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    Quote Originally Posted by AUTOMOON
    Quote Originally Posted by Hong Kong Chinese
    Dear Automoon (my compatriot) the Moon orbits itself around the Earth!
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    French and English will easily be mixed up not only by spellings but also the pronunciation. My English is getting poor because I have been learning French myself for almost two years. Before that, I would like read fictions in English all the time.

    My advice to you is that English has become an International English to master it is a must!

    In my opinion, French is a cultured language, so if you have time and energy. It is no harm to learn it, and further to that, because of the advent of the internet, you can read lots of information in French as well as enhancing your vocabularies in English.

    My Dear friend, I wish that you had a bright future no matter you are in China or abroad!
    Hongkong Chinese, I am so glad to hear from you that soon!
    the Moon orbits itself around the Earth! --------Though far from what I intended it for, but your explanation is indeed intersting and
    ingenious.

    Your case just reminded something from a English man, and he told me it is unsensible to learning two languages at the same time. Maybe as you learn more, you will find your French more respectable.

    Last but not the least , thank you for your kind word, and it is nice hearing you say so.

    ------From the mainland

    Doh, in reply to HONG KONG Chinese
    May I offer a couple of suggestions?

    Say:
    • I am glad to hear from you so soon.

    The word insensible might seem to mean not sensible, but it doesn't. Instead, it means something more like insensitive (in the sense of not being able to feel anything).

    It is true that English even tho it is a Germanic language has derived more than half of its vocabulary from French, so there is some possibility of confusion. Still, the pronunciations are almost never the same. (The word English came from Angles, one of the Germanic tribes which invaded Britain beginning in 449. Those tribes were the Angles, the Saxons, and the Jutes.)

    :)

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    Dear Automoon,

    Thanks for your compliment
    I am a cynic!
    OK, let me comment on the user names on this website.
    Casiopea - in fact she not a pea at all. She should be a bean, or even a seed for sowing plants which emanating aroma. There is a famous comedy called Mr. Bean!

    MikeNewYork - He is called Mike who resides in New York and is ardour to replying anything and very bright indeed.

    Tdol - If I remember correctly, it is an English brand name for making shirts! I think he is my Idol!

    Ronbee - As I have mentioned before, he works as hard as a working bee! He has set a score of hitting 5,000 postings.

    Eric - He is Chinese and a cynic like me! He hates communists very much but he can't change the system with his bare hands.

    Henry- the new comer

    Red5 - the administrator- whenever someone talks about Red, it reminds me Communists! In the old days, the people's of China is also called by American as Red China!

    I don't know whether my comment is fair or not! Please further comment by the related parties!

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    I've never made a shirt in my life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    I've never made a shirt in my life.
    Have you been somebody's idol before?

    :wink:

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    Not that I know of.

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    The bee buzzes from flower to flower,
    Working hard by the hour.

    :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hong Kong Chinese
    Casiopea - in fact she not a pea at all. She should be a bean, or even a seed for sowing plants which emanating aroma. There is a famous comedy called Mr. Bean!
    Thank you. :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    The bee buzzes from flower to flower,
    Working hard by the hour.

    :)
    The bee works hard to make the cut,
    Then stings you on the butt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    The bee buzzes from flower to flower,
    Working hard by the hour.

    :)
    The bee works hard to make the cut,
    Then stings you on the butt.

    :wink:
    The bee found some tasty flowers then flew back to the hive.
    Said one of the bee's buddies, "Give me five!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    The bee buzzes from flower to flower,
    Working hard by the hour.

    :)
    The bee works hard to make the cut,
    Then stings you on the butt.

    :wink:
    The bee found some tasty flowers then flew back to the hive.
    Said one of the bee's buddies, "Give me five!"

    :wink:
    Then the bee's boss said "Welcome home".
    Now get to work and build that comb.

    :wink:

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