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Post time 2013-3-14 23:52:48 |Display all floors
youknowhat Post time: 2013-3-14 10:32
are you from charleston or columbia...i kno your state pretty well myself but i dont live there  : ...

I'm near Spartanburg, in a small town that won't show up on your map.
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Post time 2013-3-15 01:09:29 |Display all floors
querist Post time: 2013-3-14 07:52
I'm near Spartanburg, in a small town that won't show up on your map.

i'm afraid that you're right cos i never heard it much about your hometurf before...good to have some idea  tho  
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Post time 2013-3-15 10:54:43 |Display all floors
我要这样学英语就跳楼了

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Post time 2013-5-14 14:26:47 |Display all floors
小姐, 睡觉一晚多少钱?
HOW MUCH IS AN ORDER OF ONS ????  ;P

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Post time 2013-5-14 14:46:14 |Display all floors

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Post time 2014-2-26 20:09:27 |Display all floors
Very funny examples of how dual meanings can be taken from mispronounciation of tones.

However, I think tone really is less important that it's made out to be. Mostly because of context. Only when you simplify a sentence or speak just one or two words is becomes very important. Learning predominantly just from books and the internet, I gave up wasting time on over-studying tones, and think that gave me more time to learn more vocabulary and other things instead.

Although very amusing, one would be more likely to ask 'how many dumplings per dish' rather than the price. Prices are usually on the menu ;)
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Post time 2014-8-18 13:47:35 |Display all floors
querist Post time: 2013-3-14 22:39
I've had my own "adventures" with this problem...

I was talking to one of my Chinese colleagues, an ...

hahaha  really interesting and funny

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