murrayjames on September 4, 2014 (0) | reply
Thanks Grace :)
murrayjames on September 2, 2014 (0) | reply

Good luck with your report!
murrayjames on August 28, 2014 (0) | reply
She's from Sichuan. We live in Chengdu.
murrayjames on August 27, 2014 (0) | reply
My mother-in-law says “一百岁!” to my daughter whenever she sneezes.

Rules of etiquette vary between cultures... In North America, "Bless you!" or "Gesundheit!" is said even to strangers as a courtesy. In China, expressions like “一百岁!” seem less common with people the speaker is unfamiliar with.

Polite expressions in Chinese (called 客套话) are often different from what we say in the West. If you live in China, you've heard these a millions times, sayings like “辛苦”、 “慢走” etc. Using familial relations for older strangers (阿姨,叔叔, etc.) would be another example.
murrayjames on August 26, 2014 (0) | reply
Grace, any thoughts on this?
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