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Post time 2016-7-7 22:02:18 |Display all floors
pnp Post time: 2016-7-6 00:08
Shows you don't know what pinyin is; it is nothing more than the sound of Chinese words, it is mean ...

Naturally the Chinese children would continue to learn the characters. However, in English (and all phonetic alphabets) it is the SOUND of the letters that DOES indicate the meaning. And, with practice, Chinese would learn to assign the meaning to BOTH SOUND and SYMBOL. But the USE of a simplified phonetic Chinese alphabet would GREATLY increase the KNOWLEDGE and USE of Mandarin among foreigners. This way, Chinese MIGHT take the place of English as the international language. But, with these clumsy, difficult ideographic characters, it will NEVER do so.
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Post time 2016-7-7 22:15:51 |Display all floors
Use of Pinyin by CABBIES will not help one bit. Use of Pinyin by the FOREIGNERS is the solution.
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messi30 Post time: 2016-7-7 18:23
Please don't remind that sh..........

I'm still thinking to play or not for my national team.  ...

Your voice box should be able to reach higher tones when you leave.

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Post time 2016-7-8 00:25:17 |Display all floors
1584austin Post time: 2016-7-7 22:17
Your voice box should be able to reach higher tones when you leave.

Hope Kbay isn't your cell mat ...


Kbay is sharing the cell with expatter.
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Post time 2016-7-8 02:31:56 |Display all floors
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Post time 2016-7-8 13:58:50 |Display all floors
Anyone in China has ever done this in his schooldays...

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Post time 2016-7-8 17:39:13 |Display all floors
This post was edited by pnp at 2016-7-8 17:40
huaqiao Post time: 2016-7-6 22:59
The list is meant for locals in Hangzhou to learn English as quickly as possible, not for visitors ...

What? You think the Chinese version of 'welcome you' sounds any bit like the English version?  And how would foreigners know the locals are saying 'welcome to Hangzhou'?

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