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want a pen friend

Unread postPosted: March 31st, 2008, 5:36 am
by biran007
I am a Chinese student and I love Type Moon and other Japanese anime very much.
I want to practise my English by making pen friends with foreigners.
please send e-mail to biran0079@163.com to let me know if you would like to be my pen friend
thank you

Unread postPosted: April 1st, 2008, 2:17 am
by Chunky-MonkeyLOL
Couldn't you just...you know...post here on the forums?

Unread postPosted: April 1st, 2008, 2:24 am
by Gram49
yea, posting here is essentially the same as trading emails back and forth and probably more fun.

Unread postPosted: April 1st, 2008, 2:57 am
by Kiraiya
I wish i knew chinese.....

Unread postPosted: April 1st, 2008, 5:22 am
by biran007
It's a good idea, but I think I can only post topics about Type Moon here
I'm now having bridging course in Singapore, and I want to improve my English quickly.
of coures, anyone wants to learn or practise Chinese can ask me for help =)

Unread postPosted: April 1st, 2008, 5:41 am
by biran007
tsukihime 2 is released?
is it April fool's joke?

Unread postPosted: April 1st, 2008, 6:13 am
by Chunky-MonkeyLOL
biran007 wrote:tsukihime 2 is released?
is it April fool's joke?



Yep, although the best one so far is the Code Geass R2 "leak" on TT. Of course it is bullshit but still.

Unread postPosted: April 1st, 2008, 10:27 am
by biran007
Code Geass R2 "leak" on TT?
What's that?
Type moon's official website also made a joke...it's a pity that I can't read japaness...

Unread postPosted: April 1st, 2008, 10:58 pm
by Kiraiya
biran007 wrote:It's a good idea, but I think I can only post topics about Type Moon here
I'm now having bridging course in Singapore, and I want to improve my English quickly.
of coures, anyone wants to learn or practise Chinese can ask me for help =)


Its the general forum so you can pretty much post about anything you want. Th emods wont say anything. Ill help you with your english if you want only if you teach me some chinese on the side :wink: :wink:

Unread postPosted: April 1st, 2008, 11:04 pm
by AlinSabel
lol Code Geass R2 DVD 'inside release' on TokyoToshokan?

A leak is when something is unofficially released prior to its official release date, generally by an insider. And Tokyo Toshokan is a torrent index site for anime/manga related torrents.

What kind of Chinese do you speak, biran?

Unread postPosted: April 2nd, 2008, 12:42 am
by biran007
AlinSabel wrote:lol Code Geass R2 DVD 'inside release' on TokyoToshokan?

A leak is when something is unofficially released prior to its official release date, generally by an insider. And Tokyo Toshokan is a torrent index site for anime/manga related torrents.

What kind of Chinese do you speak, biran?

I speak mandarin. It's received pronunciation of Chinese.
Cantonese is a dialect though it is very difficult to understand even for me
About the code geass r2, the first episode was showed on a exhibition or something on March 16th
here are some pictures:
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Anyway, we can watch the first episode this Saturday

Unread postPosted: April 2nd, 2008, 1:16 am
by Chunky-MonkeyLOL
Hell yeah, I'm doing what all good students do, and ditching classes friday so I can re-marathon Code Geass in preperation for R2. Mmmm.

Unread postPosted: April 2nd, 2008, 3:07 am
by biran007
Kiraiya wrote:
biran007 wrote:It's a good idea, but I think I can only post topics about Type Moon here
I'm now having bridging course in Singapore, and I want to improve my English quickly.
of coures, anyone wants to learn or practise Chinese can ask me for help =)


Its the general forum so you can pretty much post about anything you want. Th emods wont say anything. Ill help you with your english if you want only if you teach me some chinese on the side :wink: :wink:

If you want to learn Chinese, you should learn Chinese pinyin first, just like learn hiragana and katakana before learning japanese :D

Unread postPosted: April 2nd, 2008, 3:15 am
by Kiraiya
so do u have a pen friend already? Cuz ill be happy to help you :D

Unread postPosted: April 2nd, 2008, 5:45 am
by SPerson
Kiraiya wrote:so do u have a pen friend already? Cuz ill be happy to help you :D


Just don't teach him any grammar and explain that stuff like 'u', 'ill', 'cuz' is a sign of illiteracy :P

Unread postPosted: April 2nd, 2008, 12:40 pm
by serialies
yes, if you want to be his pen friend you can't go and say "u". do it properly :P

Unread postPosted: April 2nd, 2008, 1:13 pm
by biran007
Kiraiya wrote:so do u have a pen friend already? Cuz ill be happy to help you :D

i haven't received an e-mail by now, but i think post here is ok
i don't know about much words like "cuz" "ill",
Are these words popular on the Internet? who can tell me what do they mean?

Unread postPosted: April 2nd, 2008, 1:22 pm
by Henduluin
Basically, "cuz" "ill" are abbreviated forms of the words "because" and "I will (or I'll)"
These are definitely not the only words that get abbreviated, but this is mostly only done on the Internet and through text messaging to save time and/or because people are lazy.
It is usually frowned upon though, at least by most people.

You will also find that people who speak the language natively will use them more often than the people who speak (in this case) English as a second language, at least in my experience. This is probably due to the fact foreigners learn English mostly through school and not other sources, where these abbreviations come from.

Unread postPosted: April 2nd, 2008, 3:32 pm
by GreenSamurai
hi biran...i can speak cantonese but i can't write it...i understand a bit of mandarin also....just a bit...

Unread postPosted: April 2nd, 2008, 4:15 pm
by Einherjar
I came to Canada at 13 so I can read and write both Chinese and English quite well by now. As for "Cuz" and "ill", they are quite informal so you shouldn't worry about things like that. By the way, what's a pen friend? >_> friends on internet?