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by sheetha
Fri Sep 18, 2009 4:28 pm
Forum: Cantonese language forum
Topic: two definitions thanks!
Replies: 9
Views: 32305

Re: two definitions thanks!

it was on some drama and the mother was scolding her daughter for being that--i guess the daughter didn't behave cuz she did something bad. tell me what this "ya sei hou" could mean, anyone.
by sheetha
Fri Sep 18, 2009 4:28 pm
Forum: Cantonese language forum
Topic: etiquette
Replies: 8
Views: 28585

Re: etiquette

There are just a lot of amazing gaps in my knowledge right now... for instance, I know how to use "dann hei" as the conjunction "but", but I don't have any idea how to say "and." Please forgive my spelling... kind of a German phonetic transliteration going on... hope it...
by sheetha
Fri Sep 18, 2009 4:27 pm
Forum: Cantonese language forum
Topic: Loquat
Replies: 13
Views: 50446

Re: Loquat

Do you know if “loquats” are called 枇杷 because they are shaped like the Chinese lute, the pipa 紫] (Mand: pi2 pa2, Cant: pei4 pa4)?

Also, what Chinese-English dictionary do you think is the best available? Either in print or as software?
by sheetha
Fri Sep 18, 2009 4:18 pm
Forum: Translations & Chinese/English names
Topic: Need trnaslation for "dance"
Replies: 5
Views: 9938

Re: Need trnaslation for "dance"

I'm looking to build my collection of stretching music. I am looking for calm, relaxing songs that are not from the radio, and appropriate for ages ten and up.
by sheetha
Fri Sep 18, 2009 4:17 pm
Forum: Learning Cantonese
Topic: How long does it take to learn this language?
Replies: 9
Views: 33163

Re: How long does it take to learn this language?

I started out by studying the kanji or the Japanese adaptations of the hanzi. I then reallized that on the mainland they used Simplifed characters as the "hanzi' of modern China.
by sheetha
Fri Sep 18, 2009 4:16 pm
Forum: Chinese language
Topic: A dialect found out of China
Replies: 6
Views: 16945

Re: A dialect found out of China

People adopt different writing systems throughout history depending on who's the strongest power around them at different times. For example, China has historically been a world superpower.

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