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 hospe25 youtube.com 
2007-08-29 / 01:26PM

hey hi benny , how are you? thanks for your classes they are very interesting. I am learning chinese.

i have a question. do people in shanghai speak mandarin chinese? because i have heard they s…

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 BaiMeiHu youtube.com 
2007-08-29 / 01:27PM

Ni hao benny, hao jiu bu jian. Wo xiang wen ni liang ge wenti. First question: I am having trouble with my Chinese comprehension, I can remember Chinese words and say them, but when some one speaks…

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GJR1969

Chinese Mandarin :Chinese Mandarin Level
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 Greg Rayner sbcglobal.net 
2007-08-26 / 07:08AM

Hi Benny
Can you do an experience on counting words? I find I am always tempted to say, “zhe ge” instead of the right word. I know some basic ones like “zhe ben shu” or “zhe zhi gou” but how about…

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chinachinaman

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 Kevin yahoo.com 
2007-08-29 / 05:20AM

how do you say “how do you say ____?” in Mandarin?

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 Gabriel gmail.com 
2007-08-27 / 03:13PM

How do you say “Success” in Chinese?

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RTLE

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 ND live.nl 
2007-08-25 / 07:29PM

hi miss word ni hão ma ? – i wanted to know how to say we,you(pl.)and they and how to say dolphin
well hope to hear from you soon

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RTLE

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 ND live.nl 
2007-08-25 / 11:55PM

hey you explained the five tones but benny also made a video about the five tones but he gives only 4 vowels so what you called tone 2 in your explenation he calls tone 1 so if in an experience wic…

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chinachinaman

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 Kevin yahoo.com 
2007-08-26 / 03:14PM

Benny, please explain why “hong cha” means black tea.

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chinachinaman

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 Kevin yahoo.com 
2007-08-26 / 03:25PM

i get confused how to use past tense
(le)…i know “wo gao su ni” means i tell you, but how do you correctly say “i told you”?

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pointofthesun

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 Steven Wood aol.com 
2007-08-26 / 02:56AM

In the new video on verbs Benny explains that we can say Wo yao mai cha.

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RTLE

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 ND live.nl 
2007-08-26 / 12:15AM

miss tones you said that two third tones the first changes but is this when the two tones are in one word or if one word ends witch a third tone and the next begins with one ?

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pointofthesun

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 Steven Wood aol.com 
2007-08-26 / 02:57AM

in the last video on verbs benny says that we can say wo yao mai cha. I was wondering if it is also ok to say Wo yao mai yi ge bei cha. thanks.

steven.

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Meike

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 Meike Veenstra gmail.com 
2007-08-08 / 12:20AM

Hey Benny – I really like China’s culture and it’s people… I’d love to know more about it… what’s it like living in Shanghai? Compared to Beijing? Can’t wait to hear from you! Tot ziens!

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faguti123

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 Francisco Gutierrez yahoo.com 
2007-08-05 / 09:00PM

Hola Benny realmente tus microclases son muy buenas,Felicitaciones!. Espero seguir viendolas.
你好

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Soupgod

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 FredFox YAHOO.COM 
2007-07-09 / 03:50PM

I heard Chinese is very hard to learn, and I thought there are over 1000 characters! What is Pin Yin? Why does it have some lines on top of the ABCs’?

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billellement

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 bill ellement hotmail.com 
2007-08-13 / 03:08PM

Hello, Miss .Tones, I would like to know some rules of changing the tones. Thanks.

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JUANPA

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 juan pablo benavente hotmail.com 
2007-08-04 / 08:36AM

miss…. how can i give the test for the next belt.??? xie xie

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RTLE

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 ND live.nl 
2007-08-25 / 02:24AM

ni hao – ni hao ma – wo hen hao
hey it’s really working but i just wanted to know what’s the difference between the pronunciation of the ’’x’’ , ’’q’’ and ’’sh’’ – i sometimes hear the ’’q’’pronu…

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suverman

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 Suvodip Mitra gmail.com 
2007-08-24 / 02:58AM

Ni Hao! I was wondering whether there is any chance that you would also do a parallel series on HANZIs. Lets say two or three Hanzi per video, more if you think is absorbable (You are the teacher!)…

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eric

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 Eric Roberson hotmail.com 
2007-08-22 / 10:47AM

I have a question for you, Miss. Tones. How do I know when a word should be toneless, and sometimes it’s not? I’m confused.

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RTLE

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 ND live.nl 
2007-08-23 / 01:25AM

hey i’m studying and it’s really coming along , but i noticed that in a clip ( buying drinks/basic verbs ) the word for ‘’ i ’’ wõ had the sign wó so i wanted to ask is this just a mistake or can …

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KGX1

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 King Gran Xiongmao hotmail.com 
2007-08-22 / 11:54AM

Nin hao!! Benny, I have a question; in Chinese do you put the adjectives before the noun (like in English) or do you put them after (like in Spanish)?

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RTLE

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 ND live.nl 
2007-08-22 / 04:25AM

hey benny ni hao wo – wo hen hao

your answers really helped me but i have another question if you dont mind :sometimes there are no sings above the vowels like ‘’ ma’’ but in another video ’’m…

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ruby

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 ruby hotmail.com 
2007-08-20 / 04:40PM

how to say 牛郎和织女?

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sainy2213

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 sainy2213 gmail.com 
2007-08-21 / 02:31PM

How to say Chinese(language)? I know there are more than two words.

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Robby

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 ND live.nl 
2007-08-21 / 02:08AM

hey benny i’m having some trouble getting around your site so how do i let my iland grow and i wanna study mandarin well so could you give me some tips that could possibly help me finding my way he…

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suverman

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 Suvodip Mitra gmail.com 
2007-08-06 / 11:28PM

Benni Benni Benni!!! One question… could you, for every video clips have another video which is like an interogattive, as if you are asking us, giving a necessary pause after your question and t…

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 ken robert nkvt.no 
2007-08-19 / 02:08AM

hi
what does 喜歡 means?

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waaayne

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 Wayne L gmail.com 
2007-08-19 / 08:28AM

Is there a Mandarin word equal to sayin g Hey ?! like calling out to a friend to get their attention as in “Hey Mike!”

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BroadwaySag

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 Michael Sag gmail.com 
2007-08-15 / 10:08AM

I keep hearing “Bai Lo Hui” spoken in my office. Can you tell me what it means?

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