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Addressing People Revisited
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ID: QW0217 Intermediate
A cultural phenomenon present across China and the West is that people of different ages, occupations, and genders all expect to be addressed in different ways; just as you would never call an old Western man "dude", so too would you never call an old Chinese woman "xiǎo jiě". In today's Qing Wen, Jenny, Connie, and Greg explore the various terms of address in China. Leave your comments and questions below!
Sat Sep 10 2011 | Connie, Jenny, Greg
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yībān chēnghu niánqīng de nǚxìng 。
It's normally used to address younger women.
èrshí dào sānshí suì 。
20 to 30 years old.
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