 黄鱼.

Posted on: Hungry Traveler: Dongbei
June 20, 2009, 07:05 AM

Another famous Dongbei dish is 锅暴肉, breaded pork slices in a sweet and sour sauce. But, it is almost as often written 锅包肉 and I have also seen 锅巴肉. I am pretty sure these are all the same dish, can anyone confirm?

Posted on: Hungry Traveler: Dongbei
June 18, 2009, 08:52 AM

Which specific areas are acutally considered 东北? Does 北京 count? How about Qingdao?

Posted on: Hot Pot
June 09, 2009, 04:00 AM

For items on a typical Chengdu hot pot menu, see my blog post here.

Posted on: Consoling the Bereaved
June 07, 2009, 01:22 PM

those emotional moments with a langauge barrier can be perplexing but the friendships are well worth it : )

Is crying from happiness still 哭 ?

I got 'don't cry' 不哭

and 'go ahead and cry' - 想哭、 就哭

but what if someone is crying from happiness and you want to say something like 'let it out, crying from happiness is an amazing feeling'? 想哭、 就哭, seems a little off.


Posted on: Who are You Looking For?
June 07, 2009, 03:52 AM

Can you say this on the phone too, as in whom are you trying to reach?

Posted on: Tea Tasting
June 04, 2009, 05:09 PM

Teacup language from Sichuan here.



Posted on: Would You Like a Drink?
May 28, 2009, 01:56 AM

the third time mysteriously appears before the second time in this recording....

Posted on: Tea Tasting
May 27, 2009, 03:50 AM

04:23 - 还可以 'pao niu' it 泡妞, to chase girls?