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O2O bookstores 书香四溢──实体书店 Advanced

PeonyM Yes, they're very similar. "许久不见" is more formal, and often used in letters. "好久不见" is more often used in normal conversations. 
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To pack or to go? 如饥似渴──打包还是带走? Upper Intermediate

PeonyM I would say both works. If you use "我", it emphasizes that I'm being starved. But if you use “人", which still refers to "me" in this sentence, it sounds more polite and less self-centered. Because if one says “人都要饿扁了", it only points out the fact t...
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Emojis 脑洞大开—表情包 Advanced

PeonyM Hahaha, you should probably look more carefully. In this context, the person complaining is chatting online with his colleague, and the colleague uses memes. So he is looking at (看) the memes, instead of listening (听) to them. 
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Ways to use 倒。 你倒是试试呀──“倒”的用法 Upper Intermediate

PeonyM You can expand "倒" into either "倒是" or "反倒", both indicate that the situation is opposite/different from expectation. But "倒" alone works in this sentence. 
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We've Got the Power Qing Wen

yingyue when I listen to this lesson, I reminded of another word called "马力." (horsepower) eg: 你觉得这个马达功率有多大?(what would you rate the engine at?)        差不多150马力吧。 (around 150 horsepower)
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麻烦你 (Máfan Nǐ) to Say Please Qing Wen

yingyue There is another word "添堵" which  is very similar to "麻烦" for example: 你不要再给我添堵了  ( don't make me feel annoyed anymore)
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66 Enjoyable Characters with Joy #9 Newbie

yingyue Thanks for this lesson, Joy!
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Family Member Terms of Address Qing Wen

yingyue mother's sister should be called "姨妈"  ( 大姨妈,二姨妈...)“奶奶的姐姐或妹妹” should be called "舅婆" 
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Online Shopping 网上购物 Intermediate

957189120 Can we say "我把裙子退了回去"?
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New Job Opportunity Pre Intermediate

443111723 Fiona and Gwilym is a wonerful tag!!!!!  Wonderful lesson. I really appreciate how much Gwilym is helpful assisting Fiona's teaching.  Especially how he holds back from speaking too much mandarin words nor sentences.  He also adds so much usefu...
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Which one is Which Qing Wen

yingyue the word "哪儿" can also be pronounced as /né/  such as 哪吒 /né Zha/
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How to use 都不 & 不全都 Pre Intermediate

443111723 Joshua is a wonderful teacher.  his pronunciation is good for my learning too. Can you please have the other teacher Jessica to try to not speak too much mandarin words or sentences?  It negatively impacts my learning.  If there is too much man...
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China's 1st and 2nd Tier Cities Pre Intermediate

443111723 another wonderful lesson by wonderful teachers.   I only want to hear chinese native speakers pronunciation for learning purpose.  other caucasian teachers attempt to speak too much mandarin words and sentences, which I think negatively impacts ...
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太过分了(太...了) Pre Intermediate

443111723 wonderful lesson and wonderful teachers.   again, I only want to hear chinese native speakers pronunciation for learning purpose.  
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Likes and Dislikes - Hobbies [ATWTI 19] Newbie

mixedfeelings Is it typical for Chinese to make these short, closed-mouth, 4th-tone-like sounds to express confirmation, like "mh"? I've never heard that before, people around me usually do something like "m-hm" or "a-ha".
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Workplace compliments 商业赞美──夸夸伙伴 Upper Intermediate

PeonyM 很高兴听到你的反馈,有什么建议也欢迎告诉我们哦!一起加油!
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美财政部公布汇率报告;熊猫香香延期送还 Media

PeonyM Hi, thank you for your comment and sorry for the late reply!  "基本" here is the same as the adverb "基本上", which means "mainly; largely; basically". "稳定” means "stable".  So it literally means "mainly stable". But I believe this is a ...
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日本重启商业捕鲸;伦敦塔桥迎来125周岁生日 Media

PeonyM "招致“means "to incur", "导致" means "to result in; to lead to".  In order to analyze the difference, we should pay attention to "招", as in 招来, it means to attract. So “招致” indicates that the consequence incurred is almost intentional. for ...
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What is a Chengyu? Intermediate

SimonRichards I am a physicist, and when I was meeting clients in Beijing last year I would introduce myself and say 我是物理学家。In this lesson Jenny and John say it is not very humble to call yourself a something 学家, but it is fine for other people to call you that. I want to k...
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学会相当──争先恐后 Advanced

PeonyM Haha, you spotted me! It's sometimes very hard for my tongue to distinguish whether it's front or back nasal. But I'm still working on it!