Monthly Archives: July 2007

Zhù nǐ yílù ping ān!

  Zhù nǐ yílù ping ān! I wish you a pleasant journey.  

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Sentences to memorize 2007-07-25

  Wo3 zai4 kai1 che1. (I’m driving now.) qing3 ni3 shuo1 de man4 yi1 dian3 (Please make way, please excuse me) qing3 rang4 yi2 xia4,xie4 xie4 (Make way, thank you) wo3 men3 ke3 yi3 ji3 dian3 (zhong1)jian4 mian4? (At what … Continue reading

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My Chinese Name

  My good friend, Lely, gave me a Chinese name. 安达华"(an1 da2 hua2) She chose it, because it might be easily pronounced. And it sounds like a 100% masculine name. She choose "安 an1?" as the surname because of my … Continue reading

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Three Chinese Sentences

  My Chinese teacher suggests that I try to memorize three Chinese sentences each day.   Do you have any suggestions what Chinese sentences I should memorize first? 

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有问题?

  During last week’s lesson, my teacher asked, “you wèn tí ma?” Without thinking, I said “bù wèn tí” My teacher then said, “No, that is not correct.” I should have said “méi yǒu wèn tí” Am I correct? Duì … Continue reading

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What is the best way to study Chinese Language?

  What is the best way to study the Chinese language?   I feel like I am wasting my teacher’s time.   What is the best way to review the previous lesson, so I can remember what I have learned. … Continue reading

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Are you familiar with idioms? Nǐ suǒ shóu xī de chéng yǔ má? While practicing Chinese the other day, I found this hanzi character, 伥  (chāng).   I understand that it means “Ghost of one devoured by a tiger.”   … Continue reading

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