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by paul
Mon Feb 24, 2003 12:17 pm
Forum: Mandarin language forum
Topic: teach me mandarin
Replies: 7
Views: 10834

teach me mandarin

hi
i am looking for someone preferably chinese to help me learn mandarin, i am a complete beginner so any help would be appreciated
xiexie
by paul
Sat Feb 22, 2003 10:39 am
Forum: Cantonese language forum
Topic: you guys know the single english word for 上進 ?
Replies: 4
Views: 8703

Re: you guys know the single english word for 上進 ?

For'上進', try make progressor go forward
by paul
Tue Feb 04, 2003 10:55 am
Forum: Cantonese language forum
Topic: etiquette
Replies: 8
Views: 27970

Re: etiquette

Md,
Glad to help, don't hesitate to ask if there is anything else you need to know. How long have you been learning Cantonese?
by paul
Sun Feb 02, 2003 1:02 pm
Forum: Cantonese language forum
Topic: etiquette
Replies: 8
Views: 27970

Re: etiquette

Md,
Sai Baak means uncle and Baak Mo means aunty. Its a polite way of refering to people older than you or in this case your friends parents.
There are lots of others too
Good luck with the Cantonese.
by paul
Sun Jan 26, 2003 7:30 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: New Year Greetings
Replies: 6
Views: 12682

to James campbell

To James Campbell
Hi James
I think some one on this forum doesn't like you very much. the person? has put up things about you on everyone of the chineselanguage mesage boards.
Best wishes
by paul
Tue Jan 14, 2003 5:12 pm
Forum: Cantonese language forum
Topic: a few definitions..thanks =)
Replies: 5
Views: 8457

Re: a few definitions..thanks =)

geep = a tart taste in the mouth
geet = thick (eg: the sauce/ mixture was too thick)
by paul
Sun Jan 12, 2003 1:46 pm
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: A word for "Chinese" in Hokkien
Replies: 45
Views: 48479

Re: A word for "Chinese" in Hokkien

Dear Kobo Daishi, You wrote: We call the Chinatown Service Center here in Southern California 華埠中心 (Mand: hua2 bu4 zhong1 xin1, Cant: wa4 fau6 jung1 sam1). Here in London the Chinese Community Centre is called '華人社會中心'(Wa4 Jan4 Se5 Wui6 Jung1 Sam1) I know that this is off topic but I find it very in...
by paul
Sun Dec 29, 2002 7:53 pm
Forum: Translations & Chinese/English names
Topic: nurse
Replies: 1
Views: 4311

Re: nurse

nurse is written 護 士pronounced woo see in Cantonese
by paul
Sun Dec 29, 2002 7:52 pm
Forum: Translations & Chinese/English names
Topic: translate accupuncture
Replies: 4
Views: 6707

Re: translate accupuncture

The characters for acupuncture are 針 灸 if you are interested they are pronounces jum gau in Cantonese and as zhen jiu in Mandarin
Hope this is helpful
by paul
Thu Dec 19, 2002 6:08 pm
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: A word for "Chinese" in Hokkien
Replies: 45
Views: 48479

Re: A word for "Chinese" in Hokkien

Kobo -Daishi
'唐人街' is the usual term used in the UK for Chinatown, another less often heard term is 華埠(waa6 fau6)
Paul.
by paul
Tue Oct 22, 2002 7:23 pm
Forum: Cantonese language forum
Topic: help~
Replies: 4
Views: 7897

Re: help~

Hi Kim,
I agree with 'Hello', the words hung bo sound like "horrible " to me too.
The characters for that are '恐怖'
by paul
Wed Oct 31, 2001 7:05 am
Forum: Mandarin language forum
Topic: Beijing language exchange
Replies: 0
Views: 4392

Beijing language exchange

Native English speaker in Haidian seeks partner for Mandarin/English exchange. I am interested in speaking and reading.

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