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  2. Anyone here going to Shanghai Normal University?
  3. Bibu

    Reminder - Today is 618

    watching from Hong Kong, with red eyes.....
  4. For those of you who don't know its 18th June today and what has become a common sales day in china . I *think* its a sales promotion day originated by the online shopping store Jing Dong 京东 Its pretty similar to 11.11 (双十一) I was at the Jing Dong owned supermarket yesterday (called '7 Fresh') and things were pretty cheap, around a 1/2 - 3rd off many items . I stocked up on a few more expensive items like whiskey which is even cheaper than western prices and not fake . About a 3rd off but even the original prices are very competitve! I bought 6 JIF peanut butter which will keep me going for a while For coffee drinkers, Illy (Italian) is 49 a tin which is normally 80 to 90 or so now. Given I go through a tub a week there are good savings here . Going back today to load up of a few things but of course the big oulet is the JD APP. I can see myself spending 5000 today easily on consumables Might be worth a look?
  5. @MerlinStevens yup, garlic smells terrible , but tastes so good. For Chinese , it is a common sense that avoiding garlic if you are about to meet someone in 1 or 2 hours. I would suggest you to try some garlic bread, garlic naan , the sort of fried bread with chopped garlic, the garlic smell softened , and you can concentrated on the taste,LOL. good luck.
  6. DavyJonesLocker

    What fruits are in season now?

    although I'd say its the exception rather than the rule. Advocado is not a commonly seen fruit here in Beijing from my experience, mainly found in the more modern supermarkes Just ate one this morning, Toast , Peanut butter and avocada which a lot of people think its weird What you are seeing more and more here in Beijing is prepackaged fruits, so no need wrestle your way in amongst the 大妈s to get the best ones. Again you pay a premium for this convenience. However given i really start to get irrate with all the pushing , shoving queue skipping at the weighting stations in the more traditional supermarkets, its a premium I would happily pay!
  7. Type A is embassy and Type B is university. I applied through Type A. Just wondering who will be telling me that I have been granted the scholarship. May I just wait for an email from CSC, university or embassy?
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  9. 順拐 Means to walk with what I believe is called an asymmetrical gait, when the left hand swings forward as the left foot steps forward, then vice versa. Sometimes comical to look at. https://zh.m.wiktionary.org/zh-hant/顺拐
  10. DavyJonesLocker

    Chinese woman do not want to kiss

    I agree with @abcdefg I can't seem to recall seeing Chinese people kissing in public, well maybe apart from the odd treenagers, even in nightclubs it's far less of an occurrence that western ones. I wouldn't say they don't want to it。 It's just embarrassing and frowned upon in public. I never hug anyone in public, as I know they feel awkward about it. (Especially strangers😅) In fact I'd say I see more woman holding hands here in beijing that couples. (In a non romantic way ) Behind closed doors it's a different story. Also there is a huge variation amongst women. Some are very traditional and some very sexually open. I've hear the word 性开放 more than a few times now. Some divorced woman just want flings as they got married early, had kids and never had much male company. If this lady doesn't want to kiss you in private , just ask her straight out why. It's childish otherwise not to talk about it, right?
  11. The ISBN is 978-7-5613-4411-8 In the back of the book, it gives [email protected] and also suggests their website. However, I got the book ~10 years ago.
  12. andreas1974er

    Chinese woman do not want to kiss

    First thank´s to all who replied so far. I also asked in other forums and got only sh*. Meanwhile I also learned (from internet 😞) that not all Chinese kiss. I refer to french kiss in privat. But only a fast one without any tongue etc. as we know it in Western cultures. She seems quite modern. As I wrote even in publich she sometimes shows affection pressing here body against me. And in private more long hugs. And she realy cares about me and does a lot for me. But when it comes to the point of a kiss I am so confused. I understand when someone is not prepared or need more time but this "hard reaction of disgust" (as I persive it) is strange to me. I might have to talk but do not want to stick always with this issue and putting pressure on here. But yes kissing is something normal and very important for me which I would like to explore with here.
  13. abcdefg

    What fruits are in season now?

    Good to know, @DavyJonesLocker -- I stand corrected. Thanks. The ones I buy here are rock hard at the time of purchase, and turn bad before they ripen. I've given up on them. It's a pity, because I love avocados, would very much like to make a batch of delicious guacamole. I'll keep trying to find some here, maybe look in other stores. (I don't think we have Jing Dong.) Fresh avocados are real good in Texas. Lots of them are brought up from Mexico. When I go home for my annual visit, I quickly get spoiled. Eat lots of them.
  14. abcdefg

    Chinese woman do not want to kiss

    Maybe it's just you she doesn't like to kiss. (I understand that you mean in private.) Or maybe it's her; perhaps she has bad teeth or bad breath. Doesn't want to offend you. Lots of Chinese women, especially someone divorced with a child from a previous marriage, prefer to avoid public displays of affection. (Such as hugs and holding hands.) Suggest being very respectful on the street. You would not want her to lose face with people she knows. She might easily feel such actions make her appear "loose" or "cheap." It is not appropriate behavior. It isn't done here. This isn't Italy or France. She's a respectable businesswoman. Maybe if you both were 16 it would be OK.
  15. DavyJonesLocker

    What fruits are in season now?

    4 for 39 in the Jing Dong supermarket (called 7 Fresh) near me in Beijing. Very good actually as they include 2 ripe and 2 unripened. They flavour too. However I don't see them that often in other places around.
  16. abcdefg

    What fruits are in season now?

    @889 -- I don't think I've seen it here. Must admit that I've never launched a search for it, so I could have just overlooked it.
  17. 889

    What fruits are in season now?

    Is rhubarb seasonal? Don't recall ever seeing it, at least in supermarkets.
  18. Take @Shelley's advice, above. I love garlic when used correctly to give an interesting flavor note to savory food, but would never tell anyone they had to try to eat it. The only thing I might suggest trying once is the large, single clove garlic 独荪,discussed above, in place of a clove of ordinary garlic (the kind in which each clove of garlic has several distinct pieces "petals.") The reason is that single-clove garlic is milder, has less "burn" to it, less "bite." You might find it more suitable (or you still might not like it.) If you are in China now, you will find that you need to specify "no garlic" in many popular restaurant dishes. If one orders a plate of plain fried spinach, 清炒菠菜,for example, it will very often automatically be made with chopped garlic added. You would need to tell the waiter “我不吃大蒜。请不放大蒜。” ("I don't eat garlic. Please don't put garlic in it.) MIght be helpful to even have a note written out with that information so you could show it to restaurant staff when you order.
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  20. abcdefg

    Honey rose milk tea 玫瑰奶茶

    One could use sugar instead of honey. One could use light cream ("half and half") instead of milk. And don't forget the roses. In order to release their flavor, the roses need to be boiled for several minutes, (5 or 6 minutes.) They won't release much of their flavor much if you just pour boiling water through them. If you are in Kunming, it's easy to find these rose buds. Look in any supermarket, such as WalMart or Carrefour. Ask for “泡茶的玫瑰。" They come in several sizes. The larger ones look nicer, but the small ones have more aroma and flavor.
  21. abcdefg

    What fruits are in season now?

    Hello @MerlinStevens -- Welcome to the Forums! Kunming strawberry season is in mid to late February, very early. It lasts about a month, depending on how rapidly the weather warms up. That is also when the cherry trees bloom here. They make a beautiful sight. Afraid I don't know about black cherries specifically. One can still find a few hothouse strawberries even now, but they are out of season and cost two or three times what they do earlier in the year. They look pretty, but I'm not sure how they taste since I don't buy them myself.
  22. Moshen, I still have the book. When I get home, I’m glad to check its ISBN. My friend bought it for me in China. It seemed like a legitimate copy because of its quality.
  23. Where are they released? Via email or some web page ? I’ve been reading the thread from 2018. Your status on the CSC application does not matter. There were people who were “submitted” that got the scholarship and there were people “in progress” that didn’t get the scholarship. What i notice if you’re on the formal list from the university you’re about as good as gold. Which means you’re 90% going to be awarded the scholarship. My point is is that because you didn’t apply through the A Type then your situation is different from mine. I applied through the university and the comment you were referring to earlier was about applying through the embassy, not through the university (Type B I think)
  24. It aims to analyze at the word level because that's the basic unit learners should be using. It also tracks very basic character statistics such as total character count, but it doesn't track known/unknown characters, or provide frequency information at the character level, only the word level. It has a dictionary of words (including polysyllabic ones and Chengyus) and matches against that. I say 'aims' to work with words because the segmenter is fairly basic and so doesn't always get the word boundaries correct, but 'words' is the basic unit it works with. It's one that most people overlook (including myself at the time) until you start getting in to reading.
  25. Why bother? If you don't like it why eat it? I hate it and avoid it at all costs. Any health benefits are minimal at best and can be got by eating garlic capsules, all the benefits none of the horrible taste.
  26. So those of you who think you have a strong shot at getting the scholarship: when are you buying plane tickets? After you get the final result and/or your visa? Just wondering because aren't tickets generally more expensive the longer you wait?
  27. SD1

    Chinese woman do not want to kiss

    If this woman is indicating with her body language or words that she does not want to kiss you, do not kiss her or attempt to kiss her. I repeat: if this woman or any woman (or any person) is indicating with body language or words that she does not want to kiss you or does not want you to kiss her, do not do it. If you would like to kiss her, please ask this woman directly if you may kiss her. If she declines or does not clearly say yes, do not do it. This is not a matter of cultural difference as it is ability to communicate clearly and most importantly: courtesy and respect.
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