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    to shopping - that is the mission impossible

    after that,can u translate it to chinese?

    Ah! It is too difficult to me because sometimes we don't have the notions in Chinese, the example is:
    We are now perhaps in a position to distinguish the idea of country from certain other kindred notions —state, nation, society.
    我們現或許能夠分別從某些相似觀念 - state ( 國家 ), nation (國家), society ( 社會)

    I think this is the mission impossible for me!

    Anyway, if I have time, maybe I can translate it paragraph by paragragh for certain period.

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    Re: to shopping - that is the mission impossible

    Cantonese is really difficult for me to distinguish,but i will try,anyway, thx a lot! :P

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    Shopping20, are you Chinese?

    (Curious)

    :)

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    woo,hehe,u r right. why do u interest in it? the same as u, could u tell me where r u from? american?

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    I am American, located in St. Louis, Missouri. St. Louis is on the Mississippi River. (The Mississippi-Missouri is the third longest river, after the Nile and the Amazon.) St. Louis is roughly in the middle of the country.

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    Am I the only Dutch person here?
    Or can anyone understand Dutch?

    Ik hoop het niet, want dan kan die persoon alles wat ik in het Nederlands schrijf, lezen...

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    i am now studying in the UK, Leicester city. here is the map you can see
    http://gallery.cybertarp.com/albums/...4%3B%20001.gif use a map is easier for me to express.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sanny
    Am I the only Dutch person here?
    Or can anyone understand Dutch?
    It could be that you are the only recent poster who understands Dutch.

    As for your second question, it's a little like German, isn't it? (I understand German a little.)

    Quote Originally Posted by sanny
    Ik hoop het niet, want dan kan die persoon alles wat ik in het Nederlands schrijf, lezen...
    Was ist das aus English?

    :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by sanny
    Am I the only Dutch person here?
    Does the word "dutch" mean you come from Holland or Germany? I am sorry, I really don't know the meaning.

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    The Dutch come from the Netherlands AKA Holland. Dutch is a Germanic language (as is English).

    (AKA = also known as)

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