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What sports are popular in your native country? ... 1 2 3 Travel 15 10330 pschroeder 2004-10-2 18:11:51
  soccer and cycling
How to say HELLO and GOOD-BYE in your native language? ... 1 2 3 Free Talk 19 9213 tuur_r 2004-9-22 02:58:08
  Goeiendag : Hi / Goodbye (literally: Good day) Goeiemorgen : Good morning Goeiemiddag: Good afternoo ...
Foreign Chinese ... 1 2 Friendship, Love, Relationships 11 4914 destinedwind 2004-8-11 20:17:13
  There seems to be a general consensus among the knowledgeable that among mainland Chinese females on ...
Survey for those who are interested in Chinese :D ... 1 2 Free Talk 12 6246 ubersuave 2004-8-5 14:20:53
  a)Are you learning Chinese? -><i>Yep.</i> b)When did you start to learn Chinese? -><i>Eight years ...
Hey China Daily, you sure do well in the search engines. Way to go. China Watch 2 3418 tuur_r 2004-7-31 01:07:37
  The Google search engine presents results among other things according the place the query is launch ...
Have you had your hair dyed? ... 1 2 3 Free Talk 16 11445 ilunga 2005-3-28 10:57:34
  I don't know what the fashion is now , but last winter in Xi'an all the girls seemed to have aubergi ...
When your boyfriend is shorter than you...... ... 1 2 3 Friendship, Love, Relationships 15 6545 chineseyang 2004-7-13 23:06:39
  ... they have four children. In Belgium that is a lot. The dean of my faculty when I was in colleg ...
Chinese are liars ?? ... 1 2 3 4 5 6 .. 12 Friendship, Love, Relationships 81 24195 silvertexas 2004-9-21 06:09:58
  Fact: to most Westerners in China the amount of lies you encounter all the time and in all contexts ...
Chinese Dating Customs Attachments ... 1 2 3 4 5 Friendship, Love, Relationships 33 12451 tekvicious 2005-8-3 21:19:31
  ...that when a Chinese girl is constantly bitching a Chinese guy and he meekly accepts it they are f ...
meaningless Friendship, Love, Relationships 5 3465 amanda_mu 2004-6-26 11:55:55
  Check the websites of European embassies. Diplomacy is a traditional profession for bluebloods. ...
The "hot" and "cold" properties of food - do they apply to westerners ? ... 1 2 3 4 Travel 25 17218 guess3times 2004-7-11 00:24:18
  Lots of Westerners believe in the reality of yin and yang. I don't. IMHO it 's in the same categor ...
Describe Chinese wife ... 1 2 3 4 5 6 .. 7 Friendship, Love, Relationships 45 19560 zhangliye 2011-10-11 14:11:32
  ...at least mixed Chinese-Belgian couples generally do just fine. Also after the two-year limit aft ...
Chinese red wine - any good recommendation ? ... 1 2 3 4 5 Everyday life 28 16547 liuflora 2009-2-14 21:37:42
  I always go for Xixiawang and Dynasty. Both are pretty decent. Changcheng / Great Wall is definite ...
A non-drinker's experience with alcohol in China. Travel 2 6829 karenb 2004-6-13 20:41:17
  Chinese who are used to dealing with Westerners are often visibly delighted to be off the hook for o ...
How to make sure you select a fertile wife. ... 1 2 3 4 5 6 .. 7 Free Talk 42 10875 thunderbird 2008-4-18 00:12:20
  Correlations in themselves don't prove anything and certainly say nothing whatsoever about variables ...
What is the main causes of divorce in the modern society? ... 1 2 Free Talk 12 6187 sarapan 2004-6-4 11:28:21
  ...that in a modern society divorce is economically possible. In the old days people in bad marriag ...
"Recommended posts": Why are they recommended? Free Talk 2 3757 tuur_r 2004-5-27 01:16:07
  The moderators have denied they are the culprits and I believe them. Wish they would stop 'editing' ...
beijing girl looking for a foreign boyfriend Attachments ... 1 2 3 4 5 6 .. 46 Friendship, Love, Relationships 316 91099 lisabj 2004-7-13 18:32:06
  Is that a record? Anyone? BTW: I for one have enormously appreciated this thread. And, Lisa, you ...
Help: how to lose weight? Attachments ... 1 2 3 4 5 Everyday life 31 12643 amanda_mu 2004-6-18 08:32:56
  I used to have a weight problem myself and found that the diet that is generally advised in Belgium ...
Which kind of girls do you like? ... 1 2 Friendship, Love, Relationships 10 8325 Boilermaker21 2013-8-12 20:15:48
  ...obviously I would like any girlfriend of mine to drink with me. In fact almost all I've had so f ...
Can a man and a woman ever have a platonic relationship? Attachments ... 1 2 3 4 5 6 .. 10 Friendship, Love, Relationships 63 22048 cyberspook 2008-10-3 11:02:57
  Since we're expressly asked for our 2 cents... Maybe it helps if the question is clarified / split ...
Chinese racism against Chinese? ... 1 2 Travel 11 7272 tuur_r 2004-5-21 22:07:30
  As someone who has hired about a dozen Chinese employees for a Belgian-owned company in China I can ...
Marry a foreigner Attachments ... 1 2 3 4 5 6 .. 12 Friendship, Love, Relationships 82 47626 imrita 2006-12-3 18:05:08
  I know of a Flemish-Chinese couple here in Belgium who can't talk to each other either but are conte ...
The common mistakes among Chinese English learner ... 1 2 3 4 5 6 .. 7 Practical English 实用英语 43 15306 melodydandan 2004-6-20 12:07:02
  two opposite meanings of 'wuliao' Many Chinese consistently only use 'boring' even when they mean ' ...
Why do Chinese girls look at their own boobs when you look at them? ... 1 2 3 4 Travel 21 11842 ivyphil 2005-4-10 19:42:58
  When French girls notice you are looking at them (or 'noticing' them) they tend to straighten their ...
Should the seemingly wealthy foreigners be ripped off ? Attachments ... 1 2 3 4 Talk to China Daily 23 9441 andrew_gz 2005-4-10 00:28:13
  If I get to pay no more than 20 percent more than the Chinese I win. I I pay more than 50 percent m ...
A question about ethnicity and class in China? Travel 5 4483 hooiluangoh 2004-5-9 15:57:46
  party member (rapidly becoming less of a distinction) - city hukou - nongmin hukou - minority There ...
Chinese Innovation and Invention...(need help to settle this...) ... 1 2 3 China Watch 14 8537 tsupasat 2004-4-23 00:51:24
  The 'four classics' the Chinese always come up with themselves are paper, the compass, gunpowder and ...
Why don't chinese play cricket ? Sports & Fans 3 3479 johnners 2004-4-23 00:52:16
  I do like a bit of surrealism now and then :-)
is there anybody very sure about 11 american shoe size about what chinese size? ... 1 2 Friendship, Love, Relationships 9 6626 bornof_fire 2004-4-24 12:22:40
  See for instance http://www.shoedini.com/pop_shoesizingcharts.htm. Haven't you girls ever heard abo ...
could any expert help me to express a obscure sentence in a easier way in englis China Watch 2 4107 cheers 2004-4-8 11:36:44
 
please help me to explain the meaning of the following sentence in a easy way China & World 4 4130 mugwhamp 2004-4-8 00:53:50
  ...but it seems to me this 'sentence' is meaningless gibberish :-( You can't explain the meaning of ...
A strange phenomenon: attractive western guy with unattractive chinese girlfrie ... 1 2 3 4 5 6 .. 8 Free Talk 53 17353 oioioi 2009-3-23 23:13:21
  ... but the women. As posted elsewhere: girls in my experience generally have a poor understanding ...
The Lady, Or The Tiger? ... 1 2 Free Talk 8 5746 yanhuilan 2004-4-20 21:01:44
  There are at least two aspects of this story that are according to Chinese, not at all Western, ster ...
first mover advantage Friendship, Love, Relationships 5 4055 eve 2004-3-22 19:15:17
  In my experience, if you don't understand the way Chinese people behave you can usually presume they ...
What do Chinese women look for in a man ? ... 1 2 3 4 Friendship, Love, Relationships 25 9109 basket 2008-9-29 09:45:20
  i.e. the same things women want all over the world. Chinese people are not so different from others ...
death penalty ... 1 2 Free Talk 8 5322 hugosl 2004-7-3 06:07:22
  If I am informed correctly, aside from murder, the following are ways for getting the death penalty ...
How to make you more attrative to others? ... 1 2 3 4 5 6 Free Talk 40 18875 mkoopman 2004-4-6 13:36:18
  Ubersuave is certainly right that the physical appearance of a possible mate is even more important ...
How to make you more attrative to others? ... 1 2 3 4 5 6 Free Talk 40 18875 mkoopman 2004-4-6 13:36:18
  I have often noticed that women and girls are often very quick to classify each other's 'attractiven ...
What chinese think about foreign music? ... 1 2 Free Talk 7 6520 slimdog 2004-3-20 09:40:48
  Jazz = Kenny G Classical = Mantovani Rock = Madonna Bring your own CDs.
San Francisco on gay marriage blitz as mayor slams Bush (AP) ... 1 2 3 4 5 Free Talk 34 18559 tsupasat 2004-3-10 01:31:28
  Too late: it's already legal in the Netherlands and Belgium for quite some time now. Maybe you guys ...
Types of Chinese people and optimal lao-wai strategy Free Talk 6 4057 canadaguy 2004-3-11 00:26:55
 
Any native Dutch speakers who'd like to be pen pals? ... 1 2 3 4 Travel 24 14685 tuur_r 2004-3-2 18:13:21
  These days there is a committee called the 'Taalunie' with representatives from the Netherlands, Su ...
Any native Dutch speakers who'd like to be pen pals? ... 1 2 3 4 Travel 24 14685 tuur_r 2004-3-2 18:13:21
  There is the yearly 'Groot Dictee der Nederlandse Taal' ('Big Spelling Test of the Dutch Language') ...
Any native Dutch speakers who'd like to be pen pals? ... 1 2 3 4 Travel 24 14685 tuur_r 2004-3-2 18:13:21
  The short answer is that standard Dutch is indeed a variant of the dialect group of Holland (the cen ...
Please give me some advice on job interview !! Friendship, Love, Relationships 5 4582 ozisej 2004-2-28 21:47:40
  http://jobs.asiaco.com/resources/
Fandian Doesn't Sell Food, and Jiujia Doesn't Sell Alcohol ... 1 2 3 China Watch 15 10534 crimsonwolf 2004-3-10 14:21:51
  ...live with it. More generally, it's not human to be completely rational.
why not living in xi'an Friendship, Love, Relationships 5 4657 xixina 2004-2-20 11:42:00
  There are thousands and thousands of native English speakers living permanently in Beijing, Shanghai ...
Foreigner v.s. Foreigner ... 1 2 3 Travel 17 8622 kikochan 2005-1-22 18:28:00
  'When in Rome...' is short for 'When in Rome, do as the Romans do.' It's a very common saying in E ...
Any native Dutch speakers who'd like to be pen pals? ... 1 2 3 4 Travel 24 14685 tuur_r 2004-3-2 18:13:21
  Dutch and German are definitely much closer to one another than either is to English. I have been t ...
Any native Dutch speakers who'd like to be pen pals? ... 1 2 3 4 Travel 24 14685 tuur_r 2004-3-2 18:13:21
  There is simply no clear line at which the difference between two dialects is large enough to start ...
do you think getting a certificate of cet-6 necessary for your job-hunting ? Free Talk 3 4424 davin_zhou 2004-2-16 22:06:17
  I can tell you us foreigners don't care about the diplomas or certificates at all. We check the com ...
What types of meat do Chinese prefer to eat? ... 1 2 Free Talk 8 7291 faguorenman 2004-2-16 17:03:12
  No doubt it's pork and chicken. The rest are way behind.
do you discriminate against HBV Carriers(Hepatitis B Carriers )? ... 1 2 Free Talk 10 7880 paris_david 2004-2-14 00:46:39
  I was a manager in Xi'an last year. Much to my surprise my Chinese colleagues insisted that *all* n ...
how could we do with the continually rising at the price of the daily-consumpti Free Talk 2 4230 tuur_r 2004-2-11 19:03:12
  A little bit of inflation is good for the economy. Of course it's a pity for the people in China th ...
the Chinese culture you are most interested in Travel 3 5098 tuur_r 2004-2-10 19:35:02
  Luckily there's lots of them ;-)
Why we hate Japanese! Give me ten reasons. Free Talk 6 4651 bchung 2004-2-10 21:57:52
 
Foreigner v.s. Foreigner ... 1 2 3 Travel 17 8622 kikochan 2005-1-22 18:28:00
  What's wrong with it? Westerners in China stand out economically, culturally and physically and wil ...
martha, it's me!!! ... 1 2 3 4 5 Everyday life 33 14450 waterfort 2004-4-10 22:45:44
  On a PC, if before posting you select your text by dragging the mousepointer over it (the background ...
what will happen to this world if there is no boundaries World Affairs 2 5517 bchung 2004-2-10 12:07:44
  As an illustration to bossel's post: I was a conscientious objector myself: two year working for a u ...
About Valentine's Day Free Talk 5 5719 muwei2 2004-2-9 21:46:05
  So probably I won't even think of it until it has passed. Then again, I am starting to get the impr ...
THE CHURCH IN THE NEW CHINA --Thank you to the many serious posters who have ans ... 1 2 3 4 5 6 .. 28 Free Talk 195 37275 snappysammy 2011-6-19 07:22:07
  While the Jehova's witnesses are among the more 'benign' sects they are definitely a sect, with all ...
盛 世 的 我 见 China Watch 6 5452 earendil 2004-2-29 11:38:40
  I checked two dictionaries but it wasn't in them
tradition in martial art: is it necessary? Free Talk 3 4541 gammajkd 2004-2-8 16:00:32
  I don't see the connection at all.
Studying in Beijing Everyday life 2 3955 tuur_r 2004-2-8 12:11:56
  The dialect of Shanghai (Wu) is completely different from standard Chinese - more like a separate la ...
Chinese hostages to their writing system: A case for simplification and reform ... 1 2 3 4 5 China Watch 28 14956 luf2004 2004-3-11 15:29:51
  It's incredible how many U.S. Americans really believe that everybody in the world would get along j ...
Where is COSTA MESA in USA? Free Talk 6 4244 xsleeper 2004-2-12 06:07:14
  You can find this kind of information (and maps) at several websites, a.o. www.mapquest.com.
What do you think of "DIY" to assemble parts to make your own computer? Free Talk 6 5610 oldamerican 2004-2-8 06:34:09
  In the west DIY is the cheapest option but in China it is definitely 'white box': let some professi ...
THE CHURCH IN THE NEW CHINA --Thank you to the many serious posters who have ans ... 1 2 3 4 5 6 .. 28 Free Talk 195 37275 snappysammy 2011-6-19 07:22:07
  When I came to live in Shaanxi province a year ago the police dropped by, among other things to tel ...
want recommendation on taking english course Free Talk 6 5241 joycezou 2004-2-12 09:47:28
  Do you speak Chinese? If so, did you learn it as an adult, without taking classes? If you can say ...
What's your favourite chinese food/dish? Attachments ... 1 2 3 4 5 6 .. 8 Travel 52 23605 furbag 2005-2-20 10:22:22
  ...but I'm from a small village called 'Waarloos' that's 13 kilometers south of Antwerp (安特卫普) ...
What's your favourite chinese food/dish? Attachments ... 1 2 3 4 5 6 .. 8 Travel 52 23605 furbag 2005-2-20 10:22:22
  ...and I'm a Belgian.
Any native Dutch speakers who'd like to be pen pals? ... 1 2 3 4 Travel 24 14685 tuur_r 2004-3-2 18:13:21
  Je kan me mailen via dit forum als je wil / You can mail me via this forum if you want. Wat is je m ...
Looking for a Loving Husband ... 1 2 Friendship, Love, Relationships 9 6617 tiffin 2004-2-8 04:10:46
  Sorry, for the umpteenth time I should have been more careful in choosing my wording. 实在不好意思 ...
Discussion:How to keep a long relationship between the pen friends? Friendship, Love, Relationships 5 4861 haphuaipeng 2004-2-6 14:15:53
  For instance: if they write that the rain is bad for the plants you write about gardening, nature. ...
Discussion:How to keep a long relationship between the pen friends? Friendship, Love, Relationships 5 4861 haphuaipeng 2004-2-6 14:15:53
 
whats your dream? ... 1 2 Free Talk 9 7043 littlegun 2004-2-5 13:33:59
  ...until people got cynical. Addmittedly: I often suffer from the same disease. And it's a fine ...
help! find a girlfriend or adopt a dog? ... 1 2 Friendship, Love, Relationships 9 7037 littlegun 2004-2-10 10:01:11
  Many people have both but it seems you don't want that so let's have a look at the relative merits. ...
What do you think are those T*A*B*O*O* subjects in China? 你认为哪些属于中国的禁 Attachments ... 1 2 3 4 5 6 .. 31 Free Talk 210 33270 snappysammy 2011-6-29 03:23:21
  ... this one's too good to let pass ;-) As it happens, I am for a split Belgium. But I'm not goin ...
To read or not to read (that is the question!) ... 1 2 3 Travel 17 12857 sanheri 2004-2-13 11:55:29
  mmm.... Now even innocent book recommendations 'disappear' :-( Again. For a book that has it abou ...
To read or not to read (that is the question!) ... 1 2 3 Travel 17 12857 sanheri 2004-2-13 11:55:29
  I'd personally pick 'Family' by Ba Jin, written in the twenties or thirties of last century. It is ...
What do you think are those T*A*B*O*O* subjects in China? 你认为哪些属于中国的禁 Attachments ... 1 2 3 4 5 6 .. 31 Free Talk 210 33270 snappysammy 2011-6-29 03:23:21
  Wow, that must be one of the best definitions of 'taboo' ever ;-) Even so, with some trepidation I' ...
Insurance. Free Talk 3 4229 tuur_r 2004-1-31 19:49:34
  Nowhere in the world. No insurance company has enough assets to risk getting claims from an entire ...
Looking for a Loving Husband ... 1 2 Friendship, Love, Relationships 9 6617 tiffin 2004-2-8 04:10:46
  I don't suppose many sane men would propose to a girl without say a chat or two to get to know her. ...
Do Chinese feel obliged to speak English with Westerners, even if the Westerner ... 1 2 3 4 5 6 .. 11 Travel 71 95283 kevin_smith 2006-4-19 12:02:56
  Seneca and Kevin Smith seem to live in another China than the one I encounter every day. Chinese pe ...
Serious tradational Chinese Girls ... 1 2 3 4 5 6 .. 7 Friendship, Love, Relationships 42 20230 irene9401 2004-4-5 12:00:19
  (Sorry for butting in.) 1) I personally think there is a larger difference between men and women th ...
Mandarin Chinese Language Travel 6 5503 arlick 2009-1-10 09:27:37
  www.mandarintools.com www.zhongwen.com
What do you think are those T*A*B*O*O* subjects in China? 你认为哪些属于中国的禁 Attachments ... 1 2 3 4 5 6 .. 31 Free Talk 210 33270 snappysammy 2011-6-29 03:23:21
  As a Westerner I can assure you guys that the vast majority of Westerners will only get a favourable ...
Who despise Chinese? ... 1 2 3 4 5 6 .. 17 Free Talk 115 17118 snappysammy 2011-3-22 03:24:20
  Poor people and dropouts get kicked out of Western bars as well - and I should know; I was a bartend ...
can we add a tech section? Free Talk 3 4104 tsupasat 2004-2-2 23:04:27
  Speaking as an engineer who has worked in IT for several years: this forum doesn't seem to be the ri ...
IN CHINA IS IT ACCEPTABLE FOR A LADY TO SPIT ON THE STREET? ... 1 2 Travel 12 7749 glopis 2011-6-24 04:51:22
  ... but I'm really not qualified to say: I'm no doctor or epidemiologist. I do know that even more ...
Why is the US Patronizing China? ... 1 2 3 4 China & World 22 11968 justpassing 2004-3-29 10:56:37
  Several times in this thread it is implicitly of explicitly stated that errors in practice can be ex ...
IN CHINA IS IT ACCEPTABLE FOR A LADY TO SPIT ON THE STREET? ... 1 2 Travel 12 7749 glopis 2011-6-24 04:51:22
  You hardly ever see women do it, and then usually only elderly ones. Men who do it are everywhere, ...
Background to the 1962 Sino-Indian Border War ... 1 2 3 World Affairs 15 8907 lau_guan_kim 2004-3-29 08:50:49
  Wish everything in this forum was this interesting ;-) To top it all the read guards have even stay ...
Ever touched by King Arthur!? ... 1 2 Free Talk 8 4163 PopularStar 2011-8-4 04:44:17
  Sure. And also adultery (Guinevere), betrayal (Lancelot) and internecine strife (Mordred) ;-) BTW: ...
1421 - The Year China Discovered America ... 1 2 China Watch 9 7827 gtnbia 2004-2-2 18:53:12
  Apparantly it is all rubbish; there isn't a shred of evidence.
how valuable is F*R*E*E* speech to you? ... 1 2 3 4 5 6 Free Talk 37 7665 snappysammy 2011-9-6 09:13:52
  if you are interested in the Chinese attitude to the rule of law you should really check out the pos ...
what is your opinion? ... 1 2 Travel 10 9398 alison1982 2004-2-22 03:27:17
  That's why in (Western) universities (at least) you get a lot of classes the first year and much mor ...
how internet affect people's relationship? make them more conversant or aloof? Free Talk 4 4417 snappysammy 2013-4-29 19:12:47
  I don't remember the details but it seems there is research that indicates that *on average* people ...
So what about venus? China Watch 5 3620 jordan_c_fan 2014-7-22 14:20:27
  It's about 400 degrees Celsius over there. It's almost impossible to make equipment that keeps fun ...
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