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by Tom Higgins
Mon Dec 10, 2007 4:19 pm
Forum: Language courses
Topic: free school content
Replies: 1
Views: 10604

Yeah, but don't you think this website is being promoted in too many new posts by the same person?
by Tom Higgins
Mon Dec 10, 2007 4:17 pm
Forum: Learning Chinese
Topic: Semi-formal email in Chinese
Replies: 4
Views: 15676

In mainland China, letters usually end with "此致,敬礼", but that's usually only in formal letters. Emails usually omit that.
by Tom Higgins
Mon Dec 10, 2007 4:13 pm
Forum: Language courses
Topic: Chinese Spring Festival-Activechinese
Replies: 3
Views: 13724

Thanks for the sharing! Another Chinese festival is coming. I'm sure I'm gonna need those phrases a lot.
by Tom Higgins
Mon Dec 10, 2007 4:12 pm
Forum: Learning Chinese
Topic: Chinese Wedding-Activechinese
Replies: 2
Views: 10883

That's right. Most Chinese weddings are like that.
by Tom Higgins
Mon Dec 10, 2007 4:04 pm
Forum: Language courses
Topic: website to read a Chinese text
Replies: 3
Views: 12396

As far as I can tell, it doesn't.
by Tom Higgins
Mon Dec 10, 2007 4:03 pm
Forum: Language courses
Topic: Free self-study content
Replies: 1
Views: 9715

Thanks for the sharing, but it seems you know an awful lot of about them. You can just change all the "I" and "they" to "we".
by Tom Higgins
Mon Dec 10, 2007 4:00 pm
Forum: Language courses
Topic: surprising Chinese lesson with skype
Replies: 1
Views: 10008

Re: surprising Chinese lesson with skype

connieaibeck wrote:Instead of a sexy young chic
You seem to have some experience chatting with sexy young chics online :D
by Tom Higgins
Mon Dec 10, 2007 3:56 pm
Forum: Learning Chinese
Topic: [special] 5 free edition english-chinese dictionary
Replies: 2
Views: 8963

So what's so special about this dictionary in PDF format?
by Tom Higgins
Mon Dec 10, 2007 3:52 pm
Forum: Language courses
Topic: Chinese Lessons and Podcasts -- download or play online free
Replies: 2
Views: 11546

So it's $14/hour. Not bad. Thanks!
by Tom Higgins
Mon Dec 10, 2007 3:44 pm
Forum: Language courses
Topic: Pinyin tones
Replies: 1
Views: 9567

Thanks for the info. Just for the convenience of everyone, I'll paste the information on that page here: 1. What is "Pinyin" or "Chinese Pinyin"? "Pinyin", "HanYu Pinin" or "Mandarin Chinese Pinyin" is a way to use Roman letters to represent the pronunciation of the Chinese characters. Pinyin is a v...
by Tom Higgins
Mon Dec 10, 2007 11:28 am
Forum: Chinese language
Topic: To “neng” or not to “neng’?
Replies: 3
Views: 21558

That's just like "can" in English.

e.g. Can you tell me what time it is? is the same with "Will" you tell me what time it is? instead of "are you able to" tell me what time it is?
by Tom Higgins
Mon Dec 10, 2007 11:24 am
Forum: Chinese language
Topic: Need to know a phrase.
Replies: 9
Views: 33995

Re: tattoo

hummerid wrote:I suggest " 盟 "
That's an GREAT translation!
by Tom Higgins
Mon Dec 10, 2007 11:23 am
Forum: Chinese language
Topic: hao1
Replies: 4
Views: 23148

The phrase could be 齁掉。
齁's definition is here:
http://www.zdic.net/zd/zi/ZdicE9ZdicBDZdic81.htm

掉 merely marks the status of completion.
by Tom Higgins
Mon Dec 10, 2007 11:19 am
Forum: Chinese language
Topic: Can somebody please translate a quote for me??
Replies: 7
Views: 32133

As Vera pointed out "百折不挠" is a good translation.

And McharmingM, the reason you didn't understand that word is because the word is spelled as "equivalent" and not "equivilant".
by Tom Higgins
Mon Dec 10, 2007 11:09 am
Forum: Chinese language
Topic: help needed
Replies: 5
Views: 24318

The character is 恋 lian4 and it means "love", just like 爱 ai4.

That's why 恋 and 爱 usually come together to form the phrase 恋爱 and the frequent phrase 谈恋爱 means "to be in a (male-female) relationship".