Monthly Archives: February 2007

今天我买了一本书, 你可能感兴趣.

  I purchased a book today, which might interest you.  jin1 tian1 wo3 mai3 le yi1 ben3 shu1 ,ni3 ke3 neng2 gan3 xing1 qu4 . 今 天  我  买   了一 本     书,    你 可 能   感  兴     趣.   The … Continue reading

Posted in Learning Chinese | 1 Comment

Day 6 – September 26, 2006 – our first day in Beijing

  Today we arrived in Beijing, the modern political and administrative center of China.  Beijing also is the greatest repository of monuments and treasures from the imperial era.   Like Washington D.C., Beijing was originally laid out in a series … Continue reading

Posted in China | Leave a comment

Learning Chinese – Sentences with “xian…zai”

II. Sentences with "xian……zai"  1. Let’s have a drink first and then come back.   Women xian qu he dianr shui, yihuir zai lai zher ba.  2. First my little sister will buy some oranges, then she will get on the bus.   wo de … Continue reading

Posted in Learning Chinese | 2 Comments

Learning Chinese – sentences with “yao…le”

I. Sentences with "yao…….le"    1. The plane is about to take off.   Feiji kuai yao qifei le.  2. I am about to call on my daughter at her home in the afternoon   Wo xia wu yao qu4 wo de nuer jia le. … Continue reading

Posted in Learning Chinese | 3 Comments

Corrected compass directions

  English                                           Chinese Equivalent                        Pinyin                                           Simple characters North North Bei3 北 Northeast East-North Dong1Bei3 东北 East East Dong1 东 Southeast East-South Dong1Nan2 东南 South South Nan2 南 Southwest West-South Xi1Nan2 西南 West West Xi1 西 Northwest West-North Xi1Bei3 西北   … Continue reading

Posted in China | Leave a comment