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 sylvia bigpond.com 
2007-07-12 / 05:33AM

I have a question.
Wǒ hěn nán guò. 我很难过。I am sad
-Wǒ hěn jǐn zhāng. 我很紧张。I am nervous
Wǒ jué de hěn gū dān. 我觉得很孤单。I feel lonely

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 sylvia bigpond.com 
2007-07-12 / 06:14AM

sorry I messed up my initial question. (I tend to press the keys too fast.)
I’ll try to explain.
My question:
In- TOPIC: Basic
Title: Are you O.K.;
Some of the setences have the word “very” missing in the English translation; does Chinese carrie

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 Benny bennysland.com 
2007-07-12 / 09:01AM

Many people think “ he is good “ in Chinese is “ ta shi hao” , but it doesn’t make sense. The correct one is “ta hen hao” , here “hen” is used as “ to be ”, if you want to say somebody or something is very good, in Chinese we say: ta fei chang hao. Fei chang means “very” the meaning is stronger then “hen”.

Therefore the structure is : subject + hen / fei chang + adjective. Here are some examples:

BMW hen gui -BMW is expensive
BMW fei chang gui -BMW is very expensive

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 NickWaters hotmail.com 
2007-07-12 / 09:20PM

I got it! So “Wo hen hao” means “He is good!” – Thanks BennY!

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 Knut Zellerer hotmail.com 
2007-07-13 / 04:21AM

Benny -ni zhen bang—!!! You are the best mandarin teacher as you make it interesting with the topics
Thanks

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ayuko

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 ayuko hotmail.co.jp 
2007-07-25 / 06:26PM

これは役に立ちます!謝謝!

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Flagday53

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 Flagday verizon.net 
2007-07-25 / 07:45PM

Please don’t blame Barbra Streisand for that song. Blame Bill Murray.

I need sounds.

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Sinxay

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 Sinxay Boualouang yahoo.com 
2007-08-28 / 02:44AM

In one day, I’ve learn 5-6 lessons. There are 3 new very useful words I’ve learned in this lesson. Great technique of teaching. I’ll be around very often from now on. Thanks.

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superuser

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 Benny bennysland.com 
2007-08-28 / 11:46AM

I’m so happy! Hope seeing more of you here, Sinxay! And ask me anytime!

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Renny

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 Renny yahoo.com 
2007-08-31 / 02:54AM

wheres the Audio lessons?
its all just youtube stuff
wheres the written lessons?

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JUANPA

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 juan pablo benavente hotmail.com 
2008-06-21 / 01:20AM

你好吗Benny 我叫黄飞虎
我要问你一个问题。
Whats the meanning of the sentence Huan ying lai bennysland. Because in the beginning of the lesson said that mean here is bennysland but thats Zhe Li shi Bennysland.
谢谢你
再见

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krs134

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 Zhao Wen Hao hotmail.com 
2009-01-12 / 08:08PM

Wo hen kai xin.

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Double07Lou

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 Luis A. Nunez yahoo.com 
2009-02-09 / 07:09AM

Wǒ hěn gāoxìng。Shí hò,Wǒ xuéxí Pǔtōnghuà。Xièxiè Nǐ Benny Laǒ shī。

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Kutari

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 Mark Abrian yahoo.com 
2009-05-07 / 10:39PM

Hey Benny! What does the “ba” mean in “ni mei shi ba?” when can I use it and how? Thanks!

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bananas

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 Alana Johnston hotmail.co.uk 
2009-06-04 / 03:25AM

Hi Benny. That was a great lesson.

Am I right in saying that if you want to say “I am … (happy/sad/angry etc.)”, you omit the ‘to be’ verb, i.e the ‘am’ part?

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unijade

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 unijade gmail.com 
2010-05-07 / 04:44AM
To : juan pablo benavente

Dear juan pablo benavente,

Huan ying lai Bennysland" means “Welcome to Bennysland”
Huan ying = welcome
lai = come

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