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Hello, I have been in Switzerland several months, I got a lot helpful information here about this country. I am from Beijing, does anyone here know this city?
Hope to know you all.
Ni hao! I used to study in Beijing and loved it. I have forgotten a lot of my Chinese now and haven't been to Beijing since 2004 but it's a fabulous city (apart from the pollution!). I'd love to see what it's like since the Olympics. I hear it's completely different now. Hope you're enjoying Switzerland. I'm about to move to Zurich.
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Old 27.01.2011, 23:39
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Well, it's a city which has the largest or the second largest population of chinese in the world and also a city where the china's president usually works.

Thank you everyone for your welcome!
Yes I know your city.

欢迎瑞士.

六个月前,我和我的女友前往北京和成都.

对不起,我仲文是不好的。我可以发言,但不会读写汉语好.

我是美国人,我的女友是瑞士的女人。1999年,我曾在上海外国大学。现在住在St. Gallen Canton。
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Old 27.01.2011, 23:45
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I'd love to see what it's like since the Olympics. I hear it's completely different now. Hope you're enjoying Switzerland. I'm about to move to Zurich.
It hasn't changed as much as I thought it would.

Prices went up (in real terms, and against sterling as the exchange rate was 15:1 in 2006 and now it's 10:1), more hutongs were chai'd (demolished) and public transport got much better.

Buses are cheaper (0.4y with a "yikatong" pass), more metro lines, and a train from the new airport which (almost) connects well with the metro.

Some areas became bland (looking at you, Nanluoguxiang) but new areas popped up to take their place (Wudaoying).

I love Beijing. Apart from a rise in prices and increase in traffic, it's just as cool and "different" and exciting as it was before the Olympics. In my opinion.
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Old 28.01.2011, 01:12
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Yes I know your city.

欢迎瑞士.

六个月前,我和我的女友前往北京和成都.

对不起,我仲文是不好的。我可以发言,但不会读写汉语好.

我是美国人,我的女友是瑞士的女人。1999年,我曾在上海外国大学。现在住在St. Gallen Canton。
This forum mandates English language only, unless a translation is given. Some of your characters are wrong (I know it's not your fault; it's the MS pinyin thing) and maybe your grammar is off, but then I'm not fluent so it could be me ...

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Welcome to Switzerland. Six months ago I visited Beijing and Chengdu with my girlfriend. Sorry, my Mandarin isn't so hot; I can speak it ok but not read or write well. I'm American and my gf is Swiss. In 1999 I was at the Shanghai Foreign (language? Shisu?) Uni but now I live in St Gallen.
(apologies for the indulgence! I just fancied the impromptu practice ...)
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Excellent pasting into Babelfish! Clearly you are a natural at it.

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Yao Ming = Beijing
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Yes I know your city.

欢迎瑞士.

六个月前,我和我的女友前往北京和成都.

对不起,我仲文是不好的。我可以发言,但不会读写汉语好.

我是美国人,我的女友是瑞士的女人。1999年,我曾在上海外国大学。现在住在St. Gallen Canton。
你好, your chinese is good enough.
Coincidentally, I also stayed in Chengdu for 7 years, studying in a university there.
I watched once a tv program in China about a couple, the husband from America and wife from Switzerland, they opened a shop in Beijing selling T shirts designed by themselves. What is more, the husband also stayed in Shanghai for some time before he moved to Beijing. Is that you two?
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Yao Ming = Beijing
Actually, he is from Shanghai which I haven't been to.
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Yao Ming = Beijing
Is that why rough women from Beijing are known as "Yao Mingers".

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Hi there,
Welcome to EF and Switzerland. What do u do in Switzerland?I'm chinese born and grow up in Malaysia.
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Hello, I have been in Switzerland several months, I got a lot helpful information here about this country. I am from Beijing, does anyone here know this city?
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Is that why rough women from Beijing are known as "Yao Mingers".

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Really? I've never heard of it? Where do people say that?
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Hi there,
Welcome to EF and Switzerland. What do u do in Switzerland?I'm chinese born and grow up in Malaysia.
I'm doing some research in a lab here temporarily.
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Old 28.01.2011, 10:52
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Cool! At the University Hospital of Zürich?
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Cool! At the University Hospital of Zürich?
Kind of Yes
How do you know that?
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Old 28.01.2011, 10:58
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Kind of Yes
How do you know that?
only a guess...
I work at the USZ and know some other asian reseacher too.
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only a guess...
I work at the USZ and know some other asian reseacher too.
I got a scholarship, but time is a little too short. Time passes really fast!
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I got a scholarship, but time is a little too short. Time passes really fast!
Enjoy your time and wish you all the best. How long you'll be here?
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Enjoy your time and wish you all the best. How long you'll be here?
Thanks, I still have almost half a year here. I hope I can make the best use of it.
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Thanks, I still have almost half a year here. I hope I can make the best use of it.
Good luck and have fun!
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Kind of Yes
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Cool, so you are a doctor?
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