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Being Pissed Off and Being Polite with One Word

word of the week: fán

One thing I don’t like in China is the number of sales people. I once tried asking for the price of lessons at a language school and was passed on to a ‘course consultant’ who just talked and talked at me about the school, trying to convince me to sign up before letting me know the cost. 735 more words

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Laughing at Chinese People

Word of the Week: xiào

I recently moved into a new apartment building in Canton (Guangzhou) and found that it’s quite easy to start a conversation with people in the lift.  687 more words

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I saw the ship sailing long before you boarded

The waves crashed but I was always in calm waters

The weather was my friend for days after you’d left… 14 more words

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Word of the Week: AND

AND is a noun in the world of electronics… I’m not in that world – so AND /ənd/ is a conjunction to me, one learned so early on and loved by children during speech… it connects words to create phrases, and clauses to create complex sentences… CONNECTIONS AND RELATIONSHIPS… Give it up ladies AND gentleman for the humble word and this week.

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Word of the Week: RUN

A verb or a noun – love the multi-functional words like RUN /rʌn/… Be quick to remember the word run, in the event you run out on other words this week.

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Word of the Week: CUP

Is your cup half full? Than raise your winning cup to the word CUP /kʌp/ this week.


Are Chinese Toilets Really That Bad?

Word of the week: xí shǒu jiān

Sit down or squat down? That’s the big choice you’re faced with when nature calls in China.

I remember the first time I spoke any Chinese. 425 more words

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