June's colleagues had been so eager to set her up with Peter that she had resisted for over a month, coming up first with this excuse and then that one before finally succumbing to at least one date. But now that the two of them were alone together, she wondered why had she waited? He was handsome, and funny and charming. Even the waiters, ever sensitive to the delicacy of unfolding love, had slowly cleared the rest of the guests indoors, leaving the two of them alone on the candlelit terrace.

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 said on
October 16, 2012
我不知道你们在说什么。她的笑声非常好听!
 said on
December 2, 2012
You're podcasts are very good! Thank you so much for these, and your resources are very much appreciated! Thanks
 said on
December 3, 2012
@chainsaw_wielder,

You're welcome, and thanks for the positive feedback. If you have any questions or suggestions on things you'd like to see covered, let us know by comment or email anytime.

Best,

--david

 said on
February 24, 2013
The chinese character is not correct. You are teaching 'very special' in chinese but the character is otherwise.
 said on
February 25, 2013
@nfsiew,

Sorry I'm not quite sure what you mean... What should the character be?

--Echo

echo@popupchinese.com
 said on
March 1, 2013
It's surely not the focus of this lesson, but where does this sort of numbering come from? I refer to 甲 and 乙 in the transcript, which should have to do with the heavenly stems. So what's the background of these stems, and are there more of it?

Franek
 said on
March 1, 2013
@frank.domurath,

Yes, they are heavenly stems. As you know, they are used to sort orders in Chinese. There are 10 of them : 甲、乙、丙、丁、戊、己、庚、辛、壬、癸. People still don't know who invented them, but it says these 10 numbers were invented latest in Shang Dynasty.

--Echo

echo@popupchinese.com
 said on
September 25, 2014
Hi Echo! Just happened across this comment about the heavenly stems. I wonder how their use differs from saying '第一, 第二 .....' when listing things in order?

Michael

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