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Have you ever come across "Difference between ...... and ...... in Mandarin Chinese." "How to say ...... in Mandarin Chinese" "What does ...... mean in Chinese?" Whether it's asking a question or answering the other, this is the place to share your Mandarin Chinese knowledge together.

eltenochtitlanes

Chinese Mandarin :Chinese Mandarin Level
Registered on : 2008-04-01
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Posts : 2
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 Charlie Jordan wronghead.com 
2008-04-01 / 04:03PM

Hello Benny,

My question is about the word “的”. Some people seem to pronounce it as [di], while most text books spell it [de] in Hanyu Pinyin. I was wondering if the [di] pronunciation was li…

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NickWaters

Chinese Mandarin :Chinese Mandarin Level
Registered on : 2007-07-12
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Posts : 9
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 NickWaters gmail.com 
2008-04-01 / 03:20PM

G’day to all my fellow Bennyians! ;o)

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BubblyCola

Chinese Mandarin :Chinese Mandarin Level
Registered on : 2008-03-31
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Posts : 1
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 Terrica Johnson yahoo.com 
2008-04-01 / 08:55AM

if i learn mandarin do i have to learn cantonese as well? is there a difference?

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Questions Owner
 玛丽亚 yahoo.com 
2008-03-12 / 12:26PM

祝你生日快乐!
问你:怎么能弄一个准备HSK课本?
在中国有没有汉字课本?我住在罗马尼亚。怎么能定一个这样的课本?
谢谢!
玛丽亚崖老师

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wujianhao

Chinese Mandarin :Chinese Mandarin Level
Registered on : 2007-08-23
Language : None
Posts : 49
Responses : 30
Comments : 8
 Alissia Jackson mail.com 
2008-03-30 / 05:59AM

Ni hao, Benny! I was wondering if you have made an experience about animals and if not do you think you can. Xie xie ni!! :)

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Henry

Chinese Mandarin :Chinese Mandarin Level
Registered on : 2008-03-04
Language : None
Posts : 62
Responses : 24
Comments : 0
 Henry yahoo.com 
2008-03-31 / 12:01AM

How to say the following sentences:
1) My class hasn’t over/finish yet
Is it: wo3 de ke4 hai2 mei2 wan2?

2) the sky is dark now
Is it: tian1 xian4 zai4 hen3 an4?

3) I am too tired that i a…

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Questions Owner
 poetswolf1985 gmail.com 
2008-03-31 / 11:07AM

Why is 1 pronounced ‘yao’ and not ‘yi?’

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Loha92

Chinese Mandarin :Chinese Mandarin Level
Registered on : 2008-03-28
Language : None
Posts : 1
Responses : 2
Comments : 4
 fara yahoo.com 
2008-03-29 / 04:46PM

hi… i would to know the meaning for this words ?? 改变龟毛 ……. ??
pls help ..
btw… thanx in advance … :D

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ToshimiKira

Chinese Mandarin :Chinese Mandarin Level
Registered on : 2007-07-24
Language : None
Posts : 12
Responses : 96
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 Toshimi Kira msn.jp 
2008-03-30 / 04:54PM

I love this site! I can make many friends! xie xie Benny

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jimy

Chinese Mandarin :Chinese Mandarin Level
Registered on : 2008-03-13
Language : None
Posts : 6
Responses : 0
Comments : 0
 jimyhenderson hotmail.com 
2008-03-24 / 06:34AM

你好 benny
How do i say " I play the guitar becouse i’m a guitarist"

谢谢你!

jimy

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 Teoh Boon Kian hotmail.com 
2008-03-25 / 08:17PM

i need to know about recivingbay/warehouse close on every sunday and public holiday,
how to say or write in chinese words?
Because want to make a notice.

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iEnix

Chinese Mandarin :Chinese Mandarin Level
Registered on : 2008-03-26
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Posts : 1
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Comments : 1
 Chris hotmail.com 
2008-03-26 / 12:17PM

Ni hao, Benny!
I wanted to know if you have pod casts for iPods or other mp3 players. I think being able to listen to it when a computer isn’t around (such as on the plan going to china, or drivin…

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DAGSTER

Chinese Mandarin :Chinese Mandarin Level
Registered on : 2007-09-02
Language : None
Posts : 187
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Comments : 0
 Harmeet hotmail.co.uk 
2008-03-28 / 05:11AM

Nihao Benny. Ni hao ma? long time is everything ok. I buyed my first car yesterday:) i always wanted one have you got a car?

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steven

Chinese Mandarin :Chinese Mandarin Level
Registered on : 2008-03-07
Language : None
Posts : 4
Responses : 24
Comments : 0
 Prons youtube.com 
2008-03-28 / 10:29AM

您好,我自学习中文一年,但是我中文还不足够的。 我有一天要试着汉语水平考试,但是我不知道哪里有HSK学习material。 可以告诉我哪里找?

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DAGSTER

Chinese Mandarin :Chinese Mandarin Level
Registered on : 2007-09-02
Language : None
Posts : 187
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 Harmeet hotmail.co.uk 
2008-03-28 / 11:46PM

Hello Benny and Jenny the brand of the car my car is Audi A4 from version 2007. What about you which BMW are you considering to buy. Also how to travel to your office is it bus?
What about you Jen…

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Michelle1019

Chinese Mandarin :Chinese Mandarin Level
Registered on : 2007-12-23
Language : None
Posts : 9
Responses : 3
Comments : 7
 Michelle Wimer gmail.com 
2008-03-29 / 09:04AM

Wish me luck! I get to teach English as a foreign language. I don’t get paid for it and I only have one student, but who cares! dances The poor girl came to America not knowing any English an…

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Henry

Chinese Mandarin :Chinese Mandarin Level
Registered on : 2008-03-04
Language : None
Posts : 62
Responses : 24
Comments : 0
 Henry yahoo.com 
2008-03-29 / 03:53PM

how to say ‘lose’ (opposite of win) and ‘draw’ in a competition?

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Henry

Chinese Mandarin :Chinese Mandarin Level
Registered on : 2008-03-04
Language : None
Posts : 62
Responses : 24
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 Henry yahoo.com 
2008-03-28 / 12:11PM

If i wanna ask a person’s age, do I use ji3 sui4 or duo1 da4?

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lansili

Chinese Mandarin :Chinese Mandarin Level
Registered on : 2008-03-26
Language : None
Posts : 2
Responses : 6
Comments : 0
 kwyyy youtube.com 
2008-03-26 / 03:30PM

xie xie ni Benny! Thanks God there’s something out there helping ppl like me to learn mandarin!!! this is great!!!

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lansili

Chinese Mandarin :Chinese Mandarin Level
Registered on : 2008-03-26
Language : None
Posts : 2
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 lansili youtube.com 
2008-03-26 / 03:25PM

I don’t understand third tone, it has you going a little down then way up, but my friend who lived in china says its the other way around…

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steven

Chinese Mandarin :Chinese Mandarin Level
Registered on : 2008-03-07
Language : None
Posts : 4
Responses : 24
Comments : 0
 Steven Gilmore gmail.com 
2008-03-14 / 12:53PM

Ni hao Benny, how to say “I like spring” in Chinese? Xie xie!

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jurkie

Chinese Mandarin :Chinese Mandarin Level
Registered on : 2008-03-14
Language : None
Posts : 2
Responses : 1
Comments : 0
 julio yao lao hotmail.com 
2008-03-15 / 08:27AM

ni hao benny, wo shi Julio, wo shi shanghai ren, wo shi dan shi xD, wo zhu cheng zai Panama, wo shi si ba sui, ni ne?

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JackBauer

Chinese Mandarin :Chinese Mandarin Level
Registered on : 2007-07-24
Language : None
Posts : 4
Responses : 8
Comments : 4
 Jack Bauer gmail.com 
2008-03-20 / 10:00AM

How do you say “Franchise” in Chinese?

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Henry

Chinese Mandarin :Chinese Mandarin Level
Registered on : 2008-03-04
Language : None
Posts : 62
Responses : 24
Comments : 0
 Henry yahoo.com 
2008-03-21 / 03:34PM

Benny, whats the differences between , ming2 bai, dong3 and liao3 jie3? I always confused between them :(

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wujianhao

Chinese Mandarin :Chinese Mandarin Level
Registered on : 2007-08-23
Language : None
Posts : 49
Responses : 30
Comments : 8
 Alissia Jackson mail.com 
2008-03-24 / 08:25AM

Ni hao ma, What do you say if someone sneeze? Would you still say “Bless You”
Xie xie ni! :)

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steven

Chinese Mandarin :Chinese Mandarin Level
Registered on : 2008-03-07
Language : None
Posts : 4
Responses : 24
Comments : 0
 Steven Gilmore gmail.com 
2008-03-26 / 10:17AM

Ni hao Benny,How is the forth tone different from the second. When sounded, both sound the same. How can I practise these tones. Is there any equivalent to english sounding. Xie xie!

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Joseph

Chinese Mandarin :Chinese Mandarin Level
Registered on : 2007-07-23
Language : None
Posts : 2
Responses : 7
Comments : 1
 Joseph Mitchell gmail.com 
2008-03-26 / 10:31AM

Benny, you’re great! I love this site, i study all days in this site… thanks for help many people to learn Chinesse.

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Henry

Chinese Mandarin :Chinese Mandarin Level
Registered on : 2008-03-04
Language : None
Posts : 62
Responses : 24
Comments : 0
 Henry yahoo.com 
2008-03-25 / 10:30PM

Benny, can you explain how on to use the word nong4? I know it has the meaning of ‘to do’ but my friend (also learning chinese) believes that it can also mean ‘to make’. For example, ni3 nong4 wo3…

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Questions Owner
 kawaiiday143 youtube.com 
2008-03-24 / 01:28PM

hi benny. I love your videos, i have a question i alway wonder about in the chinese. What is “la” and “le” used for? And what is the different? Can you give me explains please? Thank you very much! :)

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wujianhao

Chinese Mandarin :Chinese Mandarin Level
Registered on : 2007-08-23
Language : None
Posts : 49
Responses : 30
Comments : 8
 Alissia Jackson mail.com 
2008-03-20 / 11:02AM

Ni hao, ni de sheng hou zenme yang? Zhongwen zenme shou cinnamon sugar pretzel? Xie xie ni! :)

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