Monthly Archives: September 2010


  练习与运用:   你怎么还不起床? How come you have still not got up?   Why did you not exercise this morning?  你怎么今晨不去锻炼? Advertisements

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bikes are being ‘squeezed off the roads’ in China’s major cities

  Transport experts say    

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Mid-Autumn Festival

  I understand that next week is the Chinese mid-Autumn Festival.    What is your favorite mooncake?   My teacher was unable to find mooncakes, so next week she will prepare meat pancakes for me.   Happy Autumn Festival!   … Continue reading

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The pronoun “每”

  我每天都留点去床去锻炼 (wǒ měi tiān dōu liú diǎn qù chuáng qù duàn liàn) (Every day I get up at at six o’clock get up to exercise)   When the pronoun “每” (měi) (get up) modifies a noun, a measure word … Continue reading

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Empathy or Sympathy?

    I feel your pain.  Is that empathy or sympathy?

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