User Comments - xiaophil

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Posted on: Ancient Chinese Gods
May 29, 2012, 12:00 AM

I thought it was Greece...

Posted on: Where Do You Work?
May 28, 2012, 03:18 AM

He's from Florida I believe.

Posted on: Numbers in Chinese
May 22, 2012, 02:23 AM

Oh, you mean multiply 250,000,000 by 亿? Got me. I have no idea what that would be in English.

Posted on: Numbers in Chinese
May 21, 2012, 03:15 PM

I'm 98% sure it is 两亿五千万.

Posted on: Your Baby is So Cute!
May 18, 2012, 01:00 PM

I am 200% sure both Jacob and Cassielin mean well. I have been away from CPod for a while, but I am pretty sure that they did have a policy of limiting Chinese characters here and always providing pinyin and a translation of what is written. I think it is a good policy for the newbie and elementary level.

Posted on: Applying for a Work Visa
May 17, 2012, 01:54 PM

Yes! My wife had some challenges which for a time I was even worried she would be turned down. Then what? My wife stuck in China forever? Worked out in the end though.

Posted on: All About the Lesson Content
May 16, 2012, 03:32 PM

I am currently not a paid member, so I can't see the dictation exercises, but I imagine you can't write hanzi in general, not just in this particular exercise? If yes, you can set up a chinese ime for most operating instructions by going to Hopefully that helps as the teachers are probably all sleeping in China now.

Posted on: 5000 Years of History
October 17, 2011, 12:13 AM

I have an uncle that is an adopted Native American. About thirty years ago he moved back with his tribe. He actually prefers to be called 'Indian', vehemently. But I would agree that wouldn't be the most common opinion.

Posted on: We're lost
July 18, 2011, 03:23 AM

I think the former means you have no idea where you are, i.e. you are lost. The latter means you can't find a specific road.

Posted on: Having Spare Keys Made
July 18, 2011, 03:19 AM

This is your impression? I kind of feel that passive voice is used less in Chinese, much less. I could be wrong, though.