I took this picture a couple of weeks ago in Milan. The business of the salon, which was next to an exit of the Porta Romana subway station, was really good. And you know why I took the picture, don't you?
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Just in case anyone happened to be passing.
1) Which two vehicles were involved?
2) Who was injured?
3) Who should witnesses contact?
From a local shop.
1) What World Cup memorabilia is on sale?
2) Which character did I misread as 罩 when first walking past and what did I think was for sale as a consequence?
3) For extra credit, figure out what a 米米卡 is. I have no idea.
Ultra-quick one, and should be pretty easy - even if you don't know the vocabulary the characters are simple enough to look up I think. What type of vehicle can turn left?
Of the six rules, which
a) prevents you making some pocket money selling ice cream?
B) prevents a picnic on the grass (to be honest I don't actually recall there being any grass . . )
c) might require you to take out your wallet
d) puts a damper on your bicycle polo plans
This was snapped from the 919 bus on the outskirts of Beijing suburb Shunyi. Dean has helpfully provided a few questions for you to consider, thus saving me the bother.
If anyone else has anything they want to contribute, attach it to a private message or email ([email protected]) and hopefully we'll be able to use it. Regular contributors can, if they want, be set up to post directly to the blog.
With no further ado:
Why is this river important?
What are the three activities listed?
Are you allowed to do them?
One was taken at the border crossing point at Huanggang, the other at a metro station in Hong Kong.
This one could be a little tricky to track down, but can anyone figure out what they might find if they were to lift up this manhole cover from inside the Forbidden City?
And while we're at it, which character in the second photo might your teacher instruct you to correct?
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It's interesting to see which services are offered and how much they cost. Bear in mind that this is not what the actual worker gets paid, the agency will be taking a cut.
Today's questions, in more or less what I think is order of difficulty.
1) Who costs more to look after, the elderly or the ill?
2) You have 1000Y. Can you afford to have your cat looked after for a week and employ a cook for a month?
3) For a non-leap year February you want to have your kids taken to and from school, your chihuahua washed weekly, and someone to come in for two hours a day Monday to Friday to help around the house. How much will it cost?
4) Which, if any, of these services are for pregnant women?
5) How much would you want paid to offer the 挤肛门线 service?
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1) Which two popular activities are referred to?
2) Which character is wrong, and what should it be? (at least I hope it is. Going to look a bit daft otherwise)
Gulou Dongdajie, at the Gulou end.
So, do you know what the words mean?
So your questions, again provided by Dean, are:
1) There's something fishy going on here. Actually, a couple of things. What are they?
2) Which of the two things is considered "good"; which is considered "bad"? Why?
I'm generously providing you with a 15Y lunch budget - what are you having?
If you'd like a couple of questions to engage with . .
a) What are your dining options on this particular stretch of thoroughfare, and what will you personally be choosing?
B) You need to get your mobile phone fixed, book a train ticket, and buy a pair of shoes. Can you do this all here?
A bit of a hint:
and a lot of a hint for those who can't be bothered looking up the characters the hard way:
I had to cheat slightly on one of the images - I'm sure you'll forgive me. The letters for each image are in the filename, mouseover to see it.
Common examples are offers to provide various types of certification (ID cards, degree certificates, whatever) or high paying work in hotels and karaoke joints. The end result no doubt varies, but you can probably expect to end up poorer, and quite possibly a sex worker.
This particular version is new to me, so obviously I took a photo and scampered home to phone Li Xiang's lawyers put up a blog post about it.
1) Who is Li Xiang married to, and where does she reside?
2) What situation does she wish to avoid?
3) And to this end she is looking to find a man to do what with? Will this take place in Hong Kong, or elsewhere?
4) What do you think will end up happening to the unwitting victim, who to be honest probably deserves everything he gets.
Some questions to keep you interested . . .
1) What should all passengers do as the bus starts off?
2) Where should recently boarded passengers go?
3) What two forms of payment are mentioned, and what are the associated verbs?
4) Given that this is the east-bound 107 bus, we're in Beijing, and you have access to the Internet - what stop did you get on at?
Manhole-enthusiasts can find this gem at the corner of Wangfujing and Meishuguan Dongjie.
First, which service does the sign refer to, and what has the business recently done.
Second, what gets delivered into the blue box?