Thursday, December 25, 2008


Javaness: 坚强的松鼠

谢谢 for teaching me such an important word, java!

Saturday, September 06, 2008


Underestimating your enemy guarantees your loss

Wednesday, May 07, 2008


殺氣 sha1 qi4 murderous look

And yes, that is a snake he is batting around.

Saturday, January 05, 2008

Making Tea

Is there a way to say 'be right back, i am making tea' in chinese?

My sister: 马上回来,我正在泡茶


马上 ma3 shang4 at once / right away / immediately
回来 hui2 lai5 return / come back
wo3 I / me
正在 zheng4 zai4in the process of (doing something or happening) / while
泡茶 pao4 cha2 make tea

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Have a good day!

Nanny: thank you, one question
how do i say 'Have a good day' in chinese?

Li: hmm
not exact time

Nanny: hmmm, ok, so anything else one would say instead?

Li: 愉快的一天
something like that

Nanny: ok, thank you

Li: a difficult question

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Breakfast Revisited

This morning, I was going to have breakfast and wanted to tell my friends. This was no the preparing anymore, but the actual eating. I had no idea how to say that, so I made it a very simple 我早饭。 I figured it was not correct, but at least it would get through what I was doing and I wanted to practice using Chinese.

When I came back from breakfast, my bro had corrected my chinese already:

Ang: so didnt find you
but looks someone busy
btw it's dutch chinese


我 wo3 I
在 zai4 located at / in the middle of doing
吃 chi1 eat
早饭 zao3 fan4 breakfast


我 wo3 I
准备 zhun3 bei4 prepare to
吃 chi1 eat
早饭 zao3 fan4 breakfast

Wednesday, July 25, 2007


Nanny: I am going to prepare breakfast
how do I say that in chinese?

Min: 我去准备早饭了

我 wo3 I
去 qu4 to go
准备 zhun3 bei4 prepare
早饭 zao3 fan4 breakfast
了 le5 particle

Stirfried fresh summer vegetables and a fried egg, yum!