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Feb 20, 2018 21:26 新田博 made 19 corrections for (2/2) Depression. A Curse?
A deep topic. Why do Sri Lanka, Mongolia, and South Korea have high suicide rates? Why are the suicide rates so low in places like Jamai...
Feb 19, 2018 07:57 新田博 made 16 corrections for A Present Dilemma
Here is Japan, one popular gift for newborn babies is stock in a company, or investment in something like Bitcoin or gold. In theory, the...
Feb 17, 2018 12:24 骏骏 commented on (2/2) Depression. A Curse?
哈哈,有意思,提供的那三篇references也挺好玩儿。 最近看“人类简史”正好看到Neanderthal和Sapiens的想象中的过往,没想到现代人的问题还得让Neanderthals“背锅”。 东亚国家抑郁频发会不会和人口密度太大关系更大呢?相似地,北欧人易抑郁是不是...
Feb 15, 2018 16:14 Jocelyn made 12 corrections for (2/3) Failing Lang-8
Lol SP, I read something recently you might find interesting: something along the lines of "over the years, I have found far more mo...
Feb 15, 2018 15:50 Jocelyn made 7 corrections for A Present Dilemma
Happy Chinese New Year SP! It's 除夕 over there already. And congrats to your friend!
Feb 15, 2018 00:10 骏骏 commented on A Present Dilemma
哈哈, 送礼物是门学问啊,如果特别要好的话,我都是直接送钱的😂 PS :似乎很多去新西兰的都移民了。
Feb 15, 2018 00:10 骏骏 commented on A Present Dilemma
哈哈, 送礼物是门学问啊,如果特别要好的话,我都是直接送钱的😂 PS :似乎很多去新西兰的都移民了。
Feb 14, 2018 02:52 在米上海人Joy commented on A Present Dilemma
都是中国人嘛~不然直接送钱~就说是给宝宝的红包~😂😂正好过年😂😂🙈🙈
Feb 13, 2018 14:44 Misha made 10 corrections for A Question about Pronunciation
You're right. A "t" at the beginning of a stressed syllable is aspirated t ( [tʰ] ) in most North American dialects, where...
Feb 13, 2018 10:34 Danielle made 18 corrections for A Present Dilemma
Feb 13, 2018 08:00 LZ commented on A Present Dilemma
You made it sound like you only owe her because she's pregnant, so are you saying you wouldn't owe her otherwise, despite her doi...
Feb 13, 2018 00:00 臭豆腐 made 19 corrections for A Present Dilemma
Couldn’t you tell her Chen feels awkward about staying with her so near to her due date, and has made reservations at a hotel instead? If...
Feb 12, 2018 23:52 liad made 10 corrections for A Present Dilemma
Why not send some baby clothes?
Feb 12, 2018 01:10 Danielle made 20 corrections for (2/2) Depression. A Curse?
Feb 12, 2018 00:59 臭豆腐 made 22 corrections for (2/2) Depression. A Curse?
An interesting post, especially the part about the Neanderthal genes.
Feb 12, 2018 00:36 liad made 6 corrections for (2/2) Depression. A Curse?
The Neanderthal-hypothesis here sounds rather fishy to me...
Feb 11, 2018 20:44 骏骏 commented on (1/2) Depression
记得有段时间讨论过心理疾病,似乎也是在lang-8上.当时讨论的重点是用药的必要性.不过心理疾病很多时候并不是器质性的,和生活环境关系很大. 确实像你说的,感觉大家,包括我,对"抑郁"的概念还没什么认识.当我们说到"抑郁症"的时候感...
Feb 11, 2018 01:14 liad made 4 corrections for (1/2) Depression
People usually have a hard time understanding that some types of illnesses aren't evident by just looking at the person from the outs...
Feb 10, 2018 13:22 LZ commented on (1/2) Depression
Who wouldn't suffer depression, considering how terrible modern life is? Besides, many misuse the word depression as simply anoth...
Feb 10, 2018 08:02 臭豆腐 made 16 corrections for (1/2) Depression
Well said.
Feb 10, 2018 07:52 Lynkusu made 20 corrections for (1/2) Depression
I don't know what the situation is like in China, but at least in the West, I think awareness of depression and other mental illnesse...
Feb 10, 2018 07:49 Leichtfertig26 made 19 corrections for (1/2) Depression
Feb 10, 2018 07:42 Anthill(オンスアッグヌ) commented on (1/2) Depression
I think it's likely that changes in the brain occur as a result of depression, and are not actually a cause of depression. It seems t...
Feb 9, 2018 21:00 KawasemiHami commented on A Question about Pronunciation
Hi SP. Your reading is great! ^^ I think I also pronounce "t" as the intermediate sound like "d" in the words such...
Feb 9, 2018 10:43 在米上海人Joy commented on A Question about Pronunciation
哦哦哦,这个我昨天语言学课Quiz刚刚做过哦~ 以/t/为例,在北美我们有 top [tʰɑp̚] aspirated voiceless alveolar plosive stop [stɑp̚] unaspirated voiceless alveolar plosi...
Feb 9, 2018 03:59 A.E commented on A Question about Pronunciation
Wow! Your pronunciation is extremely great!! ^o^
Feb 9, 2018 02:50 Lynkusu made 10 corrections for A Question about Pronunciation
You're totally right! That's normal American (and Canadian) pronunciation. Good ear! Many natives will deny this, though, beca...
Feb 9, 2018 02:19 Anthill(オンスアッグヌ) commented on A Question about Pronunciation
You're absolutely right that many Americans tend to pronounce T's in the middle of words as D's. Water --> Warder, promote...
Feb 9, 2018 02:19 liad commented on A Question about Pronunciation
As the people above said, there isn't some standard that everyone follows, so it can be as flexible as you want it to be. I guess ...
Feb 9, 2018 01:46 LZ commented on A Question about Pronunciation
This is all crazy talk to me Carty. I'd be half surprised if there was a standard and not just different regional dialects. Maybe you...
Feb 9, 2018 01:43 臭豆腐 made 10 corrections for A Question about Pronunciation
There is no such thing as "Standard American Pronunciation." We don't even have an official language in the US. Many differ...
Feb 8, 2018 10:18 Danielle made 23 corrections for Interesting Misunderstandings
Feb 6, 2018 21:53 骏骏 commented on Interesting Misunderstandings
哈哈,你在课堂上有着上帝视角啊。 我比较好奇的是你身上有发生什么有趣的口误呢?
Feb 6, 2018 02:23 臭豆腐 made 2 corrections for Interesting Misunderstandings
Here are some pages on verb consistency: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/601/04/ Note number 12 on this page: https://...
Feb 5, 2018 12:39 Kiwi commented on Interesting Misunderstandings
It takes me a little longer to process Beijing Mandarin because many people add the extra r sound at the end of syllables which doesn'...
Feb 5, 2018 12:19 KawasemiHami commented on Interesting Misunderstandings
Interesting! I burst into laughter for the mistake of 'ridiculous' because it likely happenes in Japan too.
Feb 5, 2018 09:27 新田博 made 17 corrections for Interesting Misunderstandings
Amusing! This would make a delightful short story. You could write a short novella about an English teacher in China. It would serve a du...
Feb 5, 2018 09:01 mar made 1 corrections for Interesting Misunderstandings
Feb 5, 2018 04:46 臭豆腐 made 1 corrections for Interesting Misunderstandings
Perhaps M thought the lady was referring to a traditional American “square dance.” https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/square-danci...
Feb 5, 2018 04:09 liad made 13 corrections for Interesting Misunderstandings
I hear that in China/Taiwan many English teachers are native English speaker who don't know Chinese at all...
Feb 5, 2018 04:02 Lynkusu made 23 corrections for Interesting Misunderstandings
It's so easy for misunderstandings to arise when speaking foreign languages. It can make for some funny stories, though! For examp...
Feb 4, 2018 04:38 Danielle made 26 corrections for Flirty UA
Feb 4, 2018 01:46 liad made 9 corrections for Flirty UA
The corrections above are already good, just giving some more options in the places I had some to give... :-)
Feb 4, 2018 00:46 KattyaBarta made 8 corrections for Flirty UA
Yes, I have some co-workers who say "honey" or "dear" -- it's a little disconcerting at first! ps -- the blue ...
Feb 3, 2018 14:16 骏骏 commented on Flirty UA
哈哈,被调戏了吧
Feb 3, 2018 09:44 mar made 1 corrections for Flirty UA
Feb 3, 2018 06:12 臭豆腐 made 21 corrections for Flirty UA
I recall you mentioning that flight over the Grand Canyon in a Lang-8 post a few years ago. That was certainly a flight to remember. :-) ...
Feb 3, 2018 03:46 Kiwi commented on Flirty UA
Lately, the Chinese government has been penalizing airlines and the Marriot Hotel for listing Taiwan as a country. And for the record, th...
Feb 3, 2018 02:42 Misha made 28 corrections for Flirty UA
Nicely written, Cartman! I remember years ago when a woman lawyer who had called me to ask me to volunteer for something called me "...
Feb 1, 2018 06:19 Danielle made 17 corrections for (3/3) Expensive SF