American Taistealaí

An American in China.

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cctvnews:

Students leap to death due to school pressureIn a tragic case, two high school students in Hunan Province committed suicide by leaping off the fifth floor of their dormitory building late on Monday night.The two boys, You and Long, were in the first year of high school. According to a teacher from the Linli No.1 Middle School, they jumped off the building around midnight.While investigating their deaths, police have found #suicide notes that they left behind. The notes apparently speak of the pressure that the two boys were under with regard to their courses. They also write about how their grades had not met their own and their parents’ expectations.The report of their deaths has led to furious debates on social media in#China. Many are arguing that neither has this been the first such case nor will it be the last, unless serious steps are taken towards #education#reform.Read more: http://www.cctvnews.cn/2014/09/23/students-leap-to-death-due-to-school-pressure/

cctvnews:

Students leap to death due to school pressure

In a tragic case, two high school students in Hunan Province committed suicide by leaping off the fifth floor of their dormitory building late on Monday night.

The two boys, You and Long, were in the first year of high school. According to a teacher from the Linli No.1 Middle School, they jumped off the building around midnight.

While investigating their deaths, police have found #suicide notes that they left behind. The notes apparently speak of the pressure that the two boys were under with regard to their courses. They also write about how their grades had not met their own and their parents’ expectations.

The report of their deaths has led to furious debates on social media in#China. Many are arguing that neither has this been the first such case nor will it be the last, unless serious steps are taken towards #education#reform.

Read more: http://www.cctvnews.cn/2014/09/23/students-leap-to-death-due-to-school-pressure/

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languageramblings:

peppypear:

zhongwenwords:

冰淇淋 | bīng qí lín | ice cream
冰淇淋口味 | bīng qí lín kǒu wèi | Ice Cream Flavours 

巧克力 | qiǎo kè lì | chocolate
香草 | xiāng cǎo | vanilla 
草莓 | cǎo méi | strawberry


I was taught that ice cream = 雪榚 ?

I think that’s ice cream in Cantonese; the words on my blog are all in Mandarin. ^-^ However, even Mandarin has a lot of variety in its lexicon, depending on location (eg, different words are used for different things in the north or south of China, or in Taiwan), so where I’m from, we call ice cream 冰淇淋. 

languageramblings:

peppypear:

zhongwenwords:

冰淇淋 | bīng qí lín | ice cream

冰淇淋口味 | bīng qí lín kǒu wèi | Ice Cream Flavours 

巧克力 | qiǎo kè lì | chocolate

香草 | xiāng cǎo | vanilla 

草莓 | cǎo méi | strawberry

I was taught that ice cream = 雪榚 ?

I think that’s ice cream in Cantonese; the words on my blog are all in Mandarin. ^-^ However, even Mandarin has a lot of variety in its lexicon, depending on location (eg, different words are used for different things in the north or south of China, or in Taiwan), so where I’m from, we call ice cream 冰淇淋. 

(via zhongwenwords)

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zhongwenwords:

冰淇淋 | bīng qí lín | ice cream
冰淇淋口味 | bīng qí lín kǒu wèi | Ice Cream Flavours 


巧克力 | qiǎo kè lì | chocolate
香草 | xiāng cǎo | vanilla 
草莓 | cǎo méi | strawberry

zhongwenwords:

冰淇淋 | bīng qí lín | ice cream

冰淇淋口味 | bīng qí lín kǒu wèi | Ice Cream Flavours 

巧克力 | qiǎo kè lì | chocolate

香草 | xiāng cǎo | vanilla 

草莓 | cǎo méi | strawberry

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theworldofchinese:

Stewardesses made to get on their knees to satisfy customers 

China has long had a tradition of looking after the customer and seeing that they get treated right. But what that means exactly, is open to debate. What in one country might be deemed sexist, inappropriate, or disrespectful towards staff, is not always necessarily a problem in China . And so, the much debated “stewardess kneeling service” has become one of the hottest topics on Weibo.

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