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Signese Revival 21

roddy

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One fairly random photo of Chinese characters in action, per week, until sometime in 2018. And perhaps longer if I'm encouraged. Those who want to contribute their own random photos of Chinese characters are welcome, just get in touch and I'll add you to the contributor list so you can post directly, from computer or phone.

 

This'd make a great HSK reading question.

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Let me try my hand at this. I've always wanted to write test questions instead of answer them.

 

1. What telephone service does the shop provide?
    A. 911
    B. 17909
    C. 119

 

2. The temporary new location is how far west?
    A. 7m
    B. 2.6m
    C. 10m

 

3. How much does the shop charge per minute for long-distance calls?
    1.  2 yuan
    2. 0.2 yuan
    3. 5.2 yuan

 

4. How much do identity photos cost?
    A. 10 yuan
    B. 3 yuan
    C. 68948273 yuan

 

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I hate to tell you, but your question is wrong. 

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Unless it's in small print where my old eyes can't spot it, there's no room number given - that's the name of an IP telephony service. Two locations are given, but in terms of points of the compass and campus landmarks.

 

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You mean

 

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The name of the place is the "17909长话吧“ because it provides 17909 services? That makes sense. It seemed to read "地下室17909“ to my old eyes, but I suppose 17909 is a calling prefix and the name of a telephony service I should have known but didn''t. I'll change the question. I'm obviously no better at writing tests than taking them.

 

Fixed!

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You don't need to read a word of Chinese to answer those questions. Or perhaps that was the joke and I totally missed the point :-/

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