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Dear teachers,

I have four questions to ask:

No.1

We can say 'The child is cute'. My question is 'Can I say a cute gift'?

No.2

In a shopping center where there are many shops and people cars and bikes are not allowed to go through the street. My question is 'How should we call such street? Is it pedestrian street'?

No.3

Suppose I am going to visit some tourist attractions during which I'd visit them one by one. My question is 'what should I call each attraction'? Is it the first spot, the second spot etc?

No.4

If a building is of round shape like the Oriental Pearl Tower in Shanghai, what should we call it? Is it sphere or ball?

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Thank you in advance.

Jiang
 
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jiang said:
Dear teachers,

I have four questions to ask:

No.1

We can say 'The child is cute'. My question is 'Can I say a cute gift'?

***** I never heard Americans say "cute gift". I think it can only be use
for person, especially kids.

No.2

In a shopping center where there are many shops and people cars and bikes are not allowed to go through the street. My question is 'How should we call such street? Is it pedestrian street'?

****Walking street is used more often than pedestrian street.*****

No.3

Suppose I am going to visit some tourist attractions during which I'd visit them one by one. My question is 'what should I call each attraction'? Is it the first spot, the second spot etc?

No.4

If a building is of round shape like the Oriental Pearl Tower in Shanghai, what should we call it? Is it sphere or ball?


Looking forward to hearing from you.

Thank you in advance.

Jiang
 

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No.1

We can say 'The child is cute'. My question is 'Can I say a cute gift'?

Yes. :D It's a cute (i.e. adorable) gift.

No.2

In a shopping center where there are many shops and people cars and bikes are not allowed to go through the street. My question is 'How should we call such street? Is it pedestrian street'?

Pedestrians only street.

No.3

Suppose I am going to visit some tourist attractions during which I'd visit them one by one. My question is 'what should I call each attraction'? Is it the first spot, the second spot etc?

The first place, the second place, etc.

No.4

If a building is of round shape like the Oriental Pearl Tower in Shanghai, what should we call it? Is it sphere or ball?

The gorgeous Oriental Pearl is cylindrical in shape.
 

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Nice to see you around. :D

jiang said:
No.1
I never heard Americans say "cute gift". I think it can only be use
for person, especially kids.

'a cute gift' is fine in American English; moreover, there's more than one dialect of English. :wink:

All the best, :D
 

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Casiopea said:
No.1

We can say 'The child is cute'. My question is 'Can I say a cute gift'?

:D
Thank you very much for your explanation. Now I see.

Jiang
Yes. :D It's a cute (i.e. adorable) gift.

No.2

In a shopping center where there are many shops and people cars and bikes are not allowed to go through the street. My question is 'How should we call such street? Is it pedestrian street'?

Pedestrians only street.

No.3

Suppose I am going to visit some tourist attractions during which I'd visit them one by one. My question is 'what should I call each attraction'? Is it the first spot, the second spot etc?

The first place, the second place, etc.

No.4

If a building is of round shape like the Oriental Pearl Tower in Shanghai, what should we call it? Is it sphere or ball?

The gorgeous Oriental Pearl is cylindrical in shape.
 
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