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How do you find things when you can't speak the local language or read the signs, maps etc? Well, I don’t know about you but this was my process this morning for one such occasion.
A friend has invited me to visit her apartment that she has recently moved into. Then I’ll stay for lunch, to which some others are going to be invited.
I asked her via email how I could find her home. She replied "For the ...
... described that “…action plans have been drawn up …”
Judge for yourself. The two stories, when I last looked, are at http://www.china.org.cn/china/2012-11/2 8/content_27247159.htm and http://www.china.org.cn/china/2012-11/3 0/content_27272682.htm
Who to ...
... the laces were. I hadn't been able to find them even though I looked where I thought I had seen them before & in the immediate vicinity.
As I laced them into my shoes later I thought, I could have said "Yǒu ma" – literally “have?” Sometimes I remember the right Chinese to say, but this was about 10 ...
... on my USB drive.
My last class for this week just finished (today is Saturday) didn’t play sound files, or rather, the file was played but I couldn’t hear it. Remember this in the context of Windows, the media player and the computer desk all being in Chinese.
I decide to go to the room I will be using at the beginning of next week and try it there. Up one flight of stairs in the ...
... statements of past actions.
Then today I read that "More than 72 percents [sic] of overseas Chinese students have returned to China after finishing education abroad since the late 1970s." That still leaves a sizeable 28 percent who have gone and stayed, and considering that these stats are from the 1970s, it is unlikely that many will come back now.
It looks ...