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Flagday53

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 Flagday verizon.net 
2007-07-26 / 12:55AM

Great Wall. Cheap drinks. What more can you ask?

I don’t understand the blank cartoon statements in this strip.

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eric

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 Eric Roberson hotmail.com 
2007-07-26 / 10:07AM

I think the statement means that the cartoon is not ready yet but will come soon.

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Davey

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 Dave Harned Yahoo.com 
2008-01-31 / 09:42PM

Hi Benny, Nice comic! What does the ‘de’ in ‘Hao de!’ mean?

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spain

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 tambora hotmail.com 
2008-02-07 / 03:11AM

these comics are very useful! and with the chinese letters! it’s impossible to make it better!! benny, you are an angel!!! thank u so muchhhh

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TheAnsw3r90

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 Ngo Nhat Lai yahoo.com 
2008-05-25 / 08:43PM

Just wanted to say thanks for the comics! they make the learning experience much more fun :)!

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ctjquek

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 Christopher Quek rocketmail.com 
2008-05-31 / 02:24PM

I think it will be more useful if the chinese characters under the comics are larger and have the associated pin ying translations under them. There are some characters that appear that I’ve not covered yet in my series of lessons.

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rachel

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 Rachel Ann Nalundasan live.com 
2008-11-25 / 10:30AM

Whats san kuai??

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inglis

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 David Inglis gmail.com 
2009-01-23 / 06:27AM

san = 3
kuai means RMB (Chinese dollars)

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LeslieWilliams

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 blacklinguist yahoo.com 
2009-06-18 / 10:10AM

I think the cartoons are a very good idea…they make learning Chinese fun. They also make it a lot more easier to remember, funny too. Thanks Benny for taking the time.

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benny

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 Benny the Mandarin Teacher bennysland.com 
2009-06-20 / 04:41PM
To : blacklinguist

Thanks so much for your compliment, I will work with my team to create more comics.

Benny



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Zhuliao

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 Iheanyichi Junior wabara yahoo.co.uk 
2009-06-21 / 07:16AM

Can someone help. In the last micro video, what does Xuyao, xie and kankan mean. i can guess, but i want to be certain

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benny

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 Benny the Mandarin Teacher Bennysland.com 
2009-06-22 / 10:05PM
To : Iheanyichi Junior wabara

Hi,

Xu yao = need

Kan kan = have a look

Benny



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superboy08

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 Johnny Balbalosa yahoo.com 
2009-07-19 / 11:16AM

What do u mean by kuai?

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patrick

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 Dr. Tech bennysland.com 
2009-08-13 / 06:07PM
To : Johnny Balbalosa

Kuai is an informal way to say Yuan, the official China currency unit, equivalent to, for example, dollar in US. Local Chinese uses “kuai” more likely than “yuan”, but both are understood and are indeed the same.

In symbol, you can use either CNY or RMB. These stands for Chinese Yuan and Renminbi respectively.

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monmon

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 monmon yahoo.com 
2009-08-26 / 02:34PM

so why do they need to say kuai even though that they have the word yuan

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benny

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 Benny the Mandarin Teacher bennysland.com 
2009-08-27 / 02:47PM
To : monmon

kuai = fast

yuan = far

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Nanishen

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 Nanishen hotmail.com 
2009-09-01 / 11:28PM

I don´t get it :( What does Kuai =fast or yuan=far mean if both are currency??

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benny

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 Benny the Mandarin Teacher bennysland.com 
2009-09-11 / 05:48PM
To : Nanishen

Hi,

In fact, “kuài 快 = fast” and the other word is “块 kuài = currency”

They have exact same pronunciation but different characters, that’s why sometimes people get confused

Benny



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word20

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 Giorgio gmail.com 
2013-05-21 / 12:42AM

fine

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