Unfortunately about one week into my arrival in the Middle Kingdom, I had not yet mastered the skill of using chopsticks (筷子, kuài zi).
My husband and I first came to China as newlyweds in August of 2009. Well, I should say came together at that time. He had already lived in Beijing for two years during university. I, on the other hand, had no idea what I was getting into.
“My best experience was one of my first conversation teachers: she would take us out to ride in cabs, eat out, buy simple things from the convenience store or drugstore, even going to the bank.”
If you are like me, you probably say Thank you, Goodbye (谢谢再见 xièxiè zàijiàn) a lot, leaving a taxi, leaving a restaurant, leaving your local fruit vendor. Which is fine. It’ll get you a smile.
But you can do one better![Read more…] about This Phrase Is Better Than Thank You
Can you bring the rice first?
xiān shàng mǐ fàn ba