Lesson #3 – 3/3/2015
Squatter toilets paired with being a woman is a difficult combination.
Lesson #4 – 3/3/2015
Weight has different connotations here. I got my roommate assignment today. When we met in person, she told me that I look fat in my WeChat profile picture, but in real life I look really thin…
Yes, the weight thing is different. Can you tell us what the different connotations are in China about someone saying you look fat. Here in the US it is a negative comment.
It’s interesting that the character in Chinese for thin has the sickness radical in it. Older people were always trying to feed me more, even when I said that I was full. The younger generation has a fashion based obsession with thinness, though.
Thanks, that is interesting. I find that the Chinese are very blunt. Is that true or is it just a translation problem?