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bio website Philcyr.com
location San Jose, CA
age 25
visits member for 1 year, 1 month
seen Aug 11 at 17:02

Feb
27
awarded  Scholar
Feb
27
accepted When to use [time of day]+饭 vs [time of day]+餐?
Feb
27
awarded  Student
Feb
27
asked When to use [time of day]+饭 vs [time of day]+餐?
Sep
27
comment What should a beginner be looking for when selecting a movie in Chinese?
Choosing content "that people are talking about" is great in my experience. Being familiar with popular media has let me extend many "Hi I'm Phil" conversations past basic greetings and job/school.
Aug
30
awarded  Teacher
Aug
29
answered How come 驚 evolves to 惊 in mainland China
Aug
16
asked Usage of 吗 vs 嘛 in Informal Questions
Aug
16
comment Where to practice speaking Chinese?
+1, good answer, mentions QQ. Make a profile on QQ and fill it out fairly well, including a photo. If you don't look Asian you will get a friend request every couple days. Most of the people you will only talk to once- they don't know any English and just wanted to try saying hi to a foreigner. Eventually you will meet someone who you enjoy talking to.
Aug
16
awarded  Supporter
Aug
16
comment How polite is too polite?
My Chinese friends made up an English word- "no q" to mean "don't say thank you". They would say it whenever I said thanks.