User Comments - xueny
Posted on: Why is everyone looking at me?January 28, 2010, 01:12 AM
I had the same issue with the exercises. Under the old system the site was looking for pinyin but the new system returns them as wrong. So now I enter simplified Hanzi and they're marked correct.
Posted on: Office Lunch OptionsJanuary 23, 2010, 03:37 AM
In the US, 'Northeast' would be New York and Boston. Indiana and Ohio are in what is called the Midwest. A more accurate name would be Mideast...but that name's already taken elsewhere
Posted on: Talking about others: 别的，其他的，另外的January 16, 2010, 02:47 AM
In the PDF for this lesson, the sentence 我只认识一个人，另外两个人我不认识 has English mixed up in the pinyin. The pinyin line has "to be acquainted with" instead of "rènshi".
This also occurs in the PDF display on the iPod/iPhone download.
But that's not so bad -- my iPod doesn't have any PDF text display for last week's Qing Wen on 舍不得. Since I usually listen to lessons on my iPod and not on my computer, it's disappointing when I can't read along with Qing Wen on the train.
Posted on: Pulling Out all the Stops for Complement 住December 28, 2009, 04:56 AM
Hi changye, thanks for the translations/corrections.
Hi connie, I didn't know that "从未" was very formal. Thanks for pointing that out. So I guess, to address my original question, it is possible to use "never" but more common to negate the "always".
Posted on: The last news and features of 2009!December 28, 2009, 02:11 AM
I received a 6-month premium voucher a while back that expires 31/12/09. I have already 'redeemed' the voucher and the credits have been added to my account. Do I need to put those credits towards an extension by the end of the year (this Thursday) or are they good past that point if I don't decide what I want to do with them?
Not sure this is proper forum for this question, but since the topic is vouchers I figured I'd give it a try.
Posted on: Pulling Out all the Stops for Complement 住December 26, 2009, 03:52 AM
Can one say "I can never remember my own cell phone number" by saying 'never' rather than negating 'always' as in the example in this lesson?
wǒ cóngwèi néng jìzhù zìjǐ de shǒujī hàomǎ.
Posted on: Excited About TravelingAugust 19, 2009, 03:27 AM
我要去中国旅行了！ 我太兴奋了。 今天我去了到中国驻纽约领事馆拿签证。
wo yao qu zhongguo luxing le! Wo tai xingfen le. jintian wo qu le dao zhongguo zhu niu yue lingshiguan na qianzheng.
I'm going traveling in China! I'm so excited. Today I went to the Chinese consulate in New York to pick up my visa.
(I'm not going to Hainan, however; maybe on my next trip.)
I hope I didn't mangle the last sentence too badly!