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Dec
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answered Effective and polite way to end a phone conversation
Dec
20
accepted Why are 成语 (idioms) four characters long? Are there 成语 with more or less than four characters?
Dec
20
comment Why are 成语 (idioms) four characters long? Are there 成语 with more or less than four characters?
Thanks very much for all of the examples - really interesting reading. Cheers.
Dec
20
comment Why do I see 我 for I, but is pronounced WAH
@pyko exactly what I was coming here to say. Although when I first started learning Mandarin, I always heard things differently than how people were saying them - so it could just as easily be that as well.
Dec
18
asked Why are 成语 (idioms) four characters long? Are there 成语 with more or less than four characters?
Dec
18
accepted Is there a rule of thumb for distinguishing male and female names in Chinese?
Dec
18
accepted What is the proper usage of 而已 in Chinese?
Dec
17
asked What is the proper usage of 而已 in Chinese?
Dec
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asked Is there a rule of thumb for distinguishing male and female names in Chinese?
Dec
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Dec
15
revised Methods/resources for improving formal/business Chinese?
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Dec
15
asked Methods/resources for improving formal/business Chinese?
Dec
15
accepted What is the equivalent of the English word 'Fail' in Mandarin?
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15
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Dec
15
answered Differences between 蝉 and 知了?
Dec
15
answered How to translate “你给我滚” properly
Dec
15
comment When not to use 厕所 when asking for the toilet?
Lucky you don't have friends like mine, some of the boys just go 拉屎 (lit. pull a shit) which I think sounds pretty nasty!
Dec
15
comment Do all schools in China teach in Standard Chinese (普通话)?
"How could they teach Mandarin if they couldn't even speak it"... That was my feeling about probably 50% of the English teachers I met in China - we went to visit a few schools, and man, they had no idea at all how to speak English.
Dec
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