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Post time 2014-7-7 17:25:25 |Display all floors
Thank every member who answered readers' questions from last time. Chinese English learners from Wechat are very happy to recieve your replies. Here are more questions from them:

1.美国人为什么不喜欢足球,有什么历史原因吗?
Why don't Americans like soccer? Is there any historical reason?

2.西方也有宅男宅女吗?
Do Otaku exist in the West?

3.为什么英国纳税人愿意拿自己的钱供养王室?
Why are British taxpayers willing to provide for the royal family? They don't participate in politics. And they spend a lot of money on a marriage, a jubilee, their clothing, whatever.

4.小清新在国外流行吗?
Is Xiaoqingxin culture popular in the West? Here I found an article explaining Xiaoqingxin:
http://www.theworldofchinese.com/2013/05/the-rise-of-the-xiaoqingxin/
5.为什么老外都是早上洗澡?晚上不洗直接睡觉不会弄脏被子吗?
Why do Westerners shower in the morning? Don't they think the quilt will be dirty if they don't shower before going to bed?

6.能否介绍一些看球时吐槽的英语?
How do you trash talk in English when watching the World Cup? Could you teach us some useful expressions?


The previous rounds:
http://bbs.chinadaily.com.cn/thread-1006935-1-1.html
http://bbs.chinadaily.com.cn/thread-1000062-1-1.html
http://bbs.chinadaily.com.cn/thread-992089-1-1.htmlhttp://bbs.chinadaily.com.cn/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=979283&extra=page%3D1
http://bbs.chinadaily.com.cn/thread-974617-1-1.html

http://bbs.chinadaily.com.cn/thread-971597-1-1.html
http://bbs.chinadaily.com.cn/thread-966834-1-1.html
http://bbs.chinadaily.com.cn/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=963247&extra=page%3D1
http://bbs.chinadaily.com.cn/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=959318&extra=page%3D1
http://bbs.chinadaily.com.cn/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=956074&highlight=English%2Bexperts


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Post time 2014-7-7 21:01:52 |Display all floors
In answer to point three, the British Royals bring in more in tourist revenue than they cost the country, the cost is much less than you think and comes out at £0.56 per person per year, the equivalent of arounf 17% of a pint of beer or about 8% of the cost of one packet of cigarettes

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Post time 2014-7-7 21:02:45 |Display all floors
As to point 5, I am a Westerner and shower morning and night.

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Post time 2014-7-7 21:05:14 |Display all floors
For point one, I believe that the Americans only like sports that they can win and as there football ( the real name for soccer) team does not do well it is not popular.

The Amereicans only like winners and have the World Series in Baseball that is only open to US teams so in their eyes only a US team can be the worlds best

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Post time 2014-7-8 06:45:31 |Display all floors
I shower in the morning to wake up!
As for soccer: I believe Americans like to have their unique ways of doing things: American football - nowhere near the sport soccer is. Also: American measurement systems - inch, foot, yard, mile (distance); ounce, pint, quart, gallon (liquids). In fact, they are one of 3 countries in the world who do not use the metric system.  
Trash talk: saying bad things about the members of opposing team, or the team itself.
Examples: Your mama forgot to change your diaper (suggesting the players are babies).
Your daddy was a/an... (Insulting parents, especially mothers is a good way to trash talk)
Too bad you trained with kittens; your kicks are way too soft!
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Post time 2014-7-8 07:24:39 |Display all floors
I am not a big fan of the royal family, but as futsanglung says they generate a huge amount of revenue thru tourism. Football is very important to us English even though our national side are a disgrace. The americans will never embrace football, because they don't have enough world class players in their league, but credit to them for playing so well in the world cup.
i shower morning lunch and in the evening during the sweaty hot summer in China.....
if you want something in life get off your backside, and do it yourself!! don't rely on others to do it for you

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Post time 2014-7-8 13:50:27 |Display all floors
Americans don't like soccer because they like sports where something actually happens.
Soccer scores are like 0-0, 1-0, and high scoring games maybe 2-2.
We also don't like games that end in a tie.
It's like kissing your sister.
Soccer is like dropping a big corn ball in the chicken yard.
With all the chickens pecking at.. its bound to end up in a goal after an hour or so.
But who wants to watch that?
If capitalism promotes innovation and creativity then why aren't scientists and artists the richest people in a capitalist nation?

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