User Comments - ptsmith
Posted on: Explaining Your JobApril 13, 2011, 03:48 AM
There is also a special character which means 'belong to the group' of zodiac animals. shǔ 属 (3rd tone) so I would answer "wǒ shǔ hǔ" 我属虎“ meaning " I am tiger".
Posted on: Express Train or High-speed Train?September 24, 2009, 05:46 PM
When I studies trains last, the faster express trains were 'kuai che'. Where is kuai che on the scale now? Should I always first ask for 'dong che'?
Posted on: Express Train or High-speed Train?September 24, 2009, 03:19 AM
At the end of the conversation, he says na jio (那就) which Ken said was "in that case". The dialog flyover says "I'll take". I'm wondering if the phrase could also have been "na me"? (那么） Would that also be acceptable?
Posted on: To bag or not to bag?December 03, 2008, 03:44 AM
no cost for plastic bags in the midwest of USA, but there is a growing concern about them. My family has starting using reusable canvas bags and refusing the plastic bags. The stores do offer recycling of the old plastic bags and sell store-branded canvas bags.
So far I can't get my family off the bottled water but I'm working on them.
Posted on: Checking BaggageSeptember 17, 2008, 09:43 PM
Can anyone help clarify for me, the greeting here is
But when I enter restaurants in Suzhou I frequently hear...
huan(1) ying(2) guan (1) ying(2)
What is the difference between the two? It also sounds like the 2nd and 4th word sound different to me. Almost as if the final 'ying' is pronounced as 'ling' starting with an L. If anyone can elaborate on the greeting, I'd appreciate it. Thanks!